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2010 BMW 5-Series Engine Problems

62 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 BMW 5-Series. 19 of these members (30.6%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 29 engine repairs to 2010 BMW 5-Series--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2010 BMW 5-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Chart based on 84 repairs.

2010 BMW 5-Series engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

21700 mi   "High Battery Drain" error message. A fault with the keyless entry and ignition system ("confort access") was identified as the cause. A driver side front door handle assemby needed replacement; the key fobs needed replacement. 
29300   The dealer took two attempts to diagnose; the mechanic's described the problem as "sooted and wet fuel injectors." The dealer replaced all 6 injectors under warranty. 
37000 US $500 Oil cooler (heat exchanger) leakage: a known problem with the N52 engines. 
28000   3 injectors replaced 
36000   All 6 injectors replaced. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

47700 mi   High pressure fuel pump 
71500 US $1230 Replaced water pump after it failed, plus thermostat. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

49500 mi   low pressure fuel sensor had faults. car ran rough when cold 
51000   Cold idle sensor 
53300   all 6 fuel injectors were replaced which fixed the problem. 
114000 US $1500 oil leaking from valve cover, replaced gasket 
142000   When temperatures dropped to the teens the car would not maintain idle and would stall. Engine service light would come on. Error code was not captured in computer. Tech could not diagnose although could duplicate problem. 
23000   Overheat warning came on and car was on greatly reduced power. Switched engine off and back on, problem disappeared. Dealer could not reproduce despite extended diagnostic runs. Suspect computer malfunction due to low battery voltage. 
25000   Oil seepage from pan 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

17000 mi   Car repeatedly stalled due to overheating - was 'repaired' several times - eventually fell into a CA Lemon Law situation - BMW took car back and refunded all prior payments - I am no longer the owner of this vehicle. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

19000 mi   Hesitation on acceleration from low rpm 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

19300 mi   Service bulletin used to fix excessive vibration at idle sib 18-02-08 
20000   Rattle from bracket holding exhaust. Dealer replaced with an improved bracket. 

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