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2010 BMW 5-Series Problems and Repair Histories

56 TrueDelta members own a 2010 BMW 5-Series. 31 of these members (55.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 70 repairs to 2010 BMW 5-Series--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2010 BMW 5-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2010 BMW 5-Series problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2010 BMW 5-Series problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2010 BMW 5-Series repairs by problem area

34% of the 2010 BMW 5-Series repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 36% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 70 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2010 BMW 5-Series problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2010 BMW 5-Series

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BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 28000    
28000 0 Windshield wipers would not work Car sometimes will not start after sitting idle for a couple of days. Service could not find any issues with battery or charging. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Driver seat heater replacement 
28000 0 3 injectors replaced 
36000 0 All 6 injectors replaced. Driver's seat heater replaced 
 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 10000    
12000 0 rear liftgate failure 
15000  

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 replaced fuel pump. 
32000 0 left headlight replaced 
 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Side bolsters on driver side sport seats stopped working. Motor replaced. 
0 Lighting module reinitialized after automatic headlights, turn signals, and brake lights suddenly stopped working. 
23000 0 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 0 Oil seepage from pan 
 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 17000    
17000 0 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

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 12000    
12000 0 Oil sensor reported oil level high 
14300 0 steering wheel medallion dented 
19000 0 Hesitation on acceleration from low rpm 
22000 0 steering wheel medallion dented 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 35000    
39300 0 Nearly dead battery (stored too long between owners) Squeaking 
41000 500 Trunklid motor. Do not know if adjusted or replaced. 
44000 0 Brake system warning from on board displays 
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 19000    
20300 0 Rattle from bracket holding exhaust. Dealer replaced with an improved bracket. 
36000 0 Clip holding trim piece to dashboard broke and was replaced 
38700 0 Lane departure warning system failed (camera) 
45000 0 Battery with low charge warning. Dealer found fault with battery controller. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 24800    
29320 0 Rear rotors glazed with brake pad material. The rear rotors also squeal when backing up. Front rotors are smooth. Rear suspension bushings seized. Made a grinding noise when going over speed bumps. 
45260 0 Licence Plate and L.S. DLR lights burnt out. Replaced at n/c. Still complained about my rotors being smeared with brake lining material...normal wear/tear is response. Again!!!Told to brake 'harder'...HAHAHA. What a joke. 
57900 100 Same as other bimmers...battery leakage during cold weather. Nothing else connected but still leaks. Added a trickle charger. Did not take to dealer cause I'll get same excuses as other. 
58900  

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