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2010 BMW 5-Series repairs by problem area

Chart based on 110 repairs.

2010 BMW 5-Series repair cost distribution

Chart based on 26 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

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BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

28000 mi
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
Sep 2011 - Apr 2013
Mar 2011 Driver seat heater replacement 
Jun 2012

28000 mi
3 injectors replaced 
Mar 2013

36000 mi
All 6 injectors replaced. Driver's seat heater replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2012
Feb 2012

12000 mi
rear liftgate failure 

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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
Sep 2010 - Jan 2013
Oct 2010

8614 mi
replaced fuel pump. 
Jun 2012

32000 mi
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
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Dec 2009 Side bolsters on driver side sport seats stopped working. Motor replaced. 
Jul 2010 Lighting module reinitialized after automatic headlights, turn signals, and brake lights suddenly stopped working. 
Oct 2012

23000 mi
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. 
Mar 2013

25000 mi
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
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

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

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
Mar 2012

12000 mi
Oil sensor reported oil level high 
Jul 2012

14300 mi
steering wheel medallion dented 
Nov 2012

19000 mi
Hesitation on acceleration from low rpm 
Apr 2013

22000 mi
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
Apr 2012 - Dec 2014
Nov 2012

39300 mi
Nearly dead battery (stored too long between owners) Squeaking 
Jan 2013

41000 mi

US $500
Trunklid motor. Do not know if adjusted or replaced. 
May 2013

44000 mi
Brake system warning from on board displays 
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
Oct 2011

20000 mi
Rattle from bracket holding exhaust. Dealer replaced with an improved bracket. 
Mar 2013

36000 mi
Clip holding trim piece to dashboard broke and was replaced 
May 2013

38700 mi
Lane departure warning system failed (camera) 
Dec 2013

45000 mi
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
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
Jan 2012

29320 mi
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. 
Mar 2013

45260 mi
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. 
Feb 2014

57900 mi

C $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. 
Jan 2015

63860 mi

C $500
Psgr side tie rod loose. Both sides changed with wheel alignment using German-made parts (supplier supplies BMW) 
May 2015

66300 mi

C $280
Replaced battery with Delco...matched to the lead-acid original. Connected same amp. shop battery under hood so that it didn't need to be re-programmed at all after disconnecting old battery and reconnecting the new battery in the trunk. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series Repair Histories

67 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 BMW 5-Series. 40 of these members (59.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 110 repairs to 2010 BMW 5-Series--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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