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2012 BMW 5-Series Problems and Repair Histories

31 TrueDelta members own a 2012 BMW 5-Series. 14 of these members (45.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 20 repairs to 2012 BMW 5-Series--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 BMW 5-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 BMW 5-Series problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 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 2012 BMW 5-Series repairs by problem area

20% of the 2012 BMW 5-Series repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 10% to the suspension, 35% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 15% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 20 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2012 BMW 5-Series problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2012 BMW 5-Series

Engine not specified

BMW in Sweden
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 3720    
3720 0 Drivetrain malfunction message, no progress on resolving the issue by dealer yet. 

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Ireland
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2012 8680    
53300 0 Premature wear of suspension. Worn components replaced under warranty. 
58280 0 Sidelight control unit had to be replaced due to intermittent error. Direction Indicator repeater units on front wings filled with condensation and were replaced. 
68200  

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2013 14000    
14000 0 Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) Malfunction 
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 0    
16700 0 passenger seats leather stitch wear. dealer ordered a new leather to replace. 
22000 0 The trunk won't close when pressing the button inside of the trunk lid. Dealer fixed it in one day. 
26000  
BMW 5-Series in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2013 24000    
32000 0 Battery died. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 0    
14000 0 Window regulator making noise, slower than other windows. 
19000  
BMW 5-Series in Mississippi, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012 0    
0 Car veers off center extremely easily with the slightest crown of the road Car veers off center extremely easily with the slightest crown of the road. Wheels swapped, aligned, computer reprogrammed. Not entirely successful 
10000  

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2013 6000    
7000 0 GPS off by 1-2 blocks. BMW recalibrated the gps and installed new maps and is working great. 
20000  

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
8300 0 Computer update to address false reading - engine light and gas cap not closed tightly 
19000  

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2011.5 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 255hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Hungary
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 3100    
18960 0 Free warranty service w/ oil and filter change. One issue is that the front passanger seat has a noise, when empty. Why? Probable cause: on one or two occasion a man @ 120-130 kg was travelling in it. 
31460 0 Car displayed that it needs to be refilled. It was losing cooling water just before its 2 year warranty period after approx. 52,000kms. Finally it was repaired at the dealer. 
32240  

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