2012 BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2012

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2012 BMW 5-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (20%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 54 repairs.
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2012 BMW 5-Series

Engine not specified

BMW in Sweden
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

3720 mi
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
Jun 2012 - Feb 2015
Oct 2013

53300 mi
Premature wear of suspension. Worn components replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2013

58280 mi
Sidelight control unit had to be replaced due to intermittent error. Direction Indicator repeater units on front wings filled with condensation and were replaced. 
May 2014

73160 mi
Upper casings of both rear shock absorbers replaced under warranty as they had disconnected due to perished rubber at top of shock. Corrosion around external rubber door trim surrounding window of driver's door. 
Nov 2014

88660 mi

€50
Airbag in rear suspension failed and was replaced. 

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

37000 mi
BMW recall on all N63 engines. Replaced MAF, Turbos, spark plugs, coils, oil sensor, upper oil pan gasket. Replaced Batteey 
Jun 2015

40000 mi
Dealer replaced injectors from in index 11 to index 12 to address engine misfiring 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

12000 mi
Several fuel injectors leaking and fouled spark plugs. Dealer replaced injectors and spark plugs. 

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2014

23300 mi
All fuel injectors fixed after two were found to be bad. Check engine light came on and engine ran rough. 
Jan 2015

35700 mi
Battery would not stay charged, only was rated at 55% of cranking amps 
Apr 2016

72000 mi
Needed new front rotors and new brake pads all around 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Sep 2016
Mar 2014

31620 mi
Battery defective, under warranty 
Feb 2016

58300 mi

C $700
TSB for N63 Customer Care Package. After the initial work was completed the check engine came on due to a VANOS exhaust fault. This was subsequently repaired at no charge 
BMW 5-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2015
Oct 2013

20000 mi
Battery replaced. 

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 375hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Switzerland
Feb 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2014

18600 mi
brake noise 
Apr 2015

27040 mi
left side front light washer didn't work and was repaired 

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 5-Series in Mississippi, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2016
Aug 2012 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 
Feb 2015

24700 mi
Vibrated when braking. Rotors were warped. Rotors "turned" 
Feb 2016

37000 mi
Fog light lenses had "fogged up" 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2016
Aug 2015

58700 mi

US $790
Valve cover seal 
Oct 2016

77000 mi

US $125
Map holder in back of front seat had the plastic tabs break. 
BMW 5-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Oct 2015
Jan 2014

32300 mi
Battery died. 
Mar 2015

46000 mi
Speaker blown. Replaced under warranty. Brake system reprogrammed. 
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2016
Apr 2013

16700 mi
passenger seats leather stitch wear. dealer ordered a new leather to replace. 
Aug 2013

210000 mi
The trunk won't close when pressing the button inside of the trunk lid. Dealer fixed it in one day. 
May 2014

30500 mi
Front brake wore off causing steering wheel to shake when break 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

14000 mi
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) Malfunction 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2013

14000 mi
Window regulator making noise, slower than other windows. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

32000 mi
Shimmy in front wheels and steering when braking at 40-60 mph. Replaced front pads, rotors and rotor sensors. 

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

54000 mi
Rear pads replaced. Front rotors warped. Though this car has free maintenance and warranty thru 100k miles, the dealer wanted >$900 to replace the front rotors. Once the pads have <2k miles left, they'll replace the rotors under warranty. 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Apr 2016
Sep 2015

49600 mi

C $800
Replaced rear brakes 
BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2016
Jun 2014

6000 mi
Fuel pump 
Sep 2016

16000 mi

US $1057
Navigation and blind spot monitors. Neither fixed. 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Jan 2014

21060 mi
DMTL shorted 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2016
Mar 2013

7000 mi
GPS off by 1-2 blocks. BMW recalibrated the gps and installed new maps and is working great. 

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2016
May 2016

47000 mi
Interior Cup holder broken 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2015
May 2014

23300 mi
Alignment problems. Rear tyres worn, front tyres showing a lot of wear after 8K mile. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

39000 mi
Warped front rotors, pads fine. 
Sep 2015

39000 mi
After 2 unsuccessful trips to the dealer with the warped rotor complaint they finally and heartily agreed they were warped when they put a mechanic in the car with me. The fixed it. 

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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
Nov 2011 - Jul 2014
Oct 2012

8300 mi
Computer update to address false reading - engine light and gas cap not closed tightly 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

29700 mi
Thermostat went bad 
Sep 2015

45000 mi
The Turbo line had to be replaced. It was creating thick blue smoke from tailpipe. 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

44000 mi
The turbo charger had a slight oil leak on the exhaust side that caused a plum of blue/white smoke on cold startup. The turbo oil line components were replaced. Problem fixed. 
Nov 2015

45500 mi
Muffler support brace disconnected. Brace replaced Vibration at steering wheel when stopping at highway speeds. 

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2012 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 215hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Norway
Mar 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

24800 mi
I suddenly got a pedestrian fault message when driving. I delivered the car to the dealer and they told me iit was due to a fault sensor which was changed. 

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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
Nov 2011 - Dec 2013
Oct 2012

18960 mi
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. 
Nov 2013

31460 mi
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. 

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