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2012 BMW 5-Series repairs by problem area

Chart based on 40 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 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

14000 mi
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) Malfunction 
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2015
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 South Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Apr 2015
Jan 2014

32300 mi
Battery died. 
Mar 2015

46000 mi
Speaker blown. Replaced under warranty. Brake system reprogrammed. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
Sep 2013

14000 mi
Window regulator making noise, slower than other windows. 
BMW 5-Series in Mississippi, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2015
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" 

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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
Feb 2013 - Jul 2015
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 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 

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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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2012 BMW 5-Series Repair Histories

42 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 BMW 5-Series. 23 of these members (54.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 40 repairs to 2012 BMW 5-Series--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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