BMW 7-Series BMW 7-Series

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BMW 7-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (6%)

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BMW 7-Series brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 34 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 BMW 7-Series 4dr Sedan, ext.

turbocharged 315hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

31822 mi Adaptive headlights malfunctioned. Required reprogramming of functionality to repair. Wear sensors on brake pads recalibrated. 

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2006 BMW 7-Series

Engine not specified

133000 mi

US $390
Brake rotors wear fast and BMW wants rotors changed with every pad replacement so that they make more money. It's not necessary Dynamic Traction Control indicates faulty constantly. 

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2006 BMW 7-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

17000 mi Flush brake hydraulic system Air Conditioner/Htg system micro filters replaced 
120000 mi

US $1400
front brake pad and rotor 
66000 mi In for oil service, they diagnosed a problem with steering angle sensor. Got estimate for $2100 and decided to hold off on repair. Car drives fine. 
84700 mi

US $1500
replaced steering angle sensor, no more error messages 

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2002 BMW 7-Series

Engine not specified

101000 mi Emergency brake sensor. 

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2002 BMW 7-Series 4dr Sedan

325-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

44640 mi ABS/traction control 

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2000 BMW 7-Series 4dr Sedan

282-horsepower 4.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

204000 mi

US $45
DS rear wheel speed sensor failed causing speedo to operate intermittently and ABS/DSC lights to illuminate. 

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1998 BMW 7-Series 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

136000 mi

US $840
I knew I would have to replace brakes and rotors for a year now, but last Friday the brake lining light came on so I took the car to the shop on Sa5turday and had all brake pads and rotors replaced at less than half dealer cost. 
139000 mi

US $450
Replaced both rear brake lines which were about to leak.  

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BMW 7-Series Brake Problems

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