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BMW Z3 repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (7%)

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BMW Z3 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (26%)

$500 - $999 (32%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 19 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 BMW Z3 2dr Hatch

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

42000 mi

US $700
worn rotors and pads 
47700 mi

US $200
yellow "brake" light on. Trouble readout indicates a short to ground on he brakepad wear indicator. Not able to fix problem 
168000 mi

US $160
DSC light on. Diagnosed as bad lateral accel sensor. Replaced part at home. 
171300 mi

US $150
DSC module failed. Replaced with used unit 
88000 mi

US $327
DSC failed. Installed new ABS/DSC controller. Dealer visit to program new controller. 

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2001 BMW Z3 2dr Hatch

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed manual RWD

160000 mi

US $1284
Replace rear pads and rotors 

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2001 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 3.2L I6 5-speed manual RWD

84700 mi

US $2200
Replaced pads and rotors due to wear 

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2001 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed manual RWD

84940 mi

C $105
ABS and ASC light was on, clean the ABS sensor tips after it was OK. 
60700 mi

US $1200
Illuminated DSC/brake indicator required acceleration sensor replacement. Rear brake pads replaced.  

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2001 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

184-horsepower 2.5L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

84700 mi

US $1120
Replaced rear pads, rotors, parts were worn out. 
63000 mi

US $350
replace serpentine belt and ac pump belt, replace oil and filter, rotate tires, replace rear rotors and pads, adjust parking brakes 

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2001 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

184-horsepower 2.5L I6 5-speed manual RWD

72000 mi

US $150
Previous owner repair shop stated brake job needed. Warning light came on pads, rotor, & sensor were ordered and installed took 4 hrs first bmw brake job took my time.  
95140 mi

C $800
Inspection showed rear brakes were below required minimum. new pads, sensors and rotars on rear 

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2001 BMW Z3 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

44000 mi DSC/Brake indicators on, but haven't diagnosed yet. 

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2000 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 3.2L I6 5-speed manual RWD

103000 mi

US $50
Replaced worn parking brake shoes 

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2000 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

193-horsepower 2.8L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

124000 mi

US $1795
ABS light came on. replaced ABS Electronic brake control module 

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2000 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

170-horsepower 2.5L I6 5-speed manual RWD

68000 mi

US $225
Brake wear sensors 
104000 mi

US $400
Worn Rotors and Pads were replaced 

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2000 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

170-horsepower 2.5L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

110500 mi

US $250
Both wheel sensors failed causing dsc light to illuminate. 
75317 mi

US $273
Transmission fluid changed for the first time at 75K. (Do not believe the lifetime line). Shop could not read retained codes only current. Transmission light flashed again. Brake pressure sensor was causing the problem and replaced by dealer. 
75000 mi

US $302
Routine brake job and radiator flush 
45000 mi

US $835
ABS/DSC Lights came on and stayed on, electrical module failed. Parts on order, should be in next week. 
46000 mi

US $1769
Replaced ABS/DSC module, repair complete. 
54300 mi

US $3000
Steering angle sensor 

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