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BMW Z3 Brake Problems

153 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer BMW Z3. 16 of these members (10.5%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 21 brake repairs to BMW Z3s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently BMW Z3 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of BMW Z3 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 243 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten BMW Z3 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2001 BMW Z3 2dr Hatch

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

88000 mi US $327 DSC failed. Installed new ABS/DSC controller. Dealer visit to program new controller. 
168000 US $160 DSC light on. Diagnosed as bad lateral accel sensor. Replaced part at home. 
171300   DSC module failed. Replaced with used unit 

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2001 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

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

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.  

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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

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

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

45000 mi US $835 ABS/DSC Lights came on and stayed on, electrical module failed. Parts on order, should be in next week. 
46000   Replaced ABS/DSC module, repair complete. 
54300   Steering angle sensor 

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