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BMW Z3 Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer BMW Z3 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of BMW Z3 repairs by problem area

43% of the BMW Z3 repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 20% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 207 repairs.

BMW Z3 brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the BMW Z3 brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 33% cost between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, and 42% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2001 BMW Z3 2dr Hatch

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

BMW Z3 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 87000    
88000 327 DSC failed. Installed new ABS/DSC controller. Dealer visit to program new controller. 
105000  
BMW Z3 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 167000    
168000 160 DSC light on. Diagnosed as bad lateral accel sensor. Replaced part at home. 
171300 150 DSC module failed. Replaced with used unit 
 
BMW Z3 in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 41000    
47700 200 yellow "brake" light on. Trouble readout indicates a short to ground on he brakepad wear indicator. Not able to fix problem 
55000  

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2001 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed manual RWD

BMW Z3 in District of Columbia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 56000    
60700 1200 Illuminated DSC/brake indicator required acceleration sensor replacement. Rear brake pads replaced.  
74000  

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2001 BMW Z3 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

BMW Z3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 43000    
44000 0 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

BMW Z3 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 123000    
124000 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 4-speed automatic RWD

BMW Z3 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 75000    
75000 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. 
76000  
BMW Z3 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 39000    
45000 835 ABS/DSC Lights came on and stayed on, electrical module failed. Parts on order, should be in next week. 
46000 1769 Replaced ABS/DSC module, repair complete. 
54000  

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