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Chart based on 263 repairs.

BMW Z3 brake repair cost distribution

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.
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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 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 

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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 mi

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

US $3000
Steering angle sensor 

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BMW Z3 Brake Problems

156 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer BMW Z3. 17 of these members (10.9%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 22 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.