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BMW Z4 repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (19%)

Other (5%)

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BMW Z4 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (21%)

$1000 - $2499 (19%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2007 BMW Z4

Engine not specified

12000 mi

US $3500
Stability Control Box went bad, had to be replaced 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

330-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed manual RWD

63000 mi

US $445
F/r brake pads and sensors replaced 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

40000 mi

US $3800
ABS Braking System. ABS Module and Hydraulic Pump replaced due to failure. 
25000 mi Brake and DSC light on, car pulled hard to left. Steering sensor replaced. Problem solved. 
34000 mi

US $3540
ABS sensor light came on. Dynamic Stability Control module failed. No repair attempted, as estimate for replacement was ridiculously high 
34300 mi

US $2695
Dynamic Stability Control module failed. ABS light was on, loss of ABS system. Replaced module, Estimate for repair was $3500, BMW NA authorized goodwill out-of-warranty repair, cost to owner was $1289. 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

37000 mi Check brake light came one, call dealer make appointment. Had brakes swap 
57000 mi

US $200
Replace brake pads, sensor, caliper, bleeder. Bleed screw broke off, replaced entire caliper. 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

62000 mi Had rear break rotors, censors, and pads replaced. 
73000 mi

US $3500
Front rotors, 

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

330-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed manual RWD

44000 mi

US $1600
Brake pads and rotors needed normal replacement. 

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

41540 mi

C $3000
Had many lights on, speedo did not work. ABS, Traction control and brake lights all on. Replaced ABS module, corrected al problems 

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

54000 mi

US $1400
DSC computer crapped out & needed replacement 
54000 mi

US $100
Changed front brake pads. 

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

43000 mi

US $900
Repl pads, rotors, and fluid 
32240 mi Replaced rotors, pads, and sensors - regular maintanence. 

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

59000 mi

US $1900
Was told the brakes were going to need to be replaced, better now than to take more time off later 
62000 mi

US $3700
The dynamic Stabilizer unit went bad 

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2004 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

33000 mi Brakes sensor 
36700 mi

US $400
Cracked brake line 

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2004 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

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

75300 mi

US $350
Worn out front brakes pads and rotors 
57040 mi

$1500
Front and Rear rotors and pads replaced 
83500 mi

US $100
I replaced both front and rear brake pads and the sensors. (first replacement in 83k miles) 

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2003 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

58000 mi

US $530
Returned for repair of broken wheel speed sensor. New sensor did not fix problem, further diagnosis found shorted out wire was the original cause. 3 more days of diagnosis time plus one day for the actual repair. 
76000 mi Rear brake pads were worn and replaced. Also had accessory belt replaced. 
138000 mi Rear brake pads needed replacement, replaced all 4 rotors and pads and flushed brake fluid 

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2003 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed automated manual RWD

24000 mi

US $2900
4 TPMS modules need to be replace, Brake pressure sensor need to be replaced 

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2003 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

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

31000 mi

﷼2700
Replacement of brake discs and pads. 
64300 mi

US $225
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors 

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2003 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

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

45000 mi

US $1000
New rear brake pads and rotors. 
81000 mi

US $180
Brake master cylinder replaced 
84000 mi

US $100
Brake master cylinder replacement 
23560 mi small squeal since brake pads last fixed 

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2003 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

184-horsepower 2.5L I6 5-speed manual RWD

97000 mi

US $300
Rotation Rate Sensor AKA Yaw sensor was bad. Figuring this out took forever to diagnose but was an easy repair to replace the part. 
132000 mi

US $2300
Stability control unit went, needed a new unit installed, software update 
83000 mi

US $8000
replaced rotors and pads 
80000 mi

US $375
Replaced front pads, rotors, wear sensor. 
80000 mi

US $140
Replaced rear pads and rotors. 
137000 mi

US $250
rear wheel speed sensor shot 

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