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2006 BMW Z4 Engine Problems and Repair Histories

76 TrueDelta members own a 2006 BMW Z4. 19 of these members (25%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 19 engine repairs to 2006 BMW Z4s--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 BMW Z4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 BMW Z4 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 BMW Z4 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2006 BMW Z4 repairs by problem area

21% of the 2006 BMW Z4 repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 34% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 22% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 89 repairs.

2006 BMW Z4 engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 BMW Z4 engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 18% cost less than $100, 36% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 18% between $1000 and $2499, and 9% more than $2500.

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2006 BMW Z4 Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 BMW Z4 2dr Hatch

330-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 54000    
61000 1800 Constant Oil Pressure Valve leak. 
 

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Hatch

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

BMW Z4 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 46000    
79700 150 replaced coil cylinder #5 
103000 1200 new radiator resevoir hoses theromstat and water pump 
115000  

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

330-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 37000    
65500 780 Replace passenger-side broken engine mount bolts, engine mount bracket and rubber mount seats. 
72000 2000 Oil cooler leaking. 
81000  
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 23000    
35000 179 cleaning of fuel injectors 
62000  

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

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

BMW Z4 in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 18000    
20000 0 Lifter noise, replaced lifters. 
 

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

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

BMW Z4 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 25000    
26000 0 Valve tapping when cold. Shop replaced all exhaust side hydr. valve pushrods 
 
BMW Z4 in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 14000    
17300 0 Replaced lifters to solve problem of ticking noise.  
19000 0 Ticking sound from engine after short trips. Head replacement approved and parts ordered. 
22000 0 head replacement to correct ticking sound 
30000  
BMW Z4 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 30000    
33000 0 Engine making ticking noise. All lifters and related parts replaced. Known problem 
36000 0 Replacement of vehicle head assembly 
 

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 34000    
36000 50 Head was replaced due to ongoing lifter tick problem, covered under CPO warranty. 
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 13000    
13000 0 Valve lifter problem 
14000 0 Valve noise, BMW performed hydraulic valve "flush" per an TSB. 
19000 0 Replace valve lifters.....ticking noise when cold or after short trips 
20000  

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