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BMW Z4 Problems and Repair Histories

400 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer BMW Z4. 175 of these members (43.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 307 repairs to BMW Z4s--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 BMW Z4 repairs by problem area

28% of the BMW Z4 repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 20% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 307 repairs.

BMW Z4 repair cost distribution

Of the BMW Z4 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 36% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 25% between $1000 and $2499, and 12% more than $2500.

Chart based on 111 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 BMW Z4 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

330-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 21000    
21000 0 nav system error, blown speaker 
22700 60 Replace rear side marker, replace M emblem on engine after chrome bubbled 
 
BMW Z4 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 25000    
26000 0 AC computer (IHK) died. Blew hot air when the compressor was working. Replaced IHK, now working. 
 

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2006 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 23560    
24180 0 The passenger cup holder broken - was replaced under warranty - dash "wood" cracked - replaced under warranty - also did a "low mileage" oil change under the free maintenance policy 
32240 50 one rear spring was broken - repaired for $50 under certified 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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2003 BMW Z4

Engine not specified

BMW Z4 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 26000    
27000 1534 Convertible top motor went out. 
 

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2003 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 13000    
38000 3 broken hose clamp on engine air intake was fixed 
45000 260 replaced coil springs in rear suspension 
50000 110 replace front control arm bushings 
55000  
BMW Z4 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 75000    
76000 0 Rear brake pads were worn and replaced. Also had accessory belt replaced. 
82000 150 Large evaporative leak code 0455 - fixed by replacing the gas cap and some vent hoses. 
104000 270 Original alternator died at 104,000. Replaced with remanufactured alternator, replacement was easy DIY. 
109300 100 Very slightly leaky oil separator valve, replaced with ancillary hoses. Pretty simple once I figured out how it's assembled. 
118000 0 Small oil leak at oil pan gasket; replaced gasket. Proper replacement requires supporting the engine from the top and dropping the subframe - time consuming. 
121000 40 Secondary air pump died at 121,000 miles triggering check engine light. Replaced pump and hoses. 
123700 200 Starter went out, replaced with a new unit 
127000  
BMW Z4 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 70000    
80000 50 Steering column replaced due to binding 
 

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2003 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

184-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed automated manual RWD

BMW Z4 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 52000    
53000 50 Replaced broken cup holder 
56000 80 Replaced front windshield cowl 
81000 115 Replaced Third Brake light which had cracked 

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