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2013 BMW 5-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (35%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 63 repairs.
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2013 BMW 5-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (11%)

< $100 (79%)

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Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Netherlands
Dec 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

37200 mi
Condenser hole by rock 
Jul 2015

43580 mi
Condenser, new part faulty Air suspension left rear 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Great Britain
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

2100 mi
avoid bmw for all cost, 18 times in the garage in one months, then bmw expert agreed with fault and he found more then car was rejected 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 560hp 4.4L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Aug 2014
Dec 2013

16000 mi
B pillar air vents had rattles. Also sunroof seal had wind noise - replaced. 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 560hp 4.4L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2015
Aug 2013

10800 mi
I drive system would recycle very 2 to 3 minutes. Any settings that were stored would be lost on reboot. The computer was replaced but problem still present. Thumping noise on rear right suspension while going over bumps. Still waiting for parts to come in 
Oct 2013

14200 mi
I drive still reboots randomly every 2 to 3 minutes. 
Nov 2013

17000 mi
Replaced all suspension parts, including shock absorbers and springs to solve a thumping sound coming from the rear suspension I drive system would randomly reboot and sometimes loose all saved settings 
Mar 2014

27000 mi
Traffic information stopped working with the GPS 
Jun 2014

33000 mi
Replaced left rear muffler as it was making a creaking noise after shutting down. 
Aug 2015

61000 mi

US $1500
Failure of Rod bearing on Cylinder number 5 led to complete change of engine. 
Sep 2015

61000 mi
After engine replacement all coolant lines had to be replaced as there was an intermittent leak. 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2017
Feb 2017

59000 mi

US $50
Failed cylinder. BMW replaced the engine under the CDO warranty. 
Mar 2017

61000 mi

US $50
Replaced turbo coolant pump. 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

55000 mi
Drivetrain malfunction warning light. Fuel pump was replaced. 
Mar 2018

59800 mi
when you stomp on gas, going from 40mph to 80mph in couple seconds. Drivetrain malfunction warning light comes on and car goes into limp mode. Fuel pump for bank 1 was replaced to resolve issue. last september, the bank 2 fuel pump was replaced. so i went 6 months without an issue. stomping on gas at least 3 times a month. 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2012 - Apr 2016
Feb 2015

31000 mi
Got "Drivetrain malfunction" message on console with engine running very rough. Dealer diagnosed and replaced all fuel injectors. 
May 2015

34000 mi
Passenger airbag sensor failure. Needed to replace passenger seat sensor and cushion(s) 
Nov 2015

40100 mi
BMW preventative campaign to diagnose potential problems with V8's of a certain vintage. Got lots of new parts and a software upgrade. Also got a few free gifts from the M catalog courtesy of BMW. 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

16000 mi
Car reported Drivetrain issue and began to shake while driving 20MPH. Car would not start. Parked in a Garage overnight. all lights and systems off. 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 309hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Austria
Mar 2013 - Feb 2017
Sep 2013

11160 mi
Steering gear was renewed due to a small ticking noise 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2018
Aug 2018

30750 mi
Check engine light came on, repair was covered under warranty 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

22500 mi
Rear window defroster not working properly. Defroster heating coil bad, required rear window replacement. Rear window replaced, no further issues. 
BMW 5-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2018
Apr 2017

41000 mi
Check engine light came on along with low oil warning. Diagnostics ran and sensors re calibrated also oil service done per fault code. Drivers side door lock actuator stopped working. 
May 2018

53000 mi

US $400
Fault warning appeared stating battery discharged while stopped and electrical devices were turned off. Took vehicle to local independent foreign car garage where diagnostics were run. Bad battery was called out and was replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

18600 mi
Turbo 
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

34000 mi
Drivers door window seal replaced 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2017
Jul 2016

37500 mi
Comfort Access Sensor Antennae faulty - needed to be replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Delaware, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2013

7000 mi

US $420
Dealer attempted to address rattling noise from cold start and excessive wind noise at front passenger window. Dealer was unable to identify or fix problems. Also replaced one run flat tire due to screw in tread, not covered under warranty. 
Jun 2013

8000 mi

US $450
Excessive wind noise from right front window area Loud vibration from engine or exhaust system when first starting vehicle. 
Sep 2013

10000 mi
Very noticeable rattle around glove box area, dealer stated they found TSB addressing the problem, made repairs as needed. Rattle has returned after about 1,000 miles. Intermittent rattle/vibration from right rear of car, probably exhaust system 
Sep 2014

19000 mi

US $435
Rattle from trim piece surrounding light switch, dealer removed and reinstalled trim piece but rattle returned shortly after leaving dealership 
Aug 2016

32000 mi
Rattle near headlight switch, third time attempted to get repaired (at 3 different dealers), dealer installed felt padding, rattle returned a few days afterward, will take back again. Groaning noise from A/C, stops when system turned off, dealer was unable to duplicate 
Sep 2016

34000 mi
Ongoing rattle in dashboard, previous attempts to repair were unsuccessful. Groaning noise from A/C Vibration from rear of car, either trunk lid or rear shelf, dealer adjusted trunk stops and said noise was resolved. Vibration was not noticeable when service was completed, but noise returned within a few days but not as bad as previously. 
Mar 2018

45000 mi

US $820
Took to dealer to replace right rear tire damaged by screw picked up on the road, was advised that left rear tire also had significant wear and should be replaced at the same time, ended up with both rear tires being replaced. 
Apr 2018

45000 mi
Took back to dealer for second attempt to diagnose whining/groaning noise from A/C compressor. Dealer identified noise but said A/C compressor was functioning properly and just noisy, advised against replacement due to cost. 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
May 2013 - Apr 2016
Oct 2015

41000 mi
Replaced failed fog light under warranty 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

35000 mi

US $2200
Headlight & fog light control module burned up. Odd, variable headlight &/or fog light outages, intermittent. Right headlight would sometimes work, but go out if fog lights were switched on, for example. 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

30000 mi
Clutch pedal squeak 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jul 2017 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017

37000 mi
rotors warped- resurfaced and new pads installed under warranty 
BMW 5-Series in India
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

18600 mi
Front Brake pads were replaced 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2016
Dec 2015

42000 mi
warranty repair of thermostat 
Feb 2016

44300 mi
Driver's side door would not unlock using inside handle ; happened only intermittently ;dealer said no problem at time in shop BMW letters fell off of plate at door threshold 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2017
May 2015

24100 mi
Dash reported camera failure. The camera continued to function. Shop reported that it was one of the top view cameras which I rarely use. 
Oct 2015

27500 mi
Car was reporting the service was overdue since Jan 1, 2000. Car is 2013 model year and was current on services 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Saudi Arabia
Feb 2018 - Jul 2018
Apr 2018

59520 mi

﷼2000
Radiator leaked. Changed the whole thing. 

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2013 BMW 5-Series 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Romania
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

44020 mi
Being a diesel engine, the Ad Blue system was at fault: the message Incorrect Ad Blue liquid type. The shop had to replace the temperature and pressure sensors in the Ad Blue system. 
May 2017

53940 mi
Ad blue pipe and injector had to be repaced 

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2012.5 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 560hp 4.4L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Singapore
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

9920 mi

$15
Windscreen washer filter choked. Weak water pressure. Filter needed to be replaced. 
Nov 2016

49060 mi

$980
A loss of engine power upon hard acceleration. Air intake folder cracked. Replaced 8x ignition coils. 
Dec 2016

49600 mi

$1300
Aircon compressor had 80% intermittent failure. Works a little but mostly not working. Clutch damaged. Need to replace whole unit. 
Aug 2017

55180 mi

$70000
Car reported a drive train fault. Sent car in for checkup. Engine exploded during engine check and diagnostics due to a defective oil pump. BMW refuses to admit the problem and won't help.  
Dec 2017

55180 mi

$40000
Engine exploded due to defective oil pump. Repaired by independent shop for $40,000. 

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