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2016 BMW 3-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (4%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (58%)

Other (7%)

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2016 BMW 3-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (7%)

< $100 (93%)

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Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016 Heated steering wheel stopped working. Faulty heating module. Steering wheel replaced. 
Dec 2016

5580 mi
M Sport steering wheel leather faded prematurely and badly. Suspect defect. Warranty approved replacement but replacement wheel was damaged (pock marks on leather) during shipping so another had to be ordered. 
Jan 2017 Replacement of M Sport steering wheel with brand new unit. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

14000 mi
trim strip on right side of roof became loose. Dealer replaced double sided tape beneath strip. As of 12.1.17 repair has failed 
Dec 2017

15000 mi
trim strip on roof became loose. clips & double-sided tape replaced this time 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
Mar 2016

7000 mi
Squeaky door seals. Lubricant coating added to all door seals. 
Jun 2016

11000 mi
Replaced door seals to resolve creaking noise. Temporarily solved issued but returned later. Forums indicate that dirt gets in seals and causes noise for all shadow line trim cars. Seals require regular cleaning and lubircation 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
May 2016

2100 mi
FEM Failed and required computer replacement. A/C Blower motor stopped blowing air. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016 Rubbing noise from all doors when car goes over speed bumps. 
Jul 2017

7500 mi
Loose front door panels 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

5000 mi
Couldn't reset CBM system correctly after oil change. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

10300 mi

US $250
tire worn, damage to strut from pothole. not repaired. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

21600 mi
Right hand thumbwheel on the steering wheel would intermittently stop working. BMW had issued a service bulletin about this issue so the dealer ordered the part and it was replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Alaska, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

9400 mi
Rattles from left window. Only slightly improved after multiple visits. 
Jan 2017

12200 mi
Passenger front tweeter not working. Maybe related to previous repair where door seals were replaced. 
Apr 2018

30000 mi
12v adapter broken (broken by user). Repaired under warranty. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

5000 mi
Issue was various interior rattles in the doors. The shop was quickly able to diagnose the issue (door locks rubbing against interior parts) and attempted fixes to each door. 
Dec 2017

7000 mi
More interior rattles near the trunk area. Haven't been able to completely take care of the issue yet. Excellent vehicle otherwise. 
May 2018

10000 mi
Received low coolant warning and after checking both reservoirs (the 340i has two coolant reservoirs) determined that they were critically low. Contacted dealership, but they didn't get back to me so I had to refill manually. Will request engine coolant flush and bleed test (to check for leaks) the next time I'm able to go to the dealership. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

2440 mi
misaligned trunk lid 
Jul 2017

9920 mi
The fuel filler flap ejection mechanism would fail in the winter, so a new one was ordered in and installed under warranty. 
Jan 2018

13640 mi
Engine cover was rattling - replaced 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 248hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

22940 mi
Comfort access stoped working. Fault found to be a broken wire at antenna. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
Jun 2017

23000 mi
Leather on steering wheel was bubbling. The steering wheel was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

45000 mi
Evaporator would freeze occasionally, preventing air from flowing from vents. Dealer reprogrammed computer and relocated temperature sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

2000 mi
Buzzing from passenger side door panel. Dealer installed felt tape and padding inside door panel on trim contact points and noise went away 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

23119 mi
Check tires due to slight vibration at highway speeds. Tires cupped, decided to live with condition. Wind noise from left front, adjusted door and replaced outer door seal. Third attempt. Rattle in rear deck, identified and applied felt tape 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2017 - Oct 2017
Sep 2017

6700 mi
Rear speaker deck rattles over rough pavement and left rear door rattles Told me they fixed it and the rattle remain. 
Oct 2017

7000 mi
Rear speaker deck rattles over rough pavement and left rear door rattles Told me they fixed it and the rattles remain. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

5700 mi
rear camera not working 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2018
Feb 2016 noise around passenger front door when going over rough surfaces. was addressed with teflon tape in door frame. Repair mostly sucessfull, but problem still present on occasion. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2016 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

29000 mi
Intermittent problems with the navigation system. Not yet resolved. It happened so rarely in this, my home area, that I could never make it happen for the BMW techs. However, it happened a lot in Louisiana, so much so techs from two different BMW dealers there saw it and wrote it up. It is likely that if the new owner drives the BMW in this area exclusively, he/she may never notice the problem. 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2017
Sep 2015 Rattle coming from center stack, repaired through reinforcing plastic in center stack. 
Oct 2015 Pearl chrome trim on dash creeks when going over road imperfections. Dealer found that not all the clips were installed. Properly installed trim piece and fixed the problem. Stereo crackles intermittently. Software reset. 
Mar 2016

17000 mi
Stereo crackling, continued repeated attempts by dealer to fix Continued rattle issues, some rattles repaired but others persist 
Jun 2016

19000 mi
Steering column rattle, parts ordered 
Aug 2016

21300 mi
Rattle from driver's door lock pin, fixed in a couple hours 
Mar 2017

32000 mi
Steering wheel rattle fixed 
Sep 2017

33000 mi

US $150
Alignment and body issues 

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2016 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 134hp 1.5L I3 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Singapore
Feb 2016 - Jul 2018
May 2016

1840 mi
Noisy aircon blower 

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