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BMW 3-Series Powertrain and Chassis Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending June 30, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2018 BMW 3-Series / M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 3-Series / M3s, 5.8 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 3500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2017 BMW 3-Series / M3 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 3-Series / M3s, 9.4 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 8200 miles
2016 BMW 3-Series / M3 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  64 3-Series / M3s, 10.0 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 18900 miles

Refresh. Most of the reported repairs are minor creaks and rattles, plus some minor electrical problems.
2015 BMW 3-Series / M3 11
20.4761904762% 20.4761904762% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  85 3-Series / M3s, 8.7 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 28200 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2014 BMW 3-Series 31
82.7731092437% 82.7731092437% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  96 3-Series, 9.2 months of data per 3-Series, average 43800 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 3-Series 2drs, 9.5 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 35600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr 26
65.9663865546% 65.9663865546% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  50 3-Series 4drs, 9.1 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 57900 miles
2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr and wagon   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 3-Series 2dr and wagons, 10.1 months of data per 3-Series 2dr and wagon, average 56200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 BMW 3-Series sedan 34
53.2967032967% 53.2967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 3-Series sedans, 9.9 months of data per 3-Series sedan, average 60900 miles

First year for F30 3-Series sedan.
2011 BMW 328 43
57.8341013825% 57.8341013825% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  82 328s, 10.1 months of data per 328, average 68200 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Common problem with the water pump in the 335i.
2011 BMW 335   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 335s, 10.6 months of data per 335, average 70000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 M3s, 11.8 months of data per M3, average 57400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 BMW 328   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 328s, 10.7 months of data per 328, average 72300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 BMW 328 38
46.4285714286% 46.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 328s, 8.8 months of data per 328, average 82800 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2009 BMW 335   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 335s, 9.2 months of data per 335, average 73500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 328   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 328s, 9.2 months of data per 328, average 101900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 335 81
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 335s, 8.2 months of data per 335, average 91500 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Non-M repair frequency spiking, possibly because CPO warranty ending.
2008 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 M3s, 10.2 months of data per M3, average 59000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 BMW 328 64
59.8412698413% 59.8412698413% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 328s, 9.6 months of data per 328, average 98600 miles
2007 BMW 335 57
50.9523809524% 50.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 335s, 10.1 months of data per 335, average 95900 miles
2006 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 3-Series 2drs, 9.3 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 91100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr 86
92.8571428571% 92.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  44 3-Series 4drs, 9.2 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 118000 miles

First year for the E90 4-door.
2005 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 3-Series, 11.5 months of data per 3-Series, average 102600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 M3s, 11.0 months of data per M3, average 89800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 BMW 3-Series 110
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  45 3-Series, 8.8 months of data per 3-Series, average 140200 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2004 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 M3s, 10.8 months of data per M3, average 110000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 BMW 3-Series 84
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 3-Series, 9.0 months of data per 3-Series, average 140800 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2002 BMW 3-Series 38
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 3-Series, 10.8 months of data per 3-Series, average 143300 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2001 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 3-Series, 9.7 months of data per 3-Series, average 149800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
1998 BMW 3-Series / M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 3-Series / M3s, 11.4 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 132400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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