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2011 BMW 3-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 663 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2011 BMW 3-Series.

2011 BMW 3-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (40%)

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Chart based on 331 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

53000 mi

US $1200
Engine plug wiring harness worn and exposed could cause engine failure computer failure. Replaced wiring harness 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

31200 mi
Cracked expansion tank 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Feb 2017 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

103000 mi

US $1200
Engine overheating. Water pump not circulating coolant. Electric water pump and thermostat replaced 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2019
Jun 2017

55000 mi

US $200
ignition coil 
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $200
replaced spark plugs and ignition coils x 6. fixed problem 
Mar 2019

80000 mi
vanos bolts sheared. repaired under warranty and/or recall. drives great again 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

41100 mi
left rear bearing was noisy and replaced under warrantee 
Jan 2016

43300 mi

US $300
Battery test revealed battery needed to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2016
Apr 2014

45000 mi
Loose accessory drive belt tensioner - repaired under warranty Front control arm bushings were coming out of the control arm assembly - replaced under warranty 
Jun 2014

46000 mi
Automatic transmission would not shift between gears properly 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2011

4000 mi
I always use the auto trans in manual mode. When shifting from 2nd it would go into neutral momentarily before going into 3rd about 10 percent of the time. Dealer said transmission firmware couldn't learn when manual mode always used. Dealer reproduced problem and contacted BMW who said I needed to drive more miles with transmission in D instead of manual mode in order for transmission to "learn." But could not tell me how many miles I needed to drive this way.  
Oct 2011

10000 mi
Auto trans would not shift correctly about 25 percent of time but only when in manual mode and only when upshifting 2nd to 3rd. Entire transmission replaced. Steering wheel shaft knuckle gear was binding to create high steering effort. 
Nov 2011

10000 mi
Steering column knuckle gear was binding since the car was brand new so was replaced.  Entire transmission (auto) replaced. Problem only occurred when in manual mode and only during upshift from 2nd to 3rd gear. Transmission would momentarily (1 to 2 seconds)shift into neutral between 2 to 3 upshift. Fault code found. Steering column knuckle gear was binding since the car was brand new so was replaced.  
May 2014

46500 mi
Left front speaker drops out for a few seconds then comes back on if you raise volume or open/close drivers door. Despite playing a recording to the shop foreman the dealer could not repair because they did not hear it themselves. Headlight washing nozzles are leaking and they were replaced. My reservoir was losing washer fluid. 
Jul 2014

47300 mi
Idler pully replaced left speaker cuts out randomly Driver door switch module replaced due to sticking rear window lockout switch 
Feb 2015

55400 mi

US $1200
Battery not holding charge and seemed reasonable after 4 bad winters. The charging module showed a fault and told it needed to be replaced. "registerable" BMW Battery $500, charging module $400.  
Mar 2017

71000 mi

US $975
One coil started missing. Recommended replacing all 6 due to high cost of labor. Also replace plugs. 
Apr 2017

72000 mi

US $675
VANOS solenoid (2) were sticking causing barely able to idle and erratic throttle. 
Aug 2017

75000 mi

US $2500
Replace alternator and ground cable 
Jan 2018

78000 mi

US $800
Replaced 2.5 year old BMW dealer battery. Replace front end control arms due to seized alignment bolts 
Feb 2018

79000 mi

US $1000
The entire PRND shifter module needed to be replaced. Was not always possible to put shifter into D position-needed to wiggle it around until it indicated D on dash display. Instead would go into M1 and would not shift out of M1 - car would reached rev limit and cut fuel. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2016 - Jan 2017
Oct 2016

55200 mi

US $120
Rear hatch assist struts failed 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

70000 mi

US $1200
Water pump died 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

117800 mi

C $500
replaced front rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

68000 mi

US $300
Moonroof does not work and glove box cover was peeling off. Dealership wouldn't cover in warranty 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Maine, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

32300 mi
Leaky headlight washer nozzle replaced 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

77000 mi

US $50
Complained of a rough idle from time to time. Dealer replaced the coil packs. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

93000 mi

C $100
FRM3 corruption, needed to reflash working EEE 
Jun 2018

94240 mi

C $200
known FRM3 corruption failure. Open recall in the USA, but not in Canada 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

80000 mi
Scheduled maintenance covered under extended warranty. Oil change, filter changes, general inspection of vehicle. The steering pump on this car emits an low, but audible hum and has since I owned it. Dealer's Master Technicians say this is normal for some of this generation 3-series. ...keeping an ear on it. 
Mar 2018

94000 mi

US $985
Pot hole impact bent lower steering column. The tires on that side of the car deflected to a point that they left black marks on the rims. There was impact to the degree that the control stalks for rear wiper and bright lights activated. ...yet no tire or rim damage. One of the u-joints in the steering column bent such that the steering input became uneven. Easy-hard-easy-hard as it moved through its rotation. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

77000 mi

US $1400
Had an oil filter gasket leak, took about 3-4 hours of work and cost 600 bucks. Oil pan gasket leak noticed during oil change. Repair cost 800 dollars. 
Mar 2017

77000 mi
Shop told that the Mechatronics unit is not working properly and should be replaced. Part costs $3500 with labor it is about $4000. It causes jerky shifts especially between first and second gear and flare shifts where transmission slams into gears very hard. 
Sep 2017

83000 mi

US $450
Wheel speed sensor failed had to replace. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Apr 2018
Jun 2015

83080 mi

C $850
Car was going into limp mode around this mileage. So read the engine codes using code reader. Based on symptoms and online help replaced ignition coils and spark plugs but didn't help. So changed hi press fuel pump and that worked 
Feb 2016

86880 mi

C $150
The gasket around the oil cooler housing was leaking. So replace two gaskets around that area. Because the coolant and oil might have been contaminated because of the leak, replaced both these fluids as well at the same time. 
Sep 2016

90520 mi

C $600
Big mess underneath the car with oil dripping but with the undertray it doesn't flow on the ground so hard to pinpoint. Found the source, it was oil pan gasket leaking. Got it fixed 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

83600 mi

US $80
Front suspension lower arms replaced because of worn out bushings 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

US $400
Have replaced high pressure fuel pump,  thermostat, and water pump 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2010

1713 mi
Replaced iDrive controller and battery 
Jan 2016

72500 mi

US $326
Slow starting, replaced battery. Oil filter housing gasket was leaking and gasket was replaced. 
Dec 2017

90280 mi

US $1225
Replaced starter 
Jan 2018

91340 mi

US $677
Replaced rear brakes and rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

54000 mi

US $1100
Transmission seal hard starting, replaced battery. Installed new battery. One of few items not covered by CPO or paid maintenance policy. $600 with install. That and some other BS turned me off on BMW of Dallas. turn light 
Aug 2015

59000 mi

US $54
On freeway when got a backfire. Lost boost and transmission acting odd. Upon inspection the intake from air cleaner to MAF had blown off and bracket ruptured. Had car towed to dealer.  Also had bad vibration on AC blower. Replaced. CPO fixed. 
Oct 2015

60500 mi
Car goes into overheat warning them limp mode but analog temp says no problem. Suspect car came with after market flash of prom. Overheat warning again on the way home. Took it back and kept for 3 more days. Seems had a hair line crack in the water reservoir tank. Then to add insult to injury tried to hit me for another deductible on the CPO for a new service. 
Mar 2016

63000 mi

US $1297
The main CPO was the unknown of valve cover oil leak. The TPM (tire pressure) was a CPO item but they laid it off on both rear senders being bad so got to charge me for those and a fat fee for diagnostics. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

40000 mi
Trunk latch would intermittently not latch on closure. Dealer replaced latch under warranty. 
Mar 2018

53000 mi

US $290
All washer fluid drained from vehicle. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
Mar 2017

76000 mi

US $1380
Oil leak from filter housing Replace radiator hoses due to oil leak Replace belt and tensioner 
Sep 2017

83000 mi

US $650
P0456 code --- 3 trips for smoke test, replace DTML pump and fuel tank vent valve 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
Apr 2014

34300 mi
fives 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2019
Apr 2014

14500 mi
Reduced engine warning light: two hoses and an actuator. 
Dec 2016

48000 mi
Oil filter housing casket leak. Repaired under warranty. 
Feb 2017

51000 mi
door lock failed 
Dec 2017

59000 mi
Expansion tank was leaking, prompted by warning light. Covered by extended warranty. 
May 2019

73000 mi
Water pump failure while driving on highway, never totally overheated 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

59000 mi

US $1500
Water pump failed 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

75000 mi

US $200
AC system evacuation, leak check, and recharge. No leaks found so a simple recharge fixed the issue. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

19000 mi
Rear doors were rattling. 
Dec 2014

34000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump failed. Car was driving normally except for one single instance of reduced power. Otherwise, it drove fine. I suspect it could have gone another week or even a few months. 
Jul 2015

40700 mi
Charge pipe self-destructed. Dealer replaced under warranty. Took less than 2 hours. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
May 2011

12700 mi
Both left and right adaptive headlight module replaced; ECU reflashed to sync the modules. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

35000 mi
Exhaust rattle. surging idle. 
Jul 2014

42000 mi
broken hid headlight mounting bracket. 
Mar 2015

50000 mi
Electric Water pump failure, heater core was replaced at same time. Oil leak notied during water pump repair. Pan was resealed. 
Sep 2015

53000 mi

US $120
Sensor related battery needed replacing slight leak in coolant overflow tank 
Jun 2016

59000 mi

US $50
Replaced evaporator. 
Apr 2017

67000 mi

US $820
Repair blower motor. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
- Feb 2016
Jan 2013

40000 mi

US $2650
Dealer reported coolant low repeatedly upon service at their shop. At conclusion of warranty they advised that the radiator was cracked and needed replacing. Dealer reported oil level low several times when at the shop for routine maintenance. At conclusion of warranty they advised that the head gasket was blown out and leaking oil. Dealer reported oil level low several times when at the shop for routine maintenance. At conclusion of warranty they advised that the oil coolant lines are leaking and need replacing. 
Jul 2015

85000 mi

US $130
Battery failed 
Jan 2016

105000 mi

US $1100
The variable valve timing system failed causing the car to stumble then die on the side of the road. I had to be towed and the system repaired. There was a TSB on this issue. 
Feb 2016

105000 mi

US $1400
radiator was cracked again and leaking fluid. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Jun 2014

49000 mi
The car would stall as the car was slowed to a stop at a traffic light. The engine speed went from 2000 rpm down to zero without leveling off at idle. The dealer updated the programmed fuel curves and the car idles smoothly now. 
Jun 2016

78000 mi

US $708
Water pump replaced. Engine intake cracked during prior repair. Reduced power light was lit before repair. Reduced Power light came on. Actuator for turbocharger waste gate failed to keep waste gate closed. Reduced power as a result. Actuators were fixed to allow engine to build up boost. 
Sep 2016

84000 mi

US $1585
The reduced power light came on resulitng in the third vist to the dealer for the same symptom. The High Pressure Fuel Pump failed and was replaced. A fuel line sensor was also replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
May 2017 - Sep 2018
Jun 2017

75000 mi

US $150
Water pump had failed rendering the car non-operational. Water pump + thermostat replaced by shop Freon was only at 50 percent and AC was not blowing very cold. Freon recharged and schrader valves replaced. 
Aug 2018

83000 mi

US $600
Charge pipe failed so it was replaced. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2013
Mar 2013

46000 mi
The fuel pump sensor needed repairing. 
Jun 2013

50000 mi
Park distance control malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2013
Jul 2011

10000 mi
Electrical system malfunction noted, said car could not be driven but there were no problems with driving it. Took it to dealer on no notice. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2010 - Apr 2012
Jun 2010

310 mi
car delivered to me with faulty CD/DVD player CD/DVD replaced at dealership but steering was scratched and wood trim was not properly installed in the dash.. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

93620 mi
oil leak at the filter housing wishbone, one link kit and 3 ball joints replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

55100 mi

US $50
AC Blower motor replacement Sunroof motor replacement 
Jan 2018

65000 mi

US $75
Coolant expansion tank replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Oct 2013
Apr 2012

12700 mi
Battery failed load test at 9.2V (charge status at 51%). Alternator output at 110amps. Replaced battery under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2016
Apr 2015

55500 mi

US $500
Blue tooth not working with new Android update 
Oct 2015

61000 mi

US $2000
belt tensioner pulley bearings were noisy,  replaced leaking oil pump gasket, 
Nov 2015

61300 mi
cooling overflow tank cracked 3 days after tensioner pulley and water pump gasket were replaced. dealer says not related. not happy. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

32000 mi
Engine malfunction message, car went into "limp home" mode and would not restart once stopped. BMW dealer did a software re-install and initialization across multiple systems. Glad this was covered by warranty! Rear left muffler rattle, repaired by replacing entire unit. Apparently internal flap was broken. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

42700 mi

US $50
Car went into limp safety mode while on the highway. Checked overflow reservoir after it cooled down and coolant was below the minimum mark. Failed water pump replaced under CPO warranty. Turbo engine burning through quart of oil every 3-4 months. Dealer found oil leak and repaired under CPO warranty. 
Oct 2015

43700 mi
After a high speed drive, engine block + stability control warning lights came on. Dealership replaced a bad intake pipe sensor on inter-cooler. Engine temperature warning light came on again - dealer replaced leaking overflow reservoir. While replacing the failing water pump 2 months ago, dealership probably didn't inspect it or it wasn't leaking at the time. 
Jan 2016

47300 mi
Engine temp light on again! After replacing overflow reservoir, dealer failed to add water/coolant. 
Apr 2017

53000 mi
My CPO warranty ran out Nov 2016. In March 2017, the 6-speed manual shifter LOUDLY popped out of 1st gear. So loudly that I thought I'd ran over something! I thought it was a fluke from not properly engaging the clutch, but it kept reoccurring. Called the local BMW dealer about diagnosing it but he said they didn't fix transmissions, only replaced them. Took it to an independent mechanic specializing only in European cars - he drove it and re-created the problem. $5K parts/labor for used transmission and $7K for new! On a car with barely 50K miles?? I decided to skip the repair and shift out of first as soon as the car starts rolling. Not ideal for enjoying the "ultimate driving machine" but it beats driving in fear of losing power in the middle of an intersection. Now I understand why people lease BMW's or sell them as soon as the warranty runs out. Buyer beware!! 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
Mar 2015

16000 mi

US $800
Intake air pressure sensor 
Nov 2015

23000 mi

US $150
Active steering reset 
Jun 2016

30000 mi

US $600
Alignment off due to unknown suspension problem 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

48000 mi

US $50
Car had sluggish shifting and then a yellow coolant warning. Coolant low, suspected leak. Took to dealer, checked and found nothing. Next day, reoccurrence with a red coolant light. Issue traced to failed water pump. Fixed under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Aug 2011

10200 mi
The DMTL pump and sensor were faulty within the fuel system causing a CEL. The pump, sensor, and related tubing were all replaced under warranty  
Sep 2012

26000 mi
Engine would die on cold start up. Dealer was able to replicate the problem. They re-programmed the DME and adjusted the idle. 
Oct 2012

26000 mi
After previous repair trip the engine had slow throttle response. the engine also made strange noises, and on two occasions would hang during acceleration The dealer had the car for 45 days before declaring that they cannot fix the car even with help from the factory. BMW will be taking the car back 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2015
Jul 2011

3800 mi
Evacuate and recharge AC system; no real improvement. 
May 2014

22300 mi
Inability to latch trunk; repeated "trunk open" warnings despite trunk being closed. 
Feb 2015

24000 mi
Repeat visit: trunk fails to latch in freezing weather. This is now the 5th repair attempt. 
Sep 2015

25000 mi
Passenger front seat replaced due to "screeching" sound when using power seat adjustment. 
Oct 2015

25000 mi
Radio "acquiring signal" on every start after car sits for more than a day or two. This is now this car's THIRD radio; would have cost well over $1k if out of warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

56000 mi

US $75
Replace oil filter housing gasket 
Sep 2017

82000 mi

US $350
Replace starter motor 
Oct 2017

82000 mi

US $160
Replace battery and register to vehicle 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
May 2014

28000 mi
Erratic idle, a slight stall in cold and then a CEL that came & went. Dealer read out codes, replaced a VANOS solenoid and a fuel tank purge valve. There is no CEL, but there is no improvement to idle either. 
Jun 2014

28000 mi
Erratic idle. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

44000 mi
Coolant pump failed 
Aug 2014

46600 mi
Headlight replaced Sticker around start button delaminating 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Nov 2014

33800 mi
Exhaust/ muffler rattle. Replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2016

53000 mi

US $50
Jumpy irregular idle at startup. No fix. No diagnosis. 
Oct 2016

55500 mi

US $1200
Water pump died 
Mar 2017

59000 mi

US $1200
Oil leak at filter housing. Misfires due to coil failure. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jul 2014 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016 Dual mass flywheel has hot spots. Didnt notice tgis in the test drive since it surfaces only on hot days and if I have been driving around quite a bit 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Sep 2014

71000 mi

US $2000
Replaced Water Pump 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

50000 mi
Sticking parking brake - springs and pad replaced Windshield washer pump replaced Water leak around passenger-side front door - gaskets replaced Seat lumbar support replaced Clutch shuddering 
Jul 2016

67300 mi

US $800
Thrust rod bushings replaced. 
Dec 2016

70000 mi

US $500
Engine hard to start when weather is cold, often runs rough and dies. ECU reprogrammed, which appears to have worked around the problem. 
Apr 2018

79000 mi

US $1800
Head gasket replaced 4-wheel alignment 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Mar 2013

15000 mi
Adaptive light module malfunction. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

62000 mi

C $2000
Overheated on highway, water pump failure. Oil filter housing leaking, replaced filter housing. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2016
Sep 2010

1000 mi
Service Engine Soon light came on. Problem was a stuck DEF valve. Dealer cleaned valve and all is well. 
Feb 2011

4700 mi
Low Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) warning stating car wouldn't be startable after driving 1000 miles from time of initial warning. DEF fill is supposed to last until first scheduled maintenance at around 12k miles. Warning came at 4600mi. 
Jul 2013

26000 mi
Brief but loud screeching noise coming from engine compartment, after car sits for several hours on hot days. Dealer was unable to duplicate. No repair made so far. 
Apr 2014

34200 mi
Noisy blower motor. Noisy AC compressor clutch. The problem is, the noise only occurs on hot days, and we haven't had any yet. this year. Weatherstripping at bottom of rear window keeps falling off. This is 4th attempt by dealer to fix. This time they removed the entire window and replaced all of the trim surrounding it. 
Aug 2015

42300 mi

US $500
I drive error message. Excessive battery drain. Solved by replacing battery. 
Jun 2016

48000 mi

US $250
Check engine light came on. Dealer changed EGR valve. Did not solve the problem. 
Jul 2016

48000 mi

US $550
Dealer now believes check engine light was caused by carbon buildup in the intake system. Dismantled intake system for walnut-shell blasting to remove carbon buildup. Light still on. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

24000 mi
EGR valve replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2017
Dec 2013

18000 mi
Drivers door control panel for windows and side mirrors failed and was non-responsive. Prior to delivery, dealer replaced control panel (no charge to owner). 
May 2014

20000 mi
Wind noise from drivers door (door appeared not to be latching tight against seal). Rattle from instrument cover glass. 
Sep 2014

21000 mi
Creaking from doors going over off-camber ground. Dealer lubricated door seals, which corrected problem. 
Jun 2016

29000 mi

US $50
DEF tank temperature sensor read out of limits. DEF tank replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2016

30100 mi
DEF valve clogged, leading to check engine light. Appears to have been related to DEF tank replacement earlier. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
Apr 2012

17000 mi
Replace A/C compressor belt. 
Dec 2012

24000 mi
Recharged battery. Still get battery warnings when driven short distances. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

29000 mi
System checked. Found OK. Routine scheduled maintenance performed one month ahead of schedule. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2013
Mar 2011

5000 mi
Missing front clamps for rocker panels on both sides of the car. 
Jan 2012

15000 mi
Stop pad with ejector for fuel filler not working properly. 
Feb 2013

28000 mi
Indicator light in FZD module failed. Replaced indicator light. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
Jan 2013

20200 mi
Radio loses set stations. 
May 2013

21800 mi
Diesel fuel tank "tick" when taking slow 90 degree turns 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

15600 mi
Check engine light - problem with the "Adblue", or urea injection system. CEL came back on within 100 miles of leaving dealership. Check engine light, and warning -> "Engine Will Not Restart in 100 Miles". Dealer reset CEL and fault codes. CEL and restart warning came back within 100 miles of leaving dealership. Check engine light. Warning -> "Engine Will Not Restart in 100 Miles". Urea / Adblue injector cleaned and 2 sensors were replaced. IIRC one of the failed sensors was for differential pressure on the DPF (Diesel particulate filter), the other O2. 
Dec 2017

50000 mi

US $1500
BMW can’t seem to understand that it actually gets cold in some parts of the US. And as such engineer a diesel exhaust emissions system that can function properly in the winter months. 
Feb 2018

52000 mi

US $1100
Cylinder #5 fuel injector was replaced. The harmonic balancer was replaced. Carbon buildup was cleaned out of the intake manifold. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

59000 mi

US $50
EGR cooler malfunction with CE light on. Part replaced under extended warranty 
Dec 2015

62000 mi

US $10
Rear taillight bulb out. Required substantial disassembly to replace. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2014
May 2014

25000 mi
Emissions repair, needed new catalytic converter 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Jul 2017

86000 mi

US $3200
Maintenance, intake carbon cleaning, diagnose multiple SAS codes 
Sep 2017

93000 mi

US $4000
DEF tank and sensor failure, Oxygen sensor (2) failure, ,multiple SAS codes, could not smog 
Oct 2017

93000 mi

US $5200
Transmission failure. It was randomly downshifting to second gear from 6th during highway passing maneuvers. Turns out that the tranny is spec'd to last only 200k km so mine was still a bit premature. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

2700 mi
Leather replaced on driver seat cushion. Small fold was present in leather when car was delivered, creating uncomfortable hard spot. 
Oct 2011

11300 mi
Urea injection required refill for second time. Should last 15,000 miles. Dealer diagnosed and replaced urea pump. 
Jun 2012

24000 mi
Belt squeal when starting car with compressor on. From reading forums on-line, apparently this is an issue with the 335ds only (not X5 diesel). 
Jun 2013

35000 mi
Check engine light on. Defective swirl flaps in intake manifold. Steering column is squeaking. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2015
Jun 2014

59000 mi

US $1539
MAF air sensor failure, turbo charger balance and sequential pipe o-rings and upper turbo oil feed line replaced due to leaks. 
Oct 2015

70000 mi

US $150
Rough idle, engine stumbles intermittently. Dealer diagnosed carbon buildup but not confirmed visually. Estimated cost to clean $2900. Instead I purchased BG fuel system cleaner and fuel filter, fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

32000 mi
sensor in fuel tank failed. replaced under warranty 
Apr 2014

34300 mi
Car would not start. Problem was with intake manifold. Replaced under BMW warranty 
Jun 2014

41000 mi
Fuel pump replaced 
Oct 2015

64700 mi

US $3000
SES light on. Carbon buildup in cylinders and intake manifold. Manifold removed, cylinders cleaned as well as manifold. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2013
Jan 2013

49000 mi
Service Engine Soon light illuminated. Passive tank sensors in DEF tank reading incorrectly. Replaced active/passive tank assembly. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

87785 mi

US $53
Carbon Buildup. Sent intake off to be hot tanked, did walnut blast carbon cleaning. Also replaced gaskets: 11-61-7-790-198 11-61-2-246-945 11-61-2-245-439 11-12-7-796-378 13-54-7-792-098 Covered under extended warranty. Cylinder 4 injector 
Dec 2017

99400 mi

US $700
Harmonic Balancer failed. Replaced with OEM part. During repair also replaced non-failed but wear items: -Thermostat -Idler Pulley -1Gal BMW Coolant -Both drive belts 
May 2018

104000 mi
SCR Tank Check engine light illuminated. Known problem with extended warranty. Replaced active tank. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013
Dec 2012

25000 mi
iDrive Controller trim was showing bubbles - entire controller replaced under warranty with updated model. 
Nov 2013

44000 mi
Dealer forgot to reset steering angle sensor 
Dec 2013

44000 mi
Dealer had to add DEF 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

40000 mi
Repaired broken passenger cup holder. 
Sep 2014

79000 mi

US $2000
Replaced Selective Catalytic Reduction tank due to faulty sensor. Replaced Selective Catalytic Reduction tank due to faulty sensor. 
May 2015

91000 mi
Replaced hot-film airmass meter and SCR temperature sensor 
Sep 2015

97000 mi

US $50
Check engine light. Updated car software & replaced two (2) NOx sensors. 
Dec 2015

98000 mi
BMW Germany said to replace catalytic converter. Said not covered by extended warranty. Bargained and will pay $500 labor and BMW will supply converter. Not in yet from Germany 
Apr 2016

109500 mi

US $463
Catalytic converter replaced. Dealer provided part and I paid labor ($463) 
Nov 2017

33933 mi

US $179
Replace leaking turbocharger oil line (pipe) Replace OEM battery 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Oct 2014 - Aug 2018
Feb 2015

59700 mi
Due to Carbon buildup, CPU was throwing many codes, and fuel consumption was up. They replaced the intake runners and a few other things, totaling about 3k worth of work. 
Aug 2018

103000 mi

US $1800
Boost pipe and Harmonic Balancer will fail, replaced in preparation 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

56000 mi
carbon buildup in intake manifold 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

46000 mi
iDrive system control knob completely non-functional. Exhaust leak at front of engine. 
Jun 2017

90000 mi

US $600
Oil leak - turbo cooling line. 
Dec 2017

99000 mi

US $1800
Glowplug replacement. Replace headlight. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2016

25000 mi
SES soon light on. SCR metering valve had to be replaced. Dealer replaced it free under Technical Bulletin. 
Jun 2016

25000 mi

US $600
Control Module for Glow Plugs showed a fault and needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2017

33000 mi

US $500
Mass Air Sensor failure causes SES light to come one. Dealer replaced Mass Air Sensor. Total cost was approximately $500. Third Party Extended Warranty (Mercury) paid all but my $100 deductible. 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2013
Sep 2011

26000 mi
Replaced bad glow plug. Replaced engine mount. 
Mar 2012

41000 mi
Diesel exhaust fluid tank replaced due to low pressure problem 
Jun 2013

75000 mi

US $900
Def injection system repair 
Dec 2013

79000 mi

US $3000
Carbon buildup in engine 
BMW 3-Series in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

51700 mi
Bad catalytic converter 
Feb 2016

57300 mi
Catalytic converter was replaced under emissions warranty. 
May 2016

61800 mi

US $2500
Urea tank temperature sensor failed. Whole tank replaced due to temperature sensor built into tank in a manner which prevents sensor service/replacement independent of tank replacement. 
Apr 2018

82321 mi

US $1700
Battery, Crankshaft Pulley,  CV Joint Recall, and Motor Mounts replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2017
Dec 2012

18000 mi
Vent deflector broke off 
Jun 2013

22000 mi
Squeak from engine area. Was result of previous service campaign work. 
Jan 2014

51700 mi
Fan blower unit was failing. Replaced. 
Sep 2016

64000 mi

US $3000
Car wouldn't start when warm. High pressure fuel pump and fuel filter replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

54600 mi

US $761
Replaced Nox sensor 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2012
Sep 2010

6000 mi
fuel valve was malfunctioning and replaced. car could not be driven over 20mph 
Dec 2010

9000 mi
engine stalling due to insulation stuffed into connector by factory 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2018
Jul 2015

58300 mi
Tire pressure monitoring system 
Apr 2016

63300 mi
Thermostat for emission control system 
Jul 2017

70000 mi

US $3600
Transmission fluid leak repair 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Oct 2011 - Oct 2015
Jun 2015

51000 mi

US $300
Oil drain plug was messed up. I had to have the dealer helicoil and install a new one. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2019
Jan 2012

8000 mi
grinding noise with low speed turns. resolved with changing the differential fluid. Dealer resolved problem quickly. 
Dec 2012

18000 mi
replace oxygen sensor 
Nov 2017

50000 mi

US $1200
throttle actuator bank 2 failed. replaced both complete actuators at the same time. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2014 - Oct 2016
Jun 2014

26000 mi
A bracket was loose on a piece of leather trim on the center part of the dashboard, which was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2011

6000 mi
SES light on Oxygen sensor showed Secondary Air Valve failed. 
Feb 2013

23700 mi
Grinding noise while turning. Needed to replace fluid 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2018
Jan 2013

45200 mi
"Increased Emissions" message, needed a fuel system vent valve. 
Mar 2014

54000 mi

US $150
Front wheel speed sensor failed, disabled abs & stability 
Apr 2016

74200 mi

US $1000
Replaced thermostat. 
Sep 2016

75000 mi

US $3500
Replaced clutch Replaced wheel sensor Replaced battery 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

31000 mi

US $50
bad coil 
Nov 2016

32300 mi

US $50
All kinds of computer messages in error. Took TWO WEEKS for them to sort it out, replacing CPU and other stuff. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Jun 2014
Oct 2012

37200 mi
In at least six attempts to fix squeaky noise while going around the bumps entire suspension replaced. Noise reduced but still there, sounds like an old car. Now living with it.  
Jan 2013

42440 mi
This time Squeeky rear suspension. 
Nov 2013

46480 mi
One of the angle eyes failed. 
Feb 2014

48540 mi
Day time running light replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

11300 mi
The sensor that senses engine problems was faulty and was replaced. 
Apr 2013

18200 mi
Lumbar support on driver's side malfunctioned. 
Jul 2013

19800 mi
Lumbar support on driver's side malfunctioned. Wasn't fixed properly in April. 
Nov 2013

24000 mi
Car wouldn't start. After jumping it the electrical system flickered off and on, then the next morning, the car wouldn't jump. Had to tow it to dealer 
Aug 2014

27100 mi
A/C controller 
Feb 2015

30600 mi
Sensor malfunction caused one cylinder to not fire. All 6 sensors were replaced. 
Jun 2015

32000 mi
Lumbar in drivers seat does not stay fixed for 24 hours. Could not be fixed. Second attempt to fix it. 
May 2017

45000 mi

US $600
Engine bolt 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2015
Jul 2013

10200 mi
Adaptive headlights malfunction. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

50000 mi
Replaced another coil pack. This makes a total of 5. Constantly going out. Had a yaw sensor come on on dash and then the ESC shut off. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Sep 2015 - Nov 2018
Sep 2015

28000 mi

US $331
battery died and we were stranded until BMW roadside service came along. Dealer said we had ruined battery by leaving radio on. Utter nonsense. Battery should have been covered by warranty - I was charged $332. 
Jan 2018

46000 mi

US $800
Replaced upper control arm bushings 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2016
Nov 2014

68100 mi
Camshaft sprocket retaining bolts failed and dropped into motor caused about 3200 in damage. Covered by BMW, recall. Engine misfire diagnosed bad ignition coil on cylinder 1 
Dec 2014

71000 mi

US $133
Car was dying at idle. Replaced intake vanos solenoid. Issue was resolved Vanos exhaust solenoid failed shortly after replacing intake solenoid. Replaced second solenoid. 
BMW 3-Series in Hawaii, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2012
May 2012

6000 mi

US $5400
Rear bumper repaired, rear deck lid replaced and paint. BMW does not have there own repair facility in Hawaii. 
BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Oct 2011 - Oct 2014
May 2012

14000 mi
Radio Screen washing out (fading).Bmw replaced with new radio. rubber seal on outside lower back window detached 
Jun 2012

15000 mi
Lower Right Corner Trim piece on the rear of Driver's Seat fell off. 
Jul 2013

32000 mi
Driver's side mirror making grinding noise when folding Back window trim came loose again Passenger side seatbelt would not fasten 
Aug 2013

32800 mi
IBS Battery cable failed 
Sep 2013

35000 mi
DMTL Pump(Emissions) replaced 
Dec 2013

37000 mi
Cylinder 5 misfiring, spark plug chipped.Replaced spark plug and ignition coil. Heat not working on passenger side.Heater core stopped up.Replaced heater core unit and topped off with coolant and bled system. Driver's side door lock malfunctioning. Driver's door lock actuator drive unit replaced Rear sunshade not operating. Replaced rear sunshade assembly. 
Apr 2014

43800 mi
AC blowing roughly. Blower Motor replaced Rear glass molding detaching from glass. Replaced rubber molding of rear windscreen. 
Jun 2014

44000 mi
Car would not shift out of first gear. Dealer tried to duplicate but could not do so. Passenger door lock opening extremely slowly. Suspect problem with actuator with driver's side having already been replaced. Dealer would not replace. 
Jul 2014

45200 mi
Rear window molding detached from window again. 
Oct 2014

51000 mi
Back window trim came loose for fourth time Torque converter failed 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Feb 2018
Mar 2016

41000 mi

US $150
Battery replacement 
Mar 2017

51000 mi

US $50
Engine misfiring due to bad ignition coils 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

67818 mi

US $50
Cylinder #6 Coil failed. Dealer replaced ALL (6) Bosch Coils per SIB 12 18 14 with Delphi Coils. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2016
Nov 2013

31700 mi
Had a metallic rubbing noise at 30mph or higher. similar to the noise you get with bad engine mounts. Replace differential. 
Jun 2014

36000 mi
rattle in aluminium trim in dashboard on rough roads. problem not fixed. 
Sep 2016

50000 mi

US $360
tensioner belt 
Oct 2016

50000 mi

US $696
All 6 ignition coils replaced 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2014
Mar 2013

41000 mi
Wind noise on driver side door. Dealership replaced weatherstripping which helped dampen the noise. Replacement was done at no cost. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
Jul 2011

21000 mi
The pump that pressurizes the fuel tank had failed. It was replaced under warranty.  
BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

59000 mi

US $80
Engine check light was on. Cylinder 3 misfire. Changed all spark plugs, totally 6 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

30000 mi

US $250
Ignition coils failed for 2 cylinders 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2013
Oct 2011

4000 mi
The transmission of the car would shift erratically during the first few minutes of driving-transmission would rev unreasonably high disproportional to throttle input. Problem seems to be gone after dealer inspected computer and updates. 
Jan 2013

14600 mi
Trunk wouldn't close. Not sure what repair work (if any) was done but the trunk closes now. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2014
Nov 2012

8500 mi
Accelerator pedal assembly was replaced due to malfunction. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

19000 mi
RPM would dip low (near stall, but no stall) at idle occassionaly. Also car would occasionally tug at brakes while idle. The RPM issue has not reappeared. The problem was an internal BMW TSB of known software glitch. 
Jul 2016

24200 mi

US $500
Belt tensioner required replacement 
Mar 2017

36500 mi

US $1000
Rodent wire damage required wire replacement. also either a VANOS or fuel injector issue, can't remember 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

60000 mi

US $4000
oil measurement function stopped. oil sensor still doesn't function with replacement and new system with computer controller will cost ~$1700. Main computer on car is dead and replacement will cost ~$2300. 
Jan 2015

59600 mi
Main computer replaced. Water pump died and replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2013
Mar 2012

7000 mi
Car in for 1st scheduled maintenance: Oil change. Also wiper blades replaced (BMW noticed blades cracked). Both free as part of BMW warranty. BMW noticed AC noise. Leaking evaporator replaced. DIAG code D6450 00000000 19 01. Also Free. 
Oct 2012

7000 mi
Air conditioner not working. Air blowing but is not cold. Leaking evaporator replaced. This is the second time BMW has replaced the part. Service representative said they have been seeing issues with evaporators. Covered under BMW warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

64000 mi

US $600
Replaced ignition coils and spark plugs after "check engine" light came on and car briefly sputtered. Apparently it was a failure of the #4 ignition coil. 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2014
May 2012

11000 mi
Sunroof motor stopped working and needed replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2018
Feb 2016

48000 mi

US $35
Misfire in #5 cylinder reported through ORB II diagnostic port. Replaced coil on plug unit in cylinder #5 and cleared fault codes, engine runs fine now with no warning codes. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

12000 mi
Trunk latch sticking 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

33480 mi

C $300
Engine rough. Plugs had failed. Preventively also replaced ignition coils. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

14260 mi
The evaporator had to be replaced 
Jun 2015

21700 mi
Warranty repair of last summer, one of the connections was not hooked up. 
Jan 2017

11100 mi

C $375
Warning light showed battery problems several times,replaced 7 year ol battery. 
Nov 2017

44020 mi

C $244
ON checkup Budd's service advisor told us we need battery replaced and tires. Asked to have battery replaced but were told they could not do so. Took car to Grand River BMW, checked things out and everything was okay. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2013 - May 2018
Sep 2015

73000 mi

US $180
New spark plugs 
May 2016

76000 mi

US $140
AC freon charge and diagnosis 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014

27000 mi
Sunroof misaligned when auto closed. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jul 2016 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

106000 mi

US $2500
Rear struts were replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jun 2014

47000 mi
all spark plugs and ignition coils replaced with new, drive belt replaced with new, all under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2017
Jan 2014

81000 mi
missing badly on acceleration. bad coil replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2014

39000 mi
lower steering shaft replaced because of noise and loose 
Sep 2014

46000 mi
replaced all coils 
Sep 2016

87000 mi
steering noise while turning back and forth. design issue. said they have tried to repair but cannot due to design 
Dec 2016

90000 mi
valve cover gaskets 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2015
Apr 2012 Headlights not aligned properly from factory. passenger mirror sometimes does not work or gets stuck in down position after car is in reverse 
Apr 2014

19800 mi
trunk lid does not close properly. replaced striker and spacer car would buck and idle rev at stop 
Oct 2015

34000 mi
have to look it up 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2012 - May 2014
Jan 2014

24000 mi
TPMS module malfunctioned 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2015
Nov 2014

45100 mi
replaced all coils 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2018
Nov 2015

79000 mi
Battery not charging. Alternator replaced under CPO warranty. 
Mar 2016

81000 mi
Communication problem between two electrical modules causing various dashboard lights to illuminate. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2015
Aug 2015

38400 mi
Ignition coil replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Sep 2018
Apr 2017

35030 mi

C $350
Replace rear brake pads and rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

61000 mi

US $10
Windshield washer reservoir leaking. Replaced both pump seals. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2018
Sep 2017

69000 mi

US $350
the ecu required re programing 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2014 - Aug 2016
Jan 2015

30500 mi
One of the coil packs failed 
Dec 2015

56000 mi

US $100
Engine would not idle, stalled after starting - engine sensor replaced under certified warranty less deductible 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Dec 2014

33000 mi
Trunk won't latch in cold weather. Replaced trunk striker and shim as per bulletin. Re-glued left side rain gutter, came loose at LR door. 
Feb 2015

36000 mi
Replaced RDC control unit and reprogrammed to fix inactive tire pressure monitoring system. 
Mar 2015

37000 mi
Replace front input shaft seal (leaking) and replace fluid. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jul 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2016

93200 mi

US $50
Cylinder misfire. Covered under CPO 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2015 - Oct 2016
Apr 2015

46300 mi
Idrive replaced through warranty. Idrive knob was peeling off the plating. Fuel splashes everytime the fuel tank is filled at any gas station. Dealer said they could not replicate the issue. Going back to the dealer with evidence (took s video of the spill last time I filled up gas). 
Aug 2015

48000 mi
Fuel splashes out everytime car is fueled. First trip (under warranty), dealer said could not reproduce the problem. Second trip outside of warranty: took some videos as evidence. Dealer mechanic came and verified. Attemped but couldn't repair. 
Oct 2015

48300 mi

US $200
Fixed the fuel tank issue. Replaced the whole fuel tank. Dealer/Manufacturer paid for 95% of the cost. Owner paid for 5%. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

116000 mi

US $550
Replace [accessory] belt tension pully Gasket replacement. My Check Engine Soon light came on at 115,000 miles. The dealer did significant gasket work and charged me nothing under an "extended warranty." I will not purchase another BMW. Nice car to drive but the reliability has been very substandard. I don't abuse the car, I do all scheduled maintenance. I look forward to the day I sell it. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

51140 mi
about 2 weeks of ownership the check engine light up. it was a valve selenoid regarding valvetronic, well documented on the internet. they replaced the valve/selenoid comfort access stopped working from driver door, exterior handled was warm (it is winter). dealer replaced the handle and everything is ok. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2017
Feb 2015

37300 mi
Passenger side headlight was tilting downwards (halogen). Clip broke inside. Replaced under warranty. Driver side door lock failed upon delivery. Replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2015

39000 mi
Front bushings gone bad - squeaking sound when turning far to the right or left. Power steering pump went bad. Groaning sound when turning. 
Sep 2015

48000 mi
Driver side (rear) door lock gets stuck. Door lock actuator replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Oct 2016
Feb 2016

43260 mi

C $70
Misfire, replaced coil and spark plug on cylinder #1. 
BMW 3-Series in Delaware, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

68000 mi
Power steering fluid changed. Dirty. Car was driving funny. Fine now. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

12600 mi
Radio was acting erratically including occasional loud vibration-like sound coming from rear speakers & randomly changing audio sources. Dealer replaced radio under warranty, but not without an argument. Had to show them a TSB for the issue. 
Sep 2015

20000 mi
Rubber strip along bottom of rear window (where it meets top of trunk lid) kept coming loose and had to be replaced. Was not yet actually leaking water though. A/C was not blowing real cold, needed recharge. 
Dec 2016

25000 mi

US $637
Replaced thrust rod bushings. Dealer said they were starting to fail. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2015 - Dec 2018
Jun 2015

37200 mi

C $1500
59,100km Rough Idle and check engine came on. Loss of power noticed, rpm were bouncing 900-1200 at idle, normal is around 800. New coil, eccentric shaft sensor, gasket. Cost 1500$ CAD covered in CPO warranty Driver Cup Holder malfunction (spring broken) New Cupholder installed Covered under warranty 
Mar 2016

43400 mi
Coilpack failed again second time this year. New coilpack installedrnNew ignition coils Steering was grunting Dealer found faulty steering wheel pump Replaced steering wheel pump + fluid Caliper seized Required new rotors and pads in the front computer was acting up, Maintaince section was frozen( km remaining not changing) Computer was restored to factory settings and updated 
Oct 2017

60760 mi

C $2700
Navigation / multi music system short circuited full replacement 
Dec 2018

76260 mi

C $800
Coil pack replaced because misfiring, spark plugs done as well 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

21080 mi
valve cover cracked and was replaced under extended warranty 
Jun 2018

27280 mi

C $80
replaced engine ground cable 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

46400 mi
Timing Chain Sensor replaced 
Mar 2016

50000 mi

US $550
The thrust rod bushings were leaking oil. A typical problem for BMWs. 
Jan 2018

64670 mi

US $132
Serpentine Belt Idler wheel was failing. Replaced using Continental Serpentine Belt Accessory Drive Component Kit. In kit instructions it clearly stated that the bolt retainer MUST be removed before installation. After removing original, I found the BMW factory never removed this clip! So much for German perfection. 
May 2018

67000 mi

US $122
Engine starting running rough. Replaced coil packs and the issue is fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jul 2015
Sep 2013

26040 mi
Transmission shifting was hesitating and so they upgraded the software. 
May 2015

46500 mi
Check Engine light came on. Took it to the dealer and it had something to do with a valve adjustment - they kept the car overnight and had to replace the valve gaskets as well. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Nov 2018
Jul 2013

15300 mi
Radio/sound system repaired  Battery cable terminal end(s) replaced 
Dec 2017

48000 mi

US $750
HIgh pitch noise at high speed when driving 60+, front wheel bearing (passenger) was bad. Replaced and noise went away 
Nov 2018

52000 mi

US $400
Straighten wheels 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
Jun 2014

37200 mi
The iDrive failed and had to be reprogrammed. The std repair is to reprogram and monitor. If it fails again, they will have to replace the head unit. Thankful it was under warranty, I dread finding out how much this repair cost. The rear window weather stripping fell off for the second time. Appears to be a known issue a horrible design. This is the second time in 6 months that this part has been replaced. It is falling off again after a month. 
Oct 2014

38440 mi
Rear window weather stripping repaired. Required automotive glass subcontractor to remove rear window and use epoxy to attach the rear window stripping. Why on earth BMW uses tension clips for weather stripping we may never know. 
Feb 2015

39240 mi
Replace brake fluid 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2017
Apr 2017

86000 mi

US $800
Leaky valve cover gasket 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2012

38500 mi
Passenger rear bumper uneven. Inside connector popped lose. Fixed by the dealer to original shape. 
Aug 2012

11000 mi
Very loud static from rear speaker. Multiple engine on off didn't correct. Only when car was locked and left for about 5min, noise stopped spontaneously. Unclear why. Has not recurred past 300 miles. Running normally now. 
Mar 2015

49000 mi
Drive door lock stuck. Actuator replaced. 
Feb 2016

64000 mi

US $225
Piston coil replaced 
Apr 2016

66500 mi

US $650
Engine piston coil x 5 and spark plug x6 replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Maine, United States
Dec 2011 - Aug 2018
Feb 2015

35500 mi
CEL illuminated and engine ran rough for a few minutes after wide open throttle at high RPM. Faults indicated misfire on cylinders 5&6: two ignition coils replaced. 
Aug 2015

40500 mi
Rough idle/surging at a stop in drive when warming up. 
May 2017

61000 mi

US $1100
Instrument cluster would stop working, and warning lights about brakes, TPMS, and the traction control/AWD system would illuminate and subsequently clear after the car went to sleep. Diagnosed as bad RDC module due to corrosion. Replaced the module and performed programming for new module. Replaced corroded grounding strap. 
Jan 2018

72000 mi

US $210
Intermittent misfires with transient service engine soon light. Replaced all coils and spark plugs. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

54000 mi

US $38
Car has a vibration, is still not fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

51000 mi

US $500
rear LED light replaced 
May 2016

60000 mi

US $500
door lock mechanism 
Jul 2016

61200 mi
vibration on highway 
Aug 2016

62000 mi
vibration 
Sep 2016

62000 mi
Vibration at speed 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2015
Aug 2014

49000 mi
The engine valve cover gasket needed replacement. 
Nov 2014

55000 mi

US $205
One of the ignition coils needed replacement 
Jan 2015

US $200
Another ignition coil needed replacement. 
Mar 2015

55000 mi

US $250
Severe misfire. All remaining coils replaced and all spark plugs replaced. Air injection hose was knocked loose during a prior repair. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

2000 mi
Broken valve spring 
BMW 3-Series in Delaware, United States
Sep 2017 - Dec 2018
Oct 2017

75000 mi

US $450
replaced serpentine belt,tensioner and pulley. These repairs were purely preventative ! 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2017
Mar 2015

27000 mi
Passenger airbag sensor (seatbelt indicator) mat has gone bad, seatbelt indicator always triggering even when no passenger in the seat. 
Jan 2016

25200 mi
Cracked gasket cover, which was replaced 
Jan 2017

35300 mi

US $65
Engine stumbling when cold and throwing CEL. #1 ignition coil changed out. spark plugs changed out. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2013
Dec 2010

5000 mi
Windshield washer fluid froze in tank and would not dispense fluid onto windshield. The fluid level was low and the temperature dipped about 20 degrees overnight. Dealer added some antifreeze and I was good to go. 
Aug 2011

15300 mi
Rubber trim along bottom of rear window kept coming loose when opening trunk. 
Jun 2012

30000 mi
Rear window rubber trim came loose, this time on the opposite side. Dealer put it back together, and hopefully it stays put like the other side. All else is good, the car doesn't feel like it has even aged a bit after 2 years 30,000 miles. 
Aug 2012

32900 mi
The plastic door sill at the drivers door came loose, dealer fixed it. 
Mar 2013

44000 mi
Tire pressure system was inactive. Dealer fixed it. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

44000 mi
Trunk latch wouldn't always close when the trunk was closed. The dealer said it was a known issue and replaced the latch under warranty. 
Sep 2017

60000 mi

US $120
A/C recharge. 
Dec 2017

62000 mi

US $50
Leaking o ring in the transfer case adjuster. Lock actuator in drivers door failing. 
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $1000
Pads and rotors replaced. Control arm bushings replaced, mechanic recommended. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Oct 2011

10000 mi
Evaporator core replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

53000 mi

US $300
Hit massive pothole at 80 mph, causing the passenger front tire to develop a bulge. Tire deemed non-salvageable by the mechanic, brand new matching tire installed. 
BMW 3-Series in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2014 - Nov 2017
Mar 2016

42780 mi

C $300
two ignition coils needed to be replaced 
Sep 2017

54560 mi

C $70
Headlight washer pump 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

37200 mi
Failed to start on a very cold day. Dealer service found Battery not holding full charge, replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Nebraska, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2012

23000 mi
electrical wiring issue caused gas gauge to malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

39000 mi

US $50
Car threw CEL, replaced Leak Diagnosis (DMTL) Pump. Known problem with E90. Pump was promptly replaced by dealer. 
Nov 2016

47400 mi

US $50
Misfire in cylinder 1. Diagnosed as bad coil. Part of batch with open TSB. All 6 replaced under CPO warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

77000 mi

US $500
Oil leak. Bad pistons misfiring. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2017
Jan 2015 The Heat/AC temperature control nob was broken. The controls were replaced. Window switches were broken on the drivers side. Lock button stuck. 
Apr 2015

18700 mi
Car had a sweet chemical like smell when the heat is on. The car was leaking on the driveway. Dealer replaced thermostat due to a coolant leak. Leak stopped but smell still occurs. 
May 2015

20000 mi

US $600
Return visit due to sweet smell from vents when the heat is on. Couldn't find any leaks, but found a piece of cookie in one of the vents. Fished it out. Didn't fix the problem. Suggested heater core leak, but was dismissed by mechanic. 
Sep 2015

25000 mi
Car continues to have irritating odor coming from the vents when the AC or heat is on. Dealer can't figure it out. They treated AC with chemical based on the idea that it might be mold but it didn't work. 
Dec 2015

29000 mi
Dealer replaced leaking AC evaporator. Didn't solve problem. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
May 2013

32000 mi
Failed Battery 
Dec 2013

39000 mi
Rear drivers window would not auto close. Dealer had to re-calibrate the anti-trap feature on window. 
Sep 2014

49000 mi
Computer was reporting rear brakes needed service, was faulty error, had to have computer reprogrammed with new software. squeaking and squealing from ac blower motor fan on low speeds 
Feb 2015

55300 mi

US $950
Two coil packs failed. Replaced remaining coil packs and all spark plugs were replaced. No freon in system, evaporator was the source of leak. Replaced evaporator. 
Apr 2015

59500 mi

US $400
DMTL (Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage) Pump had failed and needed to be replaced 
Sep 2016

80000 mi
Car would not start, pressing the start button resulted in radio turning off, and all the dash lights going off then on again. Was able to jump start the car and drive to dealer for battery replacement. 
May 2018

108000 mi

US $1400
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket (VCG) and oil filter housing gasket (OFHG) 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

96100 mi

C $400
Ignition coils needed to be replaced, cylinders were miss firing. 
Jan 2018

111600 mi

C $440
Battery wouldn't start car. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2013
Jun 2012

25000 mi
Rear power sunshade was not retracting. Dealer replaced sunshade assembly. 
Nov 2013

45000 mi
The rear power sunshade quit working for the second time. I did not get it repaired before I sold the car to the dealer still under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

136000 mi

US $50
Replaced spark plugs Oil change 
Jun 2018

150000 mi

US $350
Valve cover gasket leaking. Replace gaskets. Car misfiring and running poorly - eccentric shaft sensor failed. Replaced sensor. Oil filter housing gasket leaking. Replace OFH gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

55380 mi

C $300
Steering column problem affected turning. 
Sep 2016

78740 mi

C $80
valves problem. oil cap broke 
Mar 2017

81008 mi

C $500
Battery needed replacement and electrical system reprogrammed.  Lost 1 stop bulb. 
BMW 3-Series in North Dakota, United States
Dec 2014 - Nov 2017
Jan 2015

22700 mi

US $175
Leaking rear transmission seal 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2019
Mar 2016

20000 mi
Steering wheel made a slight noise turn left. The steering bushing assembly needed a small adjustment. 
Mar 2018

33000 mi

US $200
Battery replacement 
Jun 2018

35900 mi

US $230
Head gasket replacement due to oil leak. Repaired under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2015
Jan 2014

61000 mi
Wheel bearing was replaced Radio - no sound 
Jun 2015

72000 mi

US $1300
Engine was missing. Dealer replaced spark plugs and ignition coil 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Dec 2011

1240 mi
Car had swirl marks in paint from poor polishing job when I picked it up (with 19kms on it). Dealer apologized and re-polished, but they are still there. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jan 2015
Aug 2013

16080 mi
Check Coolant light came on. Dealer topped up coolant and stated this is normal when it gets cooler. Never heard that with any of my previous cars... 
Sep 2014

29140 mi
Oil leak detected during inspection, while performing oil change 
Nov 2014

29240 mi
Oil leak repaired. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Feb 2016
Jan 2016

38560 mi

C $90
Engine not turn over. Would crank forever but not start. After to towing to mechanic, no fault was found and it started first time. No errors pr misfires found on computer. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Switzerland
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

3820 mi
Replacement of ignition coils (done as part of an improvement program, free of charge) 
Sep 2013

5580 mi
DSC hydraulic unit replaced (sensor) 
Dec 2013

6820 mi
Recuring ESP Fault. Steering sensor reset, DSC ECU + DSC hydraulic unit replaced. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
Jul 2015

87000 mi

US $150
The bearings in the rear wheels failed and started to make a horrible noise. BMW indicated that it wasn't dangerous and it was quite common on the E90 BMW. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

11300 mi
instrument panel reported discharge issue. multiple trips to dealer before battery was replaced. no further problem 
Oct 2017

16000 mi

US $850
replaced all fluids, oil, radiator, brakes, and all wear items. Only transmission fluid not changed. replaced all filters. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2012 - Mar 2014
Jun 2013

2480 mi
fuel evaporation system repaired under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

46030 mi
Intake charge pipe blew, this is a known issue and BMW had just sent me a letter that extended the warranty on this part. Repair done under this warranty 
Sep 2017

46000 mi

US $167
Took it to the BMW dealer after a cylinder misfire code and very rough running, car returned to normal after restart. Dealer diagnosed the problem and recommended new plugs, coils and an intake cleaning (walnut blasting). Did not get any work done at dealer. Replaced coils and plugs, very easy to do on this vehicle, needed to buy special socket and a torque wrench. Coils and plugs bought online from FCPEuro 
Jun 2018

58000 mi

US $800
Replaced the transmission pan due to a leak 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

US $50
Cooling tank had a leak and had to be replaced. Thank God I had the certified warranty. Valve gasket leak. This is the 2nd engine oil leak to be fixed in 6 months, not including the cooling tank leak that was simultaneously fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Nov 2016
Sep 2016

19000 mi
Glove box did not open. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

38000 mi
flex plate replaced under recall, no cost to me 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2015
Mar 2014

13000 mi
Replaced battery under recall 
Jan 2015

11100 mi
Battery not holding charge - replaced under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013

13000 mi
At less than 17,000 miles the DME failed and had to be replaced 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2016 - Sep 2017
May 2017

63240 mi

C $250
Right rear wheel bearing became noisy and required replacement 
Jul 2017

63240 mi

C $4800
Both turbos had to be replaced. 
Sep 2017

63240 mi

C $1800
Cooling fan assembly failed requiring replacement parts only available from Germany 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - May 2014
Jul 2013

30300 mi
TPMS Failure, Dealer replaced RDC Wheel Electronic Module With top up, metal clunking sound from roof 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

52000 mi
Convertible top sticks when opening Side marker light malfunction 
Dec 2015

106000 mi
DCT Transmission overheated, had to be replaced 
Jun 2016

120000 mi

US $2000
Brake sensor failed causing brake booster pump to fail 
Oct 2016

124700 mi

US $400
Replaced right rear tire pressure sensor 
Dec 2016

128000 mi

US $300
Replace battery 
Jun 2017

139000 mi

US $3200
Compressor replaced Replaced fuel sensor 
Sep 2017

144000 mi

US $1700
Belt broke. Power steering became inoperable. 
Oct 2017

146000 mi

US $700
Rear wheel speed sensors replaced 
Jan 2018

156000 mi

US $3000
Spark plugs replaced 
Jun 2018

164000 mi

US $800
Main belt was squealing 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

25000 mi
Passenger window broken by vandals, repaired at insurance-recommended shop, but still had 'rattles' in door. Upon inspection, BMW dealer found poor repair work. Dealer and shop negotiated payment and door was repaired by dealer at no cost. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $50
Fuel sensor that is built into gas tank had failed. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

44000 mi
felt like the transmission was slipping...dealer said probably torque converter. They wanted to put an additive in the transmission for $550 and if that didn't work replace torque converter for $4000 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

50000 mi

US $868
Valve cover gasket windshield washer motor 
Dec 2016

63000 mi

US $3488
BMW developed an intermittent miss. All coils and plugs were replaced. Water pump and thermostat showed fault codes, both were replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2014

46000 mi

US $800
One coil failed. We replaced all 6 to prevent a future on the road problem. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2014
Dec 2012

9000 mi
Squeaking noise on hardtop. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2018

39060 mi

C $2300
rear brakes and valve cover gasket replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2014
Nov 2011

8000 mi
Glove box door wouldn't open. Fixed door. 
Feb 2013

23700 mi
Multiple system error messages shown on dashboard 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

52000 mi

US $1100
Cylinder coil failed, needed replaced. Changed all 6 plugs; leaking in oil valve cover and sensor, so replaced sensor before it failed. A coil on #6 cyl shouldn't fail with only 52K miles! 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

53000 mi

US $1500
Service Engine Soon light on. Diagnosis revealed fault in High Pressure Fuel Pump. That pump had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

66000 mi

US $800
AC Supply hose developed a leak at the connector. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

32000 mi

US $50
Check engine light came on. Dealer read code as transmission problem but then said resulted from being too low on fuel Door panel insert loose again. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2018
Dec 2014

36000 mi
Replacement of failed rear-view mirror (with garage door opener & auto dim function). Recharge of low battery. 
Sep 2015

45000 mi
Radio head was emitting a high pitch hum at all times through speakers. Factory reset was performed on radio and problem was resolved. 
Nov 2016

51100 mi

US $1300
Water pump. Known issue on BMW N54 Engine. No assistance from BMW. replaced thermostat since system was apart anyway. 
Feb 2017

54000 mi

US $300
Battery Replacement and coding (BMW requires battery to be coded to the computer, preventing owners from doing this ourselves.) 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

1000 mi
Electrical failure for control switch for driver side window and mirror adjustments.  
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
May 2015

43700 mi
AC evaporation unit. Plus rear window shade replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

36000 mi
Persistent noise coming from steering when vehicle first pulls forwards while turning left. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Aug 2014
May 2013

38000 mi
Metal vibration sound from suspension when hitting bumps. Left rear suspension arm bolt loose. Metal rubbing noise when turning right and in reverse. Right rear backing plate was bent. 
Jan 2014

41500 mi
Car started rough and stalled after 5 seconds. Restarted and ran rough but normalized. Engine malfunction notification came on screen and warned of reduced power. Dealer found misfires in cylinders - replaced fuel injectors & spark plugs 
Jun 2014

45000 mi

US $800
Highway under construction, pavement changed drastically. Hit bump and alignment went off center. Thrust rod bushings had to be replaced and alignment performed. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

64000 mi

US $2000
Water pump failure. Replaced. Oil filter housing gasket leak. Had first been noted mid 2016. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

65000 mi

US $50
High pressure fuel pump. Covered under CPO 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2018
Sep 2013

17000 mi
leak at transmission output yoke 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Mar 2017
Feb 2011

5580 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump software upgrade. 
Jun 2011

9300 mi
Headlight washer cover replaced. 
Dec 2014

44640 mi

C $1500
Cooling fan began to cycle on/off. Caused by fault code. Symptom of water pump failure. Fault 377a pump deviation. Replace pump and thermostat 
Nov 2016

64360 mi

C $1000
Oil filter housing gasket replacement. Technician indicates they were starting to see slight leakage. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

41000 mi

US $230
Airbag rattle 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

34000 mi
The parking brake warning light would not shut off despite the brake being fully released. This was the second trip to diagnose and repair the issue. All seems to be ok now. During a repair visit for another issue, the technician noticed oil seeping from the turbo unit. He applied a tracer to the oil and diagnosed a leaky valve cover. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

29500 mi

US $50
Electric Water Pump fail. Was stranded on side of freeway. BMW CPO warranty sent tow truck and took it to dealer who repaired it next day. Apparently this is a common problem. $850 repair if out of warranty! 
Feb 2018

45000 mi

US $700
1) - gasket on oil filter mounting leaking.  2) - accessory belt idler pulley failure. 
Mar 2018

45000 mi

US $250
Coolant tank failed and leaked coolant. Coolant level sensor went into alarm mode. Coolant expansion tank was replaced. Apparently, this has been a common problem with BMWs for many years. A seam on the plastic tank split. According to the mechanic "they all eventually do this" and the replacement part has not been improved so it is susceptible to the same type of failure in the future. Not very encouraging. I no longer drive this car out of town as I am concerned about it's reliability. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2017
Jun 2015

50000 mi

US $50
Battery dead and replaced. 
Jan 2016

70000 mi

US $50
Coolant reservoir leak detected and unit replaced. 
Apr 2016

70000 mi

US $50
Power steering failure. Pump replaced under CPO warranty. 
Nov 2016

75000 mi

US $50
Replaced worn drive belt. 
Mar 2017

84000 mi

US $50
Replaced belt tensioner. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Jun 2017
Nov 2013

29140 mi
the 'service' light went on. however when checked by the dealer, the car's fluids were checked as well as tire pressures and 'no leaks' were cited in the report by the mechanic - it seems the 'service' light was on in error. 
Apr 2015

38420 mi
water pump failed leading to temperature increase of engine - water pump replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2015

45300 mi

US $200
TPMS sensors were not transmitting. All 4 needed replacement. 
Mar 2016

55000 mi

US $2300
Had a check engine light with misfires in all 6 cyl. Ultimately needed to replace all 6 fuel injectors, all 6 spark plugs and the lambda sensor. 
May 2016

55000 mi

US $450
Speaker was blown. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2010 - Dec 2016
Aug 2011

13020 mi
exhaust rattle left exhaust tip 
Nov 2014

39040 mi

C $1030
water pump failure leading to engine overheated and limp mode 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2014
Jul 2013

23560 mi
cap of headlight wash spray broke 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2015
Dec 2011

13000 mi
Long starts, engine idle studder, engine stumbling 2nd time this has happened Paint on comfort access food handle was peeling 
Mar 2012

17000 mi
Car was idling erratically, stalling, going into limp mode and basically performing like an early model KIA Rio. 
Dec 2012

23000 mi
Car Messed up again...Idles Way too Low, feels like its going to stall out, Periodically when you depress the clutch on a slowdown the car will stall. At highway speeds you can feel a hesitation or a miss in the engine while driving. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

45000 mi

US $100
Replaced the passenger side (Bank 1) precat oxygen sensor that had failed and was giving a warning regarding "pre-heater failure" 
BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2014
Jan 2014

16600 mi
EDC control unit and sensor malfunction. Both replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

1240 mi
EDC Malfunction. Rear shocks and sensors replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

23000 mi
Needed to add oil. 
Aug 2014

29700 mi
Valve gasket replacement Evaporator replacement 
Apr 2015

38200 mi

US $100
HVAC Blower motor/Blower regulator/wiring replacement. 
Sep 2016

49000 mi

US $200
Oil pan plug stripped. 
BMW 3-Series in Manitoba, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

1240 mi
I had the first service done and the check engine light kept coming on after the oil change. The car went back twice to the dealer to get the light to stay off. Still not sure if they overfilled the oil or if the sensor was wrong... 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Sep 2012

15000 mi
Freon leak -- removed, cleaned and reassembled expansion valve; replaced inlet and outlet seals, recharged system breakdown of slip differential fluid causing grinding sound on hard turns 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

13003 mi
One of two passenger door storage compartment hinges had no closing-pressure and compartment vibrated while driving. Compartment doors replaced. 
Oct 2015

37300 mi

US $1300
Emissions fault, engine safe mode, caused by vacuum brake pressure sensor malfunction 
Oct 2017

51000 mi

US $500
TPMS System Malfunction - TPMS module replaced alternator has a slight clicking noise, generates and turns fine. Decided to live with it for now. 
Nov 2017

52000 mi

US $100
cup holder mechanism failed and cupholder was replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

10000 mi
Ticking noise. Dealer say's it normal valve noise. I know what valves sound like. This ticking is coming from the crankcase. This is a known problem with main bearings. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2014
Feb 2011

2400 mi
Noise in front end. Loose air dam bolt. 
Jun 2012

13000 mi
leak in evap unit under dashboard 
Jan 2014

8300 mi
fuel tank replaced due to vapor lock up 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

65000 mi

US $50
Traction control/hill assist deactivated. Wheel bearing on right rear needed replacing CEL came on. MAP sensor failed 
Mar 2016

74000 mi

US $50
Vacuum pump and thermostat replaced. Car went into limp mode on highway. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

60000 mi

US $325
Biodegradable rubber molding around windshield was deteriorating and was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

68000 mi

US $290
Rear wheel speed sensor 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

9000 mi
Warning light of extra discharge from battery 
Jun 2013

11000 mi
Replaced battery due too bad cell. 
Sep 2017

16000 mi
OEM battery replacement by owner and registered by Dealer to properly charge. Recall airbag replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2015 - Mar 2018
Apr 2016

48000 mi

US $525
Car vibration due to brake pads warping when engaged. Did not have work done since it wasn't bad enough for warranty to cover Total Engine Tune up 
Oct 2016

53800 mi

US $50
Leak on the manfold 
Apr 2017

63000 mi

US $51
They didn't see the warning light, but as soon as I got home it was on again 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

17000 mi
There was a slight noise coming from steering column. Grease was applied to a bearing. 
Oct 2013

33800 mi
Car wouldn't start, cranked briefly and then power flickered on/off for a minute. Jump start worked. Dealer diagnosed as bad battery. No prior warnings, although with original battery, car used to fast idle after start. 
Nov 2017

75000 mi

US $1500
Differential seal was leaking and needed replacement. Also replaced bushings. 
Jun 2018

80000 mi

US $210
AC was blowing uncooled air. Leak test passed, AC recharged. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2014 - Feb 2017
Apr 2016

41500 mi
Coil packs causing misfire 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2017
Nov 2015

42000 mi
All 6 coils on each cylinder had to be replaced. A/C evaporator had to be replaced. 
Dec 2015

42000 mi
Car vibrates when idling. Increased idle speed. Problem solved. 
Oct 2016

46200 mi
Had to have the vehicle programmed per BMW bulletin #12 21 12. Also replace combox 1 84-10-9-257-164. Took so long because part was shipped to the wrong place 2 times. Also replaced brake fluid and micro filter. 
Jan 2017

47000 mi

US $376
Installed new battery. Combox recall. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Apr 2018
Aug 2014

30100 mi
Fuel door would not lock when vehicle was locked via central locking system. Locking pin was not engaging fully and appeared as though it was sheared off. Filler Flap Actuator was replaced and costs covered under warranty. 
Dec 2016

46000 mi

US $400
battery replaced 
Nov 2017

52000 mi

US $800
Faulty coil pack. Replaced all 6 coil packs. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2013
Apr 2011

7000 mi
Leaky transmission. Replaced seal. 
Dec 2012

38000 mi
Tire pressure monitor failed. Replaced control unit under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

52000 mi

US $50
CEL came on, and car ran rough. Problem intermittent but persistent. #1 coil pack bad; dealer replaced all 6. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

47000 mi
VANOS bolts on intake side sheared off. Known vulnerability with this engine. Fixed under extended warranty. Vanos unit replaced on intake side, bolts on both vanos units replaced, and broken bolt heads recovered from oil pan. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017
Sep 2015

40000 mi

US $180
Battery died suddenly 
Jan 2017

55000 mi

US $2100
Engine was roughly accelerating. Suspected bad VANOS solenoids and had the solenoids replaced. This did not fix the issue. Front Control Arms had to be replaced as they were bad. 

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2011 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2013
Nov 2010

400 mi
Ran diagnostics on speedometer. Confirmed that it read 5% higher than actual speed, but said it was normal. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2015
May 2014

43900 mi
The seat sensor would detect a person falsely when it was warm outside causing the seatbelt warning. 
Dec 2014

55000 mi

US $100
Ignition coil in #4 cylinder malfunctioned. Dealer replaced all 6. Oil changed at the same time. 
Feb 2015

57000 mi

US $282
Battery needed to be repalced 
Oct 2015

67000 mi

US $50
Needed thermostat (CEL came on) 

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2010.5 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in South Africa
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

50220 mi
Minor oil leak, worn gasket 

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2010 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

2000 mi
SOS system not locating. steel fuel filler opening jammed (the small gate in the tube seized-up). 
Oct 2010

13000 mi
Service light came on. Flash update run. Then nav/radio not functioning. Could not fix so new uint replaced at no cost to me. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

84000 mi

US $1000
Replaced coils and mass air flow sensor as part of the maintenance where spark plugs needed changing. 
Dec 2017

90000 mi

US $500
Pads and rotors 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Kansas, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2017
Aug 2016

77700 mi

US $500
Fuel Pump stopped working without any warning 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

38000 mi

US $350
Brake lines exhibited cracking, all 4 lines were replaced. 
Mar 2018

62000 mi
Both Front thrust arms and ball joint at each ends replaced to solve vibration, inconsistent braking, pulling over bumps, and excessive brake dive. Replaced lower steering spindle to eliminate slop in steering, rattle/tick noise when turning. 
May 2018

61000 mi

US $650
Rattle found in steering column, replaced lower steering spindle. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
May 2015 - Mar 2018
Jul 2015

62380 mi
Two leaking power steering hoses. AC Evaporator failed. 
Nov 2015

67580 mi
Replaced front control arms Replaced front differential Replaced two bad coils 
Apr 2017

78740 mi

C $300
New pads and rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
May 2011 - Aug 2013
Jun 2012

20000 mi
Left Turn Signal Malfunction. Replaced Housing Vent tabs were broken. Replaced entire vents. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Oct 2012
Oct 2010

4540 mi
Electrical glitch - Tire Pressure Sensor illuminated but no fault found. 
Oct 2012

13020 mi
Not blowing cold, leaking seal replaced under warranty 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

40000 mi

US $270
left rear LED taillight assembly replaced. LED turn signal failed (intermittent flash) and the complete outer taillight assembly must be replaced. LED circuit board not accessible/repairable. 
Oct 2017

42000 mi
Takata airbag replacement 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2012
Jan 2012

11720 mi
Creaking noise from front suspension. Dealer replaced suspension bushings. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in South Africa
Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

31480 mi
Turbocharger blew due to a crack in one of the charge pipes. Repairs were covered by Warranty. 
Jan 2015

39680 mi
Replaced leaking radiator 
Nov 2015

45760 mi
Replaced coolant expansion tank, again, due to cracked tank. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

45000 mi

US $85
Power steering would get stuck coming out of full lock, daytime running light bulb was out 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2015
Mar 2012

38000 mi
Valve cover gasket, 2 valves replaced and seals. 
Oct 2014

77500 mi

US $53
I had a clanking noise when turning from a stop. BMW replaced entire steering rack under CPO. 
Dec 2014

80000 mi

US $50
Water pump failed. 
Apr 2015

85000 mi

US $50
6 fuel injectors replaced, cable cover gasket replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Brazil
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

44950 mi

$3000
Full fueling system overhaul - new HPFP, Plugs, Coils were installed.  OFHG replaced due to leaks.  Water pump replaced due to leaks. 
Jan 2018

50840 mi

$100
transmission oil pan leak - oil pan + gasket replaced. 
Feb 2018

50220 mi

$700
evaporator leak - replaced evaporator 
Mar 2018

51460 mi

$100
valve cover gasket oil leak. gasket replaced 
Jun 2018

52080 mi

$200
Changed tie roda 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2018
Apr 2015

55300 mi
Engine miss-fired in cyl #4 from time to time in 1500-2500 rpm rangernI replaced all all coils and replaced the spark plug in cyl #4. Engine runs smooth and no longer has the issue. Not sure if it was the coil or the sp. 
Sep 2015

59000 mi

US $70
Boost pressure converter started making strange noise. I found and installed a replacement. 
Nov 2015

60100 mi

US $425
Carbon clean intake valves. 
Jun 2016

66000 mi
Electrical system malfunction. Light control module (failed when I disconnected the battery) and tire pressure control module failed (on its own after heavy rain). $600 to replace and another $200 to code the car. Always something. 
Jul 2016

66300 mi
Got engine malfunction message - reduced power mode when I was 200 miles from home. Car was sluggish but kept driving. I traced the problem to a stuck rear turbo wastegate. Pulled vacuum and the gate did not move. Used some WD40 to lubricate. 
Dec 2016

70000 mi

US $450
Oil Filter Housing gasket was leaking and needed replacement. 
Sep 2017

78000 mi

US $60
Rear Right taillight LED assembly failed (right before my inspection was due). One row was dead and the car was showing an error message. I found that the assembly is not repairable and ordered a new tail light assembly on Amazon for around $60. I think the OEM is $250+. Looks like these fail all the time considering the number of people that bought the aftermarket part. The other day I found that the light pipe LED is now dead on my other tail light so it looks like I am going to have to drop anther $60 to fix that. BMW is really letting me down as LED should last a million years if the circuits are properly designed. Chinese are getting a thumb up for making cheap knock off parts for the E90 platform. Rear Left tail light assembly also failed shortly after. Again bought knockoff China made part on Ebay for $52 and back in business. Hopefully these last longer than OEM and probably the car itself :) 
Dec 2017

81000 mi

US $1600
Car was having miss-fire on cold start. Replaced valve cover and valve cover gasket. Installed updated Rob Beck PCV valve. Replaced index 7 fuel injectors with index 12 injectors. Car runs fine after repair. Still seems to burn .25 quart per 500 miles. Hard to chase that issue since it could be normal engine/turbo wear at 82 kmiles. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Nov 2013

19700 mi
replace 3 fuel injectors 
Aug 2016

47600 mi

US $150
Replaced fuel injectors for cylinders 4-6 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

49200 mi

US $3150
Fuel injectors stuck open and one bad spark plug. Coils replaced preventatively 
Jul 2017

51000 mi

US $100
Right tail light shorted- not just the bulb. The entire tail light was replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2018
Feb 2013

29500 mi
The passenger side fog light has been loose since I purchased the car CPO 3/12. No signs of getting hit. They glued the light back to the body. True fix will require a new front bumper to anchor the fog light. I opted for glue. The ski pass through door between the rear seat and trunk has locked shut. The dealer said it was a defective locking mechanism and even though it wasn't covered under the warranty that he would take care of it at no charge. 
May 2013

31700 mi
Driver side exhaust had a severe flapper rattle on cold start. The entire left side muffler and exhaust were replaced. 
Feb 2015

47400 mi
leaking valve cover gasket 
Sep 2015

56000 mi
Cracked valve cover 
Mar 2017

69000 mi

US $300
My stock charge pipe blew off and shattered. I replaced the stock plastic one with an aftermarket metal one. 
Mar 2018

78000 mi

US $350
Stuck hood latch. Cable replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

53320 mi
Owner repaired driver air vent. Plastic part needed to be glued back together. 
Nov 2014

55180 mi
Repaired adjustable headlight mechanism on right side 
May 2015

58280 mi
Klunk heard around corners which was due to bushings on front sway bar. Replaced bushings. Problem solved. 
Sep 2015

60140 mi
Leaking coolant from engine compartment. 
Oct 2016

68200 mi

C $350
Right rear outer tail light. Replaced entire unit after the light stopped working. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2012
Aug 2011

16100 mi
Fuel injector for cylinder one was inoperative causing misfire and rough operation. Injector replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2012
May 2012

24700 mi
Three fuel injectors failed. Car was repaired and while the repairs were I was given a loaner. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
May 2015

91000 mi
would not shift out of gear, with engine running, symptoms of a failed slave cylinder. turned out to be failing master cylinder which was replaced under warrantee 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2015
Jul 2013

37000 mi
Rear badge started to peel. Replaced under body warranty. 
Apr 2015

58700 mi

US $50
Pothole dislodged vertical adjustment on adaptive headlight, causing light to point straight toward ground. Only labor to fix -- wanted $140, but convinced them to do it for $50 CPO warranty charge. There is a BMW issued TSB on this issue. 
Jun 2015

62000 mi
Large bumps/smaller potholes will dislodge passenger headlight. Had to remove bumper, realign, reassemble (~2hrs). Dealer will not replace headlight under CPO (not covered until MY2014). They recommended calling BMW customer relations. Likely to repeat. 
Aug 2015

62000 mi

US $5
Steering wheel latex paint bubbled and started to peel off. Very unsightly. Not covered under warranty, so I stripped the paint with rubbing alcohol and sand paper, then sprayed it matte black. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Feb 2015
Sep 2013

78000 mi
Glow plug failure 
Jul 2014

90500 mi

US $50
Exhaust NOx sensor failed. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

35000 mi
Fourth time for injector problem (cylinder #2) via SES light. No noticeable driveability issues. 
Jun 2012

35000 mi
SES light continued to come on. BMW repurchased the vehicle - mechanic I spoke with thought it might be due to excessive carbon build-up as a result of direct injection. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2014
Jul 2010

3300 mi
Software upgrade with major clear and complete reflash 
May 2012

69800 mi

US $130
The back pressure turbo hose ruptured and had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2017
Aug 2015

80900 mi

US $2300
Replaced both front and rear shocks and struts. Also got 75,000 mile tune up to include oil change. 
Sep 2015

84000 mi
Service Engine Soon light came on about three days after full car tune up. Independant repair shop's computer tool was unable to identify exactly what the repair needs to be. Something about the diesel exhaust treatment fluid sensor. 
Nov 2015

87000 mi

US $128
Service Engine Soon light had been on for one month. Local mechanic did not have system to address repair. SES went off three days prior to service call. Still took it in. Something to do with the diesel exhaust temp guage. No repair. 
Feb 2016

90300 mi
SES light and code says that the diesel exhaust fuel sensor is bad and that in order to replace it, the DEF tank in its entirety needs to be replaced. System also reported a past case that a cylinder had misfired. 
Feb 2017

104000 mi

US $2000
Steering ball system had to be replaced. Coolant hose busted. Car over heated and wouldn't run. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2014
Feb 2013

44000 mi
SES (yellow) for 1 time fault involving SCR. Tech cleared fault drove car 45 min. Fault did not reappear. 
Aug 2013

52000 mi
Replaced lower exterior gasket of rear window because it was sagging in the middle and sliding off the rear window. The new part is sliding off as well. I suspect the technician just reused the original part.  
Oct 2013

53800 mi
Replaced the active tank (Urea) due to a faulty sensor. 
Dec 2013

58000 mi

US $50
Supply module replaced (SCR System) Blower motor replaced 
Mar 2014

60000 mi

US $50
Problem: SES light and DEF fluid was being pumped out of the tank through vent tubes. NOX sensors replaced SCR catalyst replaced Urea Tank replaced. 
Apr 2014

60800 mi
I bought my own lower rear window gasket and attempted to repair myself this past spring. My repair was better, just sagged a little as the adhesive set. 
Aug 2014

65000 mi

US $350
Urea tank would pump DEF out of the vents onto the ground. Serpentine belts replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2017
May 2014

70000 mi
Dead battery, 4 1/2 years old. Consider routine maintenance item. 
May 2015

88000 mi

US $1150
SES light, one bad glow plug, bad glow plug controller. replaced all six glow plugs and controller. Defective MAF (Mass Air Flow Meter) 
Sep 2015

94000 mi

US $1200
Leaking Charge Air Pipe/Hose. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
Oct 2013

34300 mi
Check engine light came on. Code indicated a sensor in the SCR tank was incorrect. Dealer replaced the tank containing DEF fluid. 
Mar 2015

47000 mi

US $300
5 yr old battery needed replacement 
Dec 2015

53000 mi

US $230
Service Engine Soon light came on indicating problem with MAF sensor. Couldn't reset. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

98580 mi

C $2200
EGR malfunction since spring/summer 2014. Difficult to diagnose. Had to replace EGR cooler following warranty replacement of EGR valve a second time. Seized flap valve inside the cooler. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2012
Mar 2011

26000 mi
Check engine light went on intermittently 
Jan 2012

39600 mi
Door chimes going on erroneously when interior was cold. 
Mar 2012

43000 mi
Headlight washer nozzle leaking washer fluid. 
Apr 2012

44000 mi
Leaky fuel injector causing rough running. 
May 2012

45500 mi
Faulty DME controller found to be repeatedly causing injector faults. Replaced the unit. 
Oct 2012

53000 mi
Service engine soon light came back on and engine ran rough. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Victoria, Australia
Jun 2014 - Dec 2017
Jul 2014

17560 mi
Timing chain replacement 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
Apr 2013

41300 mi
Replace CIC computer because navigation was not working properly. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Egypt
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014
Dec 2013

28520 mi

$200
Oil cooler 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Jan 2017
Feb 2016

65100 mi

US $1869
Faulty eccentric shaft sensor 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2018
Jan 2013

25714 mi
Rear left Wheel Rim was cracked causing tire to go flat. Dealer replaced the wheel under warranty. 
Aug 2018

74000 mi
Rear sunshade stopped working, dealership wanted $250.00 to diagnose problem. I decided I could live without paying close to over $600 to fix/replace a sunshade 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

60000 mi

US $500
Replace headlight 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
Jan 2017

57000 mi

US $2600
Oil filter housing stand gasket and coolant. Oil pan gasket, oil pan bolts. Spark plus and ignition coils. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

38200 mi

US $650
Left and right rear suspension trailing arms broken and needed to be replaced. Usually caused by improper towing. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Nov 2012

52300 mi

US $114
Service Engine Soon light was on. Inspection detected defective fuel cap which was replaced. 
Aug 2013

56000 mi

US $2100
Steering rack and pinion was leaking fluid and was replaced. At the same time, a wheel alignment was done. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2016
Aug 2014

54000 mi

US $415
The driver side headlight washer jet failed causing leaking wiper fluid. Part was ~$90 but repair required bumper removal and was labor intensive. 
May 2015

61000 mi

US $10
Passenger low beam bulb burned out. Ordered replacement bulb on line and replaced bulb. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2018
Dec 2013

29000 mi

US $22
plastic cover over carpet near passenger's side door. It separated from the door assembly and was reattached. Battery needed to be recharged 
Apr 2014

32300 mi

US $22
Rear tow flap replaced. Fell off during a car wash. 
Nov 2016

54100 mi

US $100
Replaced parking lights 
Sep 2017

64000 mi

US $292
Battery replaced. 
Dec 2017

66000 mi

US $3500
ignition coils malfunctioned oil leak and related parts 
Jun 2018

67000 mi

US $60
replaced missing front bumper tow hitch cover. probably the result of going thru automatic car washes. 
Jul 2018

68000 mi

US $180
Brake [wear?] sensor damaged. Replaced. 
Aug 2018

70000 mi
Antenna unplugged causing garbled blue tooth connections. Antenna reconnected. Internal leak in fuel tank vent system. Replaced fuel pump, vent line from tank to fill neck, fill neck to canister, canister to purge valve and purge valve. Replaced canister. Installed gas tank. Driver's side sill trim unsecured. Reattached. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2015
Aug 2011

22000 mi
Gas tank had a air leak. Replaced tank. 
Mar 2012

30000 mi
The iDrive controller surface began to peel. Needed to be replaced. Under warranty. 
Apr 2015

72500 mi

US $1000
Not sure other than suspension 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

127000 mi

US $760
parts needed to be replaced because over 100,000 miles 
Aug 2016

129600 mi

US $860
left rear light stopped working, entire rear light connection needed to be replaced! 
BMW 3-Series in Alaska, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

49000 mi

US $650
Oil filter gasket not properly installed at quicklube, took it to F.A.T.S. who had to replace sensors, new filter, etc. car was cutting out in power 
Mar 2018

49000 mi

US $650
Replaced coil pack 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
Jul 2013

44300 mi
slider for passenger outboard air vent fell off, and trim around mirror became dislodged 
Aug 2013

45000 mi
Replaced another cabin vent control slider, center console 
Feb 2015

82100 mi
Bad ignition coils, replaced under control warranty 
Jun 2015

90000 mi

US $50
Oil filter housing cracked, replaced under CPO warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Dec 2013 - Nov 2015
Feb 2014

50500 mi

US $600
bushings were shot. seemed premature for the mileage. Tensioner is failing. Causing premature wear on fan belt. Is a recall item. 
Mar 2014

50000 mi

US $1200
New brakes, resurfaced rotors, new pinion seal, new cabin filter, synthetic oil change. 
Oct 2014

57000 mi

US $300
The serpentine belt guide had loosened, creating excessive wear on the belt itself. 
May 2015

62000 mi

US $370
thought it was a malfunctioning brakelight, but entire carriage assembly needed to be replaced. Price for the part was 60% on Ebay (oem) of what we paid, but don't know how difficult install was. 
Nov 2015

68000 mi
Rear light signal carriage. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

77000 mi

US $675
Two cylinders were misfiring - replaced all coils and plugs and runs great again 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

25000 mi
Upper and lower steering column replaced for the 3rd time. Problem begins with a knock when the steering is turned left to right or right to left. Feels as if a joint is loose. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2013
Jun 2013

30000 mi
AC vent adjusters/sliders were broken. Replaced by dealership under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015

43800 mi

US $700
Brake light right went out. Light replaced out of warranty. right and left rear door trims (plastic surround molding on window) broke off. fixed at dealer. 
May 2016

55500 mi

US $360
AC system leak in one of the valves. Dealer fixed leak and refilled freon. Interior rear right door trim was loose. Clips had to be installed new. 
Sep 2016

58000 mi

US $11
Car is starting to burn oil. Had to top up a quart after a 300 mile trip when Oil indicator was in the middle level before starting. Hasn't done so for the last 58000 miles. Need to monitor in future. 
Jan 2017

53200 mi

US $600
Serpentine belt and tensioner wore out.replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2011

6000 mi

US $200
alignment fixed after hitting bad pothole at speed 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2014
Sep 2014

80000 mi

US $600
Computer module had to be replaced 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2015
Sep 2013

43000 mi
Broken spring in drivers seat required replacing backrest frame. Replaced dry rotted trim around rear windscreen. Replaced broken rear view mirror. Day/night adjustor failed and resulted in misaligned mirror reflector and inability to adjust or move mirror. 
Nov 2013

46000 mi
Broken floor mat holders. Shift knob deteriorating. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

69000 mi
O2 sensor out 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

US $418
LED in the tail light went out. The entire tail light assembly had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2013
Mar 2010

7 mi
Awaiting delivery on 4/9/10. Troubleshooting engine 'whine sound' and interior leather door trim defect. 
Feb 2011

11000 mi
Creaking at door seals. Dealer said they would replace, they simply wiped them done with a cloth and noise returned next day. Replaced on second visit, but they damaged headliner, so I had to bring the car in a 3rd time to repair that. Loud, high pitched whining/whirring noise from alternator, very distinct from 0 - 3,000 rpms. Dealer did not attempt to fix at 3 separate visits, currently waiting for regional bmw engineer to o.k. replacement. 
Mar 2011

12000 mi
Scheduled a visit with service manager knowing alternator needed to be replaced. Car in shop for 2 days before dealer reports they need to order part. 
Apr 2011

12500 mi
Replaced alternator Replaced alternator 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2015 - Sep 2018
Jun 2015

54560 mi

C $350
Condenser failed, had to bring to the shop twice to finally get repaired. 
Dec 2017

91760 mi

C $370
Replaced and recoded battery 
Mar 2018

94860 mi

C $65
Replaced trunk shocks, factory ones wore out. 
Jun 2018

97960 mi

C $650
Possible fluid leak from transfer case and engine oil pan on bottom Taking vehicle back to repair shop to check for fluid leaks versus just sweating fluid. Unknown if it is a leak at this time. 
Sep 2018

100440 mi
Front brakes replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2015
May 2013

38000 mi
gas gauge erroneously reporting 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in New South Wales, Australia
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2018

49600 mi

A $1500
- 80,000km service - replace front brake rotor, pads and sensors - replace faulty radiator cooling fan - replace coolant expansion tank - replace electric water pump - replace thermostat - replace brake fluid - flush coolant from engine and radiator 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

6200 mi
Erratic warning lights for brakes and low oil. Turned out that the battery was low and this caused all the problems. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014

47000 mi

US $1500
BiXenon auto-adjusting lights lost one of the settings. the retail price for the headlight assembly was $1,346. I got a discount. the headlights would not adjust up and down properly. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

101000 mi

US $470
R2 cracked front windshield. It looked like a reverse L shape... 7 inches down from the top of the windshield and 4 inches to the left. Perhaps a stress crack or cracked in the heat. It was due to something striking it externally.  
Jun 2018

103000 mi

US $250
Right rear speed sensor failed. Sensor had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2012 - May 2015
Jul 2014

14200 mi

US $400
IDrive software required updating before new map updates could be installed. 
BMW 3-Series in Netherlands
Dec 2010 - Jul 2018
Nov 2011

14500 mi
bobine (ignition coils) replaced; software updates for the full car to improve performance and navigation / entertainment system. 
Sep 2014

53320 mi

€750
2 of 4 coils replaced, after all 4 had been replaced on a engine failure AND all 4 where replace after that by a new type because of a recall. The new type apparently isn't much better... 
May 2015

61380 mi

€1500
oil pump / oil pressure, coils and injectors replace for the third time ! 
Nov 2015

66700 mi
This is the cabriolet. Water had leaked into the right back side panel, to the level it sounded like a pool. Might have been cause by the repaint from small accident (that maybe filled the drain holes). They drained about 1,5 gallons... 
Mar 2016

70680 mi

€180
Really annoying rattle in the dashboard. 
Aug 2017

80600 mi

€240
rubber seal between front and rear side window ripped. back glass panel replaced. Water in between the side panel. 
Feb 2018

85560 mi

€800
the tensioner for the chain was out for some strange reason and since that is supposed to be stuck in the bottom of the engine and being oiled by the engine - all oil drained ... 
Jul 2018

91760 mi

€450
Trunk electric lock failure 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Feb 2010 - Nov 2012
Jun 2010

5000 mi
Delay in brake action when roads very wet despite brake drying feature fitted to car. Dealer consulting manufacturer and will revert. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2013
Apr 2010

2000 mi
Fuel pump was having issues starting. Replaced it. Apparently had to replacement the navigation system when they did it? Makes no sense to me either. 
Nov 2012

29200 mi
Bad cell in battery. Battery replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2013
May 2012

10300 mi
Drivers side brake light socket was bad 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

57000 mi
Worn out bushing replaced. 
Apr 2016

61200 mi

US $950
Replaced worn out strut on passenger side 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2011
Dec 2010

6000 mi
A fuel injector went bad, causing the "Service engine" light to come on. iPod adapter working intermittently. 
Dec 2011

10000 mi
replaced high pressure fuel pump replaced iPod adapter replaced light bulb in the rear. no idea how long it took. 
BMW 3-Series in Manitoba, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jun 2017
Nov 2013

30860 mi
TPMS sensors (under warranty) were replaced 
Nov 2014

45880 mi

C $500
Oil sending unit failure - required replacement. TPMS sensor was reset, and oil & filter change were performed. 
Apr 2017

66960 mi

C $2000
Water pump failed causing an overheating issue which triggered an engine shutdown. Water pump serpentine belt replaced. Rear seal replaced 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2016
Jun 2010

4000 mi
a/c quit cooling after 1+ hrs - issue with evaporator sensor freezing.  

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
Jan 2018

74000 mi

US $2000
Fuel actuator.. obd..bank2 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2016
Mar 2016

70000 mi

US $380
Alternator overvoltage issue 
Jul 2016

78000 mi

US $750
AC Fan motor died 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2018
Oct 2014

43800 mi

US $20
Coolant expansion tank bleeder valve screw cracked. Screw is made of plastic and this is a common problem on BMWs 
Nov 2016

68700 mi

US $165
Throttle actuator bank 2 failure, replaced for free under CA Extended Emissions Warranty 7yr/70k Air intake temperature sensor failure 
Aug 2017

76000 mi

US $630
Replaced throttle actuator bank 1 
Nov 2017

78000 mi

US $15
Loose rubber gasket inside intake plenum causing whistling noise upon acceleration. Sealed the gasket with RTV. Noise disappeared 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2012 - Oct 2015
Jan 2013

21000 mi
Sensor unit that monitors battery replaced. 
Feb 2013

22200 mi
When the new sensor was put in, and a week passed, the sensor indicated a bad battery. 
Mar 2013

25000 mi
Rear brake light malfunction 
Aug 2013

30000 mi
Front tires reported chopped, resulting in roaring noise when breaking Passenger door repaired due to slight misalignment 
May 2014

41700 mi

US $100
Leaking head gasket, replaced Pump for windshield washer inoperative 
Mar 2015

48000 mi

US $50
ABS Failure indicated due to failed sensor in rear brake area. 
Aug 2015

49000 mi

US $115
Right rear brake lights out 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
Aug 2015

56000 mi

US $50
Ignition coils and plugs went bad. 
Oct 2016

61000 mi

US $50
Evaporator went bad. Very extensive labor to repair. Parts not expensive. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Nov 2017

58000 mi

US $1800
Blower motor 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

36000 mi
Tire Pressure Warning Light came on. Adjusted pressure in all tires. Was not able to turn off the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light. 

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2010 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

168-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012

17500 mi
Faulty ignition coils, misfiring 
Nov 2013

28000 mi
Faulty NoX sensor replaced. Emissions warning light illuminated. 
Jul 2015

41300 mi

£100
Camshaft sensor faulty 
Sep 2016

51000 mi

£880
Caliper corroded. Replaced with new pads and discs. 
Dec 2017

66000 mi

£250
Caliper failure 

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2009.5 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Mexico, Mexico
Nov 2013 - Nov 2014
Dec 2013

22940 mi

$1000
Oil filter assembly leakage, it leaked over the serpentine belt and it broke. The serpentine belt was sucked into the engine thru the crankshaft seal. Replaced 2 gaskets, serpentine belt and crankshaft seal, oil and coolant. About 16 hours job. 
Jan 2014

22720 mi

$1500
The water pump is cracked and is leaking coolant. Needed to whole replace pump 
Mar 2014

23560 mi

$350
The strut tower base needed replacement. 
Jul 2014

24280 mi

$450
Front left shock wasn't working. Both front shocks were replaced 
Oct 2014

24800 mi

$450
The steering wheel sensor went bad. 

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2009.5 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Queensland, Australia
Jan 2010 - Mar 2018
Nov 2010

14880 mi
numerous fault, mostly small electronic faults 
Apr 2011

17980 mi
Very rough idle when car in gear at lights. Dealership did software update to try and fix problem however, problem still persist. Rough idle still occurs at start up when car cold. Problem last for 20-30 seconds.  
Oct 2012

32020 mi
Car randomly vibrate on cold start for 20-40sec. Dealership still not sure what problem is. Re-booked with dealership to leave over for a few days to diagnose. 
Nov 2012

33220 mi
Been to dealership more than three times. After changing fuel pressure sensor, problem still there. Then found air flow meter faulty. 
Oct 2013

43400 mi
Engine chugging at cold start when in gear. This issue have been looked at more than 3 times in the past but still can not resolve. Air flow sensor changed but problem still there. Found oil leak in oil sump. Repair seal and other parts. DSC module failed. This is 2nd time that it failed in the 4 year ownership of this car. DSC module failed. This is 2nd time that it failed in the 4 year ownership of this car. Engine chugging at cold start when in gear. This issue have been looked at more than 3 times in the past but still can not resolve. Air flow sensor changed but problem still there. Found oil leak in oil sump. Repair seal and other parts. 
Dec 2013

45260 mi
Chugging problem finally fix after software update. 
Jun 2014

49600 mi
Peeling around stop/start button Cup holder jam Exterior driver door handle sticking Driver side rear indicator faulty. Replace both sets of rear indicator light 
Sep 2014

52700 mi
Chugging Problem came back. Has a particular bad day where it chugged all day on Saturday. 
Jan 2015

57660 mi
Peeling steering wheel Driver side storage compartment door cant close Boost sensor tie with cable tie since last service. Boost sensor clip broken. 
Jun 2015

60760 mi
Leaking transmission. Gasket was replaced but found more leak. Intercooler hose was ordered from Germany and took 2 weeks. Car return with vibration sound/rattling near the gearbox. Had to rebook again. 
Aug 2017

77500 mi

A $2500
Leaking windscreen tank Glow plug module causing car choking problem during cold start up. Problem there since day one. finally diagnoise and parts replace intake manifold was strip and carbon clean 
Feb 2018

81840 mi

A $1000
Suspect dealer may perhaps damage it during rear brake replacement two months earlier. Rear right Speed sensor causing all electrical aid and assist to fail such as ABS, Hill start assist, DTC etc 
Mar 2018

83700 mi

A $700
MAF failed cause hesitation under hard acceleration Alternator failed 

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2009 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

59000 mi

US $214
Abs wheel speed sensor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

32000 mi
Defective turn signal. Rapid flash only when hot and sitting for hours. acted fine first thing in the morning. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Feb 2011 - Mar 2016
Aug 2011

18000 mi
central locking transponder failed due to water ingress. A common problem garage said. New transponder installed and extra sealant applied. 
Feb 2012

22000 mi
Adaptive headlight failure. Whole RH headlight unit replaced and system reprogrammed. FOC under warranty. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

62000 mi

£450
Engine light appeared, ERG Valve needed replacing. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

63000 mi
low coolant level indicator. System needed a coolant flush and fresh coolant. 
Jun 2017

71500 mi

US $80
Leaking fluid from windshield washer reservoir. Pump motor had hairline crack in it causing a leak. I purchased and replaced both motors (front and rear) since this is E91. 
Apr 2018

82000 mi

US $700
Valve cover gasket replacement 
Jun 2018

83000 mi

US $246
replaced accessory belt and tensioner, torx screw. The screw had started to slightly bend and show signs of failure. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2018
Sep 2010

36000 mi
Replaced pump related to vapor emission system 
Jul 2011

46300 mi
Dealer replaced steering lower joint assembly. 
Mar 2015

92000 mi

US $300
Replace rear shock absorbers. 
Jun 2015

93000 mi

US $300
Front struts and links 
Jul 2015

94000 mi

US $350
Replace control arms. 
Jan 2016

89000 mi

US $760
Replace battery. 
Mar 2018

134000 mi

US $150
Replace diversity antenna. 
Jul 2018

139000 mi

US $400
Replace exhaust gasket. Replace three oxygen sensors. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2010 - Nov 2015
Jun 2010

4400 mi

US $335
Replaced battery as we were told the alternator does not charge the battery when it isn't driven more than once per month 
Nov 2010

13000 mi
Replaced sunroof gasket due to wind noise. Replaced sunroof gasket due to wind noise.Done under warranty. 
Aug 2011

18000 mi
Sunroof would not close and was stuck in one position. Mechanical drive components replaced. Sun roof mechanical drive components had to be replaced under warranty.Car was at the dealer for 4 days. 
Mar 2012

28000 mi
The problem was very noisy valve lifters. Replace all valve lifters. It appears to be common problem with this engine and all replaced under warranty 
Aug 2012

31800 mi
Replaced end bushings on sway bar 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2013
Jun 2011

15000 mi
The left turn signal had an intermittent malfunction. The glue used to seal the rear tail light caused the LED blinker to malfunction. A new tail light kit with new sealant was installed. No problems since. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2009 - Oct 2012
Jun 2010

16000 mi
Left rear turn signal malfunction 
Jul 2010

17000 mi
Electrical fault in turn signal assembly. Entire assembly replaced 
Feb 2012

40300 mi
adaptive headlight malfunction. first they recalibrated it. problem returned; 2nd trip (3 days in shop) replaced right headlight unit 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Puerto Rico
Oct 2010 - Jul 2017
Mar 2011

27000 mi
I had forgotten to report this previously. The adaptive Xeon lights fall off their fixture and they don't illuminate properly. Dealer has tried to repair and even replace the parts on one side, without too much success. Blame the road here. 
Sep 2011

35000 mi
Movable headlight module broke, dealer claimed it was owner caused, manufacturer finally agreed to replace unit.  
Dec 2015

68000 mi

US $2100
Evaporator was replaced. 
Jul 2017

77000 mi

US $700
Damaged water pump 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

46300 mi
The car stopped in the middle of the freeway and had to coast to pull over. Fault said engine overheated.Diagnosed as cooling pump malfunction. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2015

66000 mi

US $50
A leak had developed around the oil filter housing gasket and required replacement. Since it was covered by my CPO warranty, the repair was $50 rather than $350 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2016
Aug 2015

72000 mi

US $450
Oil Housing gasket leak. Have to replace it. 
Dec 2015

75000 mi

US $1000
Water pump failed while driving. Had to tow to shop. Replaced water pump and thermostat. 
Apr 2016

80000 mi
Turbo whining/cracking sound detected while changing oil at dealer. The whole turbo system was replaced by dealer under BMW extended warrantty for turbo in 335i N54 engine per class-action suit. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
Apr 2012

31500 mi
Spark plugs 
Jul 2013

43500 mi
half engine light 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

123000 mi

US $3000
6 Fuel injector had to be replaced. 6 spark plug updated. new sw upgrade to match fuel injector. oil change. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Nov 2011

43000 mi
abs pump had failure alarm. Replaced. replaced ABS hydraulic unit 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2018
May 2014

14000 mi

US $900
Took car in for half engine light, and radiator fan running full blast. Half engine light caused by failed HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP. This was an HPFP that was replaced during the recall too! Took car in for half engine light and radiator fan running full blast. The full blast radiator fan was caused by a failed WATER PUMP. 
Aug 2014

15900 mi

US $200
Right rear LED turn signal. Bulb burned out causing warning indicator to come on. Required entire lens unit to be replace. LED bulbs not replaceable. 
Aug 2016

22000 mi

US $480
Another failed High pressur fuel pump. That makes the fifth one for this car. They also replaced the fuel pressure regulator. HPFP was under warranty, but not fuel pressure regulator. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2012
Mar 2011

12000 mi
replace steering wheel heating module. at times, the heater would turn off immediately after you turn it on. 
Jun 2012

25000 mi
"Engine Malfunction. Reduced power" Turns out to be something in the injection system mechanically stuck. 
Sep 2012

25000 mi
Right corner light malfunction alert but right corner light is not malfunctioning. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Jun 2010

9000 mi
HPFP Failure - Engine went into Limp Mode 
Mar 2012

22000 mi
Left rear led's went out and dealer replaced both left and right rear tail lamps per BMW TSB 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

115000 mi

US $1800
Valve cover gasket replaced due to leak at rear. Steering angle sensor replaced. Front control arms worn and clunking under hard braking or steering. HVAC fan bearing failing and generating a squeal. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2016
Jul 2009

1001 mi

US $174
Went in for BMW alarm activation on 7-1-09. CIC module failed twice during the programing & had to be replaced. Car was not repaired until 7-17-09 after calling in a special BMW tech to resolve the problem. Cost of 174. was the activation charge. 
May 2012

16300 mi
Plastic latch on battery cover broke. Part is on special order. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

4000 mi
All of my doors were squeaking and squealing. Took the car in and they placed felt tape in strategic areas inside the door panels. 
Aug 2009

8000 mi
Paint was chipping off of my light switch.  
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Nov 2013 - Feb 2014
Dec 2013

37000 mi
The engine began misfiring and shaking. It was towed to BMW. Cylinder 2 failed and excessive fuel was found on some spark plugs. The replace the injectors in bank 1, the plastic valve cover, vacuum tank and all the spark plugs. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2016
Apr 2010

5000 mi
Long cranks (>5 seconds) in cold morning. 
May 2010

6000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) was defective and replaced. 
Jun 2011

18000 mi
Engine idle speed was too low causing droning sound when turning steering wheel at low speed. Corrected by raising the idle speed. 
Jun 2012

29000 mi
Window was making rubbing noise when car going over a speed bump. Lubed the rubber seals and noise was gone. 
Feb 2013

35000 mi
One door lock was going out. Dealer replaced the door actuator. 
Jul 2013

40500 mi
Rough idle in the morning, but runs fine after engine fully warms up. Replace low pressure fuel sensor and the problem persists. Replace three fuel injectors and the problem goes away. 
Dec 2014

57000 mi
Loss of windshield washer fluid. Dealer stated the whole washer fluid reservoir was replaced. 
Mar 2015

60000 mi

US $150
Low voltage warning. Replaced with a new battery. 
Jan 2016

39700 mi
Replaced both turbochargers due to sticky waste gate. Replaced AC condenser. 
BMW 3-Series in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2009
Jul 2009

6930 mi
Interior squeak/rattle at center rear headliner and left rear door--dealer failed to fix either...will try again when time permits. 
Sep 2009

9000 mi
Left rear door squeak associated with exterior "shadow line" trim at the rear door "B" pillar. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Aug 2012
Apr 2010

10000 mi
Replaced HPFP 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

53940 mi

C $85
tie rod replaced 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2013 - Apr 2017
Nov 2016

99160 mi
I have continued to have wheel alignment issues to since I bought the car.I have spent thousands on tires, rims straightening, alignments.I insisted BM do wheel alignments free of charge.They say it seems fine now.We'll see. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2011
Feb 2010

19300 mi
Rt front door, hinge seal replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Feb 2011
Sep 2010

22000 mi
Reduced Power engine light came on. Dealer showed Vanos fault. Cleared code and said it was an anomaly. Problem recurred, need to schedule trip to dealer. 
Nov 2010

22000 mi
VANOS faults- both solenoids replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2018
May 2014

66000 mi

US $150
Both turbochargers were replaced under extended warranty. 
May 2015

75000 mi

US $100
Replaced spark plugs 
Aug 2016

87100 mi

US $300
Battery died, replaced at dealer. Water pump failed 
Apr 2017

91200 mi

US $600
Replaced cracked valve cover. 
Oct 2017

93000 mi

US $120
Replaced leaking fuel injector 
Nov 2017

95000 mi

US $1600
Struts were leaky, replaced with coilovers. 
Dec 2017

95050 mi

US $200
LED tailight failed, assembly replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
Mar 2011

17000 mi
Wiper blades were replaced under warranty. Replacement blade was not touching the glass upon usage. Further inspection revealed a defective wiper blade arm, which was replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2015

46500 mi

C $1680
Car Stalled-half engine light. Codes said fuel pumps. Replaced low pressure fuel pump and low pressure sensor. High Pressure fuel pump replaced last May. 
May 2016

54420 mi

C $250
Computer update required to correct fuel delivery problem 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Sep 2016
Mar 2013

33480 mi
warning light for right headlight. 
Aug 2015

55660 mi

C $150
Window Washer pump failed 
Mar 2016

58900 mi

C $1500
The cooling fan was running continuously and I had no heat. Water pump failed at 95000km. also replaced thermostat at same time. 
May 2016

60760 mi
Car running rough, engine warning light flashing on and off. On restart, still rough but light off. Fault localized to spark plugs which were changed. Car smooth and running fine (so far). 
Jul 2016

62100 mi

C $250
Engine light on. Diagnosed as faulty high pressure fuel pump. Fuel pump replaced in June. Car still running rough at startup and then engine warning light came on. Took back to non dealer specialist shop. Diagnosed as ignition coil malfunction. Repaired for about $250 on top of almost 2k for fuel pump 
Aug 2016

62620 mi

C $975
Engine warning light again. This time low pressure fuel pump changed after replacing high pressure fuel pump in July 16 and water pump in February 2016 m 
Sep 2016

62620 mi

C $500
Engine warning light came on with car running rough in safe mode. Diagnosed software issue where components not communicating. Reloaded software cleared error codes Running rough again. Persisted despite software update in same repair visit. Did injector flush. Much improved. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
Aug 2015

58280 mi

C $400
New gasket replaced, no more leaks. Parts cost $25 only, but it takes about 3- 4 hours to finish the job. 
Oct 2015

589000 mi

C $1000
Water pump died at 95,000km, had the car towed to mechanics. replaced the water pump and thermostat. Parts weren't expensive but the labour cost is. Longer replacement time is required for xdrive BMWs. 
Feb 2016

60760 mi

C $1000
Water pump died at 95,000km, had the car towed to mechanics. replaced the water pump and thermostat. Parts weren't expensive but the labour cost is. longer time required for xdrive BMWs. 
Mar 2016

62000 mi

C $400
Transfer case and transmission starting to fail. Tried reset the transmission adaptations, done tranny fluid change. Will change transfer case and diff fluid next week and see how it turns out. 
Jul 2016

66960 mi

C $850
Water pump died again because of leaking oil filter housing, it was replaced under warranty. Timing belt changed. Sign of Valve cover gasket leaking. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
Aug 2009

3100 mi
Car has 1500 km, on highway trip, car starts to run rough, loses power, engine light goes on. Phone roadside assistance, told to shut off and wait for tow truck. Loose connection in the electronic ignition system.  
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2010
Apr 2009

13000 mi
HIgh pressure fuel pump failed. 3 days in shop 
May 2009

20000 mi
Check engine light. Some software upgrade fixed the issue. Under warranty. 2 days in the shop. 
Jul 2009

23000 mi
High pressure pump failed again 
Aug 2009

26000 mi
VANOS (exhaust camshaft) bearing failed. Entered limp mode. Spent 7 days in shop. Threw another CEL on the way home. Spent 3 additional days in the shop, but they couldn't identify the problem. 
Sep 2009

31000 mi
VANOS exhaust solenoid. After the initial repair, the CEL came back on the way back from BMW of Fairfax, within eyesight of the driveway. Turned around and brought it back.  Previous fix lasted two weeks, then it died on the highway. VANOS bearing ledge - exhaust. Running fine since. 
Jan 2010 Another VANOS error and check engine light 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2017
May 2009

6000 mi
ABS and traction control malfunction caused by dirty sensor in rear wheel. 
Jun 2009

7000 mi
windshield washer fluid leak. replaced right front headlight washer assembly. 
Feb 2013

45700 mi

US $600
Battery was replaced 
May 2013

47000 mi
The radio did not stay on the last station listened to when the car was restarted. 
Jul 2013

50300 mi

US $200
Leak in windshield washer tank. Pump replaced 
Nov 2014

64000 mi

US $504
low pressure fuel sensor replaced due to error message 'engine malfunction reduced power' 
Dec 2016

80000 mi

US $2600
oil leaks at filter housing and oil pan 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

55000 mi

US $75
Oil change plus Dealer fixed battery cable from BMW recall. Battery warning still shows in dash 
Apr 2014

63200 mi

US $15
Bulb failed from a brand new headlight installed in July 
Jun 2015

75000 mi

US $350
Car lost power on highway due to one cylinder head being blocked from carbon buildup in intake. Intake cleaned and walnut blasted to remove buildup. 
Mar 2016

77000 mi

US $375
One Cylinder blocked, needed intake cleaning with walnut blasting 
Oct 2016

79000 mi

US $475
Serpentine belt broke. Replaced belt and tensioner. Oil changed. Car leaked oil the next day and had to return to shop. 
Nov 2016

79000 mi

US $1750
Broken serpentine belt wrapped around engine components and caused failure of crank seal and oil pan gasket seal causing major oil leaks. Oil change redone and battery also replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Mississippi, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2011
Oct 2010

7000 mi
Paint peeling from exterior window trim. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - May 2017
Oct 2014

51140 mi

C $2000
brake caliper control pistons 
Apr 2017

89900 mi

C $1900
water pump failure 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

52000 mi
Fuel injector 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

7500 mi
iPod adapter not playing sound. Bumper scratch, requested quote for repair, none received. electronic control module ordered after initial ordered part failed to fix system. Audio control module replaced to fix non-playing iPod. Bumper scratch repaired and repainted Bumper scratch, requested quote for repair, none received. iPod not playing sound. Windshield chip iPod connection replaced; did not fix non-sound issue. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

88700 mi

US $196
Plastic molded engine intake charge pipe cracked at pipe seam. Common failure mode for engines with higher mileage and/or increased boost pressure. This particular failure caused by age. Replaced with Cobb aftermarket aluminum charge pipe. 
Dec 2016

105000 mi

US $700
Intake valve cleaning with walnut abrasives. Serpentine drive beltrnBelt idler and tensioner pulleys. Coolant flush. Performance turbo down pipes. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Oct 2016
Oct 2014

83000 mi
Valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket leaking. Replaced valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket 
Apr 2015

94000 mi

US $1500
Water pump failure. Replaced water pump and thermostat 
May 2016

110700 mi

US $3400
Car was misfiring and running rich at cold start. Multiple fuel injectors malfunctioning. All 6 fuel injectors replaced and programmed. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2017
Aug 2010

4935 mi
Complete loss of engine power. High pressure fuel pump replaced per SIB 12 55 06 
Apr 2012

16225 mi
Exterior rear window lower rubber molding debonded. Replaced with new piece. 
Feb 2013

22595 mi
Rear window lower moulding debonded again. Replaced with new rubber frame P/N 51-31-7-138-664 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

70000 mi

US $2000
Serpentine belt broke and went through the front main oil seal. Pan had to be dropped and many small pieces of belt removed. They said we had an oil leak on the oil filter cooling block which contributed to the failure. They also stated that all BMW's leak from the oil filter cooling block because the material for the seal hardens over time then leaks. They say it's a known problem that BMW doesn't change so all BMW's at 50000 - 70000 will leak and must be repaired. 
Nov 2017

75000 mi

US $1500
Running rough at idle. Replace fuel injectors on all six cylinders. Mechanics says coil packs are next about 100k miles. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

62000 mi
Halo or "angel eye" daylight running lights. Replaced lamp, miserable job for something so simple. 
Mar 2016

87000 mi

US $1100
Difficult to diagnose (off and on) coolant leak. Would not leak under pressure test. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2010
Apr 2009

1500 mi
A/C not working. Dealer replaced A/C expansion valve under warranty ($0 cost). 
Jun 2009

5000 mi
Car overheated. Dealer replaced water pump under warranty ($0 cost). 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

18000 mi
The vehicle was in the repair shop for a Service Engine Soon light for over 30 days during one visit and maybe 3 more times prior to me ending the lease. The problem was not resolved which was why I ended the lease. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

46000 mi
Daytime running light out. Quick fix. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2015
Jul 2013

27200 mi
Right rear turn signal led taillights failed 
Oct 2014

32200 mi
Check Engine light on for bad glow plug. Code was cleared with no problems and light stayed off. 
Jan 2015

33000 mi
Check Engine light on again. Sold car. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2017
Jul 2016

79700 mi

US $3000
Both drive belts replaced, active tank unclogged, etc. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

118300 mi
Aluminum tube from turbo to lower charge pipe leaking. O-rings replaced on pipe. Parts under warranty; part of head gasket set installed 12-22-11 @ 70856 miles during EGR SCR warranty service. 
Jan 2015

123000 mi
CEL and DEF warning lights on. Service bulletin for SCR system update--new parts and programming--resulted in warning lights as a result of DEF build-up. Service tech may have made error during TSB update procedure. Parts cleaned, fine since. 
Apr 2015

139200 mi

US $2700
Pulled intake manifold for carbon check. About 70k since previous engine rebuild because of carbon. While build up not as bad as before decided to have walnut shell cleaning done on intake manifold, etc. Should be good for another 70K miles 
Apr 2016

162200 mi

US $630
HVAC blower motor failure. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2015
Apr 2011

14300 mi
Rear parcel shelf squeaks over bumps. Attempted to fix (2nd try, 1st time at this dealer). 
Jun 2012

22000 mi
Seat lumber control Exhaust system replacement 
Apr 2015

43200 mi

US $500
Replaced vapor barrier on drivers door. Replace light powering "angel eyes" DRL on drivers side. 
Oct 2015

45300 mi

US $2500
Carbon build up required cleaning. Replacement of defective glow plug. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

60500 mi

US $650
temperature sensor on DEF tank recall, dealer replaced tank free of charge;  also found some issues with alignement, needed new alignement and some otehr front suspension parts? 
Dec 2016

99000 mi

US $4150
Oil leak, seals, oil change Rear pinion seal leak Low/ end of life original battery Booster pump hose 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Sweden
Mar 2009 - Apr 2016
May 2014

74400 mi

$500
There was an oil leak that was found to come from between the oil filter mount and the engine block. The gasket was replaced and leak fixed. Mechanic had never seen this before......... 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2018
May 2016

49000 mi

US $250
Rough start and trouble normalizing idle when cold engine and cold external temperature. Replaced Idle Control Device based on forum advice. Did not fix or improve issue. 
Jun 2016

51000 mi

US $130
Same rough start when bold as before. Replaced fuel pressure sensor. Fixed issue, car now starts normally. 
Apr 2017

58000 mi

US $1300
Car would throw emissions codes on start and operate at reduced power. The codes thrown led to a diagnosis of worn out throttle control valves from forums. Throttle control valves were replaced and fixed the issue. 
Jun 2017

59000 mi

US $20
Tried to get into the car after it was sitting for a day and it was completely dead. No lights, no dash, no door locks. Battery was tested as fine at the jump points under the hood. Forum reseach found that there is an issue with the B+ cable which goes from the battery to the fuse box. The connection to the fuse box rattles and wears out over time at which point the fuse box loses all power from the battery. Was fixed by splicing in a new B+ cable. This is a part that was created specifically to address this problem. It was a recall for all 2007 - 2011 3-series, except the M3. M3 has identical part numbers for both the batter cable and fuse box as other 3-series vehicles. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

10000 mi
Sunroof shattered w/ no stone hitting - flaw in glass?? 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2013

40000 mi

US $175
Oxygen sensor replaced. Apparently damaged with prior installation 
Apr 2013

40300 mi
Passenger rear turn signal intermittently not functioning. Both rear turn signal assemblies replaced under warranty. 
May 2014

49000 mi

US $440
Leak in one of the transmission lines needed to be repaired before it was sold. It had not caused a problem yet. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Apr 2016
Feb 2013

24800 mi
Replaced battery under warranty 
May 2014

37000 mi

US $100
Fuel pressure sensor died, code P0191 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

16000 mi
DCT software updated to remove throttle lag, problem solved. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2012 - Aug 2015
Sep 2014

52000 mi

US $145
Frozen, made pinging sound periodically. BMW dealer took the rear brake assembly, including emergency brake apart, lubed, and reassembled.  
Jan 2015

45700 mi

US $500
Ping from rear when in reverse. By the time I got to the dealer (15 miles) it was not making the noise and they could not reproduce. Not really a reliability issue since still works even when it makes the noise, but a bit disconcerting. 
Jun 2015

54000 mi

US $50
left bank throttle actuator 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2014
Jun 2009

10000 mi
Replaced Stability Control sensors and computers 
Dec 2010

30000 mi
Anti-rattle pin was sheared. Shards of metal caused rattle. Parts of front brakes (calipers, pads) replaced. Took three trips to the dealer and a total of 5 days in the shop to diagnose and fix.  
May 2011

36000 mi
Failed idle valve. Appears to be a known problem with E9X M3. Dealer replaced $500 worth of parts. 
Jun 2012

45000 mi

US $135
1. Faulty sensor of burned out headlight bulb. 2. Faulty Halo light. 3. Moldy smell from HVAC. 
Jan 2013

43900 mi

US $280
Electronic Dmaper Control (EDC) fault. EDC randomly becomes non-functional. Electronic Damper Control system (EDC) fault. EDC randomly becomes non-functional. 
Mar 2013

50000 mi
Electronic Damper Control (EDC) fault 
Jul 2013

53000 mi
Secondary air pump failure. Took the dealer two attempts to diagnoze. 
Dec 2013

55000 mi

US $2000
Clutch failure, pressure plate springs failing, 1st-3rd not held effectively. 
Feb 2014

57000 mi

US $1100
Engine coller thermostat failure Oxygen sensor failure 
Mar 2014

57000 mi
A different oxygen sensor failure 
BMW 3-Series in Delaware, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2017
Oct 2009

6200 mi
BMW assist not working for past several thousand miles. Finally took into Union Park BMW, after 7 hours, still not fixed. car does not show having it, I am told. Awaiting BMW NA response, I'm told. 
Jul 2010

12000 mi
Rear driver side blinker light broken/replaced. Only 3/4 of pattern worked & at less intensity/illumination for the LED signal. Dealer replaced. Took 2 trips before complete. 1 to "actually" belive my diagnosis, & order part. 2 to do wrk Rear driver side blinker light broken/replaced. Only 3/4 of pattern worked & at less intensity/illumination for the LED signal. Dealer replaced. Took 2 trips before complete. 1 to "actually" belive ownr diagnosis, & order part. 2 to do wrk 
Apr 2014

34000 mi

US $120
Car not start, replace battery 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2012
Apr 2012

30000 mi
Driving light bulb change, took about 20 minutes. 
Oct 2012

33000 mi
Leak in washer system 
BMW 3-Series in Districto Federal, Mexico
Dec 2009 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014

48980 mi

$400
Check engine came on, misfire on one cylinder. All 8 spark plugs were replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Oct 2013
Jun 2010

3720 mi
Manual Transmission locked into second gear, Replaced under warranty 
Jul 2011

8680 mi
Turn signal not operating properly  
Jul 2013

12500 mi
Idle control valve. Defective Rear turn signal failed 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

24000 mi
Problem still persist took it in again in July. 
Dec 2010

33000 mi
daytime running lights out 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2017
Sep 2014

62000 mi

US $1300
around 45mph it felt like a vibration coming from the rear suspension,after the dealership look it at, it was the torque converter 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2013
Dec 2010

21000 mi
CEL Replace O2 Sesor pre-heater 
Mar 2011

25000 mi
rear directional signals were going out intermittingly, both rear tail light assy's were replaced under TSB?warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
Sep 2011

14000 mi
Rear passenger turn LED turn signal was working, but very dim. The turn indicator in car was blinking quickly. Dealer replaced the LED array. 
Aug 2012

23500 mi
Intermittent buzzing from rear drivers speaker. When it happens it stays on for 5-10 minutes. 
Oct 2012

24300 mi
Intermittent buzzing from rear drivers speaker. When it happens it stays on for 5-10 minutes 
Mar 2014

55000 mi

US $30
Windshield trim came loose, had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2009 - Nov 2018
May 2010

5208 mi
Gear whine (whistling noise). Differential replaced. Differential replaced due to gear whine. 
Jul 2012

19220 mi
Rear ball-joints replaced due to squeaking. 
Sep 2012

21080 mi
Creeking and clunking noises, front suspension. Replaced front stabilizer bar bushing. Greased front struts. 
Feb 2013

22940 mi
Creaking noise front suspension. Dealer tightened everything and grease some things. Noise gone for now. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2012

16512 mi
sunroof jammed partway open; car in shop for a week to replace sunroof motor 
Feb 2012

17888 mi
replaced both rear lighting modules because of service bulletin. replaced both rear lighting modules because of service bulletin. 
Feb 2013

25105 mi
drivers side heater core was clogged with foreign substance, so no heat on drivers side of car. in shop 16 days for diagnosis, incremental repair efforts, and finally need to order repair part from Germany (!) repaired under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2012
Dec 2011

29000 mi
Low tire pressure light wouldn't go off. Found out it needed to be reset. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

40000 mi
Rear sunshade motor needed to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

6200 mi
Door seals rattling. Replace seals 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
Mar 2015

48281 mi

US $992
Oil level low light came on. Removed oil filter, oil filter housing, o-ring gasket. Installed new o-ring gasket, reinstalled the oil filter housing. 
Aug 2016

68246 mi

US $581
Took the car in for routine service. Replaced micro filter, 2 quarts of oil added, left brake light bulb replaced. While servicing, discovered the valve cover gasket was leaking oil Removing and installed sealing cylinder head cover. Replaced all valve cover gaskets (SULEV emissions warranty). Replaced drive belt tensioner. 
Jul 2017

80431 mi

US $71
Replaced left front low beam head lamp. 
Nov 2017

84963 mi

US $136
Replaced driver side low beam light. Also replaced wiper blades. 
Feb 2018

87000 mi

US $379
Car spewing coolant from the hood. Car towed to repair shop. Hose found to be rotted and cracked. Removed and replaced upper hose and bypass hose. 
BMW 3-Series in Mexico, Mexico
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

83700 mi

$450
Oil leaking. Replaced all three valve cover and intake gaskets 
Apr 2017

94860 mi

$1000
Preventive VANOS plastics replacement, leaking gasket for oil filter stand. Also, a coolant bypass hose and clip was replaced, preventative. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
Dec 2017

171000 mi

US $580
Valve cover 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2012
Jun 2012

41000 mi
A/C was not blowing cold enough. It was easily fixed by recharging the system. They checked for leaks and did not find any. It has been working well since then. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2011

16000 mi
Rear right turn signal not working. Replaced lamp assembly. 
Aug 2012

25700 mi
Damaged part due to a previous accident and incomplete repair. 
Jan 2013

30000 mi
serpentine belt tensioner loose; tightened 
Jan 2014

24200 mi

US $20
The ride height sensor that controls adaptive headlight aim came detached from rear camber arm. 
Mar 2017

56000 mi

US $4000
Eccentric shaft sensor leaking oil. Replaced it and valve cover gasket. Also replaced spark plugs. 
Oct 2017

61000 mi

US $3200
Replace oil stand gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

8000 mi
Defective center console hinge 
Feb 2010

13000 mi
Fixed defective center console hinge 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2016
Sep 2009

4000 mi
There was a slight squeak coming from the steering column when the wheel was turned to the left quickly in a parking lot. The boot in the column was lubricated and the sound went away. 
Mar 2010

10000 mi
The DTML Pump failed and was replaced. DTML pump in gas tank replaced due to Service Engine Soon light coming on. 
Nov 2010

23000 mi
A squeak coming from the right rear wheel upon acceleration. The dealer did not fix the problem. They claimed they couldn't hear it. I heard it on the way home from the dealer. 
Oct 2013

62500 mi

US $50
The condenser was replaced under extended warranty 
Jan 2014

65700 mi

US $40
The drive belt and tensioner were replaced. 
Jan 2016

69500 mi
ABS sensor replaced Belt tensioner pulley needed to be replaced. 
Mar 2016

92000 mi

US $140
Starter replaced, had a long crank Passenger door handle replaced due to melting. 
Sep 2016

100000 mi
Mechatronic sleeve was leaking. 
BMW 3-Series in Germany
Sep 2010 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

19840 mi

€90
rear brake light replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

33160 mi
Squeaky suspension over bumps. Replaced bushings and tie rods. All work performed under original warranty. 
May 2015

49480 mi

C $25
Power steering fluid slight leak. Replaced hose clamp. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2011 - Mar 2015
Sep 2012

21080 mi
Evaporator leakage, crayon like smell for first minute when car started. AC did not work well. 
Sep 2014

33480 mi

C $700
Steering wheel was off to drive straight. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

60000 mi

US $50
Navigation system goes black and pops up unnecessary malfunction warning lights. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2017 - Apr 2018
May 2017

116000 mi

US $250
Multiple warning lights on dashboard (ABS, traction control, and brake) were on. Diagnostics pointed to bad reading at rear right wheel speed sensor. Replacement sensors (3 of them) did not fix issue. Changing both rear sensors also did not fix issue. Axle replacement recommended. Instead only the reluctor ring was replaced with one found on eBay. Difficult to get the axle out due to rust, etc but overall not a very difficult job. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2014
Dec 2012

37000 mi
Faulty mass airflow sensor, replaced under warranty 
Jan 2013 carbon buildup in intake due to low quality diesel fuel. manifold replaced, cyl. heads were walnut blasted to remove buildup. 
Feb 2013

41300 mi
crack in adblue/urea exhaust fluid tank. tank was replaced, lines cleaned and fluid refiled. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jul 2013
Jan 2013

30160 mi
Loud buzz in the rear speakers that goes on for 5 minutes. The noise gets louder and louder and stays on even when the car is off. After 5 minutes the radio restarts and it is ok. It happens once every 6 months 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

36000 mi
replacement headlight, replacement taillight 
Feb 2015

53000 mi

US $400
Replace ignition coil. Replaced led brake light. 
Aug 2016

58000 mi

US $3000
Timing belt tensioner bent, replaced along with belt. Oil filter housing leaking, replaced. Cam cover gasket leaking, replaced both gasket & housing. 
Dec 2017

60000 mi

US $300
At 9 years bits are starting to fail. Had to replace the trunk handle with micro switch as the plastic had disintegrated.  The trims between the windows and the body have all perished.  One of the cup holders failed. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

19200 mi
Evaporator leaking - replaced under Goodwill warranty 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
May 2016

120900 mi

US $200
Oil filter gasket replaced 
Oct 2016

130000 mi

US $300
Belt tensioner replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

37200 mi
Left rear tail light replaced. 2 days later right tail lights had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2014
Feb 2013

34000 mi
Steering wheel heater was not functioning correctly. BMW replaced the entire steering wheel under warranty. No charge and loaner car provided. 
Oct 2013

43800 mi
Emissions light - false warning and reset during oil service 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

55800 mi

C $150
A/C would not blow cold air. 
Apr 2015

69440 mi

C $330
Car sat for 5 months. Battery was dead. Recharged battery but some data would not stay as input. ie clock, calendar etc. replaced and initialized battery. Cooling fan running at extremely high speed and very loud. Intermittent problem. Diagnosis showed faulty temp. sensor. Replaced sensor. 
Aug 2016

75520 mi

C $140
Ac continues to lose coolant. Recharged 
May 2018

82460 mi

C $15
A/c still leaks slowly. Recharged at home. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2016
Apr 2012

26800 mi
External Light Warning, tail light bulb replaced 
Jul 2012

31075 mi

US $920
Replaced both tail light assemblies. Fixed AC leak. Replaced lower steering spindle. Replaced both tail light assemblies. Fixed AC leak. Replaced lower sterring spindle. 
Nov 2012

35000 mi

US $79
Clunk noise while steering returned after two weeks. Replaced lower spindle again. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Mar 2013 - Aug 2013
Jul 2013

51200 mi

US $100
AC damaged by stone. covered by insurance. replaced condenser 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2016
Jun 2015

54000 mi
Car was making whistling sound that was intermittent and could not be diagnosed. Think it may be an issue with the crank valve. Will update when I know more. 
Oct 2015

55300 mi

US $1000
Crankcase valve needs replacing. 
Dec 2015

57000 mi

US $950
Crankcase vent valve problem, also required new valve cover. 
Apr 2016

57000 mi
Diagnosed with rear main seal leak. This is a major repair cost, and so I just traded the vehicle for a Prius. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Dec 2012
Feb 2011

15500 mi
Noticed a clunking sound from front end when going over large bumps in cold weather. Problem was diagnosed by the dealer as worn/damaged front sway bar bushings. The bushings were replaced and the sound is now gone. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2012

46000 mi
Intermittent issue with radio. Got new one under warentee 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2013
Jan 2013

27300 mi
Steering wheel had click in it 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

53000 mi

US $70
Smaller rear taillight bulb needed replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2014
Aug 2012

37900 mi
replaced both rear tail-lights for burnt out LED's 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2017
Jan 2017

US $600
All of the tensioner pulleys and the belt were replaced. The reason for it was that there is a known issue with these motors. If the pulleys deflect enough to let the belt slip off, they can suck the belt in and destroy the motor. 
Jun 2017

37000 mi

US $750
Had an AC leak. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2014 - Apr 2017
May 2015

150000 mi

US $45
Bad ignition coil replaced 
Oct 2015

164000 mi

US $20
Faulty ignition coil 
Apr 2017

199000 mi

US $1000
Replaced rear shocks, front struts and front lower links. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2012
Feb 2012

29000 mi

US $66
The shifting of the transmission was "jumpy" and rough. I was told by the dealer that the program/software that manages the transmission had to be updated and reprogrammed. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2010 - Aug 2018
Jun 2011

24800 mi
Suspension brackets worn out 
Mar 2012

33480 mi
Suspension bushings, bad quality part replaced 6 months ago. 
May 2015

71300 mi

C $250
Tail light, 400 dollars because LED technology, and whole unit to replace. However, after insisting, dealer found a service note from manufacturer and sold right and left units for around 250 dollars 
Mar 2016

78740 mi

C $1800
Shock absobers leaking front both sides 
Jul 2016

87300 mi

C $18
Broken, needed replacement of wire 
Mar 2017

96100 mi

C $1300
Evaporator leak 
May 2017

97340 mi

C $70
Left front headlight, element around the main light 
Feb 2018

109 mi

C $300
Rear wheel bearing 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

62000 mi

C $50
Front sway bar bushings worn. 
Apr 2014

62700 mi

C $50
Coil pack failure 
Jul 2015

78320 mi

C $50
Passenger side power seat motor failed 
Nov 2016

100180 mi

C $175
Needed to replace original OEM battery. 
Mar 2018

119660 mi

C $2200
AC not working. Leaking evaporator replaced. 
Jun 2018

125240 mi

C $800
Rear passenger LED taillight assembly needed replacing. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2017
Dec 2012

41000 mi
Blower motor not working. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2013

50000 mi

US $50
Multiple warning lights were illuminated in the dashboard; dashboard illumination not working; power windows not working; turn signals not working 
Oct 2014

60700 mi

US $1600
Brake light assembly including LED lights 
Jan 2017

68000 mi

US $1300
Oxygen sensor Drive belt tensioner 
BMW 3-Series in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2009

7000 mi
I noticed the voice activated phone system was working eratically, so I used the onboard Assist to request an appointment. Never heard from BMW or local dealer - maybe both are faulty. Will try again and report back.  
May 2011

31700 mi
Car was idling roughly and giving poor mileage. Dealer tested and found faulty MAF, replaced the unit, and problem was resolved.  
Nov 2011

37500 mi

US $10
At the same time a defective exterior light warning came on, Bluetooth stopped functioning. Re-pairing my cell phone brought Bluetooth back. Dealer checked the system and found no fault. A warning showing a fault in the exterior lights came on. The dealer kept the car for a day, and replaced a defective rear taillight. The $10 listed below was for gas for the remtal car the dealer provided while the car was in the shop.  
Nov 2013

51000 mi

US $265
Replaced failed windshield washer pump. 
Oct 2014

55200 mi

US $700
Wheel speed sensors replaced due to failure in one wheel - I was advised they tend to fail one after the other, so it's cheaper and more convenient to replace them all at once, 
Feb 2015

56000 mi

US $250
Battery failed and had to be replaced. 
Jun 2015

57000 mi
After sitting overnight (only), the a/c doesn't begin to cool until the car has been driven. If the car is started and at idle, the a/c doesn't engage - the fan works and air is circulated in the system, but no cool air is produced. 
Aug 2015

57900 mi

US $200
My June report turned out to be a low a/c system - recharge by the shop fixed it. 
Jan 2016

56800 mi

US $200
Right rear turn signal failed. Replaced both right and left LED turn signals - TSB said to replace both if either failed. Low cost OEM parts found at oembimmerparts.com 
Sep 2016

61000 mi

US $180
"Angel" lights replaced. 
May 2017

63000 mi

US $215
As commented above, the airbag was replaced. The cooling fan for the AC radiator was defective and was replaced. This was a bizarre, intermittant problem, The repair shop diagnosed the problem as the fan motor occasionally stopping on a defective contact, so the motor wouldn't engage until the air flowing over the fan turned the motor to a good contact. 
Jun 2018

75000 mi

US $1850
The front tie rods on the right side were damaged, presumably from one of the ubiquitous pot holes in New Orleans. Both sides are were replaced and a four wheel alignment was done. In addition, the rear tires were replaced, but the front still have about 30% of the tread left. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Jan 2018
Oct 2012

46000 mi
Adaptive headlight arm failed. Fixed under warranty. 
Jun 2013

59000 mi

US $100
The seal where the manual gear lever enters the transmission was replaced. 
Jul 2014

84500 mi

US $145
Battery replaced. DIY. 
Dec 2014

89000 mi

US $70
Cylinder two ignition coil failed. Self maintained the vehicle. 70 dollar cost for coil and shipping. 
Jan 2017

81700 mi
Kept on hearing rattling noise from the belt area. The issue was diagnosed as a pulley and a harmonic balancer. Both got replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2017

143000 mi

US $1300
The oil filter housing was leaking. And, it started to damage the accessory belt. We also got other services such as replacing the break fluid, oil change, and coolant replacement. 
Jan 2018

147000 mi

US $1100
Oil pan was leaking. This work was very intensive where the tech had to drop the sub-frame to replace the pan gasket. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Aug 2017 - Jul 2018
Nov 2017

137000 mi

US $90
Had intermittent misfires on #1 and #2 cylinders. Replaced all six spark plugs and #1 and #2 coils. Runs great now. 
Jan 2018

137000 mi

US $150
Seized right rear shock absorber. Shock absorber was leaking and full of water. Water froze and locked up shock. Replaced shock absorber 
Jul 2018

147000 mi

US $190
Starter motor quit working. Removed and replaced starter. Requires considerable work, removal of the intake manifold. Took advantage of this opportunity to replace valve cover gasket which had a small leak. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Apr 2012
Jul 2010

10354 mi
Heated steering wheel worked intermittently Heated steering wheel 
Mar 2011

14260 mi
Heated steering wheel would not work and nav system provided erratic destinations 
Apr 2012

21700 mi
Comfort access 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2013
Nov 2011

22000 mi
Car failed to accelerate during emergency manuever avoiding an accident ahead. Transmission light came on and car was sluggish to respond afterwards. Was able to avoid accident anyway. 
Jul 2012

30800 mi
It's been in twice because the transmission failed and car wouldn't accelerate. Twice the dealer has been unable to find the problem and is still working on repair. 
Aug 2012

32000 mi
Had to update software for shifting. This is the fourth update. 
Dec 2012

37000 mi
For the fifth time since purchase, the transmission got stuck in first or second gear while accelerating and caused a dangerous situation while blending into interstate highway traffic. BMW refuses to replace part only software upgrades 
Feb 2013

38400 mi
After transmission went into high gear on its own several times, they finally replaced the computer module that operates the shifting mechanism on the transmission.  Also, replaced rear shock mounting brackets as they were rubbing. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2016
Oct 2014

71300 mi

US $50
Replaced a failed cable, triggered the drive off assist failed light 
Jun 2015

77000 mi

US $50
Replaced leaking shreader valve 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

57800 mi

US $250
The right rear directional signal stopped working. Since the lights are LED it was not cheap to fix. Apparently problem is with a controller that connects to the rear directional and not the actual bulb or lights. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Aug 2011
May 2010

19220 mi
Actuator of door look needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2011

41540 mi
Sway bar bushings replaced 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Sep 2011

22940 mi
Heated seat indicators lighting up without seats being turned on. Diagnosed as wiring problem. Parts ordered but wrong harness delivered. Parts ordered again with correct harness finaly arriving. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Mar 2018
May 2013

50840 mi

C $470
Left signal light burnt out. This is an LED light so whole unit had to be replaced at cost of $470. This price includes 20% discount. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Czech Republic
Oct 2014 - Jul 2017
Feb 2015

60100 mi

$80
Self-levelling xenon sensor failed, replaced with OEM item in at and indy shop. 
Mar 2016

71920 mi
N47D20 timing chain preventative repair Started making a lot of noise in the last few months and the engine was vibrating more than ever at 1,500-2,000 rpm Seat heating (driver's seat) stopped working last year Replacement parts had to be ordered The shocks were not as good as they used to so changed them to Bilstein B8 and Eibach springs. 
Jul 2017

84320 mi

$200
Cracked windshield, OEM replacement.  Suspension check due to clunking noises. Bilstein dampers found at fault. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

9920 mi
Bluetooth on radio not functioning correctly. Radio would be silent after end of call. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013
Feb 2013

39200 mi
Trim peeling from various places in vehicle Convertible top leaking Engine stalls under heavy accelleration 
Mar 2013

40000 mi
Recall on battery cable issue that could cause anything from stalling to an engine compartment fire. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2016
May 2009

1500 mi
Software bug in Nav system displayed POI's when option not selected. a.k.a. "Shopping cart bug" CIC software updated, problem solved. Update Navigation software for display error 
Aug 2009

6000 mi
Engine malfunction light activated at freeway speed, followed by engine unable to rev greater than 2000 rpm. Car fairly crippled. Enroute dealer service for 5 hrs. Problem believed to be cyl. coil loose, however not conclusive. No further problems  
Apr 2016

39000 mi

US $100
Brake fluid flush per warning light 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Nov 2011
Oct 2008 Convertible top water leak on both door & top seals. Oil light came on once. Passenger window intermittently goes back down when convertible top is raised into position. Dealer drilled license plate holes during new car prep despite notations on original factory order not to 
Dec 2008

US $19
Headlight washer cover fell off. Owner ordered & paid for part; Dealer painted upon arrival; Owner installed. 
Aug 2009

4000 mi
"Service Engine Soon" light with rough starts. Replaced sensor, then High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) Navigation and iPod miscellaneous problems 
Aug 2010

7200 mi
Fuel/Emissions Update 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

18800 mi
Four light bulbs replaced. All were accessory bulbs. Three in the headlight assemblies and one backup bulb. Repair took 3 hours. All of these bulbs seemed to fail at the same time, within one week of each other. 
Jan 2015

19680 mi
Sudden onset of rough running and stalling engine. Three injectors (#4,5,6) prematurely failed and ports and valves were dirty. Replaced all 6 fuel injectors. Ports and intake valves cleaned. Apparently a common issue on N54 BMW engines. 
Mar 2016

32860 mi

C $440
Driver's seatbelt retractor replaced. Would not allow the belt to be extracted. At first just difficult, then not at all. 
BMW 3-Series in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2016
Mar 2015

67000 mi

US $150
Worn bushings 
Oct 2016

100000 mi

US $200
Seat belt restraint failure 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
Aug 2010

19000 mi
Roof leaked during car wash.  
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2013
Apr 2013

52500 mi
power supply system 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2012

32200 mi
Convertible top needing lube and adjusting 
Oct 2012

38700 mi
Misfire code hidden in computer & rough idle on cold start. Dealer diagnosed & replaced 2 faulty injectors. 
Mar 2013

46000 mi

US $1400
Faulty Transmission. Dealer replaced transmission, clutch. I paid for flywheel 
Apr 2013

46500 mi
Battery worn. Dealer to replace after 2 trips. 
Jan 2014

58000 mi

US $250
Leaking oil from valve cover, oil filter housing, and oil pan gaskets Bushings on front tension strut were bad and leaking Bad engine mounts. Passenger mount collapsed, driver's side bad. 
Feb 2014

59000 mi
Leaky injectors. Two injectors bad causing two fouled plugs. Dealer replaced all injectors, plugs. 
Feb 2015

74000 mi
Wastegate Rattle. BMW Dealer replaced turbos at no charge 
Sep 2015

83000 mi

US $450
Waterpump failure. Had to pay out of pocket to replace thermostat (not covered by 3rd party warranty) as preventative maintenance. 
Mar 2016

86000 mi

US $400
Rear main seal leak Radiator overflow hose and upper hose replaced 
Mar 2017

96000 mi

US $800
Oil Pan gasket leak 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

15700 mi
The buttons on the center console for Power/EDC/DSC were loose. The individual features still worked but occasionally the physical button popped off while driving. This is primarily cosmetic in nature. 
Jun 2014

33000 mi

US $700
Defective driveshaft causing rattling and violent shifts. Driveshaft replaced. BMW USA paid parts cost out of warranty. 
Sep 2014

39000 mi

US $110
Daytime (Halo) LED running lights burnt out on driver's side. Replaced light assembly. 
May 2016

55000 mi

US $600
Engine threw fuel pump failure warning. Replaced all fuel pressure sensors 
May 2018

68000 mi

US $1500
Computer threw engine system alert. Dealer identified failed engine temperature sensor and replaced part. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

19000 mi
Rattle when convertible top was up. First time dealer fixed but problem showed up again. Second time different dealer fixed correctly. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

52000 mi
Adaptive Headlight (right) replaced 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009 Rollover bar deployment system fault--warning went off as I drove off the lot. Eventually the entire mechanism was changed and problem solved. 
Dec 2009

4000 mi
Convertible top not working and out of alignment. Took a few days to diagnose problem then repair. Got car back after a week of work. 
Apr 2011

11000 mi
motor controlling head rest and seatbelt pulley broken and replaced. Had car back the next afternoon. 
Sep 2011

14000 mi
all windows up and roof close button don't always work on front windows and results in one of the front windows going back down. 
Jun 2016

26000 mi

US $500
Needed new battery (car is 2009 model) 
Aug 2017

26000 mi

US $250
Convertible top working intermittently. Difficult to diagnose but found spottily working relay. Replaced both and works great. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2018
May 2013

32000 mi
Weather seal around trunk latch deteriorated and hanging loose. Replaced seal. 
Jun 2017

67500 mi

US $575
Replace leaking valve cover gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

25200 mi
Convertible top would drop into trunk, but sensor wouldn't acknowledge that it was closed. 
Nov 2013

35000 mi
Oil leak 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2015
Jul 2011

8300 mi
Fuel tank valve, CEL Radio head unit, intermittent no radio 
Nov 2011

10700 mi
Intermittent 
Feb 2012

13000 mi
Hardtop convertible leak at windshield Radio works intermittently 
May 2012

15500 mi
Battery symbol, sluggish crank 
Sep 2013

22000 mi
Adaptive cruise control sensor at front of car needed to be re-aligned 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2013
Jul 2009

1000 mi
Faulty injector on cylinder 1 
Aug 2009

3000 mi
Engine misfire on cylinder 1 
May 2010

10000 mi
Removed carbon buildup on the valves caused by (BMW claims) either oil flowing back from the turbo or excessive ethanol content in the fuel. Flashed ECU to increase engine running temperature. Removed carbon buildup on the valves caused by (BMW claims) either oil flowing back from the turbo or excessive ethanol content in the fuel. Flashed ECU to increase engine running temperature. 
Oct 2012

30300 mi
High pressure fuel pump replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Nov 2012
Oct 2012

50000 mi
Fuel injectors replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Nov 2013
Jul 2012

37700 mi
Rough start & idle. Puff of smoke at start. 
Nov 2013

63000 mi

US $600
Failure of Fuel Injectors 4,5,6. Replaced with new, purchased from dealer. Symptoms were hard start, poor idle, stutter on hard acceleration, unburnt fuel on hard acceleration. 
BMW 3-Series in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2012 - Oct 2013
Mar 2013

26660 mi
Transmission gasket replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

32000 mi

US $100
replaced drivers door handle reinforcement bracket 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2017 - Apr 2018
Aug 2017

62000 mi

US $120
Defective boost solenoids and vacuum lines prevented car from making boost. Replaced both boost solenoids and all vacuum lines. 1 year old battery would no longer hold a charge. Battery was replaced, and car was coded to reflect the change. 
Oct 2017

62000 mi

US $1000
All six high-pressure fuel injectors were replaced with new index 12 parts to ensure future reliability. Intake valves were walnut-blasted to remove carbon build-up as general maintenance. 
Apr 2018

63000 mi

US $235
The windshield heat cracked from intense, direct sun. Avoid FY windshield glass. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
Dec 2009

3000 mi
Stereo would not turn on intermittently due to software error. Fixed with simple software reflash.  
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2014 - Mar 2018
Mar 2017

38440 mi

C $300
Replaced sensor attached to the battery 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2009 - Feb 2016
Jun 2009

549 mi
Low pressure fuel line disconnected. Line was reconnected by dealer under warranty 
Aug 2013

100000 mi

US $495
Intake valves clogged with carbon buildup (known issue for N54 engine), cleaned with walnut shell abrasive blasting (BMW approved procedure) 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2016 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

99687 mi

US $500
Full strut repair with housing 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2011
Jun 2009

6000 mi
Misfires caused MIL to illuminate, Service Bulletin stated to change fuel injectors to a redesigned part. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2014
Nov 2011

40000 mi
Rough idle and acceleration. Dealer replaced 3 high-pressure injectors. Covered by factory warranty. 
Feb 2013

77600 mi

US $190
Engine idled rough and raw fuel was coming out of the exhaust. Replaced one faulty fuel injector. 
Feb 2014

93000 mi
Replaced all 6 fuel injectors again. Supposedly another redesign since the last ones (~1 yr ago) 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

50000 mi
Heated steering wheel intermittent; did not stay on 100% of the time. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2015
May 2014

38100 mi

US $1600
Power steering pump seized, broke serpentine belt. required tow. 
Jul 2014

39300 mi

US $1000
Water pump failed, car went into limp mode due to overheating. 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010
Oct 2009

1700 mi
High pressure fuel pump. Long cranks followed by service engine light. 
May 2010

11000 mi
High pressure fuel pump, second time. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2018
Mar 2011

16000 mi
replace and reprogramming for high-pressure fuel pump 
Mar 2012

26000 mi
DRL and inner brake light out. Manual recommends dealer fix both problems. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

1000 mi
I feel the window seal isn't tight as I can hear cars that I pass or pass by my driver side window. They said this is standard as compared to other BMW coupes. My RDS radio information is delayed by several minutes. It will not tell me the title and artist until about 2-3 mins into the song. However if I change stations and come back then the artist and title updates. Told "they all do that..." 
Oct 2009

4000 mi
Drove about 120 miles and car overheated. Warning light came on although OIL temp only at 250. Car went into limp mode then stopped. Waited 10 mins & restarted car. Brought to dealer, possible water pump failure. Replaced pump (although remanuf. pump) 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

US $2000
Water pump failed Leaking oil filter housing gaskets 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

70000 mi
Oil leak from Turbo #1, $3400 quote for repair or 6

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2010
Aug 2010

5000 mi
DCT shift lag--fixed via software update 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2013
Jul 2011

10000 mi
DCT update for M3 DCT transmission 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

23000 mi
DCT LAG ISSUE. When under hard acceleration, the car would not engage the gear for up to 3 seconds. DCT LAG ISSUE 2. When turning into a corner, and letting off, when you press the gas, nothing happens. On last visit, they reprogrammed my ecu, and the sat radio disappeared. Reprogrammed and it is back now. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

7000 mi
Backed car in parking spot, came out to start & move, but there were numerous warning lights/caution notices on idrive...would not go into gear. 45 min later, it worked but said service. Dealer looked at it & said there were no codes/issues 
Feb 2011

11000 mi
Went in for yrly service and there was a TSB out for a reflash. 
Dec 2011

16000 mi
Hard to start (8 second eng crank) & RPM flux for about 30 seconds after start. 
Nov 2014

25000 mi
Transmission oil pan warped and leaking...it's a plastic pan. BMW replaced it under my extended warranty. 
Mar 2015

25000 mi
Engine sputtered with high rev down shift. Replaced spark plugs & this appears to have made the issue better. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

28200 mi

US $600
Low pressure fuel sensor 
Apr 2015

31000 mi

US $600
Fuel regulator 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

6000 mi
DCT TSB software update. Low mileage oil change - have to go back as the dealer did not change oil! 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
Aug 2011

19400 mi
Lose screw in the dashboard. Twisted seat belt. 
Jul 2012

27000 mi
Break pad sensor broken Broken brake pad sensor 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2010
Mar 2010

3000 mi
Map light rattled over rough surfaces and when you would tap it. Plastic clip broken inside rolling around (factory defect). Parts ordered, replaced - took 1.5 days to "re-program" car after light assembly installed. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2013
Jun 2012

31000 mi

US $1300
A valve needed replacement due to failure. A special tool was needed by the dealer, so they had to order which caused them to need the car three different times. 
Jul 2013

39000 mi

US $150
Battery wasn't charged enough. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

15500 mi
2 and 3rd gear syncrhomeshes were extremely worn, not a driving behavior problem, most likely a defect. transmission (complete) ordered as BMW does not replace transmission internals 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2016
Apr 2014

48200 mi

US $400
Battery died, mechanic said alternator was "overcharging" to compensate. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2013

49900 mi
Battery would not hold charge and was replaced. 
Jan 2014

50500 mi
Reverse light burned out & was replaced. Not accessible to the owner, no instructions in the manual. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

40200 mi
This was a recall for a bad connection to the battery. Water was leaking around one of the rear turn signal lights and collecting in the area where the amplifier is housed. This was shorting out the amp, causing many issues with the audio system. 
Aug 2013

40900 mi
Water was leaking around one of the rear turn signal lights and collecting in the area where the amplifier is housed. This was shorting out the amp, causing many issues with the audio system. 
Sep 2014

47000 mi

US $45
Pinch sensor on the sunroof needed to be reset. 
Oct 2014

47000 mi
The tire pressure monitor system lost connection with all four tires, reporting them all as low. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
Jul 2011

23000 mi
Rear passenger brake light bulb replaced 
Nov 2012

39600 mi
Replaced starter 
Mar 2015

59000 mi

US $50
Valve cover gasket leaking, replaced under extended warranty Windshield washer pump leaking, still worked, but slowly leaked all the fluid out. 
Dec 2016

68000 mi

US $450
Car began to start weak Valve cover gasket leaks 
May 2017

69000 mi

US $1100
Belt tensioner Front suspension control arm bushings 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jul 2015 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

143000 mi

US $100
Right rear bearing inner core broke. Started scraping sound after 15-20 minutes of driving. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

48000 mi

US $3760
AC evap? had to be replaced. It is located behind the dash so it took a lot of labor hours to fix. Total cost for this was about $2800. Replace belt tensioner 
Mar 2016

53000 mi

US $300
Variable valve timing unit had an oil leak. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

36200 mi
headlamp burnout 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

98000 mi
Vanos needed to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jun 2015 - Feb 2016
Oct 2015

56000 mi

US $50
Fan belt idler pulley was replaced. 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2012
Jul 2011

6000 mi
Gas cap fell apart and was replaced 

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2009 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2014
Mar 2011

16000 mi
Fixed rear brake lamp and seat belt extensioner.  
Apr 2012

32000 mi
Heated steering wheel malfunctioned and replaced by dealer. If not under warranty this wound have cost $1200!!! 

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2008 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

18300 mi
Experienced airbag failure light. Turns out the upper and lower driver side seatbelts had failed. They replaced both upper and lower belts and reset the indicator light. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
Jul 2014

56200 mi

US $3700
Throttle Valves banks 1& 2 went bad thermostat open 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

11000 mi
Car had stutter starts and then the stutters got worse so I brought it into the dealership. They updated the software. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2010
Jun 2010

21000 mi
Engine light went on -- loss of power. Hight Pressure Fuel Pump 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

81000 mi
Waste gate rattle problem. Dealer replaced waste gates and provided free fix for faulty oxygen sensor. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2019
Mar 2018

89000 mi

US $1600
Replace gaskets Changed all fluids 
Oct 2018

93000 mi

US $300
Replace plugs and coil packs 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

36000 mi
Replaced driver's seat motor; replaced rear seat back to resolve issue with cut seat belt; sealed/filled chip and crack in windshield 
Apr 2015

53000 mi
Replaced front right head light assembly due to turn signal malfunctioning and melting 
May 2015

53000 mi

US $277
Service engine soon light, and sputtering at low RPMs. Coil pack above cylinder 5 failed and was replaced. 
Jun 2015

53000 mi

US $600
Noticed a small/slow oil leak from front end of car. Front differential seal was leaking and was fixed. 
Jul 2015

53000 mi

US $1700
Issues starting car and stalling out as soon as it started, engine revving inconsistently, surging. Code for eccentric shaft sensor thrown. Rough idle, significant drop in mpg, sluggishness. Remaining coil packs were replaced as well as spark plugs to try to fix this issue, but it did not. 
Sep 2015

53000 mi
Rough idle, significant drop in mpg, sluggishness never fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

83000 mi

US $500
right rear wheel started making an audible "worbling" noise that increased with speed past 30 miles an hour, it steadily got worse over a few days. 
Jul 2014

85000 mi

US $400
No start condition; over a few days it became harder and harder to crank until it no longer starter. Ran codes which indicated a failed eccentric shaft sensor. Replaced myself. Annoying and lengthy job, not hard Replaced valve cover gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2015
Sep 2011

30000 mi
Dealer ordered part; wrong part shipped. Waiting on correct part to come. 
Oct 2011

31000 mi
New nav discs couldn't be read; DVD drive replaced. Apparently not an uncommon problem, per dealer. 
Sep 2013

57000 mi

US $500
Tire Pressure Monitoring system failed Leaking gasket around oil filter Accessory belt tensioner not adjusted correctly 
Jan 2015

56300 mi

US $1120
Battery replacement in Nov 2013 done by AAA did not reset car computer to coordinate with new battery; so Nov '13 battery was failing. Needed new battery and reset of car to this fact. Windshield washer fluid leaking onto garage floor. 
BMW 3-Series in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

20000 mi
Valve associated with gas tank had to be replaced. Second time for this. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

56000 mi

US $50
Bad O2 emission control sensor, covered and repaired under warranty 
Jan 2014

70700 mi

US $50
HVAC fan making noise, test revealed failed fan assembly. Replaced under CPO warranty 
Oct 2014

70300 mi

US $600
Sunroof seal leaking, excessive wind noise. Replaced seal and adjusted sunroof 
Jun 2015

76000 mi

US $400
Car would not start, dealer diagnosed failed battery. Replaced battery and coded to car, problem fully resolved. 
Jan 2017

72000 mi

US $2400
Replaced both rear shocks and mounting hardware Automatic tensioner for serpentine belt was failing, leaking oil onto belt. 
Apr 2018

105000 mi

US $2500
Oil seal failed, replaced. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - Jan 2011
Nov 2010

50000 mi
Failed front axle - replaced under warranty after negotiation with BMW. Warranty had ended 200 miles earlier. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Oct 2016 - Mar 2018
Jan 2017

98300 mi

US $100
subframe rust. Found salt deposits. Remediated. 
Feb 2017

100000 mi

US $40
Headlight washer leaking, replaced. 
Apr 2017

100000 mi

US $70
Steering wheel trim was peeling, replaced. 
Jun 2017

103000 mi

US $300
Replaced failing VVT eccentric shaft sensor.  Replaced leaking valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket (common gasket failures for the N52 engine). 
Sep 2017

104500 mi

US $400
replaced sway bar end links, tension strut, and lower control arm in effort to eliminate vibration at freeway speed. Old tension strut bearings did have some excess play in them. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

29000 mi
Brought the car in for service, and only issue I had was with a long crank in the morning, which they said was a software update. They kept the car for about 4 days and gave me a loaner car. (most people pay $25 per day for loaner) This is BMW Riverside 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - May 2017
Jul 2015

92300 mi

US $5354
Repaired both leaking front struts. Repaired leaking oil pan; replaced spark plugs, air filter; serviced oil, brake fluid, microfilter; and adjust tires. Replaced headlight halo bulb. 
Nov 2016

100600 mi

US $2900
Valve cover gasket leaking. Removed and resealed valve cover with new updated oil filter cap. Oil level was very low when brought to the shop. Oil filter housing is leaking oil. Removed and resealed oil filter housing housing. Parts replaced: oil filter stand gas, oil cooler seal. Front thrust arm bushings were leaking. Removed and replaced both thrust arm bushings. Parts replaced: control arm bushings. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

9000 mi
The brake pedal check valve was no longer holding vacuum. After the car would sit (turned off) for several hours, the brake pedal would become very firm. Check valve replaced under warranty. TSB exists for this problem (335's manufactured before 9/07). 
May 2009

22000 mi
The high pressure fuel pump failed, putting the car in limp mode. Towed to dealer and pump was replaced with new model. A recall was just issued on the HPFP.  
Feb 2010

42400 mi
The A/C bearing seized causing the accessory belt to shred. Dealer replaced A/C and all cranks/pulleys, along with accessory belt. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

300 mi
Within 3 weeks of purchase check engine light came on three times: 1. No fault found, code reset car given back. 2. In 4 days light back on, dealer replaced fuel injector. 3. 5 days later light back on dealer replaced 2 additional fuel injectors. Failure of a fuel injector 
Jul 2008

500 mi
Failure of additional two fuel injectors 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
Jul 2009

24180 mi
Fuel Pump, common problem on 335i with turbo engine. 
Sep 2010

40300 mi
Misfiring on cold start only, ran fine after it warmed up. Fuel injectors and low fuel pressure sensor were all replaced. Car runs like new again. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

79000 mi

US $900
Valve cover gasket replacement 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Feb 2016
Mar 2010

16000 mi
sunroof not fully opening. error on dash 
May 2010

19000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump Replacement 
Jun 2012

55000 mi
oxygen sensor 
Jun 2014

78000 mi

US $1350
water pump and thermostat 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Oct 2014
Sep 2013

49000 mi
Replace turbo vacuum canisters 
Dec 2013

53000 mi

US $80
Water pump 
Oct 2014

67000 mi
Front struts needed to be replaced due to tire scalloping. Upgraded to BC Racing coilovers at all 4 corners. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2017
Aug 2011

45000 mi
Sunroof was making a noise when being put into the vent position. They replaced the "cassette", necessitating taking the headliner out. 
Sep 2014

87000 mi

US $1600
Cooling system: replaced thermostat, water pump and a couple of hoses. 
Aug 2015

97700 mi

US $820
Right headlamp went out. Had to be diagnosed (is it the bulb or the ignitor or the ballast). And you can't reach it easily, the wheel needs to be removed etc. The service engine soon light came on. Repair shop said there was an injection problem in cylinder 5. The spark plug was indeed fouled. But when they ran their test, the injector seemed ok. 
Apr 2016

103300 mi
Adaptive headlight malfunction. And Mass Airflow sensor. Adaptive headlights failed again, repair shop fixed it (more) permanently this time. They took it out removed condensation and coated it with some spray that won't let moisture in. 
Aug 2017

116000 mi

US $500
There was a leak in the oil filter housing - meaning oil leak. Was fixed/replaced by mechanic. 
Nov 2017

118000 mi

US $600
The check engine light was on. As well as the engine malfunction under accelerative load. The dealer replaced the map sensor, that temporarily got rid of the check engine light. But says, I need to replace two further parts (that tell the turbo what to do) to get rid of the engine malfunction issue (says it is NOT the HPFP and the turbos themselves are ok) 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

55000 mi

US $550
Motor for blower heat and AC was busted 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
May 2013

45200 mi

US $1560
Unspecified failure, needs new transmission. 
Nov 2015

59100 mi

US $1100
water pump failed 
Aug 2016

65000 mi

US $750
Engine light periodically comes on. Idle is rough, and unsteady on acceleration. Shop believes a coil or spark plug needs replacement, will also replace intake/exhaust valve solenoids. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

36200 mi

US $455
AC blower motor was making a whirring noise, usually accelerating or slowing down. Motor was replaced. While it was at Redline, the cabin air filter was replaced as well. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

41000 mi
Instrument cluster - oil temp gauge needle sticking and not displaying accurate temperature. Entire cluster was replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2012

41000 mi
Driver door entry panel came loose. Replaced clips 
Apr 2012

41200 mi
Intermittent misfires, poor gas mileage, engine code P2A87. Dealer replaced intake and exhaust Vanos solenoids. 
Oct 2012

43300 mi
Cigarette lighter/12v ports inoperable. Replaced junction box. Oil leak at filter housing. Replaced filter housing and gasket. Rear door lock actuators failed intermittently. Replaced both. Occasional coolant smell in cabin. Dealer checked cooling system and performed pressure test, could not replicate. 
Dec 2012

45000 mi

US $250
Occasional misfires. Cleaned intake valves via walnut shell blasting. 
Jul 2013

49000 mi

US $850
Water pump failed. Replaced water pump and thermostat. 
Feb 2014

54500 mi

US $150
High pressure fuel pump replaced under extended manufacturer warranty. Also replaced low pressure fuel sensor as a recommended precaution. 
Mar 2014

54000 mi

US $250
Leaking fuel injector cyl 5, misfires, SES light. Replaced injector 
Feb 2015

62000 mi
Catalytic converters below efficiency 
May 2015

62000 mi

US $150
Low battery charge dash light, despite battery holding a charge. Replaced battery anyway. Problem fixed. 
Sep 2015

63000 mi
Lean fuel conditions, misfire under load. R&R fuel injectors, cleaned injectors and replaced injector o rings, ran Techron fuel cleaner. Resolved. (Fixed myself) 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

23000 mi
Loss of engine power after acceleration. Vanos valve system repaired under warranty. No further problem. Known issue on tsb by BMW. 
Sep 2010

36000 mi
Traction control sensor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

82000 mi

US $50
Oil cooler 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2015
Jun 2014

43000 mi
AC evaporator was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Jul 2010

38000 mi
Rough idle when first started after not running overnight or during day in office. 
Oct 2010

38000 mi

US $1800
Experienced the well-reported problem with cracking aluminum wheels on 2008 models. Got tired of cracked wheels with no apparent incident to damage - tires would leak. Replaced all wheels with aftermarket. 
Aug 2013

65000 mi

US $1200
gasket leaking 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2013
Apr 2010

24000 mi
"Car stalled after a few starts and I felt as if power was fading. BMW said they could not duplicate the problem and the car drives fine now." 
Nov 2010

33000 mi
Car would sputter for a few minutes on cold mornings; on first trip BMW accredited to the infamous high pressure fuel pump without verifying and replaced that; second trip they found it was the fuel injection and spark plug wires + 1 plug 
Feb 2011

36000 mi
The engine would stutter in idle on cold starts. BMW said there were two recalls on the car: to update the software on the ECU and clean/adjust the fuel injectors to fix stutter. 
Aug 2011

41400 mi
Car was idling rough sometimes on start up but the local BMW dealer said they could not replicate the problem so no fix was provided. 
Dec 2012

54000 mi
Car has been back for rough idle two times before this trip. This time they cleaned the injectors. BMW NA paid for it. Car is running fine now. Also replaced side mirror motors due to faulty memory. Sideview mirrors were losing memory setting and were replaced. Trunk opens by itself but dealer could not duplicate problem. 
Feb 2013

54000 mi
Paint was peeling from the front bumper. Very noticeable when up close. Because the car was silver, it was less noticeable from the distance but the splotches of missing paint were peeling from the right front lower side of the bumper. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2011
Oct 2010

19000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Sep 2013

68000 mi

US $100
Rubber seal on rear window by trunk lid was loose. 
Mar 2014

73000 mi

US $50
Rough idle when cold. Replaced fuel injectors and spark plugs. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
Oct 2010

19000 mi
high pressure fuel pump replaced at 26,000 miles. Symptoms began with stuttering engine starts then check engine light came on. 
Jun 2011

29000 mi
rear driver seat belt malfunction 
Aug 2011

31300 mi
seatbelt malfunction, required replacement. second replacement. 
Jan 2014

31800 mi
seat belt failed and replaced 
Jun 2014

63000 mi

US $50
water pump failed. went into limp mode while on a trip. towed back to dealer. part ordered and replaced in a few days. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
Nov 2011

25600 mi
Engine failure light came on with some loss of performance. Bad solenoid. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

36000 mi

US $350
Right rear wheel broke, not abuse or pothole. BMW tech said probably a flaw in the wheel and probably cracked long before it broke. 
Jun 2010

47000 mi
Engine trouble light came on, car went into limp mode. Dealer replaced exhaust / turbo vanous sensor, problem didn't go away. Still in shop. 
Sep 2010

50000 mi
Engine light came on, went into limp mode. Took to dealer with 2 miles left on 50,000 mile warranty. Turned out to be fouled plug in #5 due to bad fuel injectors. They replaced all plugs and injectors. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

40000 mi
Failed high pressure fuel pump. 
Aug 2013

60800 mi

US $1000
Driver headlight would not illuminate. Required replacement of light control module. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
Oct 2011

54000 mi
CEL on, loss of power. 1-6 fuel injectors replaced as well as 1-6 spark plugs. Fuel smell in the cabin. Fuel injector line torqued 
Nov 2011

55000 mi
high pressure fuel pump replaced 
Jan 2012

55000 mi
warning lights and message, transfer case failure 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2014
Aug 2013

60700 mi

US $50
Failed water pump. 
May 2014

66600 mi

US $50
Dealer replaced #5 ignition coil. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

51000 mi
High pressure fuel pump problem 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

68000 mi

US $2400
Waterpump broke. Replaces including thermostat. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

28000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump partial failure - car entered limp mode under hard acceleration. Dealer found three campaigns were open, including the HPFP, injectors, and software remap. HPFP replaced, 3 injectors replaced, software was remapped. 
Oct 2011

32000 mi
Intake manifold was fouled due to oil mist from turbo pumps. Problem resulted in mis-firing of cylinder 5 under hard acceleration. Solution was walnut shell blast. The dealer could not (or would not) diagnose this without repeated prompting 
Jun 2012

41000 mi
Door locks spontaneously unlock during left hand turns. Dealer didn't find any codes and didn't look any further. No help. 
May 2015

84000 mi

US $1100
Water pump failed. Water pump and thermostat replacement. 
Feb 2017

110000 mi
Ignition coils failed; replaced coils. 
Sep 2017

116000 mi

US $300
Turbo vacuum lines cracked and leaking. Replaced vacuum lines. A/C recharge needed due to leaking evaporator valve. Evaporator not replaced due to high labor expense. 
Nov 2017

119000 mi

US $1610
A high pressure oil seal was leaking. This leak also caused a leak in the water pump, requiring early replacement. Water pump had been replaced 35,000 miles and three years earlier. Water pump and thermostat were replaced due to leaking water pump. Water pump seal failed due to oil leaking on it (see previous repair). 
May 2018

127000 mi

US $2400
Leaking AC evaporator replaced; also replaced expansion valve and blower motor. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

60000 mi
Cylinder misfire, needed new coil on cylinder #4. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Sep 2015 - Nov 2016
Apr 2016

71000 mi
Removed and lubricated ventilation blower motor 
Jul 2016

72300 mi

US $190
Recharged A/C 
Oct 2016

74000 mi

US $200
Replaced daytime running light 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

132000 mi

US $500
Replace the rear struts and strut mounts 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015 issues with overall electrical system- occasional problems starting, lights intermittently not working. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2018
Mar 2015

119000 mi

US $1500
Water pump died and was replaced. 
Dec 2015

129000 mi

US $300
front control arm bushings worn 
Nov 2016

143600 mi

US $300
Changed ignition coils and spark plugs hoping it would clear up misfires. 
Dec 2016

145000 mi

US $1100
Replaced 6 fuel injectors, three had failed (repairs by owner, parts $1000 plus $100 for cable to code ECU). 
Mar 2018

164000 mi

US $80
Replaced upper coolant hose to head, leaking o ring at head flange 
Sep 2018

168000 mi

US $45
Oil leak due to failed valve cover gasket. Replaced gasket. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
May 2011

47000 mi
Coolant seals had a very slow leak. Covered under warranty during a recall repair. Coolant seals had a very slow leak. Covered under warranty during a recall repair. 
Jun 2012

60000 mi

US $50
Automatic door locks stopped working. Repair covered under extended warranty. 
Mar 2013

72000 mi

US $60
Burned out parking light required removal of front tires and wheel well panels. I did the repair myself, but it was a bit involved. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2011
Apr 2008

15000 mi
Master cylinder replaced under warranty 
Oct 2011

44000 mi
HPFP HPFP 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - May 2013
Jun 2012

38000 mi
CEL came on while driving, lost all turbo power. Car restart cleared CEL & back to normal. Occurred several times. Managed to get error code one time while car was running: "camshaft over-retarded." Dealer blamed dirty VANOS and cleaned it. 
Aug 2012

38200 mi
CEL came on again a week after previous shop visit for same problem. Although this time fault code read low air pressure to turbo. Dealer found pinched vacuum line and replaced it. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2008
Sep 2008

4000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure while driving. Also fuel hose became disconnected resulting in large (2-3 gallon) gasoline leak. Car died in the middle of the road and was towed. Fixed under warranty. Car had been in a week earlier for long cranks. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2011

53000 mi
I noticed rough running at start up and the dealer replaced the fuel pump under recall. 
Jul 2015

101300 mi

US $1680
High pressure hose failure 
Dec 2016

113000 mi

US $2000
failure of tensioner on accessory belt 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

34000 mi
HPFP (fuel pump) failure. Never noticed longer cranks. Car did have a subtle, very intermittent rough idle for a few months prior that never worsened leading up to the day it failed completely. 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2013
Nov 2009

22000 mi
Intake and all injectors had to be replaced. 
Mar 2010

27000 mi
stereo sounded horrible all of sudden 
Sep 2011

48000 mi
comfort access and bluetooth work intermittently 
Mar 2012

54000 mi

US $50
Failed water pump 
May 2013

67000 mi

US $50
bearing was replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

26000 mi
Rough/long starts in morning, occasional mis-fires while driving, 1 yellow check-engine light with reduced power (fine after re-start). Dealer reflashed and tested following morning. No problems since (30 days). 
Aug 2010

29000 mi
After dealership reflashed ECU in June 2010, Rough/long starts returned, occasional mis-fires while driving, then Service Engine Soon light stayed on continuously with reduced power. Dealer replaced 6 fuel injectors/spark plugs per BMW NA. After dealership reflashed ECU and later replaced 6 fuel injectors/spark plugs, rough/long starts returned with occasional misfires while driving, no warning lights but reduced power. Dealer replaced HP Fuel Pump with BMW NA approval. 
Dec 2011

42000 mi
Had 5 yellow check engine lights with reduced power at highway speeds/6th gear/low RPM. Car hesitated when accelerating in 5th or 6th. Dealer replaced 2 defective/collapsed vacuum hoses connected to turbo waste gates based on thrown code. 
Apr 2012

45500 mi
Experienced hesitation while accerating in 4-6th gear (6MT) between 2,000-3,000 RPM. No codes thrown. Dealer got permission from BMW NA to "walnut blast" the intake valves to remove carbron build-up -- fixed! Repair covered by warranty. 
Jul 2013

59300 mi

US $1274
Water pump failed at 58k, threw yellow temp code and then red temp code. Pulled over, turned off car, noticed fluid leaking. Flatbed to indie shop. Replaced water pump & thermostat. 
Sep 2013

61000 mi

US $1200
Slight engine hesitation past 6 months at 2,500 RPM under load, no codes, dealer & indie unable to diagose. Early Sept 2013, Service Engine Soon light at start up w/misfires. Dealer replaced all 6 fuel injectors w/new design. Resolved. 
Mar 2014

65000 mi
Experiencing yellow check engine light/low power. Dealer found fault for boost pressure and diagnosed high crankcase pressure. Recommend replacing valve cover to fix boost issue. Did not authorize repair due to high cost. 
Apr 2014

65500 mi

US $429
Dealer replaced valve cover due to boost issue caused by high crankcase pressure. Owner paid 50% of cost at warranty rate and BMW NA covered the other 50%.  Dealer then replaced both turbos under 8 year/82,000 mile turbo warranty. 
Oct 2014

70300 mi

US $100
Replaced leaking oil filter seals (2 total) and 6 related bolts/screws. Also, drained coolant and refilled with new. Drained engine oil and refilled with new oil and filter. Replaced cabin/HEPA micro filter. 
Sep 2015

78000 mi

US $240
Received yellow check engine light and reduced power. Scan showed fault code 002A87 (Exhaust Vanos variable cam control test, mechanical) and 003100 (Boost pressure control 2). Purchased/installed new intake & exhaust Vanos solenoids. 
Oct 2015

78300 mi

US $69
Started car and numerous warning lights appeared, windshield wipers turned on by themselves and engine temp light turned on after about 5 minutes. Dealer diagnosed bad battery and replaced. Then diagnosed bad alternator but declined work. After dealer installed new battery, they diagnosed bad alternator & quoted $1,200 to repair. Owner installed new IBS cable but didn't resolve 002E98 fault code. Installed new voltage regulator and problem resolved. Driver's side door would not unlock with key fob - had to use manual key to unlock door. Replaced 15amp fuse with 20amp and briefly resolved problem. Installed new lock actuator and problem resolved. 
Mar 2017

92550 mi

US $120
Replace vanos intake solenoid due to yellow check engine light and reduced power "limp" mode (fault codes 002A87 & 003100). 
Nov 2017

97400 mi

US $1634
Both front struts were leaking fluid and car's handling had degraded. Independent BMW shop installed two Bilstein B4 front struts (model 22-135032 & 22-135049) plus two front strut mounts and two front support arm bushings. Problem resolved. 
Feb 2018

99725 mi

US $1081
Car threw yellow and then red temperature warning lights. Independent BMW shop diagnosed bad water pump and installed new OEM water pump, thermostat and coolant. Problem resolved. 
Jun 2018

102000 mi

US $1600
Started car in morning, RPMs surged and engine started to stumble. Received yellow check engine light and fault codes 002B2C (high-pressure, plausibility, cold start) and 0029F2 (high-pressure fuel system, fuel pressure). Had car flat-bedded to BMW dealership and diagnosed bad high-pressure fuel pump. HPFP was only 3 months past BMW NA's 10 year/120K mile extended warranty but BMW NA would not cover cost. Authorized replacement and have decide to sell car. This is the car's second HPFP failure/replacement. Discovered significant coolant leak and replaced cracked expansion tank. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2017
Jan 2010

10800 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump failure which left the car inoperable on the side of the road. It had to be towed on a flat bed truck to local BMW dealership. Took 3 days for repairs and tests. 
Sep 2010

17000 mi
Faulty passenger air bag sensor. Replaced under warranty. TSB for new software for the High Pressure Fuel Pump. TSB for new software for airbag controller. 
Dec 2010

18000 mi
Passenger air bag detection sensor was replaced due to intermittent problem.  
Jun 2012

29000 mi

US $105
Intake Vanos solenoid was sticking intermittently. Common problem. Purchased OEM part and repaired it myself. Problem solved. 
Feb 2013

32900 mi

US $150
Replaced fuel injector (older part number) with brand new injector. Recoded ECU with new injector parameters. All repairs performed by owner at owner garage. 
Sep 2013

36000 mi

US $51
Ignition coil went bad. Self replaced with new part. 
Oct 2013

36300 mi

US $180
Fuel injector replacement. BMW released generation 2 injectors and I needed to swap one out. 
Jun 2014

40000 mi

US $75
Oil cooler gasket needed replacement due to a minor leak. 
Oct 2014

42000 mi

US $700
Fuel injector bolt snapped during racing on track damaging 2 injectors. Replaced two fuel injectors 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

6000 mi
Fuel Pump - known problem with 335i BMWs. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jul 2018
May 2014

57000 mi

US $1200
Water pump failed and had to be replaced. Went into limp mode. 
Apr 2016

70500 mi

US $700
low fuel pressure sensor failure 
Jun 2016

72000 mi

US $450
crankshaft position indicator replaced 
Oct 2016

74200 mi
HDP fuel pump replaced under extended 10 y warranty 
Jul 2018

84000 mi

US $200
inspection 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

20000 mi
Check engine light, and injectors needed to be replaced(all 6 were replaced even though only 1 was found to be "sticky") 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2019
Jun 2018

128967 mi

US $400
Car was experiencing severe misfires on hard acceleration. Warning light would come on at anything over 4,000 rpm. Engine codes suggested fuel pump failure. Also experienced hard starting problems on first crank of each day (cold engine). Multiple times the car would start and then instantly die. Car totally stalled at least twice at traffic stops. I was able to re-crank and drive, but it ran very rough. Replaced the high pressure fuel pump with new unit. 
Oct 2018

134033 mi

US $207
Car was cranking slowly and battery was not holding charge. Replaced battery. 
Feb 2019

138196 mi

US $345
Brake warning lights were coming on routinely. ABS and traction control stopped working. Error codes were 5DF0 and 5DF1. Replaced ABS Module with rebuilt unit from Module Masters. 
Jun 2019

141748 mi

US $283
Car was misfiring and hesitating on heavy load acceleration. Common issue is carbon deposits on intake ports. Solution is manual cleaning by removing intake manifold and scraping/blasting each intake port. Also replaced all intake manifold gaskets and charge air inlet tube. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
Nov 2011

35960 mi
Door actuators replaced under warranty. Could not open ANY doors, except the drivers door using the manual key, including the fuel filler door. Fixed under warranty. 
Dec 2011

36580 mi
dealership disconnected aftermarket heated rear seats, without consent or informing me, during prior repair. Dealer had to contact aftermarket supplier to reconnect. free of charge. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2012
Nov 2011

50000 mi
ABS comes on randomly 
Dec 2011

51000 mi

US $400
Fuel Pump 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jan 2012
Aug 2010

29140 mi
Car shook when idling at a red light. Also the fuel pump was making a different sound than normal - suggested to service advisor that it may be the high pressure fuel pump (the most common problem on the 335). They found no problem. 
Sep 2010

29760 mi
Confirmed the problem was the high pressure fuel pump and changed it Smelled oil burning from engine and noticed some smoke coming out of hood. Huge oil leak on garage floor. Brought to dealer and they said valve broken and needs to be replaced. Fixed valve but car now the computer (dme) is dead 
Jan 2012 4x4 ABS sensor warning lights came on and could feel the traction slipping. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

23000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump failed after only 2,000 miles. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2015 - Nov 2017
Sep 2015

37000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed...this is now the car's 3rd unit in less than 40,000 miles. Nice job BMW! Thankfully, BMW covered it completely under an extended warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Feb 2016
Dec 2011

47120 mi
broken cup-holder, passenger side; both cup-holders were replaced with re-designed ones under warranty cold engine rough when ambient temps drop below freezing; all 6 fuel injectors replaced under voluntary recall 
Mar 2012

48980 mi
paint was starting to peel on gear shift knob 
Jul 2012

52700 mi

C $565
CV boot was cracked & had to be replaced 
Oct 2013

60960 mi

C $700
Steering was binding on some turns. Replaced steering column lower joint assembly. 
Dec 2013

62000 mi
Car's hood was rattling on the highway - noticed that one hood latch was not engaging properly. Dealer confirmed that only lubrication was required and no part had failed. 
Dec 2014

69440 mi

C $1343
Electric water pump failed 
Jun 2015

72540 mi

C $750
Leaking oil 
Dec 2015

76260 mi
replaced tie rods, ball joints, bushings, control arms (everything, both sides); 4-wheel alignment 
Feb 2016

76260 mi

C $1073
significant engine oil leak at filter housing 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Apr 2012 - Feb 2013
Dec 2012

73000 mi

US $460
Stuttering really bad when cold, could smell fuel, unburnt fuel in exhaust. Misfire Codes on cyl 4,5,&6. Replaced fuel injectors on cyl. 4,5,&6. Oil Weeping from front top of motor near oil filter housing. Replaced gasket on oil filter housing. Oil weeping around inside of valve cover near spark plug wells. Removed and replaced valve cover gasket. 
Jan 2013

71000 mi

US $600
Coolant leak from hose with bad o-ring and a broken coolant tank vent screw. Leaking oil from head gaset on the driver side. Very small weep but still annoying. Speculating that it could be a stretched or broken head bolt. Replacing all heads bolts first, in hopes it fixes leak. If not head gasket is bad. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2016
Sep 2012

46000 mi
Replace steering wheel plastic trim (was peeling) 
Oct 2013

60700 mi

US $50
Misfiring and rough running. All 6 fuel injectors were replaced under (CPO) warranty. 
Apr 2014

66800 mi

US $50
Service engine light was on. Dealer replaced gas tank vent valve. Cost $50 deductible (was a warranty repair) Oil filter housing gasket leak and oil pan leak. 
Jul 2014

70300 mi

US $60
Passenger side xenon headlight needed adjustment. Leveling motor appears to not be working. Still needs to go back for more work on that light (either a repair or possible complete light assembly replacement) 
Aug 2014

71000 mi
Xenon headlight leveling system didn't work. Entire headlight assembly was replaced. 
Oct 2015

82500 mi

US $1220
Electric water pump failed suddenly while on the highway. Car couldn't be driven, so was flat bedded to closest dealer. Water pump was ordered, installed, & I picked the car up 3 days later. Dealer provided me a loaner. 
BMW 3-Series in North Dakota, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2011
Oct 2008

9000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump went out on me and the car was undriveable. Had to have it towed to Motorwerks BMW in MSP 5 hours away, where they took 4 days to complete the repair before it was returned to me.  
Mar 2009

17000 mi
Speaker on driver side rear door was rattling. Took it in, they replaced it, noticed the noise 2 days later that came up again. (Later went away on its own. Always in and out, possibly just type of music being listened to.) 
Sep 2009

26000 mi
Check Engine Light came on twice, but after an engine restart, it went away. Then, cold starts started taking longer and longer to turn over. High Pressure Fuel Pump was replaced for a second time. 
Jul 2010

35000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Sensor had to be replaced in late July and after getting the car back and not being driven for a week, the car takes longer than normal start ups and white smoke is pouring out of the mufflers. Cause still to be determined 
Aug 2010

36200 mi
Entire Fuel system was replaced. Fuel injectors, low pressure fuel sensor, high pressure fuel pump and valves were cleaned. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2011

38000 mi
all lights came up 
Dec 2011

42000 mi
maintenance replacement of one spark plug 
Feb 2013

62000 mi

US $1300
modulator unit 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2008 - Aug 2011
Nov 2009

26660 mi
Drivers mirror would move to random positions when started car. Speedometer off by 6% (too low) - told BMW designed that way. 
Sep 2010

37820 mi
HPFP Died. Did complete reflash but ran only 20 minutes before stalling and long starts 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 194hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Germany
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

65720 mi

€600
Exhaust Gas Cooler cracked and leaked coolant. Replaced and refilled with fresh coolant. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Germany
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

99200 mi

€2750
Power Steering motor failed. Private garage could not repair, because computer codes are only available to BMW dealer 
Jan 2017

96880 mi

€500
Rear windshield wiper motor failed.  Screen covering cargo area broke. Replaced Rear Wiper Motor. 
Mar 2017

104160 mi

€350
The BMW "I Drive", this multi-position knob on the center console would not react when I pushed down on it. Pushing on the knob is the "enter" button, so without this function you cannot change dozens of functions. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in South Africa
Nov 2015 - Nov 2017
Aug 2016

81220 mi

R 110
Drivetrain clicking on load reversal. Found to be worn splines. Decided to live with clicking as informed that it will not fail in the short term. Remedy, replace driveshaft and C.V. joint. 
Apr 2017

84816 mi

R 750
Throttle actuator caused faults and limp mode. Figured out the actuators were the issue with a code reader, then removed the actuators myself and sent them to Jason at Rebuild.org.uk. He refurbished them and then returned them. I then installed them again. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2016
Jul 2011

31000 mi
Central locking stopped working. Cause was a bad door lock actuator, which caused the fuse for central locking to blow. The bad actuator and the fuse was replaced.  
Aug 2015

63100 mi

US $50
Bad thermostat. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
Dec 2011

28000 mi
Battery wasn't fully charging due to faulty ground cable. Cable and battery were replaced under factory warranty Two interior trim pieces were broken/deteriorating and were replaced under factory warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
Aug 2014

51400 mi

US $300
Gasket worn out, causing exhaust leak at exit of manifold. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2011
Nov 2010

21700 mi
Rear axle differential fluid changed to one with less viscosity - groaning noise from rear at low speed while turning. Navigation system stopped functioning 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

10000 mi
Rear seat stitching separation at seat back and backrest seam. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

35000 mi
Oil level sensor replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

45260 mi
Throttle Body failure. Requires replacement. 
May 2015

46980 mi

C $600
O2 sensor (emissions system) 
Sep 2015

49600 mi

C $3000
Both Throttle Value Actuators replaced due to premature wear / failure. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jul 2013 - Apr 2017
Aug 2013

49200 mi

US $330
right rear sensor failure 
Nov 2014

66300 mi

US $650
Oxygen sensor replaced, front left and right 
Dec 2014

65000 mi

US $600
Windshield washer fluid leaking to garage floor. Windshield washer and headlamp washer pump was replaced. 
Sep 2015

79000 mi

US $1800
Throttle body failure. Car went into limp mode. Max 1500 rpm & 20 mph. 
Sep 2016

94000 mi

US $1300
thermostat failed, replaced water pump as a preventive measure 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

87000 mi
Motor seized. Too expensive to repair. Will be getting a new motor and turning into a track car. 
BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Mar 2013

38000 mi

US $50
Throttle valve 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

68200 mi
Wheel bearing. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Oct 2011

27680 mi

C $160
Dash rattle, was not solved. 
Apr 2013

36880 mi
Blown door lock fuse, fixed with supplied spare fuse. 
Oct 2013

41740 mi

C $150
Emissions air pump hose and sensor faulty, OBDII codes 2430 and 2432. Hose replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2009 - Mar 2014
Sep 2010

24800 mi
Rack and pinion unit replaced. 
Jun 2011

29760 mi

C $60
Heat shield on left exhaust was loose. Welds were broken. Heatshield was clamped. Left front suspension metallic noise over low speed bumps. Problem replicated with mechanic, no source of problem detected. 
Jun 2012

35960 mi
Both front bearings needed replacement. 
Dec 2012

39680 mi

C $800
Front door locking actuators replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2015
Aug 2011

37000 mi
Angel eyes bulb burned out. 
Dec 2013

66000 mi

US $1400
Alternator died and took battery with it. new alternator hand carried to US from the fatherland. took forever. 
BMW 3-Series in Rhode Island, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2012
May 2012

34000 mi
Passenger side headlight out. 
Dec 2012

36000 mi

US $50
Engine throttle valve sensor. Christmastree of warning lights on startup; DSC, DTC, DBC, CEL, engine in limp mode. Replaced under CPO, 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Apr 2018
Mar 2010

30000 mi
Rear side window shade tore Differential made grinding noise when making slow speed turns after the dealer replaced the differential fluid as part of regular maintenance. Problem solved when dealer changed differential fluid again. 
Apr 2011

47000 mi
Right front headlight was not working iDrive knob fell off. 
Jun 2011

47000 mi
molding on driver's door worn all the way through (repaired under warranty) grinding noise from differential when making turns at slow speed left front speaker on pillar making intermittent crackly sounds  
Mar 2012

58000 mi
Engine started making loud whining noises at low RPMS, between 1000-2000. The noise was based on engine speed and not vehicle speed. Dealer couldn't reproduce the problem, nothing was done. 
May 2012

59300 mi

US $75
Cracked ignition coils on #1 and 2 cylinders. 
May 2013

65000 mi

US $8
Low pressure fuel sensor Loud squealing noise when engine started cold. 
Jan 2014

64300 mi

US $350
Leaking valve cover gasket Drive belt pulley 
Dec 2014

80000 mi

US $7200
Idle actuator Thermostat Leaking differential seal Leaking timing cover gasket Wheel bearing 
Dec 2015

83000 mi

US $425
Dead battery 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2017
Apr 2010

9000 mi
Rear side window sunshade replaced after disappearing into door. 
Jul 2010

10000 mi
Electric door lock system failed. Drivers door operated manually - all others locked shut and inoperable from inside or outside. Relays, actuators, etc. replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2011

12000 mi
Intermittent chattering relay in locking system reappeared. Locking system failed once before after intermittent chattering for a while. 
Mar 2012

18000 mi

US $400
Brought in for routine maintenance. Diagnosed weak battery from such low mileage - replaced at owner expense. Oil change and other maintenance at no charge. 
Oct 2012

22300 mi
Passenger side "halo light" burned out. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2014

33300 mi

US $900
Service engine light led to increased emissions info. Throttle actuator and switch on bank one defective. BMWNA helped subsidize (50%) the repair. 
Aug 2014

36400 mi
Check engine light and increased emissions lights again. This time it was a loose wire on a sensor. Dealer repaired at no charge. 
Jan 2017

56000 mi
Got error messages - two separate times - saying battery discharge while parked - and had to reset clock and date. Dealer ran tests and kept overnight and could not recreate the problem. 
Jun 2017

58000 mi

US $1000
A/C fail. Diagnosed as main hose leak. Parts ordered, installed, recharged, and tested. 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Feb 2012 - Nov 2012
Mar 2012

32000 mi
Fuel sensor was broken 
Jul 2012

36000 mi

US $1100
The throttle valve actuator had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Nov 2008 - Nov 2011
Dec 2008

6100 mi
Warranty Repair - driver mirror adjustment 
Apr 2009

8777 mi
Warranty Repair - Replace Differential seals, fluid 
Nov 2009

15000 mi
Warranty Repair - Replace O2 sensor 
Dec 2009

15500 mi
Warranty Repair - Secondary MAF sensor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2017
Sep 2014

63000 mi

US $150
Driver side passenger window regulator failed 
Nov 2015

70000 mi
Throttle valve controller - considered part of emissions equipment. 
May 2016

74000 mi

US $90
fuel pressure regulator needed replacement 
Oct 2016

78000 mi

US $115
Right rear window regulator 
Jan 2017

62700 mi

US $3500
Thermostat replaced Idle control valve replaced 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
May 2017 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

93000 mi

US $1000
Thermostat was broken. 
Mar 2018

102000 mi

US $1420
Crankshaft position sensor broke, engine light came in and engine stopped while running. 3 days after the sensor repair the coolant pump failed, the engine overheated and the car stalled. I have to tow it to the dealer this time, and they fixe the pump ($1,420 total cost). After picking the car up, I drove it for 2 days, and the "Service Engine" light came up. I drove for 3 more days with that light on and it finally turned itself off. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

101000 mi

US $400
Combination Brake, ABS, and DTC lights come on & car drives poorly until I manually disable system. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2014
Jan 2011

53600 mi
Noisy lifters. Replaced. 
Mar 2012

46000 mi
continued to have ticking noise. Dealer replaced HEAD. Subsequently, check engine light came on, and they replaced some injector. 
Jul 2013

64300 mi

US $200
Ac not blowing very cold. Recharged. 
Nov 2013

67400 mi

US $1500
Check engine light came on repeatedly. Some pulley needed replacement as well as belt. Sensor replaced. Battery replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2011

42000 mi
Power door lock failed 
Nov 2013

91600 mi
Problem w/ wiring caused failure of car. Quit running and would not restart. Was covered under recall. 
Aug 2015

120400 mi

US $400
leaky gasket 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - May 2013
Oct 2012

54560 mi
leaking valve cover gasket 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2015
Jun 2013

71000 mi

US $400
Main battery replacement. A recall item was taken care of during this visit. 
Aug 2013

71800 mi

US $75
Left rear window regulator failure . . . guess the Jeep Liberty regulator problem followed me to the 328! 
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $300
Idler pulley replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Feb 2013

29900 mi

US $300
TPMS replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2010

14000 mi
Replaced mirror housing. Driver's side mirror kept adjusting itself to full downward position. 
Dec 2010

40000 mi
Stereo made buzzing sound, and intermittently did not work. Dealer replaced a connector and did something to the software. 
Apr 2011

44000 mi
Steering vector electronic device went bad. They replaced the device under warranty. 
Sep 2011

55000 mi
AC condensor developed mildew. They applied some treatment they said would work. The smell went away for a while, but has since come back a little. 
Apr 2013

78500 mi

US $450
Tensioner and pulley broke; replaced, and also replaced belt. 
Jun 2013

81000 mi

US $650
Front control arm bushings were bad. Replaced them. Now car rides like new again. 
Sep 2014

106000 mi

US $135
Airbag and seatbelt warning lights were active. 
Dec 2015

122000 mi

US $125
Head gasket replacement. $1000 at the shop, but I did it in a day at home. 
Jun 2016

125000 mi

US $150
Rough idle, funky radio readout, then failure to start. Turns out battery and alternator were toast. Shop changed battery. When problem reappeared, I changed alternator. Will report as two repairs. Rough idle, funky radio readout, then failure to start. Turns out battery and alternator were toast. Shop changed battery. When problem reappeared, I changed alternator w/ salvage part. Will report as two repairs. 
Dec 2016

127000 mi

US $700
ABS module failed. Cost to replace is 3500. Instead, removed unit and sent to Module Masters. Then I replaced, towed to a shop, and had them flush the system and reprogram. Car was out of commission for a while while module got repaired. 
Mar 2017

131000 mi

US $200
Starter failed. I bought an off-brand starter and replaced myself in two afternoons. Starter is located under and behind intake manifold, thus it is very difficult to reach. 
Jun 2018

140000 mi

US $400
Valve cover failed, causing oil filter housing gasket to fail. I replaced the valve cover and the oil filter housing gasket. This took me a whole day and a few hundred in parts; the dealer quoted me nearly $3k. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2011
Aug 2010

40000 mi
Power Mirror memory module failed. Motor and controller replaced; computer reprogrammed.  
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2018
Mar 2014

61000 mi

US $50
Replaced thermostat 
May 2015

68000 mi

US $275
Replace ignition coils 
Feb 2016

71600 mi

US $1100
Head gasket and oil filter gasket 
Jan 2017

72300 mi

US $313
Repair passenger door pull and door lock mechanism 
Sep 2017

82000 mi

US $350
Driver door lock assembly 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2008 - Feb 2013
Aug 2010

30000 mi
Had the ticking noise coming from the lifters that many people with the N52 have. Dealer replaced lifters and sound hasn't returned. 
Aug 2011

46000 mi
Air Conditioner wasn't blowing out cold air. Dealer found leaky hose and replaced air conditioner components. Full functionality restored. Trunk release actuator stopped working and trunk would not open. Dealer replaced trunk release pad and functionality restored. 
Nov 2012

69500 mi

US $2800
AC evaporator developed a leak. Dash needed to be removed in order to replace. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

1000 mi
Delay in throttle response when accelerating from a complete stop; while driving under 30 mph, stepped on the gas but the car didn't accelerate even though the engine revved all the way up. Warning light came on; happened twice within 20 minutes. 
Aug 2008

5000 mi
down shift not in sync with throttle response; car does not glide smoothly to a complete stop 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

88000 mi

US $50
Low on freon 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Jul 2008

16000 mi
Window sun shade replaced. 
Dec 2008

28000 mi
Replaced rear side window sun screen. 
Mar 2009

33000 mi
Replaced driver door mid-range speaker. 
Sep 2010

71000 mi

US $1200
New TCU module installed. New battery installed. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2018
Feb 2014

83900 mi

US $4250
rattle new battery 
Mar 2015

95000 mi

US $600
heater blower motor no start, replace battery 
Jan 2018

123000 mi

US $750
grounding strap corroded Idler pulley cracked causing loud belt noise 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

47000 mi
Reprogrammed transmission to improve shifting at low speeds Knocking sound from lifters 
BMW 3-Series in Alaska, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017 Control arms. Front rotors (warranty). 
Nov 2017

132000 mi

US $325
front rotors replaced under warranty for the 3nd time (Brembo, Zimmerman). This finally fixed the front rotors from warping. We replaced front left caliper along with the front rotors (at 154K km we had changed the front right caliper). 
Feb 2018

134000 mi
Airbag finally became available for the car. 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2016
Aug 2011

20000 mi
Replaced dim radio display Replaced noisy lifters Seat Belt sticky - replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2017
Jul 2013

40500 mi

US $50
Car failed to shift to sport mode. Shift assembly and wire harness replaced. Bent sliders broken. Known issue. Cup holders jammed 
Oct 2014

54000 mi

US $200
Shift interlock solenoid failed. 
Jan 2015

36000 mi

US $100
Rear window regulators failed on both LHS and RHS. 
Dec 2016

60000 mi

US $2000
Automatic chuffed assembly needed to be replaced 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2017
Jun 2013

62000 mi
Bulb failure warning light 
Dec 2013

69000 mi
Valve cover leaking oil 
Jun 2014

76000 mi
leaking valve cover gasket and eccentric shaft sensor 
Dec 2016

111000 mi

US $200
Leaking oil filter housing gasket 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

98000 mi

US $900
Starter failure 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

59000 mi

US $2400
Owner noticed a drive belt squeek. Dealership investigated and noticed that the tensioner spring for the drive belt had bent, so the drive belt was rubbing against the engine. The entire tensioner and belt was replaced. 
Oct 2014

61300 mi

US $1200
All inner and outer tie rods replaced as they were seized. Alignment performed. 
Apr 2017

72000 mi

US $1600
Cracked coolant expansion tank Valve cover gasket had to be replaced. 
Aug 2017

74000 mi

US $1200
Tune up: replaced spark plugs, cleaned fuel system. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2014
May 2010

39000 mi
Driver side window chatters due to misaligned gasket. Fuel plug needed replacement was hard to remove and insert  Rear speaker shelf creaks (plastic rear defuser rubs on metal frame) 1. Driver side window chatters due to misaligned gasket. (fixed) 2. Fuel plug needed replacement was hard to remove and insert (replaced with new one for free) 3. Rear speaker shelf creaks (plastic rear defuser rubs on metal frame) 
Feb 2011

48000 mi
Replaced all hydraulic valve lifters on intake and exhaust side of head. They were making ticking sounds and getting loud at times. BMW has a new part and so far engine is not ticking after the repair. Replaced all hydraulic valve lifters on intake and exhaust side of head. They were making ticking sounds and getting loud at times. BMW has a new part and so far engine is not ticking after the repair. Warranty repair my cost $0 
Dec 2012

66000 mi

US $50
Check Engine light came on. Code was related to the ozone sensor on the radiator. The dealer had to reprogram the car computer with the latest firmware. This cleared the fault. 
Jan 2014

68400 mi
Was getting hesitation and miss-fires. Changed the spark plugs which seemed to resolve the problem. 
Jul 2014

76000 mi

US $1400
The motor mount bolts failed when I was going over a small bump in the road. I did not notice and this led to me breaking the half axle over another bump in the road. I had the dealer replace the motor mount and an indi do the half axle 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

66000 mi

US $300
oil pan leak. replaced gasket and aluminum bolts 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2009

9300 mi
rattly noise from engine - not repaired, but changed oil. Was told this was normal for this model year and engine ... 
Jun 2010

15500 mi
Rattly noise from engine (sounds like a deisel truck). This time dealer said the valve lifter solenoids had failed and were replaced under warrnty 
Jul 2011

26660 mi
Transmission hesitating and shifting rough. BMW claims the tran 'learning' software was confused/corrupted. Had to be cleared, updated from Toronto and then 'relearned the basics.' 3 days later got car back and seems OK. 
BMW 3-Series in Wyoming, United States
Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
Feb 2017

57000 mi

US $670
Original battery needed replaced and registered. Had an alignment performed. 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2014
Jan 2012

37200 mi
Thought it was just a front blinker bulb, but turned out to be a short circuit that required replacement of entire headlamp 
Oct 2013

60200 mi

US $400
Comfort access key fob does not lock or unlock doors. Need a replacement and then must program it for comfort featture (unlock doors by just touching handle and no need to put key into ignition). 
Dec 2013

61000 mi

US $872
Right front blinker went out. Swapped bulb, but that did not fix problem. Socket was smokey. Took car to dealer, who said that entire headlamp assembly had to be replaced. Shocking! 
Apr 2014

62200 mi

US $600
Windshield washer Pump failed 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2008 - Mar 2013
Jul 2008

620 mi
License plates brackets vibrates annoyingly. Engine is slightly lumpy at idle, but the engine runs fine while cruising or accelerating. Drive by wire throttle input requires slightly heavy foot to get the car moving off the line. When the car does decide to move forward, it pulls a bit hard. Smooth start off the line is impossible to achieve. No problems while cruising though. 
Oct 2008

1860 mi
Noticed valve-ticking noise for a few weeks and then disappeared. Didn't bother going to dealer since according to BMW service advisers, this is "normal"... this according to experiences of others in BMW forums. 
Feb 2009

3100 mi
Problem originally occurred 3 mos. after possession but gradually getting worse, albeit very slowly. Very slight steering wheel play and a mild noticeable "thud" felt on the steering wheel when turning. 
Mar 2009

3100 mi
Same problem last month - Problem originally occurred 3 mos. after possession but gradually getting worse, albeit very slowly. Very slight steering wheel play and a mild noticeable "thud" felt on the steering wheel when turning. 
Aug 2009

4960 mi
- annual maintenance - steering "knock"; could not replicate; no repair done 
Jul 2010

9300 mi
same minor issue with steering. feels like something is loose when turning the wheel esp. on cold starts. dealer says within tolerance. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $730
Tire pressure sensor replacement 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

11000 mi
Fog light bulb replaced. Leaky tire valve was fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2014 - Aug 2015
Feb 2014

95000 mi

US $900
Replace failed eccentric shaft sensor 
Dec 2014

115000 mi

US $150
Oil pan gasket leak 
Apr 2015

123000 mi

US $250
Transfer Case has a leak 
May 2015

123000 mi

US $50
Right rear window regulator failed Window Regulator needed to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2017
Sep 2008

32377 mi

US $411
A/C was not producing cold air and dealer diagnosed issue to leaking evaporator. Replaced evaporator and recharged refrigerant. Dealer reported during inspection that belt tensioner was separating. Replaced tensioner and belt. 
Dec 2014

35000 mi
Creak from front of car in cold weather when driving over speed bump. Dealer diagnosed as failing control arm bushing and replaced. 
Jun 2015

39000 mi

US $575
Performed valve cover gasket replacement due to small leak around edge. 
Dec 2015

42000 mi

US $180
Steering wheel feels loose and sometimes creaks when cold in the morning. Took car in for wheel alignment, deal inspected and did not find any issues. Will continue to monitor. 
Mar 2016

44000 mi

US $600
Oil level / condition sensor was showing fault in Bavarian Technic no warning light. Dealer replaced sensor. 
Dec 2016

51000 mi

US $781
Gas smell inside vehicle. Shop saw leak around fuel filter/regulator on passenger side. Recommended replace both fuel pump and regulator/filter assemblies. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Oct 2017
Jan 2012

41000 mi
Service Engine Soon light came on, software update 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

23000 mi
exhaust valve lifters 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2013
Jun 2011

27000 mi
Both mirror motors replaced under original warranty. Both mirrors would not retain memory. 
Mar 2012

37000 mi

US $114
Thermostat was bad. Radiator fan kept coming on and stayin on. BMW usa agreed to pay 1/3, dealer paid 1/3 and I paid remaining balance. I argued this was a defective part for this positive outcome. (part failed at only 36,500 miles). 
Apr 2013

53500 mi
shock absorber spacers left in and damage to the dust boots resulted. 
Jul 2013

56000 mi

US $1700
Complete failure of DSC (ABS pump and electronic control module) assembly. Dash lights were on (brake, dsc, abs - all yellow) 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

78000 mi

US $200
Engine ECU needed updating to clear CELs 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Dec 2016 - Apr 2017
Mar 2017

79000 mi

US $200
New battery installed 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

84940 mi

C $350
starter motor 
Jan 2018

135160 mi

C $800
Left rear wheel bearing 
Jun 2018

140120 mi

C $500
Transfer case actuator motor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2016
Apr 2014

42800 mi

US $560
Small plastic tabs that hold 5 cent headlamp bulb retainer clip was broken off in light bucket. Replaced light assembly. Without it bulb rattles in housing and filament breaks. Poor design, very easy to move retainer clip past its range of motion. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

95000 mi

£330
Three of the original wheels had cracks in, one wheel had two cracks in. Had to replace all four wheels. 
Aug 2017

95000 mi

£200
Bearings on the alternator were beginning to fail, new belt was also purchased. 
Dec 2017

98000 mi

£925
Timing chain 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
May 2008 - Sep 2015
Jan 2010

9920 mi
Convertible top would occasionally stick at passenger corner of windshield when opening. Problem not in evidence at dealer. 
Feb 2010

10540 mi
Convertible top does not always open smoothly. 
May 2010

11240 mi
Problem 1, top would stick when opening. "corona" light surrounding right headlamp replaced.  
Sep 2010

13020 mi
Rattling roof Right corona light replaced (2nd time) 
Aug 2014

37200 mi

C $1500
Water pump and thermostat replacement. Thermostat was not failing prior to water pump issue but afterwards the old part would not pass a hot water test. 
Nov 2014

39020 mi

C $35
Halo lightbulb replacement 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jan 2009
Sep 2008

2000 mi
Hard brake pedal on starting the car. Replaced booster control valve and pipe. Hard brake pedal before starting. Dealer replaced entire brake booster & master cylinder; bled the brakes. No other instances of hard brake pedal before starting after this repair. 
Oct 2008

2000 mi
Leak at convertible roof seal where roof meets a-pillar/windshield frame. Leaks presented themselves on both driver and passenger side. 
Nov 2008

2000 mi
Unresolved water leaks at A-pillar/Windshield frame junction with Convertible roof. Water drip trails occure on both driver and passenger windows. 
Dec 2008

2000 mi
Continuing unresolved water leak where convertible roof meets A-Pillar/Windshield frame. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

31000 mi
brought car in for Left front daytime running lights to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2017
May 2017

80000 mi

US $376
Airbag fault. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

35000 mi
Hpfp replacement. Rattling passenger seat-not fixed. Dents on passenger side-not taken care of. Rattling from underneath-told normal turbo start up operation. 
Oct 2010

42000 mi
CEL on. Limited power. No acceleration. PCM reflashed. Leather flaking off passenger side door pull. Part ordered from Germany. Not replaced yet. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

87000 mi

US $900
Replaced water pump 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Nov 2013

52900 mi

US $50
Water Pump was replaced 
Jul 2014

57000 mi

US $3000
Replaced Tie Rods 
Mar 2015

67000 mi

US $4000
OIL LEAKS , SERVICE, NEW TIRES 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2012
Nov 2011

4000 mi
Fuel pump 2nd one in a month replaced. The first was on recall that pump failed. Car in limp mode was towed. Since 2007 BMW has not made the pump right. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

108000 mi

US $1300
Auxiliary fan and motor 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2008

7000 mi
Gaskets between each of two turbos and catalytic converters required replacement as they allowed exhaust gasses to escape (made a lot of noise). When engine is cold and outside temperature is 50 deg F or below; automatic transmission will engage at rest with a pronounced jerk while foot is still moving from brake to accelerator.  
Dec 2008

10000 mi
Two trunk sensors became damaged through normal use and required replacement (sense when trunk is almost closed and allow trunk to self lock). Alarm did not chirp when locked and nav did not have required screen available to change setting so alarm software was reflashed/reinstalled. 
Feb 2009

11000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed - car would not operate. 
Jun 2009

16000 mi
Transmission software update for cold engine "jerk" and engine software update to fix problem with accelerator tip-in lag. Replacement of left side DRL/side marker bulbs and housing due to failure. 
Jul 2009

17000 mi
Replacement of right side DRL/side marker bulbs and housing due to failure. RHS muffler rattles during turns, loose structure inside muffler and will be replaced under warranty - part ordered. 
Aug 2009

19000 mi
One of two mufflers was replaced under mfg warranty 
Oct 2010

31000 mi
Replaced high pressure fuel pump; second replacement under warranty. Warranty from Mfg for 10 years. 
May 2011

35700 mi
Replacement of steering rack on car. During diagonsis of steering problem dealer dropped one wheel off the alignment machine damaging fan shroud and coolant hoses - everything replaced and car detailed for free with appology. 
Jul 2011

37000 mi
Nylon cable which holds headliner in place when hard top stows or is closed was wearing through outer sheathing. Replacement kit ordered. 
Aug 2011

37700 mi
Repaired - no other problems 
Sep 2017

60660 mi

US $1200
Thrust bushings. It was a shop recommendation after regular, scheduled annual service. After replacement I noticed that there was not as much suspension noise when driving with the top down as I had heard before. No other noticeable changes. Replace front brake pads and wear items 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2012

25000 mi
Squeak on when turning. CV Joint issue 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2017
Feb 2014

29000 mi

US $150
The slider for 3 of the 4 dashboard vents fell off. Minor, but still needs to be replaced. 
Jun 2015

34000 mi
Battery has been prompting some warning lights. It was original, so due to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2007 - May 2011
Apr 2010

16200 mi
High pressure fuel pump died, car broke down and was towed to dealer. Fixed next day, no problem since. 
Sep 2010

19000 mi
Glovebox was unable to be opened. New latching mechanism was ordered, now works normally 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

120000 mi

US $950
false readings causing shift into "reduced power/take to dealer" mode. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
Mar 2015

44000 mi

£2500
Clutch slippage worn bushes 
Jul 2016

56000 mi

£560
Electric water pump replaced 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2017
Apr 2016

76000 mi

US $1400
Water pump failed. Water pump and thermostat replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2011 - Aug 2017
Dec 2011

47000 mi
Loose rubber pad at driver side door opening. 
Dec 2013

64000 mi

US $750
Water pump failed 
Jan 2014

78300 mi

US $250
Thermostat failed 
Jun 2014

68000 mi

US $1500
Replace worn out shock supports, alignment, and oil change. 
Apr 2015

75500 mi

US $450
Headlight washer cover came off. Had to replace the pump to get the new cover. 
May 2016

84100 mi

US $850
turbo low pressure system needed to be replaced 
Jan 2017

90000 mi
Oil pan gasket and head gasket were leaking oil Rear passenger side bearing and hub went bad 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Sep 2018
Sep 2008

2480 mi
Compass showed wrong direction. Adaptive lighting on Driver's side did not move with Steering. Rear seat did not latch back properly/easily after dropping down. 
Jun 2009

13020 mi

C $100
Seat Heating leaving marks on inside sides of seat. Resting points of Hardtop creating marks on plastic trim at the back of the car, above the trunk. 
Dec 2009

19840 mi
Seat Heating leaving marks on inside sides of leather seat. 
Dec 2011

44640 mi
Check engine light on. Car running jerky. Engine was cold. The problem took 20-25 of warming up for the engine to run smooth. Keyfob reported mis-firing injectors to the dealer. 
Feb 2012

45540 mi
Engine jerky and misfiring again. 
May 2012

47000 mi
Engine still misfiring ocassionally. Check engine light would go on and and then later would be off, especially after engine warmed up. USB Audio stopped working 
Jul 2012

47840 mi
Buffeting sound at 60-65 km/h & 90-95 km/hr 
Sep 2012

48360 mi

C $500
Wheels balanced and aligned to fix buffeting sound. Sound still there, and now the dealer says its because of feathering and uneven wear on tires. Had to pay for the above USB Audio highlighted for repair again 
Jul 2013

62000 mi

C $5000
Turbo Actuators were acting up. 
Nov 2014

80840 mi

C $1000
Ignition coil replaced Injector replaced 
Mar 2015

86180 mi

C $4000
Turbocharger replaced. Injectors replaced. Engine still misses occasionally. 
Sep 2015

91760 mi

C $3500
Coolant Pump & Thermostat failed. Both were replaced. Wheel bushings were leaking. Replaced. Required to get wheel alignment correct. Wheel Bearing noisy. 
Nov 2015

93560 mi

C $1200
Wheel bearing was replaced. 
Jul 2016

100000 mi

C $2500
Engine became erratic on a long trip, and went into extra slow "Limp" mode. Had to be towed. Being in an unknown area far from major cities, the nearest dealer was 100 km away. Faulty throttle body was the diagnosis, and was replaced. Check Engine and warning lights. Vacuum leaks and loud whining sound from engine while accelarating. Turbo defective. Leaks were repaired. Turbos were changed. 
Nov 2016

104160 mi
Something wrong with the blow valve. 
Jun 2018

124000 mi

C $1000
Ignition misfires and fuel bleeding. Nothing has been done yet. Car is drive-able, and runs fine after the engine is heats up to normal running temperature. It keeps giving check-engine lights until the engine warms up, and I keep clearing the codes. Problem has not been fixed because of scheduling issues on my part. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

97960 mi

C $4263
Throttle actuators replaced for bank 1 & 2 Thermostat replaced with new O rings Left Turn signal bulb 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Apr 2015

50000 mi

US $3000
Both actuators 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

27000 mi

US $100
glove box lock actuator replaced 
Apr 2014

29200 mi

US $100
lower latch for glovebox jammed again. fixed this time. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

4000 mi
Dead battery. Kept maintained on a battery tender. Normally get 7-10 years service from batteries (my existing 2006 X5 being a perfect example...still have original oem battery maintaining the same way). 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2013
Jun 2011

35000 mi
 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

54000 mi

US $250
replaced O2 sensors 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2014
May 2012

46000 mi
Ticking noise: Replaced exhaust camshaft hydraulic valve lifters and rockers. Convertible C-pillar trim contacting interior quarter panel trim when top is closed: Replaced required components from repair kit 54.37.7.175.575 
Jun 2012

48000 mi
Noise from rear when driving over bumps in the rain: replaced perimeter seal for convertible rear roof section. 
Jun 2013

63000 mi
Rough idle and rough running. Programmed and encoded entire car per bulletin 122112. 
Aug 2013

66000 mi

US $1280
Replaced leaking front thrust bushings and replaced rear shocks because the driver side shock was leaking. 
Oct 2013

68500 mi

US $50
Replaced electronic junction box and re-programmed. Also replaced front brakes and pads under extended maintenance warranty.  
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2014
Dec 2011

48000 mi
front control arms replaced, $875 billed to BMW 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2018
Dec 2013

52000 mi

US $50
Clicking hydraulic lifters. Lifters and rockers replaced under CPO. Known problem on engines built pre Nov 2008 according to independent BMW online forums and SIB. 
May 2014

55100 mi

US $300
Front control arm bushings. I replaced both front control arms. The control arm had both the bushing and ball joint. Problem was detected prior to wheel alignment after purchase and mounting of new tires. 
Jul 2014

56300 mi

US $50
Transmission would not go into Sport mode. Shifter is electronically connected to the transmission. Dealer replaced shifter. I researched the problem on BMW forums and found the issue was related with wiring to the shifter. No warning light. Convt hard top made knocking noises behind driver seat area when traveling over rough road or somewhat shallow potholes. Turning up radio didn't block noise. Dealer adjusted top, charged 3 hours of service. Car interior sounds like new. 
Aug 2014

58000 mi

US $50
Car ran like it was a 4 cyldr, bad idle, Autozone OBC Scan detected Camshaft Pos Snsr & misfire on Cyl 1. The inlet Cmshft Pos Snsr was replaced. Cyl 1 coil was bad, dealer replaced all under CPO. Dlr claimed all coils were older version. 
Mar 2015

61000 mi

US $50
Valve cover gasket leak, dealer repaired once before under CPO. Driver's seat belt would not recoil. Covered under CPO. Belt Tensioner was making intermittent loud noise. Dealer tested batter and suggested it be replaced. 
Sep 2015

64000 mi

US $50
Oil pan gasket leak. 
Oct 2015

65000 mi

US $50
Oil Filter Housing Gasket 
Mar 2016

73000 mi

US $75
CEL P0301 - Misfire in Cyl 1. Pulled the spark plug in Cyl 1. Spark plug was worn, central electrode was warn (no point) Original BMW Marked NKG Plugs. Replaced all spark plugs. Reset CEL. 
Jun 2017

85000 mi

US $150
Low Coolant Warning - Replaced Upper Radiator Hose and the Expansion Tank Breather Hose to correct issue. 
Sep 2017

86500 mi
Driver's Takata Airbag Recall. (Funny, when I asked the service manager if my car was affected when the news first broke over 2 years ago, he said "No, this is a BMW") 
Nov 2017

89000 mi

US $1000
Valve cover gasket (VCG) repair. - Here's the history: VCG, replaced at 50155, 63685, and 89000. Oil and filter change. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
Feb 2013

45900 mi

US $750
Starter failure 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Jan 2012

£308
Rear wheel bearing failed 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

30000 mi
Headlamp washer stuck. Attempted repair. Needed new unit 
Dec 2012

31000 mi
Headlamp washer eventually replaced. 
Jan 2014 Coolant leak. Tracked to cracked expansion tank. Replaced 
May 2014

45000 mi
NOX sensor failed Switch for convertible roof failed 
May 2015

55000 mi

£500
leaking gaskets. replaced 
Jun 2015

57000 mi

£1000
burst coolant pipes 
Jun 2017

90000 mi
Main fuel pump failed and replaced Oxygen sensor failed 
Sep 2017

92000 mi
Induction [ignition] coil failure 
Oct 2017

91000 mi

£500
Another induction [ignition] coil and “recalibrated” 
Mar 2018

95000 mi

£600
Injector 
May 2018

98000 mi

£130
left dimmed headlamp needed wheel arch removed to refit 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2015
Nov 2013

74900 mi

US $50
Turbochargers were replaced under an extended warranty and recall warranty to cure wastegate rattling while the engine slows down from 3000+ rpms Oil Filter housing gasket failure cased leak, fixed under warranty. Transmission mechatronic/valve body sleeves failed, causing leak. Repaired under warranty. Fuel filler door lock actuator failure, repaired under warranty. Leak emanating from coolant overflow tank, overflow tank replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
Aug 2010

8000 mi
Sensor for passenger seat airbag and seat belt malfunctioned. 
Oct 2010

9000 mi
When a seatbelt/airbag sensor was replaced at an earlier repair, the wire connector was not properly crimped and had to be recrimped. 
Oct 2011

12000 mi
Seat belt sensor replaced. 
Jan 2012

12000 mi
seat belt sensor failed again, 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2018
Aug 2009

12000 mi
Bad fuel injector. Replaced. 
Mar 2010

20000 mi
Failure of High Pressure Fuel Pump.  
Aug 2016

50000 mi

US $850
Low pressure fuel sensor replaced. 
Dec 2017

53000 mi

US $1600
Electric Water Pump Failed. Replaced Electric Water Pump, Thermostat and Radiator Cap. 
Apr 2018

54000 mi

US $600
Hoses + Gaskets for Cooling system and thermostat need replacement - leaking. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

40000 mi
Air conditioner not blowing cool air. Test at dealer. Needed a new evaporator. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2012
Nov 2009

17000 mi
Fuel pump replaced at 17K miles. Car did not start immediately when cold, 3 hours labor.  
Jan 2010

43800 mi
Left muffler replaced. Butterfly vibrated making significant rattling noise. Two hours labor. 
Jun 2010

28000 mi
second fuel pump 
Jul 2010

29000 mi
another fuel pump 
Oct 2010

33000 mi
Navigation hard drive failed 
Jul 2011

47000 mi
Navigation gives disk error message, when navigation system is working or has address or location has been requested. 
Feb 2012

54300 mi
Turbos were replaced. Comfort access failed. Right door handle malfunction, could not open car unless I used the key. 
Jul 2012

56300 mi
Oil sensor was bad. Car was experiencing a small leak. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

130000 mi

US $5000
Water pump failed on a freezing cold day stranded me on a tollway with 10 year old in freezing cold. Part was previously repaired by Fields BMW 18 months earlier failed on a very hot day. was covered by 2 year guarantee but was a pain Water pump failed and I was stranded on the side of the highway in -5F weather with a 10 year old. Second time the Water pump failed. 1 st time was September 2014. It was supposedly repaired/replaced by Fields Automotive group. I suspect that a faulty repair job was the cause for the second failure. Also had 2 run-flat tires burst a sidewall when I hit a construction zone on the tollway. This car started to fail regularly after 100,000 miles so I traded it in. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2013
Jun 2010

23000 mi
Loud/noisy radiator fan, radiator fan blade(s) broken. Fan and shroud replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2011

30000 mi
Air conditioner needed to be repaired, was not blowing cold. Air conditioner replaced by the dealer at no cost. 
Oct 2012

33300 mi

US $500
Original battery died, replacement cost including "registration" c $480 ($425 with BMWCCA discount). 
Dec 2012

35000 mi

US $570
Emissions system problem. 
Apr 2013

36000 mi

US $50
Replacement of screen wash motor, covered under SGI extended warranty with $50 deductible. Recall item covered re: battery terminal. Maintenance program covered: Oil Change, Wiper Blades, Spark Plug replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

62000 mi

US $4500
Bushing change and shock leak 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2018 - May 2018
Apr 2018

55000 mi

US $572
replaced intake hoses to turbos much improved performance 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

25000 mi
replaced trim panel set around rear-view mirror to eliminate a rattle reprogrammed control modules (Bulletin #24 05 09 Defect code #00 24 39 01 00) to remedy hard shifting caused by erratic torque converter lock-up 
Dec 2009

26000 mi
Replaced Driver-side seatbelt assembly. It was so sensitive that it would lock when pulling the belt out. Changed out the Passenger-side Foglamp bulb 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
May 2012

76700 mi

US $1600
oil leak found in seal near oil filter driver side headlight intermittently goes out brake light in trunk lid failed seat belt valets failed to catch seat belt for hand over 
Jan 2013

84000 mi

US $2000
Replaced belly pan under front right side/wheelwell 
Apr 2013

84700 mi

US $1100
Water pump and thermostat failed 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
Aug 2009

22000 mi
Rough shift in sport mode with moderate acceleration. More noticeable third to fourth and fourth to fifth gears. 
Jan 2011

40000 mi
reflash Wind noise not appreciated by shop mechanic Two, isolated incidents where radio/CD player not functional. 
Sep 2011

43000 mi
Had windshield wipers replaced at last visit. One of these wipers was too long and overhung windshield. That wiper blade was replaced at this visit. 
Feb 2015

58000 mi

US $750
Faulty spark plug and coil 
Sep 2015

61000 mi
Transmission would not manually upshift with shifter in SPORT MODE. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

55200 mi

US $120
Replaced battery 
Nov 2015

77900 mi

US $1300
Replaced low pressure fuel pump 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2013
May 2011

35700 mi
car would not accelerate properly above 60 mph service engine light came on..after multiple tests to confirm the issue, they clean the intake valves.. 
Dec 2011

48000 mi
Noise in the dashboard took 2 days to locate then a few hours to repair. Part was replaced in dash as well as had supports added above the part to stop a recurrence. 
Mar 2012

53000 mi
coils in two valves failed and needed to be repaired/replaced. 
Jun 2012

57000 mi
replaced oxygen sensor. 
Oct 2013

81000 mi
ignition coils, plugs, I have no idea why it took 3 days 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2011
Jan 2011

13900 mi
replaced corona ring headlight bulb 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2018
Jul 2009

17000 mi
angel eye (headlight) burned out 
Dec 2009

24000 mi
the other angle eye burned out 
Jun 2011

41000 mi
I noticed the engine ran rough for a minute on cold, wet mornings at the same time I learned of the recall. Recall fixed the problem by replacing five of six injectors. 
Sep 2012

53000 mi

US $50
replaced burned out head light 
Nov 2012

56100 mi

US $650
replaced angel eye 
May 2013

65100 mi

US $75
blown fuse in cigarette ac adapter circuit 
Jun 2014

78000 mi

US $1200
fuel injectors replaced 
Oct 2016

112000 mi

US $487
replaced pads 
Aug 2017

116000 mi

US $1500
replaced compressor & condenser 
May 2018

122000 mi

US $50
warning light that tire pressure system is inactive; and flashing low tire pressure. tire sensors were found to be putting out good strength signal; have not yet attempted to diagnose/repair the computer monitoring system for this - I just manually check tire pressures just like in the old days (tires switched from run flats to normal) 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2010 - Apr 2011
Mar 2010

12400 mi
Changed Fuel Pump + Inject due to High Pressure Fuel Pump Failure 
BMW 3-Series in South Australia, Australia
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

40300 mi
Diagnose HP fuel pump, variable pressure at or below minimum pressure 
Oct 2013

40300 mi

A $1200
Replace HP fuel pump - dealer not interested, but indicated $240/ hr to diagnose and would take 1 whole day. Then repairs could continue. I estimate $3,000 
Jan 2017

44200 mi

A $100
occasional misfiring under load causing Engine Management light to come on and occasionally goes into "limp home" mode. changed spark plugs, now drives like a new car. 
Jun 2018

69440 mi

A $7900
Rebuild ZF transmission due to wear on 3-4 selector. now completely rebuilt with new software and torque converter. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

2500 mi
Replace Airbag Control Module under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $700
Water Pump went out and needed to be replaced. 
Aug 2015

114300 mi

US $120
Leak Detection Pump went bad. 
Dec 2015

125000 mi

US $450
Low Pressure Fuel Sensor was not correctly showing pressure, causing hesitation during cold start of car. Carbon buildup in intakes requires cleaning. Performed walnut blast in intakes to properly clean. 
Mar 2018

163000 mi

US $1300
Oil pan gasket replacement Valve cover gasket 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

92000 mi

US $250
Spark plugs changed at 20k service. Engine Oil Leak plugged. 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2018
Aug 2013

105000 mi

US $55
The tire pressure monitor sensor indicated low tire pressure on the front passenger side tire even after the tire was inflated to the correct pressure. The dealer reset the computer, and the sensor alert went away. 
Dec 2014

111000 mi

US $800
One of the low-beam headlights needed to be replaced. Battery failed to hold a charge. 
Apr 2015

112000 mi
Tilt-forward of the passenger seat broke, making it unable to stay upright. Required a simple fix. 
Sep 2017

124500 mi

US $3100
Large amounts of oil began leaking from the engine. This was caused by the clutch wearing out and damaging the flywheel. Clutch, flywheel, and flywheel gasket were replaced. 
Oct 2017

125000 mi

US $3200
Oil filter housing gasket was leaking onto the coolant hose, causing a coolant leak. Coolant hose and oil filter housing gasket were replaced. Alert lights indicated a problem with the brakes. On inspection, the brake sensors were broken. Brake sensors were replaced. A headlight and two brake lights went out. Bulbs replaced. 
Aug 2018

128000 mi

US $350
Tire pressure sensors were not working Passenger side view mirror was not working. The wire had been disconnected when body repair was done. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2018
Feb 2018

55000 mi

US $159
Low pressure fuel sensor code thrown for failed sensor - no drive ability issues or Check Engine Light triggered. Issue found during a routine code scan by owner during regular check (every 6 months or so..). Driver's Side Air Bag Recall 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

22000 mi
ses light on, long cranks at start still drove fine reflashed, hpfp supposedly fine  
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2012
Sep 2009

26000 mi
SI B 13 04 09 Fuel Systems SUBJECT N54 - Diagnosis of Cold Start Rough Running with Misfire Faults 
Nov 2010

42000 mi
long crank-related to Fuel Pump-fixed with software update 
Dec 2011

58000 mi
Turbo vacuum problem causing check engine lights on accel; no other symptoms; dealer said it was not covered under Certifed warranty; quoted $1400 for replacement of all vacuum hoses; declined repair pending further research. 
Apr 2012

61000 mi
Turbo vacuum problem when sold. Traded car because felt BMW should have covered it. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

8060 mi
Famous limp mode that cause by the high presure fuel pump. But dealer just reset the error and refuse the problem ever exists. 
Mar 2009

8060 mi
 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2010
Apr 2009

10000 mi
The car experienced a misfire on cylinder #5. The dealer was unable to reproduce, so they swapped the plug, coil, and injector each to a different cylinder. If it happens again, they said they will know which part to replace. 
May 2009

11000 mi
A fuel injector failed on the highway, causing the engine to turn off. It took 6 days of my time for the shop to get the correct part to repair the car (they ordered the wrong part at first). 
Jan 2010

20000 mi
Experienced heavy engine misfire on cylinder #5 for the third time. Dealer replaced the coil pack, though they said that they were unable to reproduce the problem. Problem returned 1 week after the car was returned. It is still not resolved. 
Feb 2010

21000 mi
Engine misfire on cylinder 5. Replaced high pressure fuel pump, cleaned intake manifold. Problem occurred 5 days after delivery from repair, still waiting for additional appointment to try to fix it again. 
Mar 2010

23000 mi
Experienced engine misfire again. This time the shop said it was a software problem, and that there was no available software update to fix it. They also said that there was no guarantee of one in the future. 
Aug 2010

34000 mi
Experienced same engine misfire again. This time they said there was a software update, and they applied it. The problem has not returned in the two weeks since the repair, but it's still inconclusive as to whether it was successful. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2008 - Dec 2010
Nov 2008

7000 mi
Passenger door airbag warning light came on. Airbag checked out fine. Attempt was made to reprogram computer. Attempt failed halfway through. Had to order another computer, install and reprogram. HD radio would lose volume after ~5 seconds of listening after vehicle was started. Could change to another radio station, volume would be there and then fade. Only happened with HD. Didn't happen on every startup. Could turn radio off and on to fix.  
Feb 2009

11000 mi
Airbag warning light on dash. Airbag in passenger seat was giving a resistance reading out of spec. Dealer replaced entire airbag. 
Mar 2009

12000 mi
Airbag warning lights on dash. Replaced airbag control module successfully. Racheting sound from steering column when turning the wheel. Replaced clock spring in steering column. Successful repair 
May 2009

15000 mi
Passenger airbag warning light came on. Dealer inspected wiring harness and found a bent pin in connector under passenger seat. Harness and connector replaced. 
Sep 2009

21000 mi
Lightbulbs loose in taillight causing intermittent outages. Replaced under TSB. 
Jan 2010

27000 mi
Front control arm bushings started making a clunking noise. They were replaced, noise still there. Chirp from right rear brake when pulling away from stop. Shop could not replicate. Told it's standard because of brake assist holding brakes for a couple seconds when I let off the pedal. 
Feb 2010

28500 mi
Car made same clunking groaning noise from front suspension. Dealer found it came from grime on bushing where springs rest. Cleaned and problem went away. 
Apr 2010

32000 mi
Squeal from right rear brake when pulling away from a stop slowly. Only when car was thoroughly warmed up. Dealer cleaned and lubed brake caliper and realigned sensor on caliper. Problem is fixed. Car starting to exhibit long cranks when started cold. Dealer could not replicate. 
May 2010

34000 mi
Car exhibited long cranks resulting in Service Engine Soon light. Dealer found code related to high pressure fuel pump. New software to fix problem. 
Aug 2010

37000 mi
Squeak coming from right rear brake when accelerating away from stop. Fixed in past visit with lube. ABS sensor replaced on this trip. Metallic rattle coming from flap in driver's side muffler. Driver's side muffler replaced. Car exhibited long crank at start, rough idle on start. Diagnosed as high pressure fuel pump going out. 'Fixed' w/software in previous visit. Fuel Pump Replaced this time. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

28000 mi
Faulty fuel injector causing rough running. BMW's policy is to flash the software once to see if the problem goes away, and then replace if it does not. Problem did not go away after software flash. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2011
Aug 2010

21300 mi
"engine malfunction - reduced power" warning from car resulted in both VANOS (variable valve timing) solenoids being replaced. 
Jul 2011

30300 mi
Replaced left rear brake light holder/housing after brake light fault reported by the car's computer. 
Aug 2011

30600 mi
Car would crank but not start, & check engine light was on. After many attempts, car started. Taken to dealer. Computer stored a single error, "2F49 EWS Manipulation Protection". Dealer could not replicate problem & reset code. OK since. 
Oct 2011

32000 mi
Sunroof auto-reverse engaging intermittently when sunroof closing despite no obstruction in its path. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2012 - May 2016
Sep 2012

35000 mi
Fuel vapor retention /ventilation system. Driver and passenger seats' latches (to fold seatback for rear entry)not working correctly. Driver side interior doortrim peeling, rips in driver seat leatherette and parking brake boot. 
May 2013

39700 mi

US $25
Fuel vapor recovery system Service engine soon light 
Dec 2013

44000 mi
Failed high pressure fuel pump 
Feb 2014

44000 mi
Failed Bushings 
May 2014

45000 mi
Replace leaking water pump 
Jul 2014

47300 mi
Master cylinder lacking brake fluid. Possibly bad brake sensor. 
Oct 2014

49000 mi
New ABS pump 
Feb 2015

51100 mi

US $1922
Replace valve cover gasket and crankshaft seal 
Jun 2015

54000 mi

US $649
Replace oil filter stand gasket 
Jul 2015

54700 mi

US $239
Hose leak 
Aug 2015

55700 mi
Bad coils Bad oxygen sensor 
Mar 2016

62000 mi
Oil leak in crankshafts. Replace abs module, additional parts BMW roundrel fell off hood 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Sep 2013

59000 mi

US $50
Repeated clunking noise from the steering at low speeds. Drained power steering fluid and replaced with new fluid. BMW claims this is not required, but the old fluid was very dark, and the change fixed hte issue. 
Nov 2013

61000 mi

US $10
Car repeatedly insisted that a brake light was out, even though all lights were working. Replaced all brake/tail bulbs and problem seems to have gone away. 
Jul 2014

66200 mi

US $1200
Water pump failure, car overheated and had to be towed. Had thermostat replaced at same time as a preventative measure. 
Jul 2015

75000 mi

US $50
Clutch pedal became very loose and mushy. Turned out to be a broken structure in the pedal assembly itself. Difficult to access area where pedals meet firewall. 
Dec 2015

80000 mi
Both side view mirrors cracked randomly. Did not seem to be related to temperature swings or any sort of impact. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Greece
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

13826 mi
Idle valve replacement (cost covered under warranty) 
BMW 3-Series in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2009 - Nov 2016
Oct 2009

8000 mi
Traction control problem 
Jun 2010

15000 mi
Broken tire pressure management sensor 
Mar 2013

41000 mi

US $40
Brake light fixture partially melted causing poor contact. Repaired fixture. 
Dec 2013

49000 mi

US $100
Engine Service Needed light. Computer diagnosed problem with thermostat. Reset computer. No problems since. 
Jan 2014

64300 mi

US $650
Replace radiator thermostat 
Jun 2014

53000 mi

US $100
Lost use of 1st & 3rd gears. Shop reset computer controlled shift points. 
Jan 2015

51000 mi

US $48
Brake light fixture replaced 
Dec 2015

67000 mi

US $348
differential making noise. Mechanic changed the differential fluids. 
BMW 3-Series in Norway
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Mar 2017

81840 mi

$7000
Unable to use DS or manual gear shift. Changed gear shift 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

26000 mi
Driver side seat belt presenter repair 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

24500 mi
The car reports the engine oil level is low when it is not. Oil level sensor needs to be replaced and corresponding system software needs to be updated. 
Aug 2014

33000 mi

US $50
The Dual Clutch Trans has a very very slow leak. The BMW Corp Eng Team had my BMW technician replace the O Ring for the Trans Connector. He told me he didn't think that would fix the problem. I was told to drive the car & recheck in a bit. 
Oct 2014

34000 mi

US $229
The DCT Trans had to be replaced with a rebuilt unit. My part was $50. The oil level display is still wrong and BMW can't seem to be able to fix it. They have changed the sensor. The car is still at the dealer for an indeterminate time. I am getting very concerned. Update: got it back after four weeks, $179. 
Mar 2015

36000 mi

US $8155
Rotors, Calipers, Pads, TPMS Sensors replaced 
Jul 2016

43500 mi

US $561
Thermostat Leaking 
Oct 2016

46000 mi

US $235
Secondary Air Emission Hose. $460 to replace when part arrives. 
Nov 2016

46500 mi

US $435
Secondary emission suction hose 
Jul 2017

50000 mi

US $1668
Replace motor mounts Replace front & rear pads 
Sep 2017

52000 mi

US $1013
Replaced custom front brake pads (actually a sensor change due to a BMW quirk) Oil Pan thread stripped in aluminum pan. Mechanic had to fix. 
Mar 2018

54000 mi

US $104
cabin filter had to be replaced and air filter cleaned 
May 2018

54000 mi

US $653
Replaced Adjusting Pulley with Level for Water Pump, Alternator Belt and Deflection Pulley 
Jun 2018

54000 mi

US $846
Replace front window and rain sensor 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
Jul 2015

49000 mi

US $1900
Leaking AC system repaired 
Apr 2016

52000 mi

US $500
Thermometer which controls coolant flow was not working, replaced 
Sep 2016

55000 mi

US $700
Power steering pump replaced 
Dec 2016

52000 mi
Engine was destroyed by the rod bearing failure issue which is common among these cars 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
Dec 2009

4000 mi
DCT (Dual-clutch transmission) malfunction, could not engage 2nd, 4th & 6th gear. Problem gone after restarting the car to drop the car off at the dealership. Was told that it could just be a one-off event... 
Feb 2010

5000 mi
Defective fuel/idling sensor causing check engine light on, parts were replaced & has been running fine. Replaced discolored exterior window trims on both sides. 
Jul 2010

6000 mi
Service light came on, computer calls for brake flush.Brought up trans issue of locking out 2nd, 4th, and 6th gear on 3 occasions.New service adviser & mechanic took car out for 'extensive test drive'& cause other damages...4 days later.. 
Jan 2011

8000 mi
Trans shifted into natural,wouldn't shift into driving gear,brought car into dealership,was told they have adjusted the clutch pressure.Day after I got the car,it lost power pulling into parking lot,warning lites turned on,took car back... Same problem as last couple of times! 
Nov 2011

10000 mi
Car shifted itself into N & stalled while sitting at stop light, also having problem taking off from stop. Later was told that it was the engine idling sensor, was replaced under warranty but took 2 days. 
May 2012

11300 mi
Fuel system (inc. pump, vent & module) malfunction, causes excessive amount of fuel sent to canister repeatedly (3rd repair). Dealer still have the car at this time & working with BMW NA to fix problem! 
Jun 2012

12000 mi

US $42
Left window trim discolored, BMWNA covered the cost of that part, I have to pay for the labor cost, even though the car is still under warranty. 
Dec 2014

23000 mi

US $50
Rear Sunshade had stopped functioning 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2015
Aug 2014

49400 mi

US $160
Mold growing on heat exchanger, making a bad stink when car and AC starts 
Oct 2014

51300 mi

US $50
AC leaking after cleaning, loosing ability to cool after a while. 
Jan 2015

53800 mi

US $128
SES light intermittent with error indicating problem with cooling system. Replaced thermostat and error appears to have gone away. 
Sep 2015

65000 mi

US $18500
Spun a rod bearing. engine seized. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2014
Feb 2009

4000 mi
Car report transmission not shifting into park when car turned off. Automatic trans. dual clutch. 
Mar 2009

5000 mi
Warning stated car was not shifting into park when engine turned off. Fix by ordering new shifter from Germany. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2017
Sep 2013

50000 mi

US $200
Coolant expansion tank sensor 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2017
Aug 2011

17500 mi
idle actuator(and associated components) replaced as well as alternator belt 
May 2012

22700 mi
The evaporator was leaking, so the entire dash had to be removed and the entire evaporator and related compenents were replaced under warranty. Apparrently, this is a common problem on the e92 M3s. 
Jun 2017

54000 mi

US $400
A/C Recharge 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

414-horsepower 4.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

US $2000
Throttle actuators 
Mar 2018

85000 mi

US $800
Thermostat replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

123000 mi

US $2400
Also replaced motor mounts  and replaced exhaust manifold gaskets for exhaust leak. 
Apr 2017

128000 mi

US $280
Leaking valve cover gaskets were resulting in oil dripping down the engine and onto the ground under the car. I replaced both valve cover gaskets, all spark plug tubes, and bought new screws for the valve cover. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2018
Oct 2011

24000 mi
Battery failed to charge completely. They charged it. Battery did not hold charge. Finally replaced the battery 
Feb 2012

26000 mi
oxygen sensor went out. replaced 
Aug 2014

40900 mi

US $350
Idle control unit failure under warranty, also fuel pressure sensor not covered 
Jan 2017

40000 mi

US $3400
Idle Control Actuator went bad (common problem @ 40-50k miles). Replaced both to make sure I didn't have problem for another 50k miles 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2014
May 2012

28000 mi
Found AC leak: Replaced evaporator and recharged the system. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2017
Mar 2010

8000 mi
The HD radio sometimes quits delivering sound after five seconds.  
Apr 2010

8350 mi
HD radio quit playing after five seconds on selected stations. Dealer claims to have repaired the problem. Repair software glitch in digital radio. Dealer implemented a softward related fix. 
Sep 2010

10000 mi
Digital radio goes silent on certain presets. Dealer said the fault is weak transmitter at radio station. 
Oct 2011

17000 mi
Left front headlight burned out 
Feb 2012

20700 mi
Cooling system leak 
Dec 2012

26000 mi

US $375
Replace windshield washer fluid pump 
Feb 2015

37000 mi

US $1000
oxygen sensor failure 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2012
Mar 2012

28000 mi
The idle control valve would intermittently throw an 'increased emissions' and 'service engine soon' messages, and at one point 'reduced power.' I have read about many similar failures in this mileage neighborhood. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2013
Feb 2012

27000 mi
plastic trim in the inside peeling. Changed under warranty. shocks from the hood stopped working and they were not holding the hood while open 
Jun 2012

29000 mi
peeling in the driver's electric window command console 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

29140 mi
Transmission replaced because of poor shifting 1st to 2nd gear. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
- Jan 2010
Jan 2010

24800 mi
-small leak in differential -some emissions warning came on in computer (covered under warranty) 
BMW 3-Series in Oman
May 2010 - Dec 2012
Nov 2010

10540 mi
The driver's seat handle. No could get in to the back seat as the handle to get in the back seat was not working for some odd reason. 
May 2011

14220 mi
I had problems with my seatbelt butler. However, I didn't get it fixed. I Simply asked the guys at the BMW garage to get rid of the fuse that operates the seatbelt. The fuse is number 30. 
Jan 2012

20460 mi

$500
the steering column had to be changed. 
Dec 2012

29760 mi

$300
The Air con on the driver side broke. ESD button broke, just fell for no reason. The auxiliary fell off too. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2018
Nov 2010

16000 mi
IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE FAILURE KNOWN ISSUE WITH M3 iDRIVE CONTROLLER BROKEN 
May 2014

57000 mi

US $1700
Throttle actuator motor - bank 1 
Sep 2018

79000 mi

US $750
Replace sticking thermostat, temp sensor, and vent hose clear CEL 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2014
Mar 2013

87000 mi

US $175
Replaced belt, belt tensioner and guide pulley. Took car in to get it "flashed" for a tail light mod, shop said that these parts were about to go. This is an easy DIY driveway job so did it myself. Saw nothing wrong with old parts. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2013
Apr 2013

75000 mi

US $42
A bad bulb housing was causing light bulb sensor to report a failed bulb. The housing was replaced and the light bulb sensor returned to normal. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2014

40300 mi

US $500
Replaced serpentine belt because tensioner was failing. Cost was due to difficulty of accessing components. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2007 - Sep 2012
Jun 2010

39000 mi
Sunroof would not open all the way back. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

1763 mi
Yellow temp warning light on dash illuminated while at traffic light. Car would only run in limp mode. Fault 2EFF was recorded. Dealer reported auxillary fan was cutting out. Dealer replaced electic fan. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2016
May 2010

29000 mi
Flange in rear differential replaced. Drive shaft adjustment. (Repaired per BMW issued SIB.) Hydraulic valve lifters replaced per BMW issue SIB (to subdue valve clatter at idle) Excessive headlight vibration corrected per BMW issued SIB. 
Aug 2010

33000 mi
HVAC system cleaned. Interior fans and ventilation vents cleaned. Peeling rubberized grips on doors and steering wheel replaced with non-rubberized plastic. 
Oct 2010

35700 mi
Steering wheel console cover wearing/tearing prematurely. Replaced. 
Jan 2011

39800 mi
automatic seatbelt dispensing arm repaired and parts replaced. 
Nov 2011

50000 mi

US $1200
Pinion bearing (joining driveshaft to differential) failure. 
Mar 2013

64000 mi

US $300
Rear driveshaft joint at differential: Required lubrication and new bracket to repair looseness/movement and metal-on-metal contact. Mechanic discovered this is a known issue, and BMW issued service bulletin. Car out of warranty, so I paid. 
Aug 2013

69700 mi

US $1100
Driveshaft and fitting/joints on both ends replaced. Shaft was likely defective for quite some time.rnPrior more minor repairs did not resolve recurring issues. 
Jul 2014

78500 mi

US $500
Fronst suspension components worn. 
Dec 2014

83000 mi

US $800
valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket replacements 
Oct 2016

102000 mi

US $750
Bushings. Front left Windshield washer fluid motor replaced 02 sensors replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2012 - Nov 2015
Jun 2013

45000 mi

US $1000
Front Control Arms and Ball joint assembly were replaced. Both ball joints were loose and out of tolerance. Had to be replaced as whole units - Full suspension alignment required after repair. 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Apr 2015

77500 mi

US $1000
Valve cover gasket 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

102000 mi

US $560
Engine mount 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2017
Sep 2009

16000 mi
Electric seat failed 
Jan 2014

22700 mi

US $700
automatic junction slipping, not shifting smoothy 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

51000 mi
hum coming from driver side front wheel 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2014

83000 mi

US $524
Changed Eccentric Shaft Sensor after rough idling and loss of power above 3000 rpm, which also required changing valve cover gasket (total ~$1300). Also changed spark plugs due to sensor replacement (~$200). Lower control arm bushing leaking on Driver's side. Found during an oil change. Changed both control arms and got alignment ... car feels like it did when new! 
Jul 2014

89500 mi

US $570
Leaking axle seal replaced ($300). This is a common problem with xi models and the leak was small at this time. 
Oct 2016

108000 mi

US $700
Repaired crank case sensor and o2 sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2013
Mar 2012

45000 mi
System crashes, and dealer has been unable to find issue. 
Jun 2012

51000 mi
iDrive died. No radio, no Nav, no blue tooth for phone. Main module replace. Still has occasional issues. Very frustration. Now no longer covered by BMW extended warranty. 
Jan 2013

63000 mi

US $125
iDrive system froze. 3rd time DVD drive failed Constantly dealing with brake and parking lights burning out. Front parking lamp replacement requires tire to be removed. Tire has slow leak. Determined that BMW rim has very small crack in hub area that was causing leak 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Mar 2008 - Nov 2010
Nov 2008

16000 mi
Skibag was replaced after clips securing it in place broke. Replaced by dealer under warranty at the time of regularly scheduled maintenance.  
Feb 2009

20000 mi
Replaced right daytime running light which had burned out. Also replaced wiper blades.  
Mar 2009

26000 mi
Had transmission reprogrammed to address sluggish cold performance from rolling start.  Brake light housing faulty.  
Sep 2009

37000 mi

US $1200
Replaced burned out right rear brake light.  
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2015
Nov 2008

8000 mi
Door open warning light came on while driving, car could not be locked when at destination. 
May 2011

37000 mi
Warning light for brake light failure came on, but brake light was working fine. 
Nov 2013

59200 mi

US $400
Battery died, was replaced 
Jan 2015

60500 mi

US $1500
don't know 
May 2015

68900 mi

US $365
Windows and mirrors would not operate 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

111000 mi

US $350
Code read missing in cylinder 5 caused the car to lose power 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

168-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Zealand
Jan 2009 - Jul 2011
May 2009

9300 mi
Minimum oil warning, dealer added a litre 
Nov 2009

16120 mi
Right brake light failure lead them to replace tail light housing due to burn marks 
Dec 2010

24180 mi
Comfort access wasn't working all the time. 
Jul 2011

31000 mi

$1000
Rocker Cover Gasket Leaking 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007 abs brake sensor problem. driver assist not functioning.drive traction control not functioning. all are controled by the same sensor 

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door

8-cylinder manual 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

10000 mi
Door mirrors randomly moving on un-locking the car. A known issue. Will require mirror motor replacement on each side 

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2007 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

75000 mi

US $275
ignition coil failure caused very rough running 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 Window regulator 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

15500 mi
Felt inside rear driver side window came off. 
BMW 3-Series in United Arab Emirates
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

53320 mi

¤2000
Starter motor malfunction Radiator fan not working which caused overheating Water pump malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

44740 mi
Cracked then broke Power Steering pulley and a broken belt. 
Mar 2011

45260 mi
BLOWER MOTOR FAILURE 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - May 2010
Jul 2008

6000 mi
Car died 6-8 times on a trip home. Flatbedded to BMW dealer. Engine management software totally replaced per instructions from BMW. Apparently KNOWN problem (svc bulletin) for this particular model. No problems since then. 
Sep 2009

13000 mi
Drivers side lock actuator failed.  
BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2015
Jun 2010

30000 mi
The driver side speakers stop working intermittently. The dealer could not replicate the problem.  The windows were squeaking and rattling. The dealer lubed the window seals and the problem stopped. 
Sep 2013

63000 mi

US $500
My right-rear wheel bearing needed to be replaced. 
Feb 2014

64900 mi

US $130
Battery needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2014

65300 mi

US $5
Blower fan was squeaking. Removed pollen filter and sprayed fan with WD-40. Easy fix. 
Dec 2014

76000 mi

US $2800
The Mass Air Flow sensor needed to be replaced as well as the PCV Valve. I also replaced the brakes and got an oil change. I think they PCV Valve and MAF were close to 2,000. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2009 - Nov 2014
Aug 2009

18162 mi
gaskets replaced in tail lights 
Jul 2010

31000 mi

US $50
Noisy valve tappet, replaced all exhaust valve lifters under warranty 
Feb 2011

38307 mi
steering column replaced 
May 2011

41092 mi
fuel tank vent seal replaced fuel tank breather replaced 
Aug 2011

43000 mi

US $50
front door lock actuator replaced 
Sep 2011

43652 mi
battery replaced 
Dec 2011

45783 mi

US $50
input shaft collar resealed 
Aug 2012

59527 mi

US $50
drivers lock replaced 
Mar 2013

60000 mi

US $50
blower motor replaced under waranty blower motor replaced under waranty 
Apr 2013

61300 mi

US $50
bad coil pack, replaced under warranty 
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $50
Starter replaced under warranty with $50 deductible Battery depleted probably due to high draw from bad starter Cracked valve cover replaced 
Mar 2014

77000 mi

US $610
positive jump post shorted out and took new battery with it. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Nov 2010

56000 mi

US $125
Pulley bolt missing caused pulley to warp. Pulley and bolt replaced under extended warranty only $50 deductible on this problem. Rubberized coating of inside door grab was peeling off. Dealer agreed to pay half of material and installation of a new door panel @ $225 with me paying $225. Also offered to dye the rubber for $80. I chose not to rplc door panel but dye. 
Jul 2011

69500 mi
Both Front Door Lock actuator had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

69000 mi

US $410
water pump and thermostat replacement 
May 2018

70000 mi

US $430
Replaced the non - OEM water pump and thermostat with OEM parts when the previous water pump was found to be defective. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Jul 2010

26000 mi
Dealer broke rear wiper assembly when they replaced wiper blade. 
Sep 2010

27000 mi
Previous dealer in Ocala FL broke the rear wiper when replacing wiper blade. Fell off somewhere on the road. Collected repair part from Ocala dealer and took it to a different dealer in Orlando. 
Sep 2012

53000 mi

US $1000
replaced water pump 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

122000 mi

US $900
Control arm and bushings drivers side 
Jun 2016

125000 mi

US $750
Bad starter 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2013
Apr 2011

26000 mi
Wicked sunroof rattle, fixed by relaxing seals and adjusting cassette. 
Aug 2011

30000 mi

US $120
Hood latch broken. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2007 - Dec 2015
Mar 2007

18000 mi
low oil level warning came on. oil was not low. dealer manipulated engine to reset. dealer did not replace oil sensor. dealer said that it was a software issue and BMW had a fix almost ready to issue. 
Sep 2007

31000 mi
driver seat rail cover had been loose since delivery...dealer did not have part, otherwise it would have been replaced at 1 year maintenance rear left wind deflector (under side) broke off sometime last winter...dealer would have replaced at 1 year service but did not have part. It was replaced on same trip as seat rail cover. 
Jul 2008

50000 mi
Wind noise from sunroof...roof sealer/gasket needed replacing. was not sealing properly. 
Oct 2008

54000 mi
Rear window wiper intermittent since April 08. Finally stopped at a time I could get to dealer. Needs new shaft. This was 2nd week in October. They ordered it from Germany. By 20 November it had not yet arrived. 
Dec 2008

60000 mi
Rear window wiper had failed, outside of warranty. Dealer finally got part, replaced. All OK and there was no charge. 
Oct 2009

74000 mi
steering wheel lock warning came on unexpectedly. Tech said it was software, and reflashed. However, within a few days the bogus warning was back again. Oil change is due soon and I'll have them look at it again. 
Sep 2010

95000 mi

US $100
Front L and R door lock actuators failed (proximate cause was blown fuse because of sticking and general malfunctioning. Replaced actuators and fuse. 
Oct 2012

119000 mi

US $3200
Check engine warning. Four oxygen sensors replaced. Did some routine maintenance at the same time. 
Jun 2013

136000 mi

US $400
thrust bearings (both sides). 
Sep 2013

145000 mi

US $621
Cup holder $66 Halo bulb $118 Outer tie rod, passenger $327 
Oct 2013

145800 mi

US $800
Water pump failure, $800. 
Nov 2014

158000 mi

US $650
main a/c and heat fan failed completely. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2009 - Feb 2016
Dec 2009

31000 mi
Windshield washer fluid line became clogged. Dealer replaced check valve and blew out line with air. Covered under warranty.  
Apr 2010

34000 mi
Central locking system failed, had to unlock driver's side door with key. Remote key fob would not unlock doors. Dealer replaced fuse and relay under warranty. 
Sep 2010

39000 mi
Driver's side lower window seal was making noise when window was rolled down. Dealer said seal was damaged, ordered seal and replaced at later visit. Have since used Gummi Pflege on all seals. BMW warranty is great.  
Dec 2013

72000 mi

US $1700
Valve cover leaking oil, had indie shop replace valve cover gasket, and oil filter housing gasket. Coolant replaced since it was drained during work. 
Sep 2014

80000 mi

US $500
Valve cover gasket was leaking oil, was not the gasket, as was the case earlier when replaced in Dec 13. Valve cover was warped, had to get new cover. Had shop replace spark plugs while engine was apart. 
Oct 2014

80000 mi

US $440
Replaced drive belt and tensioner pulley. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

62000 mi

US $180
Starter failed, in order to replace starter the intake manifold has to be removed. Starter and bolts along with Intake manifold gaskets were replaced. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2017

95000 mi

US $1200
replaced coils and sparkplugs 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2018
May 2009

13000 mi
Sunroof wind deflector screen popped out of frame. 
Jan 2010

44200 mi
Knocking or loud valve lifters. All described here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?&t=13504 
Mar 2010

19000 mi
Still knocking occasionally however dealer could not replicate so cyclinder head not replaced. May have to wait for colder weather. 
Oct 2010

25000 mi
Replaced seal on windshield wash fluid tank. 
May 2011

31000 mi
Cup holder stuck. Both upgraded to later design. 
May 2012

38200 mi

US $50
ABS sensor indicated problem with rear wheel; turns out bad bearing caused speed variation. Have extended warranty thus this repair cost only $50. 
Jul 2012

39000 mi
2nd time replace leaking windshield washer pump and seals. Prior replacement pump installed <2 years ago so this was a warranty repair. 
Mar 2013

43000 mi

US $78
Needed new battery. Interstate MTP-93 replaced under pro-rated warranty. 
Apr 2014

51300 mi

US $50
Windshield washer pump replaced for the third time since 2008. I've last replaced it in July of 2012. Warranty covered it, but still needed to pay $50 "deductible." 
Jul 2014

53300 mi

US $50
ABS Light on; 5df0 5df1 errors. Bad DSC hydraulic unit. Failure of ABS / DSC module + pump Dealer replaced just before end of BMW Gold Extended warranty 
Dec 2015

67000 mi

US $226
Original Bosch ignition coils -- 1 failed and caused CEL (cal misfire). Replaced all 6 with new model upgraded Delphi coils 12138616153 
Mar 2016

71000 mi

US $900
Interstate battery not holding good charge after 3 years. Replaced with AutoCraft Platinum AGMBattery, Group Size H8, 900 CCA Part No H8-AGM Original Bosch starter failed after close to 9 years manufacture date, 9 months after extended warranty expired :-(. High labor cost due to accessibility of starter. 
Nov 2017

80000 mi

US $2250
Engine oil pan gasket leaking, orignal bolts. Replace gasket & bolts. 127.97 782.82 910.79 S DWR 1 - NG6 OIL PAN GASKET 68.13 1 68.13 S 7-1 - NG6 OIL PAN BOLTS AUTO TRANS 53.45 1 53.45 S OIL LEVEL SENDER O-RING 6.39 1 6.39 J E 1 Valve cover gasket leaking, recommend replacing valve cover assembly due to 708.75 757.71 1466.46 age and crankcase valve wear. 0.00 Remove leaking/cracked valve cover, clean oil residue, install new cover 0.00 along with all associated gaskets/seals. S DC1 - N52 PLASTIC VALVE COVER 708.75 1 708.75 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2011

38000 mi
Replaced Alternator and IBS 
Jun 2012

48000 mi

US $390
Battery replaced and registered 
May 2014

67000 mi

US $1105
Control unit replaced (ca. $1,200 goodwill from dealer) Sunroof aligned and gasket replaced 
Jan 2016

US $1432
Misfire. #6 plug and coil replaced Valve cover gasket leak. 
Sep 2016

77000 mi

US $630
Drive belt slipping. Belt and tensioner replaced. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Apr 2007 - Nov 2015
Mar 2010

17000 mi
Sunroof seal cracked and needed replacing 
Aug 2011

30000 mi

US $900
Bluetooth SOS module failed, part ordered and installed 
Apr 2015

64700 mi

US $3400
valve actuator failed - in the process damaged other parts. 
Nov 2015

69000 mi
Door locks not working with key fob. Fob replaced but problem persisted. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2012 - Feb 2013
Nov 2012

71200 mi

US $700
Broken windscreen on sunroof 
Jan 2013

77000 mi

US $440
Replaced battery 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2013
Jan 2012

63501 mi

US $50
Blown fuse found. Driver and passenger side door locks replaced. 
Mar 2013

73000 mi
Driveshaft center bearing failed. Wicked noisy. Dealer replaced at no charge under CPO warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Mar 2016
May 2013

59520 mi

C $600
Operation (CHRISTINE @ 02/22/2013 11:52) COMPLAINT: REPLACE LEAKING VALVE COVER GASKET. CAUSE: VALVE COVER LEAKING OIL AND DURING REPAIR FOUND ECCENTRIC. SHAFT SENSOR CONNECTOR LEAKING OIL THRU CONNECTOR. CORRECTION: REPLACED VALVE COVER ASSEMBLY AND ECC 
Apr 2014

67780 mi

C $2900
totally rebuilt transmission replaced non functioning one. 
Sep 2015

84320 mi

C $1050
engine did not "turn over" on starting, battery seemed fine and was powering all the systems when the ignition was pressed. starter replaced. 
Feb 2016

87420 mi
"Left rear shock is leaking and suspension is bouncy and soft" 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2011
Apr 2011

28000 mi
Sideview mirror motor failed 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

25000 mi
Just a rattle in the exhaust, was very loud but was fixed quickly by the dealer. 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2012 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

39000 mi
Dynamic stability control system malfunction Periodic rough idling. Passenger airbag malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

38300 mi

US $900
I broke the transmission pan while replacing the brake pads. I used the paint cans to hold the brake calipers. Long story short: the paint can broke the tranny pan while backing out of the garage. What an embarrassing problem. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2010

43000 mi
Oil change sensor falsely indicated oil change due 
Jul 2011

56500 mi
My car broke down on a road trip and had to be serviced. Work was performed at BMW of Bloomfield NJ. They replaced three fuel injectors, under warranty. 
Nov 2011

69000 mi

US $1240
BMW of Silver Spring. Steady check engine light and then a "reduced power mode" incident during hard acceleration. Diagnosed faults for Cyl#2 misfire, replaced coil and plug for cyl#2 - $381. Transmission leaking oil, replaced mechatronic sealing sleeve - $859 
Jan 2012

75000 mi
My rear window went down and would not go back up. I repaired it myself - stuck window regulator due to kinked cable. 
Jul 2012

87200 mi

US $1300
Replaced one bad coil and four other coils as pre-emptive measure since this was second bad coil in less than six months. Bad halo lamp (halogen headlamp) 
Nov 2012

99700 mi

US $175
Right Angel Eye bulb went out. Replaced both left and right units with LEDs. 
Jan 2013

100500 mi

US $1200
bad water pump and thermostat Leaking oil filter housing gasket replaced 
Mar 2013

108000 mi

US $35
Recall work - replaced battery cable and fuse box. Car had been stalling. Stuck front caliper 
Sep 2013

117000 mi

US $250
Replaced caliper that had a broken bleeder valve. Replaced center console air vent - diverter tabs were broken. Repaired peeling paint on rear console. 
Dec 2013

122000 mi
Fog light became loose - required removing wheel well and replacing missing screw. 
Mar 2014

125000 mi

US $450
Replace cracked valve cover - new valve cover gasket, PCV valve and crankcase vent pipe also. Rear passenger window stuck in down position. Removed door panel and forced window back up. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2014
May 2012

41000 mi

US $340
Bad ignition coil 
May 2013

57000 mi

US $45
Coil went out 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2014

53900 mi

US $800
Thermostat..routine maintenance 
Sep 2014

56000 mi

US $1200
Thermostat 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jul 2015
Feb 2012

57660 mi

C $600
Rear wheel bearing needed replacement. Wheel sensor recognized the problem and shut down entire ABS and DTC system. 
Oct 2012

62300 mi

C $900
Water Pump Failed. 
Mar 2015

86800 mi

C $900
Replaced Valve cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket and spark plugs 
Jul 2015

88660 mi

C $800
Oil Pan Gasket replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2011
Jun 2011

50000 mi

US $400
Trace of leak from transmission/repaired no cost under warranty (now expired). Had oil changed, been 6000 miles, and car detailed. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2013
Jul 2012

31300 mi

US $420
Windshield washer pump failed and was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Mar 2012 - Jan 2017
Jul 2012

76000 mi
Within 2 days of purchase, Engine Service light popped. VANOS problem. Took back to dealer, back 4 times for repair!! Still at Dealer who took it back to Auction House in Odessa for arbitration, who forced seller (Passport BMW in MD) to fix. 
Jul 2014

92000 mi

US $1500
Turbos started whistling and whining over about a one month period. Took the car to dealer and discovered both turbos needed replacement. BMW had released a recall, but car was too far past time and mileage. 
Oct 2014

92000 mi

US $646
Blower Fan motor stopped working. All indicators worked. Might have been FSU or Blower motor. Turned out to be blower motor, but replaced FSU as well for safety. 
Nov 2016

112900 mi
Rough on start, bogging, no power. After warmup engine runs ok, then 15 mins later, engine reduced power warning, service engine light. Continues until key restart. Then 15 mins later, reduced power and service engine light. Repair FAIL. 
Jan 2017

115000 mi

US $1500
Going to have to find someone to figure out problem. No can help including dealer. Professionals are ignorant about this. VERY EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING. Quite chagrined. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

80000 mi

US $2000
Oil filter housing gasket leak & engine oil pan gasket leak Window actuator replaced. Replaced control arm bushings 
Aug 2014

92000 mi

US $430
I had the rear driver side window motor replaced, but it still was messing up. It was an error of the repair facility, so I had them redo it. Front passenger door lock actuator replaced Replaced front struts, strut mounts, and control arms 
Nov 2014

100000 mi

US $287
Thermostat replaced Replaced rear shocks 
Mar 2015

110000 mi

US $681
Front passenger caliper leaking, and replaced. 
Jul 2015

120000 mi

US $470
Vacuum hoses connected to turbos were worn and severed. Those were replaced. Replaced DMTL valve, and relay on ECM. 
Oct 2015

128200 mi

US $440
Hesitation and rough idle due to oil leaking into plugs. Replaced valve cover gasket. 
Mar 2016

142000 mi

US $983
Water pump failed 
Apr 2016

142500 mi

US $952
Cylinder misfire, and bad ECM 
Jun 2016

145000 mi

US $1000
Turbos 
Oct 2016

155000 mi

US $250
Replaced Crankshaft position sensor. Replaced Mechatronic sleeve. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
Nov 2011

40920 mi

C $210
radiator was leaking and replaced under warrenty. However, the light was on within the week again. Going in next week again. 
Dec 2011

42160 mi

C $100
window pinch protection warning came on radiator continued to leak after initial repair. fixed in return visit. 
Mar 2012

43400 mi
Sensor recalibration 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

92000 mi

US $4600
Upper bushings have worn out and degraded shift performance to almost unusable state. Update: The transmission failed and needed $6,000 to replace it. So I sold it as is and bought a Mercedes. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2013
Jan 2011

52000 mi
Replace high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) under HPFP recall. Was experiencing HPFP failure symptoms (long crank, rough idle when cold, check engine light after cold start). These have now gone and car runs better even when warm. 
Nov 2012

68100 mi

US $500
Water pump failed. Symptom was the engine fan running on full followed by an engine overheat warning. Replaced the pump and thermostat with oem BMW parts. Also drained and replaced all the coolant. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2007 - May 2010
Jul 2007

4000 mi
iPod problem, would switch mode form iPod to FM radio after 10-20 min. 
Aug 2007

5000 mi
iDrive display went out. Problem diagnosed as faulty cable, which needed to be ordered from Germany. Cable replaced and problem solved. Took over 3 weeks to get new cable - not good. 
Aug 2008

17000 mi
Sunroof not opening properly - corrected by initializing the sunroof operation 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2018
Dec 2014

75000 mi
Ignition coil and injector Water pump and thermostat. Thermostat caused a check engine light but was still functional. My mechanic claimed the water pump was also failing but I didn't see any codes. The pump replacement was covered by my 3rd party warranty. 
Jun 2015

79000 mi

US $450
DME died and was replaced.  Dealer also replaced 3 injectors. 
Oct 2016

89500 mi

US $6000
Replaced turbos, several hoses,  camshaft solenoids 
Dec 2017

98000 mi

US $100
Valve cover gasket.  Drive belt, pullies, and tensioner. Rear passenger window regulator went bad. Replaced several ignition coils and preventative maintenance, replaced coil and spark plug to fix misfire. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
May 2008

11000 mi
Sidemarker replaced. Alarm updated. Flat tires to Bridgestone RFTs. Runflats plugged else require replacement. 
Jun 2008

11700 mi
Oil Cooler Retrofit due to high oil temperatures in moderate climate. 
Mar 2009

20000 mi
Replaced exhaust and intake cam ledgers due to premature wear. 
Sep 2009

27000 mi
Peeling steering wheel cover, low mileage oil change. 
Jul 2010

37000 mi
Cracking and peeled weather moulding above the front windshield. Replaced under warranty by dealer. 
Sep 2010

39000 mi
High pressure fuel pump  
Mar 2011

47000 mi
Repaired leaking mechatronic sleeve to the connector as well as replacement of transmission pan and gasket. 
Jun 2011

50000 mi
Radiator flush, power steering flush and reservoir replacement, oil change, rear brake pads/rotors replaced because of squeaking, brake fluid bleed/flush 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

17000 mi
Replaced warped rocker panel under CPO warranty before taking delivery. 
Dec 2008

20000 mi
Experienced long cranking and took into dealer to inspect for fuel pump failure. Dealer could not replicate so no replacement but did admit the car recorded fault codes in the computer 
Jan 2010 malfunctioning steering lock replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
May 2007 - Apr 2010
May 2008

10000 mi
Updated software to make the acceleration smoother. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2007 - May 2010
May 2007

620 mi
After driving about 25 km, the transmission went into limp mode and refused to shift. After the car cooled down I took it back to the shop immediately. they said it was a computer malfunction and had the car completed by 11 am the following morning. Pr 
Dec 2007

4960 mi
transmission shifts are very sluggish when the car is cold. Hard shifts when starting from low speed 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2007 - Oct 2009
Jun 2008

17000 mi
Broken cup holder 
Feb 2009

21000 mi
Replaced the right rear seat belt -- it was difficult to put on as it would lock unless it was removed at the slowest pace possible. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

54000 mi
Oil level sensor failed 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Feb 2007 - Dec 2015
Jan 2008

25000 mi
Squeaking noise from rear wheels. Diagnosed as brake wear indicator rubbing. 
Mar 2008

28000 mi
Recurrence of squeaking rear wheels. Problem not diagnosed, but different problem discovered (out-of-spec parking brake bracket: ordered). 
Dec 2010

75000 mi

US $80
Windshield washer pump not working 
Dec 2011

90000 mi

US $500
Exterior windshield window trim cracking (long-term degradation). Trim replaced at same time as schedule maintenance. Rear window regulator failed (window would not roll up/down). Immediately took car in to have regulator replaced. 
Jan 2013

104000 mi

US $600
Water pump failed. Replaced. 
Feb 2014

121300 mi

US $200
Oil leak at valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket. Replaced gaskets. Low engine power, intake valves fouled. Removed manifold and cleaned valves. 
Mar 2014

123000 mi

US $20
Crankshaft position sensor failed. Sensor replaced. 
Jun 2014

127000 mi

US $10
Front suspension, upper and lower control arms replaced due to bushing wear. Vacuum hose leak leading to loss of power. Leak found to be broken vacuum canister attachment. Vacuum lines replaced, canister repaired. 
Feb 2015

139000 mi

US $32
Hood props worn, not holding hood open (gas-filled struts). Part replaced. 
May 2015

142300 mi

US $200
Boost solenoids not holding vacuum. Both solenoids replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2010
Sep 2009

25000 mi
Door lock solenoid replaced 
Sep 2010

32000 mi
A continuing issue with the “Check Engine” light, which was probably caused by a faulty gas cap. Several visits to BMW dealers failed to fix this. 
BMW 3-Series in Kansas, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2008

39000 mi
Transmission leak: replaced seal around "mechatronic sensor" and trans pan gasket.  
Apr 2009

40000 mi
Car said brake pads were worn out. Actually was software calculation error--pads were still OK. New software flashed into car computer. 
Aug 2009

43000 mi
High pressure fuel pump finally failed after months of periodic "long crank time". Got check engine light and limp mode. Common problem on the 335i. Warranty on this part has been extended to 10yrs/120,000 mi. 
Jun 2010

48000 mi
Power door lock was squeaking on unlock. Dealer replaced both door lock actuators per TSB. Also had a sticking exterior door handle. Parts are on order.  Rear passenger side exterior door handle was sticking in "out" position. Dealer is ordering 4(!) new door handles. May have been a TSB on this problem.  
Aug 2010

49000 mi
Installed door handles ordered before.  
Jan 2011

50300 mi
Rear power window regulator replaced.  
May 2011

52000 mi
Fuel tank vent valve failed. Small leak in evaporative emissions control. Problem diagnosed on one visit, part installed a few days later. No drivability symptoms or fuel smell.  
Jul 2012

55200 mi

US $50
Had to put in new battery to replace original. Car requires computer resetting of adaptive values and battery capacity. Must be done at shop or with special equipment and software I don't have. 
Sep 2016

68000 mi

US $500
Front thrust bushings worn. Affecting handling and tire wear. Took 2 days because I also did tires and alignment. 
Dec 2016

69000 mi

US $500
Car was not warming up. Engine fan was running at high speed. Diagnosed as water pump or thermostat. Replaced thermostat and housing and electric water pump. No warning lights were ever displayed, but some hidden codes were stored. 
Sep 2017

72000 mi
Driver's side airbag was included in Takata recall. Over a year wait between notification of problem and part availability. 
Dec 2017

74000 mi

US $150
VANOS solenoid was bad and giving me the "half engine" symbol. Never illuminated check engine light. BMW code reader indicated exhaust timing/cam problem. Swapped solenoids and the problem moved to intake a week or so later. Changed solenoid and all is well for now. 
BMW 3-Series in Ukraine
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

24800 mi

$50
Front driver side door actuator 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Mar 2010 - Nov 2013
Jul 2010

31000 mi
High pressure fuel pump and low pressure sensor replaced - warranty Scope work performed - warranty brake fluid changed - warranty one wiper blade replaced - warranty 
Aug 2010

33000 mi
Vanos Solenoid Exhaust Jamming - Replaced exhaust Vanos Solenoid 
Feb 2013

57300 mi

US $480
Right rear window lifter/ regulator 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2015
Jan 2011

77700 mi
Car started shaking and vibrating upon cold start with check engine light on. Dealer scanned code and found faulty injectors were causing misfires. Replaced all six injectors and coils.  
Aug 2012

75500 mi

US $50
Door locks stopped working. Remote access no longer worked. Needed to use mechanical key to open driver's door. Passenger doors and fuel tank refused to open. Dealer replaced both front door actuators and put in new 20A fuse. Light bulb warning popped up on dash. Read out code: CC-ID 132. Dealer checked for shorts and replaced bulb assembly. No actual defects observed by owner. Water pump was failing and was replaced under extended warranty free of charge. This also caused a check engine soon light to go on.  Mechanic also noticed an oil leak under vehicle, and a repair was made to fix it. 
Jan 2015

73500 mi

US $1524
Car started overheating on the freeway and went into limp home mode. Needed to replace radiator and water pump, as well as coolant hoses. 
Feb 2015

118100 mi
Angel eye light bulb needed replacing. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2010
Sep 2010

53000 mi
Extreme turbo lag - takes seconds to begin to accelerate. SOS light came on. BMW of Columbia said they'd come get the car and give a loaner. They never did and have had no correspondence since. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2007 - Jan 2017
Aug 2011

18000 mi
dealer did not properly tighten oil pan bolt, which came loose and dumped oil in my garage. 
Mar 2015

30000 mi

US $900
windshield washer broken 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2014
Nov 2009

28000 mi
Nav system freezes. Door locks would not open remotely. Lock actuators replaced. Door locks not working. Nav system freezing. Fixed under warranty 
Aug 2010

39000 mi
Fixed the cupholder. The spring came out of the notch, so I pushed it back in. Took about ten minutes. 
Jan 2011

42000 mi
AM reception was poor. It is still poor, but did not notify the dealer/mechanic. Will take it back after some time. 
Jun 2013

49000 mi
Hpfp replaced. Engine warning light twice. Oil change. Spark plugs replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2009
Jun 2009

29000 mi
Something to do with the air silencer was replaced. Didn't know it had a problem. Repair mentioned something about an "SIS" but not sure what they were talking about. Tire pressure monitor was lying and saying I had a low/flat tire when I did not. They just reset or reflashed something to fix it. Cup holder is of a very poor design (cheap, flimsy, comes out of dash right where people's knees are when sitting in front passenger seat) and after a light accidental strike by my friend's knee, the cup holder would no longer go inside dash. Replaced. 
Sep 2009

32000 mi
Car told me I had a low tire when I definitely didn't. This is especially annoying with RFTs because you can't visually tell. I was on edge during my road trip hoping at no point I'd actually gotten a flat. Simply reset, no fix. This is a repeat issue. Aluminum trim piece on door was not successfully reinstalled when door was disassembled from past issue with water leaking past vapor seal. This dealer (Roadshow BMW Memphis) seems to be incapable of fixing things right the first try. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

16000 mi
Driver side rear view mirror would not move when pressing driver side memory button. Apparently this is an issue noted by the manufacture according to the dealer. Part replaced, problem solved to date. 
Nov 2009

26000 mi
Transmission Hose leaking, very minor, repaired quickly without questions, with car pick up and delivery + equivilent loaner vehicle. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2006 - Sep 2008
May 2007

8000 mi
replaced passenger-side dash cupholder, which was broken when a passenger's knee bumped it. These cupholders are the typical afterthoughts offered by German carmakers, who don't think people should be drinking or eating in their cars (I happen to agree) 
Mar 2008

17000 mi
There was a leak in the vacuum check valve, which caused the brake pedal to be very stiff upon start-up when the car had been sitting overnight. This is a known problem to BMW and on a technical service bulletin. 
Aug 2008

21000 mi
Problem of stiff brake pedal upon start-up reoccured about four months after a vacuum check valve was replaced. More than 8 days in the shop -- and a visit by a BMW field engineer -- led them to diaganose a leaking vacuum pump. Pump still on order. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
Jul 2010

40000 mi
Update to iPod software. 
May 2011

47000 mi
transmission leak 
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $1200
waterpump, thermostat failed 
Mar 2014

80000 mi

US $150
headlight worked intermittantly. wire casing lose or was disconnected and had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2013
Jul 2009

14000 mi
Steering wheel lock malfunction warning. Sensor pulled, reinstalled, and reprogrammed. 
Nov 2009

20000 mi
Steering lock malfunction. Lock replaced and software updated. Power brake vacuum valve leaked and was replaced. 
Jan 2010

20000 mi
Horn was inoperative. Reattached wire from horn. 
Nov 2010

25000 mi
Occasional rough idle and jerk from stop when taking off. 
Nov 2011

30000 mi

US $391
Rear window regulator broke. Window would not close. Regulator replaced. 
Sep 2012

38000 mi

US $1600
Check engine light. Replaced fuel emissions vent pump, VANOS solenoid. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Oct 2015

125000 mi

US $1000
Leaking oil pan gasket 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

73040 mi

C $1200
Rich system code reported. Engine misfire. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2018
Feb 2017

154000 mi

US $2500
TPMS sensors needed to be replaced on two wheels after failing. These sensors were not OEM sensors, they were added to aftermarket wheels pre-delivery in 2015. Replaced with OEM parts. Rough shifting from 2nd to 3rd, replaced seals, mech sleeve, filter, pan, and fluid. 
Mar 2018

171000 mi

US $1100
Power sidevidew mirror on driver's side failure; full mirror replaced for $650 Passenger door grip coating failure, replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
- May 2013
Nov 2012

78000 mi

US $450
Car refused to start, ran after getting a jump start from friend. Battery found to be defective and was replaced. 
Feb 2013

87000 mi

US $850
Car left my wife stranded on road with our infant. Was towed to shop and water pump was found defective. Water pump and overflow tank replaced. 
Apr 2013

92000 mi

US $1000
Car overheated and left my wife stranded again. Towed care to repair shop and radiator found to be defective. Radiator replaced. 
May 2013

95000 mi

US $875
Car would continue to heat up when at a stop, coolant temp would come down while moving. Radiator fan found to be defective and was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Feb 2015

39200 mi
Engine valve cover oil leak 
Mar 2015

40000 mi

US $800
Initial repair was a valve cover gasket due to a oil leak. Still leaked oil. Dealer then said I need a new valve cover ($800) that included a PCV) drove home still leaking oil. Dealer also broke a air filter housing when replacing gasket 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
- Jan 2007
Jan 2007

6500 mi
Warranty- High Speed Fuel Pump. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

700 mi

US $9
Missing Oil Cooler installed. Sunroof antitrap function. 
Sep 2007

3700 mi
iDrive system constantly crashing. Sunroof constantly going into anti-trap function. Navigation system extremely slow and crashing. 
BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016
Oct 2015

92500 mi

£150
Rain sensor and control unit faulty 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Jan 2016 - Feb 2017
Nov 2016

107675 mi

US $1475
Replacement of valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket. 
Dec 2016

107897 mi

US $474
Valve cover gasket was faulty. Oil filter stand gasket replaced. A coolant hose cracked while the repair was being carried out. That was replaced as well. 
Jan 2017

108383 mi

US $96
PCV hose failed, causing another oil leak. 
Feb 2017

108383 mi
Still leaking oil. It had to go. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

33000 mi

US $1000
ABS control went bad, got a re-manufactured one. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Aug 2007 - Jul 2015
Oct 2007

2000 mi
Car will not start on occasion. This is an intermittent problem and tends to occur about once every two weeks. Car started every time when in the shop. Starting problem typically occurs after car sits overnight. Car will not start on occasion. This is intermittent problem that has not been fixed. Dealer reports car started everytime they tested it while at their shop. 
Oct 2010

24000 mi
fuel system sensor malfunctioning so it was replaced under warranty at the BMW dealer. 
Apr 2011

26000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed and BMW is repairing all of their cars suffering from this manufacturing defect. High pressure fuel pump and several fuel injectors were replaced by the BMW dealer at no charge. 
Apr 2012

32000 mi

US $540
transmission fluid was leaking from mechatronic sealing sleeve. As part of the repair they also have to replace the transmission pan gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2014
Nov 2010

57000 mi

US $1645
All six fuel injectors failed. Just another issue with the twin turbo BMW fuel system. I am very disappointed with this ongoing issue.  
Feb 2014

107000 mi
Carbon build up in engine head. Remedy: sandblast with walnut shells.  Also stability control sensor faulty. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2018
Jun 2009

27000 mi
The rear passenger side window would not go up using the driver control. The window motor was replaced at no charge. 
Oct 2009

34000 mi
BMW assist was never activated. When I tried to activate, it was defective and needed replacement. All under warranty. The gas fill cover pops open on its own. Dealer replaced mechanism under warranty. 
Nov 2010

44000 mi
passenger rear window would not close from driver controls, one of the two buttons was not working one of two horn buttons was not working. successful repair. 
May 2016

95000 mi

US $2000
Replaced ignition coils and spark plugs Oil leak from oil filter housing gasket 
Jan 2017

77300 mi

US $170
TPMS part failure and replacement. I suspect that it was damaged or not properly re-installed when I was having wheel straightening and new tires. 
Sep 2017

102000 mi

US $3750
Replaced transfer case servo motor replaced rear differential seal Replace right axle seal 
Sep 2018

108000 mi

US $1900
water pump failure and replacement @1,500 plus misc battery cable, windshield wipers, manufacturers recall 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2011
Dec 2009

22000 mi
Center console started peeling near the storage door. Fixed by dealer no charge. 
Jun 2010

23000 mi
Side signal light unit clips broke. Replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2011
Nov 2008

16000 mi
Harsh downshifting after coming to a stop, felt like you were tapped from behind by another car. Software update was applied to remedy torque converter not unlocking. 
Jul 2009

22000 mi
low pressure fuel sensor 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

93000 mi

US $700
Water pump failed. Both water pump and thermostat replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Jan 2014

82155 mi

US $505
Oil Filter Housing Gasket was leaking and was replaced, also replaced serpentine belt at the same time. Electric Water Pump failed and was replaced. Thermostat was replaced as a preventative measure since they are attached and inconveniently located. 
Sep 2014

95000 mi

US $804
Occasional misfire, required replacement of fuel injectors #4-6 because they must be replaced in sets of 3. 
Oct 2014

96000 mi

US $318
Belt tensioner pulley(s) making very audible rattling noise. 
Feb 2015

101000 mi

US $660
Cam Bearing Ledges & Fuel Injectors replaced Running rough and oil pressure warning light illuminated several times 
Jun 2015

101000 mi
Oiling system failure caused oil starvation to multiple internal components requiring an engine replacement 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2011
May 2010

32000 mi
iPod adapter will not recognize my iPod. Dealer wants to charge $300, since they claim it does not fall under warranty, therefore I didn't have them do the work at the time. 
Jul 2010

34800 mi
iPod adapter finally fixed under warranty by a cooperative dealer. 
Aug 2010

34000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump failed. Dealer replaced and software updated under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2015
Apr 2013

62300 mi
Both turbos replaced, trouble with vacuum leak after reinstallation of engine/trans 
Jan 2014

61800 mi

US $120
Replace Xenon lamps DIY 
Mar 2015

79000 mi

US $1850
Replace water pump, T-stat and a couple of hoses. 
May 2015

80000 mi

US $1600
Gasket leak.  2 new coils and intakes needed blasting to clear carbon build-up. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2018
Jun 2009

16000 mi
Rattle noise in dash 
Nov 2013

134300 mi

US $1100
AC Fan short circuit 
Mar 2015

170000 mi

US $1200
Car door lock actuator malfunction. No locking with electric option Transmission whining 
Mar 2018

205000 mi

US $280
Fuel injection gets easily dirty. Changed coils, spark plugs, and added fuel injection cleaner 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Apr 2018
Jul 2015

67000 mi

US $39
Replaced rear passenger side window regulator. 
Aug 2015

72000 mi

US $740
Replaced water pump & thermostat. Drained cooling system and replaced with fresh coolant. 
Sep 2015

76000 mi

US $39
Replaced rear driver side window regulator. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $300
Thermostat was stuck open causing the engine to heat up slowly. Gas mileage suffered. I also changed the pump at this time. 
Nov 2016

102100 mi

US $30
Faulty brake sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2017
May 2008

22680 mi
Limp home mode activated on car while driving long distance. Engine reflashed. 
Nov 2008

29389 mi
Limp home mode activated on car while driving long distance. Valve train sleeve repaired as part of technical service bulletin. 
Jun 2010

50000 mi
There was a squeaking noise that the dealer insisted was from the turbo blow-off valve. I kept insisting it was most likely a brake issue. We kept arguing back and forth. The dealer wouldn't touch it unless they did it under the blowoff valve guise... 
Sep 2010

52000 mi
The dealer finally found the root cause of the problem, which turned out to be a brake issue. It was in the shop for about half a day, and they filed off a part of the brake dust shield (I think) which solved the problem. 
Jun 2011

61000 mi
Car was in for two items: high pressure fuel pump recall and oxygen sensor failure replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2014
Feb 2010

36000 mi
replaced high pressure fuel pump. 
Aug 2011

60500 mi
Reduced power message - Limp mode. Dealer replaced HPFP under recall. 
Mar 2012

71000 mi

US $230
engine malfunction; reduced power warning; leaking vacuum control valve in intake; replaced valve 
Jul 2014

109300 mi

US $300
Engine malfunction/reduced power warning Found split vacuum line for turbo pump. 
Sep 2014

111000 mi
reduced power engine malfunction warning still comes on intermittently. Shop cannot find source of error. 
Oct 2014

111000 mi
engine malfunction; reduced power warning. Shop unable to locate source or fix. Comes on intermittently 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

104600 mi

US $1100
Valve cover replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Nov 2014
Mar 2010

44640 mi
Outside window trim was discoloring  
Aug 2010

48360 mi
Replaced twin turbos after complaining of irregular idling After driving since replacing turbos engine would go into safe mode after driving at high performance levels. Engine light came on indicating a temporary loss of power. Dealer tested and replaced fuel pump. 
Dec 2012

63240 mi

C $200
Replaced water pump and thermostat (latter preventive) Replaced HID light and Halo light myself - quite the task since required removing wheel, inner fender to get at part 
Jul 2014

90520 mi

C $1200
Removed garbon build up on fuel intake system, replace air cleaner filter and cabin filter replace spark plugs replace rear wheel bearings 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2007 - Jul 2008
Jan 2007

11 mi
Pass side wing mirror glass cracked on its own and was replaced under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2007 - Oct 2008
Aug 2008

8000 mi
Headlights shake excessively over rough pavement. Car makes a rhythmic metallic ticking noise at idle. Dealer attempted to fix the problem by performing a bleeding procedure, but noise persists. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

44000 mi
DMTL pump failed causing check engine light. Pump was replaced 
Dec 2011

46000 mi
Vehicle has keyless operation. One key fob not working. Dealer indicated that door handle was the problem. Replaced 
Apr 2013

54300 mi
Battery cable at fuse box loosened 
May 2013

54900 mi
Drivers door lock inoperable with remote or switch in car. 
Aug 2013

56000 mi

US $131
Door locks became inoperable with remote or rocker switch. Only drivers door operated and only with key. Fuse on automatic door locks was changed and reset computer. 
Jun 2015

66000 mi

US $1168
Electric coolant pump failed. 
Jul 2017

81195 mi

US $1251
Air conditioning compressor making loud whining sound. Replaced compressor with new OEM. 
Nov 2017

84335 mi

US $842
Water pump housing cracked 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Jan 2009

9000 mi
Defective oxygen sensor. Oxygen sensor malfunction indicated by "service engine soon" warning. Under warranty 
Dec 2009

14000 mi
Bad speaker in drivers door. Speaker replaced 
May 2010

18000 mi
Interactive cruise control stopped working. Replaced sensor under warranty. Would have been ~ $400 if not under warranty. 
Jan 2013

35300 mi

US $59
Rubber mud flap under the car needed repair. 
Feb 2013

36600 mi

US $350
replaced oil filter seal o ring. Dealer quoted $ 645. change brake fluid. Dealer quoted $ 180. replaced oil filter seal o ring. Dealer quoted $ 645. 
Dec 2014

45000 mi

US $856
The car is equipped with key in the pocket locking, unlocking and starting. The unlocking function was failing intermittently. Replaced the ISB cable. Also alledgedly needed a new battery after only 2 years. 
May 2016

50300 mi
Surging under hard acceleration. One coil replaced. 
Jan 2017

49800 mi

US $300
sponge rubber door gasket split and was leaking air 
Feb 2018

56000 mi

US $217
The aux in receptacle detached from the bottom of the console and had to be glued back in 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

113000 mi

US $15200
Piston failed and car threw a rod through the block. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2013
Jan 2012

US $3000
Rims were cracked, rear tires bad, clutch bad. Sold me problems 
Jul 2013

107000 mi

US $1200
bad water pump 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

54100 mi

US $450
replace one control arm 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Jul 2013
Oct 2007

6000 mi
Dealer replaced high pressure fuel pump under warranty. Symptoms were slight hesitation and illuminated "Service Engine Soon" light on dash. Car did not strand driver. 
Jan 2009

13000 mi
Aluminum alloy window trim oxidized, replaced under warranty. Aluminum alloy window trim oxidized, replaced under warranty; repair faulty and new part ordered. Aluminum alloy window trim oxidized, replaced under warranty 
Jun 2010

23000 mi
Check engine light came on during track day and wanted it checked. 
Mar 2011

30000 mi
Car went in to fix the radio, a problem noted under warranty, but car was days out of warranty. Dealer replaced radio.  Also replaced high pressure fuel pump. 
Jul 2013

46000 mi

US $900
Door lock fuse blew. Doors inoperative from inside the car. A well-known symptom of a failing actuator. First you replace the fuse, then after the 2nd or 3rd fuse, you replace the actuator. Replaced the fuse and traded the car. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2018
Sep 2015

123000 mi

US $48
Valve cover leaking oil. Replaced gasket. 
Nov 2015

123000 mi

US $203
Battery not holding charge when not driven for several days. 
Aug 2016

136000 mi

US $37
Filler tube for windshield washer fluid tank cracked and leaked. 
Apr 2017

142000 mi

US $258
Replaced rear brake pads, rotors and wear sensor. 
Aug 2017

150000 mi

US $15
Crankcase vapors carry oil to the intake ports where it builds up in the ports and on the valves and eventually disrupts air flow causing some roughness under acceleration. The intake manifold is removed and using special tools crushed walnut shells are used in a media blaster to remove the build up. No parts replaced. Just about 10 pounds of crushed walnut media. It needs to be done about every 40-50,000 miles. 
Feb 2018

154000 mi

US $70
One ignition coil 
Mar 2018

155000 mi

US $10
Ground strap between body and engine corroded causing no-start condition. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2013
Jun 2008

15000 mi
During body shop work the seat thigh bolster locking mechanism was broken. Parts were shipped overnight and repair was successful on day 2. Loaner was provided. 
Nov 2008

20000 mi
Experienced 3 "Engine Malfunction - Reduced Power" messages. Dealer read codes and needs car for several days to diagnose. Haven't returned for service yet, put a new tank of gas in, problem seems to be resolved on its own. Suspecting a bad tank of gas. 
Dec 2008

21000 mi
Known defect was determined in cam ledges and rings causing a groove allowing oil leakage leading to low oil pressure in Vanos system. Parts where ordered and replaced and car has been perfect ever since. This is the same November issue - not bad gas. 
Feb 2009

23000 mi
A/C was performing poorly, alternator was loud. Refrigerant was found to be low. Source of leak not identified. Refrigerant topped off. A/C cools and alternator is quiet. Driver-side cup-holder was jammed in dash. Replaced. 
Dec 2009

34000 mi
Turbo wastegate hose had become pinched by a clamp causing underboost conditions. 
Mar 2010

37000 mi
Loud crunch when going over speed bumps. Strut support was loose, retorqued. 
Apr 2010

37500 mi
Failed high pressure fuel pump. Replaced with latest version of component. 
Nov 2011

59000 mi

US $900
Low coolant warning appeared multiple times over 6 months after top offs. A leak in the radiator hose was found after a pressure test. This was not covered by my extended warranty. Oil leak was discovered during inspection around the oil filter housing. This was 100 percent covered by my extended warranty. 
Jan 2013

40800 mi
Water pump failed. Symptom was radiator fan cutting on immediately and at high speeds. Wastegates on turbos were out of adjustment causing boost cutout in 5th and 6th gear at highway speeds. Oil leak around fuel filter housing. Second failure of same part. 
Jul 2013

80000 mi
Both differential seals leaking Oil pan leaking Check engine lights - VANOS solenoid needed replacing 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2007 - Sep 2013
Sep 2007

4000 mi
Nav was sluggish; missing poi search; missing arrow display groaning noise from engine compartment when A/C is on. dealer said refrigerant was low. dealer could not properly diagnose due to cool temperatures. will bring back next summer. 
Dec 2007

5000 mi
A/C compressor went bad. Small oil leak. Head Gasket replaced. 
Jun 2008

9000 mi
DVD Drive failure. 
Jul 2008

9000 mi
New DVD drive installed. 
Sep 2008

11000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure caused car to report an engine malfunction. 
Apr 2010

23300 mi
Long crank when cold starting 
Sep 2010

30000 mi
High pressure fuel pump replaced. Second occasion.  
Jul 2011

38000 mi

US $50
door lock actuator replaced on 3 out of 4 doors. 
Apr 2012

44300 mi
Replaced waste gates noisey fan windows not closing 
Jun 2012

46000 mi

US $50
diagnose engine malfunction indicator 
Jul 2012

46000 mi
Got engine malfunction light. Valve cover or some other cover was not bolted down tight enough when waste gates were replaced. 
Feb 2013

51400 mi

US $50
DVD Player malfunction. 
Jun 2013

55000 mi

US $50
DSC malfunction, DBS malfunction, 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2018
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $1100
Electronic water pump failure 
Feb 2018

118000 mi

US $4500
Valve cover gasket 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Mar 2007 - Oct 2010
May 2007

1000 mi
Had "Service engine soon" light come on. Stopped by Schuck's to have it scanned, turned out to be a loose gas cap warning 
Jun 2008

10000 mi
Driver mirror was not holding memory positions. Mirror motor was replaced and it has worked perfectly ever since. 
Sep 2009

22000 mi
The water pump failed at 21,000 miles. The dash displayed a yellow engine warning light that shortly turned red. Limped the car 0.3 miles home and called the dealer. They had a tow truck come and get the car, diagnosed the problem and fixed it. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
May 2014 - Sep 2016
Oct 2015

71400 mi

C $1000
Water leak originating in the Water Pump. Replaced Thermostat, Water Pump, Coolant Sensor, and Radiator 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $350
Coil misfire covered by warranty. Exhaust flap 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2007 - Aug 2012
Jun 2007

2000 mi
Sounds like exhaust shield rattle. dealer duplicated it on another 335i. entered puma case 
Jul 2007

2000 mi
same as previously noted... rattle from engine at 1500rpm and higher. 
Sep 2007

3000 mi
same as before... rattle from engine/transmission. no fix avail yet. 
Mar 2008

6000 mi
Computer shows 25,000 or 2 years for first oil change, wasnt fixed in the first trip, still isnt fixed. 
May 2008

8000 mi
Resolved by updating the software 
Aug 2008

9000 mi
HPFP failure. 
Dec 2009

16000 mi
22k oil change indicator, squeaky brake sensor (front) 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Aug 2013 - Jan 2018
Sep 2014

50000 mi

US $1200
Chipped alternator pulley caused serpentine belt to tear and eventually completely destroyed the belt. Pulley and belt were replaced and problem was completely solved. 
Dec 2014

57000 mi

US $1060
The electric water pump failed causing the engine to overheat and go into limp home mode. Replaced the water pump and thermostat and everything is back to normal. 
Aug 2015

58300 mi

US $1000
Rear brakes squealing and grinding. Found protective boot for rear calipers was torn allowing dust and dirt to clog brake piston causing them to bind up and not fully retract. Replaced rear caliper, brake pad and disc. 
Jan 2018

63000 mi

US $10
Central locking system stopped working properly. Was unable to unlock doors using key fob or lock button on the dash. Driver door still locked when using key fob or lock button after unlocking manually. Diagnosed the problem to a blown fuse in the central locking system (Fuse #57, 15A). Replaced fuse with a higher rating (20A) as per BMW recommended service. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2015 - May 2017
Dec 2015

86800 mi

C $1200
Water pump and thermostat. Latter preventive. 
Jun 2016

91140 mi

C $1500
Air intake sensor replaced, Vanos solenoids replaced, spark plugs and ignition coils replaced. 
Dec 2016

96720 mi

C $7000
Cracked valve cover, faulty injectors, leak around oil filter housing. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2018
Mar 2010

39000 mi
Front Passenger wheel felt loose over bumps at low speed. Dealer replaced ball joints becuase they had play. clunking in passenger front wheel when going over bumps. Dealer replaced bushings. 
May 2010

41000 mi
Turbo Wastegates making noise at low RPM's and when revved. Dealer replaced the wastegates. Dealer also noticed something was wrong with steering column and replaced the joint there as well. 
Aug 2016

97000 mi

US $5200
Ecu went bad. They tried chaniging a couple things but problem followed ecu. Had to replace ecu and coils I think. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

US $100
Replaced both rear window regulators under CPO warranty. $100 deductable 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2012
Apr 2010

29000 mi
Locking system stopped working. Dealer replaced front door units and control module. Warranty. 
Oct 2011

40000 mi

US $50
Driver side mirror would not fold in properly, nor would mirror adjust to an angle allowing safe rearward vision. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Nov 2011
Jun 2010

37000 mi
New hydraulic lifters for tapping noise that was related to rpm 
Feb 2011

48000 mi

US $70
Right headlight replaced. No charge for labor. That was weird but cool. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Mar 2011

46000 mi
Driver side mirror had manufacturing defect and would not adjust properly Windshield seal was badly cracked and was replaced 
Oct 2011

50000 mi

US $800
Low coolant warning light came on. Crappy plastic radiator had two cracks and was leaking. Radiator was replaced for $797. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2017
Dec 2015

97000 mi

US $800
Oil quality sensor needed replacing Crank position sensor was faulty 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2013
Mar 2011

47000 mi
Replaced valve lifters for engine ticking on cold starts after short trips 
Oct 2012

74800 mi

US $50
Oil leak due to leaky valve cover gasket window lock out switch was stuck in on (down) position 
Oct 2013

92000 mi

US $300
Oil leak from valve cover gasket Rear passenger window regulator replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
Oct 2010

45000 mi
Grinding noise when releasing clutch pedal. Replace transmission and dual mass flywheel. No change in noise. 
Nov 2010

47000 mi
Seat moving during acceleration or braking. Fixed by replacing seat.  
Oct 2011

58000 mi

US $50
Xenon headlight failed. Igniter / ballast replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2010

24000 mi
Door lock actuators malfunction & related fuse blown requiring replacement of both. 
Mar 2015

44000 mi

US $696
Cam cover gasket leak 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jun 2009 - Feb 2014
Aug 2013

119600 mi

US $1800
Water pump, hose, and cap replaced. Partially due to an oil leak on hose, partially for a failure on inspection. Oil level sensor replacement required. Found because oil was low but not showing low after leak. Oil housing gasket replaced, along with a "belt tensioner" (not sure for what, I think the oil leak spilled on this, probably not an engine part) 
Feb 2014

131000 mi
SEL on if idle while cold. Seems to be O2 sensor related, not positive. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

59000 mi

US $2900
Engine was misfiring and lacked performance. diagnosed to faulty coils. 
Oct 2015

67500 mi

US $4000
Bluetooth failed for 3rd time,  injector, coil issues. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2017
Jan 2014

63000 mi

US $2500
Oil leaks. Replaced: Valve Cover Gasket, Oil Filter Housing Gasket, Oil Pan Gasket, and Main Seal. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

92000 mi

US $1100
Camshaft sensor bad. Car was jurking a lot and coming to halt intermittently. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2010
Mar 2010

34000 mi
replaced TPM sensors on two tires and regulator for TPM system. 
May 2010

38000 mi
finish peeling from steering wheel audio control area. installed new steering wheel panel. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2010 - Apr 2014
May 2010

30760 mi
Head gasket leaked small amount of oil, required replacement. 
Sep 2012

58900 mi

C $30
Gasket leaking. Required replacement. 
Nov 2013

80600 mi

C $500
Blown Starter 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

37000 mi
Engine clicking noise. Dealer replaced exhaust HVA elements (lifters), replaced valve cover gasket and cam bolt. Dealer did not replace cylinder head which may be needed if clicking noise comes back. 
Mar 2010

37000 mi
Engine clicking noise came back after a week. Replaced cylinder head. 
Apr 2010

37000 mi
Replaced telematic control unit. Replaced engine rubber mounts for stablizer mounting on front axle (due to complaint about strange noise). I am still having an issue about rattle and creaking noise when going over small bumps. I've been to the shop 4-5 times combined with other issues. They have lubricated the door seals, placed felt in areas of the center armrest console and wiped down the glass windows. Lessened but still there. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

73000 mi
Spark plugs replaced and ignition coil for 3rd cylinder was also replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2010
Oct 2007

9000 mi
Tyre pressure monitor would not reset. This is a known problem affecting a small number of cars and requires the whole ECU to be reprogrammed from scratch which takes a couple of hours. Car was returned washed and vacuumed. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2011

33000 mi

US $1370
steering wheel lockup. seems to be common problem on BMW. Hope this isn't indication of long term reliability. 
Jul 2011

35300 mi

US $425
Faulty air bag sensor in front right door replaced Side mirror doesn't adjust correctly. Would cost $800 to fix. 
May 2012

40900 mi

US $980
motor in the side mirror was broken, 
Jan 2013

46000 mi

US $2630
replace valve cover $1600, rear brake $1000 
Sep 2015

52000 mi

US $148
Replaced window trim. The black rubber/plastic was deteriorating and cracked. It looked terrible. 
Feb 2017

57000 mi

US $1100
leaky valve cover cracked power steering reservoir. replaced. 
May 2017

58000 mi

US $455
Driver side rear window regulator broke. Replaced regulator. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2012
Mar 2010

22000 mi
voice command not working BMW assist button inoperative; telephone volume through bluetooth inaudible, could not be increased. Still in the shop after 3 days - second visit this month 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

45000 mi
Right door actuator failed. Fuse blew for all doors. Could't open any door except driver's door could open with key and manual from inside. Used emergency opener for fuel filler door. Installed front door actuators and bigger(20 amp)fuse  
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2007 - Oct 2009
Aug 2007

21000 mi
Car was riding harsh since new. Already replaced factory runflats with conventional tires, only a little better. Had them check it when performing factory maintenance. Found shipping spacers in the right rear susp. Now it rides like a luxury sport sho 
Dec 2007

28000 mi
Noticed a ticking sound from engine on startup. Dealer said it was a known problem (sticking lifter) and fixed it by revving to 2500 rpm for a minute. According to the forums, it's a known problem. Will probably be fixed after warranty expires at my ex 
Dec 2008

48000 mi
Metal on leading edge of shift knob is raising. Per SA, a known problem.  
Apr 2009

52000 mi

US $472
Pinion seal seeping on front of rear differential. I am trying to get BMWUSA to help with the cost even though it has over 52,000 miles, it's only been in service a little over 2 yr. Time in shop may be a little misleading. I left the car while on vaca. 
BMW 3-Series in Victoria, Australia
Aug 2010 - Feb 2011
Jun 2010

16120 mi
Replaced front door locks and replaced central locking fuse with a higher voltage.  
BMW 3-Series in Hawaii, United States
Sep 2009 - Aug 2012
Aug 2010

26000 mi
Driver door lock would not open except with key. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - May 2019
Jul 2010

44000 mi
Steering wheel lock system froze. Required replacement of steering column and reflash of computer. 
Sep 2010

48000 mi
Gear shift handle had peeling chrome, replaced by dealer under warranty. Rear window to trunk rubber trim was replaced by dealer under warranty. Brake fluid flushed and replaced by dealer under warranty.  
Jun 2011

50000 mi

US $800
Climate control module stopped working, went completely dead and blank, no lights, no functions, no heat-cooling or even fresh air circulation. Dealer ordered and replaced with new module and did required reprogramming of unit. 
Jan 2013

60000 mi

US $550
Secondary air pump and sensor failure. Both replaced by dealer. 
Feb 2014

73000 mi

US $800
Excess play in steering, replaced steering rack. Air conditioning condenser fan vibrating and noisy. Replaced fan. Belt tensioner loose and out of alignment, bad bearings. Replaced tensioner. 
Aug 2015

87300 mi

US $90
Right rear window froze in down position Regulator was broken, plastic cable retainer snapped off. Replaced with after market regulator assembly, cheaper and better made than OEM BMW. 
Oct 2015

88300 mi
Drivers door lock actuator would not unlock door. Locks OK, doesn't unlock. Can unlock with key.Inside handle will unlock. Very expensive OEM parts and labor, over $450 to repair at dealer. Looking for other supplier of parts and labor. 
Nov 2015

89000 mi

US $450
Power steering pump bad noises, replaced with new pump. Driver's door lock would lock but not open with remote. Could open with key and from inside handle. Replaced door lock actuator. Belt idler pulley making loud clanking noise. Pulley replaced. 
Jan 2016

89200 mi

US $600
39 month Bosch replacement battery died. Had been installed by indie shop and supposedly registered to computer. Don't think it was done Original battery lasted six years. Went to dealer this time for new battery and registration. 
Jun 2016

92000 mi
Power steering pulley was loose causing clanking noise. Improperly replaced on previous repair. New pulley installed, no charge under dealer warranty of previous repair. 
Aug 2016

94000 mi

US $450
Replaced control arms, upper and lower. Fluid filled bushings were cracked and loose. 
Mar 2017

101000 mi

US $1278
Water pump and thermostat replacement. 
Jun 2017

103000 mi

US $374
Lower control arms replaced with M style, original arms bushings were worn. 
Mar 2018

109000 mi

US $450
Oil filter housing gasket replaced,  Also replaced guibo at transmission to driveshaft. 
Jun 2018

110000 mi

US $400
Replace motor and transmision mounts 
Aug 2018

114000 mi

US $485
Transmission vibration under light acceleration between 1500 and 2400 rpm. Changed transmission filter and oil. Vibration cured. This is GM 6L64 trans. Problem appears to be torque converter lock up engagement slipping. 
Mar 2019

117000 mi

US $750
Oil pan leaking. Changed gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
Feb 2011

25000 mi
A light bulb was out. The dealer replaced the bulb and changed engine oil, replaced air filter. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Oct 2017 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

162000 mi

US $1400
Had to replace whole cooling system due to coolant leak 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2008 - Apr 2010
Aug 2008

11000 mi
Condition-based maintenance computer did not reflect miles driven in first year - started with 16,ooo miles until maintenance and did not change in 10,000 miles 
Jun 2009

19000 mi
DSC & Brake MIL - found faults in DSC module faults 94B5 & 5E43. Replaced STL steering column switch cluster, reset steering angle sensor, updated software 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2016
Mar 2013

61000 mi

US $1975
DSC / ABS module needed repair. 
Aug 2013

72000 mi

US $50
Trunk release latch sealing gasket broken. 
Oct 2013

75000 mi

US $410
Xenon bulb was flickering and died out...needed to replace xenon bulb. 
Sep 2015

100000 mi

US $1400
Crankshaft sensor needed replacement Valve cover leaking - needed replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Nov 2011 - May 2013
Feb 2012

66200 mi

US $50
Faulty vanos solenoids replaced. Leaking seal for eccentric valve cover. Rear input shaft seal leaking. Faulty vanos solenoids replaced Leaking seal for eccentric valve cover Rear input shaft seal leaking 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2014
Feb 2012

39900 mi
Car would not start.....Faulty eccentric shaft sensor gear had chipped tooth, also valvetronic motor had chipped gears. Both required replacing. Also Belt tensioner failure required drive belt tensioner & drive belt replacement 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2017
Sep 2010

67000 mi
Moon roof pinch protection warning light came on. Reset of system solved problem. 
Jan 2011

74000 mi
Moon roof pinch warning light illuminated, system checked and warning light reset. 
Sep 2011

88000 mi

US $50
Passenger's rear window motor failed, warning light lit. Dealer replaced window regulator, solved problem. 
Mar 2013

120000 mi

US $370
Oil stand gasket replaced. 
May 2013

122000 mi

US $2160
Updated software for engine and transmission. ABS hydro pump failed, replaced. 
Sep 2013

130000 mi

US $350
Steering wheel sensor failed, replaced. Serpentine belt tensioner beginning to fail, replaced. 
Aug 2014

150000 mi

US $650
Valve cover gasket replaced 
Nov 2014

156000 mi

US $350
Window regulator broke, replaced. 
Mar 2016

178000 mi

US $875
Replaced valve cover gasket and changed spark plugs. Car now burns oil and has rough idle. 
Apr 2016

178800 mi

US $450
Valve cover was warped, which was causing a bulge in the gasket allowing air in. Replaced valve cover. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2017
Feb 2013

94000 mi

US $900
Car started cranking slowly. Car still has original battery. Replace with new battery. Finally car stopped cranking. Starter motor failed. Replaced with remanufactured non-OEM starter motor. very complicated to replace starter motor. 
Apr 2015

111200 mi

US $1300
Usual Electric water pump failed. Changed Water pump with new water pump along with thermostat (which also has issue as per computer). Dealer wanted $1700, indy shops wanted $1300. replaced parts myself. 
Feb 2017

119000 mi

US $300
Radiator pin hole leak, changed Radiator with OEM BEHR and top hose replaced, coolant refilled and air purged. 
BMW 3-Series in Mississippi, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2012

61600 mi

US $150
ABS Brake System had to be replaced. Total cost was about 1300 but I had an extended warranty that paid all but 150 
Dec 2014

117000 mi

US $100
Valve cover gasket 
Dec 2015

143000 mi

US $350
Car would not start. Tried to jump start but didn't work. Found mechanic that would replace starter for $200 labor. Fixed problem. 
Dec 2016

167000 mi

US $880
Engine missing. Had 1 bad spark plug coil and 2 weak coils. Replaced all 6 coils 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Aug 2007 - Jan 2015
Nov 2008

8000 mi
Low coolant light. Dealer topped off coolant and pressure tested the cooling system for leaks. None were found. Right rear window would not close when fully opened unless the window switch was rapidly used or after waiting for 30-60 seconds. Mechanical binding in the window regulator caused the motor to activate the anti-trap feature. Regulator replaced. 
Oct 2009

15000 mi
Central locking system failed and only the driver door and the fuel door could be opened (they are the only ones that can be manually unlocked). Front two lock actuators were replaced. A cable for the lock actuator in the passenger door was left unhooked when the car was returned. The door opened from the interior handle and locked/unlocked, but the exterior handle was not functional. Dealer connected it and it works now. 
Nov 2010

22900 mi
Passenger door would not completely latch shut. The door would close and lock, but there was wind noise when driving and a noticeable gap when viewed from outside. The door could also be pushed in from the outside, but wouldn't stay. 
Mar 2011

25000 mi
Bad seal on the (head?) gasket was causing oil to leak onto one of the sensors. Car would only start intermittently and different error lights would appear overtime the car would restart. 
Aug 2012

36500 mi

US $50
When taking it in for an oil change, the tech noticed oil leaking onto the engine. Traced back to a leaky gasket (again). Car showed no symptoms yet other than visible oil in the engine bay. Previous repair of oil leaking from gasket was performed with a faulty part. Oil was leaking again causing a burining smell and smoke from engine bay. Repair was repeated and successfull this time. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2013

62300 mi

US $109
Original Battery failed. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2011
Jul 2009

25000 mi
Electric door lock relays failed. Dealer replaced both under warranty. 
Aug 2009

27000 mi
Check engine light came on - was due to sticky gas cap switch.  Replaced a roof rail that was flaking off. Had them listen for a squeak coming from rear parcel shelf-could not replicate. 
Sep 2009

29000 mi
Service warning light came on - faulty brake sensor, changed the oil too. 
Feb 2010

33000 mi
VANOS exhaust solenoid needed replacement. Radiator needed replacement as it had an integrated sensor. Headlight burned out. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2019
Nov 2017

139000 mi

US $140
Front brakes 
Mar 2018

139000 mi

US $75
Oil filter [housing?] gasket replaced 
Feb 2019

165000 mi

US $400
Replaced spark plugs and ignition coils Replaced blower motor and sensor 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2017
Jun 2016

86000 mi

US $800
rear gasket oil leak 
Jul 2017

90000 mi

US $300
another oil leak 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

53000 mi

US $32
Replaced blown high beam light bulb 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
May 2011

26000 mi
Check engine light came on and they replaced a sensor under original warranty 
Aug 2011

28000 mi
Warning light on the dash appeared for ABS/DSC. BMW service tech got diagnostic code to replace DSC hydraulic unit, which he did. 
Jun 2013

36000 mi
Fan assembly needed replacing. During an oil change the mechanic noticed when idling, the car was overheating.  
Apr 2015

42200 mi

US $842
Replace Electronic Steering Control Unit. 
Sep 2015

44000 mi

US $812
Doors would not open from inside the vehicle, locking the driver inside the vehicle. Doors would only open with stick key inserted into the outside door locks. Two door locks with motor actuators were replaced. 
Apr 2017

50000 mi

US $380
Replaced belt tensioner. 
May 2017

50000 mi

US $175
AC was leaking. Front floor was wet. 
Jun 2017

50000 mi
Driver airbag was replaced due to a recall 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

38000 mi

US $150
Mass Air Flow meter died. Car had to be towed to the repair shop where mechanic hooked code reader to the ODB and saw what part was the problem. The part was replaced and everything is fine. Rear left window regulator died. Windows was stuck in down position. Part had to be replaced the same day. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

77000 mi
steering sensor failed. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2012
Jul 2012

59000 mi
iDrive stopped working. No handsfree, radio, NAV, etc. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2007 - Feb 2014
Mar 2007

2700 mi
Faulty sensor in radiator set off Service Engine Soon light. Had warranty take care of it. 
Jan 2009

35000 mi

US $448
Wanted dealer to rebalance both front wheels from a vibration discovered in the steering wheel after rotating the wheels from back to fronts for even wear pattern. Dealer replaced a 'bent' wheel which it wasn't bent in fact. 
Oct 2009

47000 mi
SES light from EAC code 2ADS. 
Sep 2010

60000 mi

US $345
A/C wasn't blowing out cold air as expected, had system tested for leaks and none found. Freon installed back into car plus .1 oz topped off. Was told no problems with a/c system. 
Nov 2011

77000 mi

US $2600
Engine overheat caution followed by overheat warning in 3 seconds. Service dept replaced electric cooling pump and t-stat, also replaced valve cover gasket when they saw oil seeping on side of engine during repair. 
Dec 2011

77000 mi
Radiator hose connecting the water pump to the radiator became disconnected and started leaking coolant. I was able to get it to the dealership by my home and they found poor workmanship by the previous dealer. 
Mar 2013

88000 mi

US $960
Car was throwing P0050 OBDII code for 2 weeks. Bank 2, sensor 1 (oxygen sensor) won't pre-heat...set off SES light. 
Feb 2014

94000 mi
6 cyl started misfiring...became hard fault the more often it's driven, the earlier the problem appears. 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2017
Sep 2013

100000 mi

US $400
Drive shaft replaced 
May 2014

108700 mi
replace Mass Air Flow Senser 
Sep 2014

113000 mi

US $525
replace both front lower control arms, with bushings 
Dec 2014

117000 mi
ignition coil on cylinder 3 faulty. Replaced all 6 coils 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2012
Jan 2010

30000 mi
left rear door panel missing clips. panel was loose. clips replaced and door panel now correct. 
Oct 2010

37000 mi
Sunroof fault light. sunroof was closed. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
- Jun 2010
Jun 2010

22000 mi
Locking system stopped working.  
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2007 - Jan 2018
Sep 2008

16000 mi
Flash drive music does not play properly 
Oct 2008

17000 mi
Engine coolant leaking.  Windshield wiper fluid leaking. 
Jul 2010

41800 mi
Driver side Roof trim was fading  Driver side black roof trim began fading 
Sep 2010

46000 mi
trunck latch rubber cover was worn and peeling 
Sep 2011

60000 mi

US $700
Head Gasket was leaking. gasket replaced Headlamp washer leaking. Washer unit replaced 
Apr 2012

69700 mi

US $113675
DMTL Pump Fault and Cylinder 5 coil fault Oil FIlter Housing Gasket Leak 
Jul 2012

73700 mi

US $272
Valve Cover Gasket Leak 
Aug 2012

74400 mi

US $257
Not Cooling. Freon Low 
Oct 2013

89300 mi
Tie-rod bushings replaced. 
Jun 2014

100000 mi

US $1800
Replace front and rear shocks and coil springs. 
Sep 2015

117000 mi

US $900
Automatic transmission would not switch into forward or reverse gear. Gear Selector Rod was defective and replaced. 
Oct 2015

118200 mi
Car failed to start. Starter fault detected. Starter tests were good. Detected oil in Eccentric shaft sensor. The sensor was replaced under the 15 yrs emission warranty. 
Jan 2016

122500 mi

US $400
Leaking lower radiator hose. Leaking lower radiator hose temperature sensor. 
Mar 2016

125000 mi

US $805
Could not start car. Starter replaced 
Aug 2016

132900 mi

US $297
Steer was not smooth 
Sep 2016

134000 mi

US $100
Rear passenger window does not open or close. Window regulator cable snapped. 
Oct 2016

135000 mi

US $100
Rear driver side window will not open or close. Window regulator cable broke 
Feb 2017

140000 mi

US $100
Driver front lock actuator failed. 
Aug 2017

145950 mi
Service engine soon (ses) light. EAC Sensor fault. Sensor built into radiator, so radiator had to be replaced. Covered under sulev emissions warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2011

32300 mi

US $50
Water Pump Failed and initially left me stranded in middle of hill (BMW won't go over idle under overheat condition). Eventually able to nurse it off the rowed. Car towed, troubleshot and water pump replaced. 
Mar 2014

40000 mi

US $75
top windshield molding (rubber strip) had deteriorated so bad that 1: it was ugly, 2: Flakes of rubber were blowing off. Typical age related issue for this vehicle. 
May 2014

40000 mi

US $925
Steering lock sensor warning light indicator "RED" Dealer replaced steering column to replace faulty steering lock sensor. While recalibrating sensors following lock sensor replacement. Right rear passenger window failed to go back up. Problem was traced to broken wind regulator cable. Window regulator was replaced. 
Dec 2014

44000 mi

US $1200
Diagnose source of suspension clunk noise on Drivers side front. Broken Spring and damaged strut was replaced using new hardware due to excessive rust on original parts. 
Jan 2015

34800 mi

US $85
Headlight washer valve/orfice froze up and was leaking washer fluid 
Mar 2017

56000 mi

US $490
replace battery and re calibrate charging system for new battery note battery was about 10 years old 
May 2018

59000 mi

US $650
Drivers side mirror would not adjust. If you touched position button it would fold to either forward or rear park position. Drivers side Mirror assembly with servo was repaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jan 2016 - Sep 2018
Feb 2017

93000 mi

US $1200
Valve cover gasket leak. Vanos solenoids 
Feb 2018

124000 mi

US $300
Starter failed. Replaced starter 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2018
Aug 2015

89300 mi
Searching for rattling under the car when hitting bumps or shakes. Think it may be the exhaust under drivers feet. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2014
Aug 2011

23000 mi

US $883
Central door locks completely non-functional. Doors could not be unlocked, either using the fob or the door lock button. Only the driver's door has a mechanical override, so none of the other doors could be used at all!! 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

142500 mi
Door locks stopped working properly. Diagnosed blown fuse from one of the lock motors pulling too much current. Replaced fuse after diagnostic. 
Nov 2015

143400 mi

US $1400
Read driver's damper was leaking, replaced both dampers on the rear axel. Driver's front indicator ceased working. Wiring found to be brittle and worn due to missing access plate allowing water/debris from wheelwell 
Jan 2016

145300 mi

US $190
Battery was only putting out 11.9v when below freezing. 
Jul 2016

152000 mi

US $430
underbody trim slapping body at 45mph and higher 
Oct 2016

157500 mi

US $1688
Oil leak from cracked cam cover. Cam cover replaced. 12v interior plugs nonfunctional Oil change 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

140000 mi
Outline light went out. Cost to fix too expensive Mouse for the entertainment system stopped working. Can't see the navigation now 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2015
Sep 2013

64000 mi

US $50
Two gaskets had failed, producing an oil leak. Oil was vaporizing on exhaust. Both replaced under CPO warranty ($50 deductible). 
Apr 2015

73000 mi

US $20
Service engine now light. Code misfire cylinder 1. Replaced spark plug. Not resolved. Then reset light and it never returned. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2013

64800 mi
Eccentric shaft sensor leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2014

74000 mi

US $800
Front struts 
Jul 2014

76800 mi

US $439
Rear Right Passenger Wheel Bearing 
Mar 2015

93000 mi

US $1512
Reseal oil pan, $1,200. Replace belt tensioner, $312. 
May 2015

94000 mi

US $1362
Replaced water pump and thermostat after both failed 
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $420
Replace front driver side CV boot Replace right rear trailing arm 
Feb 2016

108000 mi

US $1000
Excessive oil consumption (1 quart/ 3000 miles). Dealership unable to find cause, and is considered "normal" for a BMW. Both rear window regulators failed. Windows would roll down, but not up. 
Dec 2016

115000 mi

US $800
Broken rear control arm Bad coil pack 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2015
Feb 2013

51300 mi
Front directional quit working - replacement bulb didn't help. Apparently corrosion frequently necessitates replacement of the socket on these cars - although none is visible that will be my next step. Still not resolved. 
Apr 2013

52200 mi
Disassembled directional assembly again, cleaned with contact cleaner and reassembled, directional now works fine - replaced $225 dealer repair estimate with $0 expense. 
Jun 2015

82000 mi

US $540
New BMW brake sensor clip allowed sensor wire to rub on CV shield - cutting it through - leading to expensive failure. Indicator light said brakes needed replacement - actually shorted sensor wire called imminent CV failure to light. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2007 - Aug 2013
Jun 2007

3720 mi
About 6 inches of the rear window seal had been heated somehow and looked "cooked". They ordered a new seal, installed it then we had until next day for the glue to dry. 
Jun 2008

24800 mi
Check engine light came on and off periodically for about 6 weeks. I thought that retightenng the gas cap solved it but wasn't sure. 
Jun 2009

44640 mi
leaking transmission seal Paint was wearing off some interior pleather parts. They chaged the trim parts. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2016
Feb 2015

90000 mi

US $400
One of the two VANOS solenoids was plugged. I chose to replace both rather than clean and re-install one given the mileage and labor costs were already incurred. 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2009

39000 mi
Door lock actuator failed 
Aug 2010

46000 mi
hood latch failed to engage. 
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $500
Main belt tensioner needed replacement, also did main belt 
Jun 2016

80000 mi

US $540
Oil filter stand was leaking, replacement required removal of intake manifold. Well, they don't make them easy to work on - 4 hours labor the majority of the cost. 
May 2017

92000 mi

US $650
Valve cover replaced as it was leaking oil. 
Jan 2018

97000 mi
recall of airbag 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

39000 mi

US $260
Busted tie-rod bushing on the front right, likely from a pot hole. Glad I had extended warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2018
Apr 2012

49000 mi

US $50
Hydraulic valve lifters replaced on exhaust side under warranty 
Oct 2012

54300 mi
One coil failed and was replaced 
Oct 2014

75200 mi

US $350
Passenger front door lock actuator 
Sep 2015

82000 mi

US $550
Battery warning, battery replaced 
Oct 2016

90500 mi

US $2000
Had to replace bushings in front end. This was causing steering wheel shaking at around 40mph. 
Oct 2017

100000 mi

US $600
Leaky oil filter seal 
Jan 2018

102000 mi

US $1073
Replace oil filter housing gasket Replace low beam xenon headlamp 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

US $580
Valve cover gasket leaked. Replaced valve cover gasket. Also replaced VANOS gaskets. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2009

17000 mi
car stalled, check engine light came on and engine ran very rough until restarted, then engine ran normal 
Feb 2010

20600 mi
blown fuse 
Aug 2010

23000 mi
cigarette lighter did not work. Dealer aligned contacts to fix. Squeaks from driver's window. Dealer lubricated the seals around the window. 
Nov 2010

25000 mi
Door locks would not operate 
Sep 2011

29000 mi
driver-side mirror motor intermittently stopped working. Wear on finish of steering wheel cover Rattle coming from passenger side door speaker housing. Dealer reattached foam cover with glue. 
Feb 2013

41400 mi

US $40
Replaced driver's door seal which had torn. ABS/Traction Control/Stability Control warning lights are on (intermittently). 
Oct 2013

49200 mi

US $1400
Car had intermittent problem at first, then ABS/Traction Control/Stability Control stopped working. Dealer replaced the ABS control pump. 
Nov 2014

53500 mi

US $23
Upper exterior windshield molding (gasket) disintegrated and needed to be replaced. Usual mechanic would not do work and suggested auto glass shop. Auto glass shop wanted to replace windshield at same time. Ordered part/installed myself. 
Mar 2017

68000 mi

US $315
Engine ran rough and loss of power. #3 Ignition coil failed. Replaced that coil and all six plugs 
Apr 2017

68200 mi

US $375
Right rear window regulator malfunctioned. 
May 2018

74000 mi
Trunk release switch became disconnected inside trunk (could hear it moving around when trunk was opened by remote). Was able to reconnect switch to trunk lid...no new parts required. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2014
Jul 2010

48000 mi
Peeling finish on steering wheel near buttons Rear tail light coming loose Broken cupholder 
Sep 2010

53000 mi
Muffler hangar bolt came loose, caused loud rattle/clank when driving over bumps or starting car. Diagnosed rattle location, then tightened bolt in own garage 
Sep 2014

98000 mi

US $350
Replaced rear driver side window regulator 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

18200 mi

US $25
Rear toe arm was at the limit of adjustment. Repair was to replace the toe arm. 
Oct 2016

26200 mi
Windshield washer jets plugged Electronics/software. Tire pressure warning light stuck on, can't reset. 
Jul 2017

29774 mi

US $31
Brake wear sensor wire broken, new sensor installed. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2018
Jun 2015

43000 mi

US $300
Replaced 8 year old battery, reset battery charging system with software I purchased. 
Jul 2015

43000 mi

US $65
power window regulator broke. Motor OK. rear passenger window stuck down. Fixed myself for $65 but BMW part was $130 and would have cost $350 at dealer total, so I put that price in. blower motor making noise. took out and lubricated. 
Oct 2017

67000 mi

US $3300
Valve cover gasket Radiator cooling fan (electric) Water pump 
Sep 2018

77000 mi

US $3500
oil pan, oil pan gasket, oil level sending unit,  water pump, thermostat. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
Oct 2011

64000 mi

US $50
The "main" sensor (forget what it's called) that sits behind the steering wheel malfunctioned and was not receiving data from the car. The sensor had to be replaced and programmed. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Nov 2010
Dec 2009

24000 mi
On start up I saw a warning light saying to go in for service. Computer first said car needed brakes, then found to just be a computer error requiring a re-flash.  
Apr 2010

27000 mi
Warning light on the dash went off indicating an electrical fault. Went into dealer. It turned out to be right front headlight. Replaced under warranty in 45 min.  
May 2010

28000 mi
Interior trim is peeling on the steering wheel. Finish began coming off the left spoke of the wheel. Dealer has ordered part for replacement.  
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

43400 mi
Right front wheel bearing. 
May 2011

77540 mi

C $1200
Right front wheel hub assembly Car had a bad sound like a brake pad dragging on a warped rotor. Was bearing problem in hub assembly. 
Dec 2012

120900 mi
failed pulley on belt system. replaced along with new battery. No other faults. Was a squeaking sound from belt that prompted the trip in. 
Jan 2013

77600 mi

C $850
Replaced water pump. No other issues. 
Apr 2014

147440 mi

C $550
Replaced both bushings in rear suspension (l&r) at lower end of shock/control arm. Was squeaking and bushings were failing quickly. Note there is a new part number for that system as failure rates w OEM were very high. 
Jun 2015

162440 mi

C $1360
Front tie rods replaced New belt and tensioners and pulleys replaced 
Mar 2016

173600 mi

C $430
Starter was replaced as it was failing. Original starter since delivery. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Sep 2010 - May 2017
Nov 2014

77400 mi

US $75
Failed window regulators for driver front 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Aug 2010
Jul 2010

41000 mi
Brake service sensors faulty, rear brakes. Squeaks and rattles present throughout car. Got new bushings for sway bar. However, the car seemed no different afterwards. Faulty brake sensors caused service light to appear again. Dealer will perform full reprogramming of car. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

40300 mi
Central locking switch malfunctioned. Fuse blown, replaced by BMW dealer. Tested all lock sending units, could not re-replicate problem. Fuse replacement worked to solve problem. 
Feb 2016

136000 mi
A/C blower replaced - bad bearing - was chirping and squealing. 
Jun 2017

159000 mi

US $82
recharged A/C - 1.2lb freon needed. 
Sep 2017

165000 mi

US $287
Car had been indicating overheat condition after 30-40 min of driving. Suspected faulty sensor due to fact that overheat condition could be reset by turning the car off and restarting. Replaced temperature sensor and cooling system reservoir, flushed and replaced coolant. Fault has not reappeared, but I've only driven it 2 times. Will continue to monitor. 
Oct 2017

165200 mi

US $1300
Drove after replacement with non-OEM water pump for about a week and then the water pump completed failed. Required a tow back to shop to replace. The water pump that was replaced failed. Non-OEM part, made in china, not Germany. Stranded me on the road, required a tow. Shop was very gracious and replaced part with OEM part at no charge. Replaced water pump and thermostat. 
Dec 2017

167000 mi

US $400
Replaced rear pads and rotors at 167,000. Original! 
Mar 2018

173000 mi

US $1350
Shocks replaced at all four corners. 
Jun 2018

176000 mi

US $680
Starter failed, replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Dec 2017

100000 mi

US $2000
Head gasket leaking oil 
BMW 3-Series in Mississippi, United States
Mar 2008 - Jan 2018
Dec 2013

94000 mi

US $458
Right rear window - Power window regulator, window lifter and sound insulating 
Jan 2014

49700 mi

US $285
Mechanical Belt tensioner Oil Filter housing - I didn't have them do this as I wanted to research it a little more. They quoted $990 and that seems a bit steep to me. 
Dec 2015

123000 mi

US $800
Starter went bad, luckily I have a manual transmission and was able to bump start it to get it to my mechanic. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2018
Jan 2014

73700 mi
Front bumper was damaged when bought. 
Nov 2015

87600 mi

US $800
Oil leaking. Gasket heads replaced. 
Feb 2018

98000 mi

US $450
Replace gaskets  and belt tensioner 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

47200 mi

US $350
Water leak into interior 
Jun 2013

48000 mi

US $50
rear window fell down into car. Had to be re-set and items holding it replaced. Covered under extended warranty minus deductible. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Sep 2018
Jan 2015

51460 mi

C $300
Battery replacement 
Jun 2016

62000 mi

C $600
Transfer case actuator motor was faulty and causing error codes related to transfer case, AWD, and traction control. Fix was to replace actuator motor with new one. 
Jan 2017

C $2000
Gaskets - oil pan, valve cover, oil filter housing, rear main seal. 
Sep 2018

75640 mi

C $250
Battery replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Oct 2015
Mar 2015

93620 mi
Steering shaft seized up requiring replacement. 
Jul 2015

97940 mi

C $100
Replaced power door lock module on front passenger side 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2015
Feb 2014

97000 mi

US $2750
Electric water pump was bad, needed replacing, Serpentine Belt Tensioner (Req new Tensioner Pulley, Idler Pulley and Belt), oil leak at the engine crankshaft Rear Main Seal 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - May 2013
Apr 2011

44020 mi
Light bulb burned out; dealer replaced it Rear passenger window would often not close; motor needed replacing Leatherette on driver's seat splitting; new seat ordered which is covered by warranty. 
Jan 2012

50840 mi

C $600
There is a persistent squealing when the brake pedal is pressed. It is not a problem with the brakes as they were replaced previously. The noise was present prior to the brake replacement. 
Mar 2013

63240 mi

C $465
Replaced squealing fan motor 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Germany
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018
Feb 2017

159340 mi

€1300
The fuel pressure regulator went out when I was driving home and left me stranded. It took 3 days to repair it. 
Nov 2017

177320 mi

€1900
Rear brakes were dragging and grinding the pads. It required new calipers. 
Jul 2018

187240 mi

€1500
The fuel pressure regulator needed to be replaced. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
May 2007 - Apr 2009
Oct 2008

12300 mi
Water Pump failed - car towed to dealer in evening, after service closed. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

7000 mi
 
Aug 2008

24000 mi
 
BMW 3-Series in Beijing, China
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

17360 mi

$20
the transmission oil pan (platic) was leaking transmission oil/ATF;i consulted with shop which is the only certified repair shop by ZF (BMW's transmission supplier) they say it is common for ZF plastic transmission oil plan to leak ATF 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Singapore
Nov 2008 - Dec 2014
Dec 2008

17360 mi
CLA not function due to blown fuse.  
Jan 2009

17980 mi
Front passenger seat squeaks (with passenger) over slight bumps or uneven surface.  
Mar 2009

20460 mi
Cylinder head cover gasket defect - oil leak.  
Jun 2009

27280 mi
1) Front suspension (left) loud creaking sound .. leaking. 2) Change gasket for cylinder head, vaccum pump and oil pan ..due to oil leaking. 
Dec 2011

61380 mi

$3300
Engine mount worn out .. vinration when idle, 2300 Radiator hose leaking, 500 Engine oil leak multiple locations, 500. 
Apr 2012

66960 mi

$2500
Bearing in rear drive unit worn out. 
Nov 2012

75680 mi

$800
Splash Stains observed in engine compartment. Leaking evident in joint. All hoses harden and signed of slipping out from the plastic connector. Front suspension emitted loud creaking noise when going over hump or bump. Noise was louder when it was wet .. ie rain. 
Dec 2012

77500 mi

$600
Rattling noise from engine compartment when gear was engage. Worse when turning. Noise went away after warm up. Problem trace to tensioner belt and defective bearing. Radiator always at high speed. One thermostat defective. 
May 2013

81920 mi

$500
Loud rattling noise from engine . Isolated to alternator bearing defect. First change after 132Km. 
Apr 2014

94120 mi

$500
Radiator blocked.. causing fan to run at very high speed . Left front passenger power lock defective. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

76000 mi

US $2200
oil leak from bottom of engine and oil gasket needed replacement. I got warning lights for abs brakes and power steering, car wasn't running properly. took to shop they couldn't figure it out, then to dealer. needed new battery, and alternator. all modules reset and battery registered. 
Jun 2015

83000 mi

US $1000
Thermostat and water pump replaced 
Sep 2015

84000 mi

US $150
Passenger side daylight light bulb went out. 
Dec 2015

87000 mi

US $750
Car had an oil leak at the rear main seal. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

47000 mi

US $2200
ABS system failure lights came on. 
BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

5000 mi
Various squeaks and rattles - one in roof mechanism, one related to window seals, one related to rear deck assembly. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

66000 mi

US $9000
Both Turbo chargers leaking oil, replaced. computer failed, replaced evaporator leaking, replaced 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Sep 2012

22320 mi
The glove compartment lock stopped functioning automatically and I had to manually lock and unlock. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2011
Mar 2011

28000 mi
Rear speaker not working and replaced Driver seatbelt buckle jammed at times. Replaced. Rear ashtray lid not working properly. Replaced Peeling paint on driver door handle and trim. Dealer ordered new door panel. Not an easy or inexpensive fix on a coupe as it is on sedan. Panel still on order. Took car back to have door panel replaced that they ordered earlier. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2018
Sep 2007

2000 mi
REARVIEW MIRROR COMPASS STUCK ON SAME POSITION 
Jul 2008

4000 mi
o2 sensor replaced 
Mar 2018

40000 mi

US $250
pads/rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

29800 mi
Failed fuel injector caused rumbling start that was causing an engine light fault code. BMW replaced all 6 injectors, 2 coils and plugs. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2015
Mar 2010

25000 mi
Started missing going slow, then warning light came on. HPFP replaced. Dealer, 250 miles away, sent truck to pick up car. Son picked up car, noticed problems. Returned to dealer, found problem with LPFP (low pressure fuel pump). Replaced then trucked back to me. 
Sep 2010

27000 mi
Valet lock triggered by accident, fixed without problem. Dumb err on my part, did not know about switch inside of glovebox! No other problems on this occasion, with exception of re-setting Service light. 
Apr 2011

29200 mi
Primarily in for Service (oil change/lube/wipers/ etc), but dealer cited Campaign, so injectors/ decoupling(?)/gasket etc. updated per BMW recall. Brake fluid & microfilter (activated) replaced.  
Apr 2012

34000 mi

US $66
Low Pressure Fuel Pump replaced from check engine light.  Also Center Console lock replacement, plus minor wear/tear items - wipers, oil change etc. 
Sep 2014

42000 mi

US $503
System Flush; Transmission flush; windshield water pump failure. 
Apr 2015

44000 mi

US $65
Replaced H8 Halo Lights on both front headlamps. ~ 15 min each after obtaining correct bulbs which took several weeks. 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2019
Mar 2016

98000 mi

US $257
Bleeder screw on expansion tank failed, loss of coolest. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

10900 mi
Replaced driver side lumbar switch. Fixed squeaks and rattles with driver's window, front suspension, and brakes, the last for the second time. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

33000 mi
Engine light came on, and misfiring occurred. 3 injectors were faulty. BMW replaced all 6 injectors (with a new model) under warranty. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

50220 mi

C $430
replaced the battery. weak starting when cold and did not want to be left stranded. the battery must be reprogrammed so don't try do it yourself unless you have the computer to reprogram. 
Apr 2016

51460 mi
Check engine light. looks like emmission issue. Not fixed yet. nothing wrong with the car at all except for light on. Will drop car off to properly troubleshoot at a later time. 
Jul 2016

54240 mi

C $1000
check engine light. nothing wrong with car except annoying light. emission system issue. hard and expensive to fix so did not bother to fix it 
Jun 2017

61070 mi

C $1000
ignition coil #4 replaced check engine light- evaporator hose and wire connector replaced 
Oct 2017

64480 mi

C $1200
Upper valve cover crack. Replaced that and gaskets 
Jan 2018

65720 mi
Rep wire for b+ 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2014
Jul 2011

34000 mi

US $300
Windshield washer pump stopped working. Replaced pump and screen. 
Jun 2012

53000 mi

US $621
Replace front thrust rod / control arm bushing. (Found front thrust rod / control arm bushing leaking.) Perform alignment. 
Aug 2012

55600 mi
CUST STATES VEHICLE WOULD NOT START THIS A.M. SEEMED LIKE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WAS INOP OR BATTERY WAS FAILED, CUST THEN CHECKED BATTERY SHOWED 13 VOLTS, WHEN REMOTE WAS OPERATED AGAIN AND THEN THE VEHICLE STARTED ADVISE SEE KEITH N. Replace front thrust rod / control arm bushing (Found front thrust rod / control arm bushing leaking) Perform alignment 
Feb 2013

64300 mi

US $150
Cable between battery and fuse box had intermittent connection issues. Replaced cable and box. 
Apr 2013

66700 mi

US $150
Actuator for glovebox failed. Car was in shop so long because I was having the hood repainted. 
Feb 2014

80000 mi

US $250
Belt tensioner pulley failing. 
Mar 2014

80000 mi

US $300
Navigation system failure at temps over 80 degrees. Replaced nav computer Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Intermittent failure. Replaced TPMS sensor Shifter assembly failure preventing use of sport mode 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2011
May 2011

29000 mi
The rain sensor for the windshield wipers was not working. Sensor was replaced and rain sensor wipers work per spec. 
Sep 2011

34000 mi
Rattle at covertible top - loose strap (dealer?) was tightened and problem fixed. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

93900 mi

C $800
Needed to replace the head gasket 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2017
Jul 2010

30000 mi
Rubber piece inside door frame came loose. It is a rubber square mounted near the rear window inside the door jamb. Have called to see if the part is in, but have had no call back. tires are wearing out on edges after 4k miles 
Jun 2011

36000 mi
wheel had cracks on the rim Convertible roof had thrumming sound as a known problem fixed with factory tsb adhesive fix. 
Apr 2012

48000 mi
Convertible top switch failed and was replaced. 
Jun 2017

53000 mi

US $75
Replaced burnt out angel eye running light replaced serpentine belt and tensioner 
Nov 2017

74000 mi

US $45
tail light burnt out. replaced. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

35000 mi

US $1600
Engine oil leak 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2018
Jun 2008

10000 mi
Car cold started rough. Check Engine Light came on. Service Engine Soon Light had also been on multiple times. Bad oxygen (O2) sensor was replaced. Also received software update. 
Sep 2008

14000 mi
Engine coolant low. Added coolant. 
May 2010

33000 mi
Metallic clicking sound from rear at low speed when accelerating or turning. 
Apr 2011

45000 mi
Replace windshield washer pump 
Feb 2013

67400 mi

US $1200
oil filter housing gaskets replaced 
Jun 2014

88000 mi

US $1500
Replace water pump 
Mar 2016

116000 mi

US $1300
Replaced the valve cover gasket and the oil pan gasket. 
Oct 2016

122700 mi

US $5400
Replaced radiator and hoses Replaced alternator Replaced battery 
Jan 2017

126000 mi

US $1659
Removed differential and resealed both output shaft seals and back cover 
Oct 2017

136000 mi

US $1300
Replace starter 
Mar 2018

141000 mi

US $9000
Replace turbos Replace spark plugs and coils 
May 2018

144000 mi

US $5000
Replaced oil cooler 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Jan 2016
Sep 2014

87000 mi

US $900
Starter 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Feb 2013
Dec 2011

16000 mi
Driving on highway at 80mph and temp. warning light came on. Lost all power to car and had to have it towed to the dealer. Electronic water pump failed. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2014
Jun 2010

31000 mi
Minor oil leak 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2011
Aug 2007

9000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump defective 
Oct 2007

10000 mi
Stuck Exhaust Vanos Solenoid. Second occurrence of this problem. 
Nov 2007

10000 mi
Camshaft drive; incorrect cam timing. 
Mar 2008

12000 mi
Active cruise control inoperative. Fix involved adjusting the sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2007 - Feb 2012
Jul 2007

3000 mi
Driver's side hood latch not closing properly. Driver's seat latch catching when lifting seat forward to allow rear passenger to enter or exit. 
Mar 2009

16000 mi
Fuel pump failed 
May 2009

20000 mi
Replaced high pressure fuel pump 
Dec 2009

28000 mi
Check engine light appeared while accelerating onto highway. Subsequent check found a defective turbo. 
Jun 2011

52000 mi

US $1200
Car would not start. Towed to dealer for repair. Dealer diagnosed a short circuit with the water pump causing battery to drain. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2018
Apr 2007

2000 mi
BMW Assist could not pick up my location on the GPS. Software reflash needed to correct problem. 
Jun 2007

5000 mi
Bubbles appeared in the windshield. Bubbles determined to be in safety glass laminate (appear to be in between the panes of glass) and the windshield has to be replaced. Part on order. 
Jul 2007

6000 mi
Windshield replaced under warranty because bubbles formed in the laminate. 
Feb 2008

10000 mi
Brake light warning light came on with hard braking. The brake force bulb and bulb housing needed to be replaced, parts ordered. 
Mar 2008

10000 mi
Brake force bulb and housing replaced. 
Mar 2009

20000 mi
Transmission fluid leaking, replaced sealing sleeve for gearbox casing. Stiff brake pedal when putting into gear, replaced check valve for brake booster. Headlights vibrating when hitting bumps on highway, additional support brackets installed per SIB.  Rattle from mirror cover, cover replaced with new part. 
Sep 2009

26000 mi
Electric Steering wheel lock was not engaging correctly, and wouldn't allow me to turn on car sometimes. Yellow warning light present on dash when there would be a lock error. 
Apr 2010

28300 mi
Check engine light, reduced power. Code reads vanos issue, found that cam bearing ledges were grooved and had to be replaced. 
Mar 2014

49000 mi

US $200
Replaced non-operational wheel speed sensor 
Nov 2014

51000 mi

US $240
Replaced VANOS intake and exhaust solenoids. 
Oct 2016

59200 mi

US $112
Left front wheel bearing started making a lot of noise. Replaced wheel hub assembly. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2014 - Sep 2018
Dec 2014

64480 mi

C $200
Replaced vanos solenoids. Starting to fail. Misfires causing limp mode at high rpm with relevant warning lights and codes.  Replaced ignition coils and spark plugs. Replaced power steering reservoir and fluid. 
Mar 2015

68200 mi

C $220
Replaced Oil Filter Housing Gasket and Oil Cooler Gasket, and changed oil. 
Apr 2015

69100 mi

C $50
Tightened torx bolt on the lower steering joint assembly to reduce slight play in steering. Tightened wastegate rod to prevent minor rattle at startup and idle - success! Polished plastic screen that covers the navigation system display. Removed scratches and marks. Added extra cold air intake. Adapted the stock airbox by adding a flexible pipe and new filter. 
Jun 2015

73780 mi

C $20
Replaced vacuum lines. Windshield washer fluid low warning, so removed/inspected reservoir, thinking leak, but still full. Replaced windshield washer pump anyway. Warning light still on, so must be grime build-up preventing indicator float from moving freely. 
Feb 2016

79360 mi

C $1300
Water pump failure, and replaced thermostat at he same time. 
Mar 2016

80600 mi

C $400
Replaced worn shocks and struts all four corners. 
Jul 2016

82760 mi

C $1100
Number six fuel injector bad. Replaced all injectors with refurbished. 
Mar 2018

100440 mi

C $500
Replaced mechatronic main seal and four tube seals...found main seal was cracked, which had caused malfunction in transmission. Replaced all solenoids as a preventative measure. 
May 2018

98580 mi

C $100
Replaced oil pan gasket to stop minor leaking. Had to drop subframe to accomplish this. Replaced front rotors. Pads are still fine. 
Jul 2018

101060 mi

C $100
Replaced serpentine belt as it was getting near the end of its lifespan...purely preventative. 
BMW 3-Series in Hong Kong, China
Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
Dec 2014

33480 mi

$5000
Oil leaks everywhere. Including transmission and engine 
Jan 2015

33260 mi

$5000
Suspension components worn. Bump stops. Dampers and control arms were shot after a few years of city driving. Never speed over speed bumps and always slowed down on rough roads. Very common problem for this car. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2015

59000 mi

US $200
one ignition coil failed, replaced all 6 coils. 
May 2016

68000 mi

US $435
Thermostat broke and was stuck open which caused a CEL, replaced thermostat and water pump at the same time. 
BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2018
Sep 2010

17000 mi
The ABS module went bad, cost to dealer 2500.00 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

50000 mi

US $600
Engine would not start. Jumper points in the engine compartment wouldn't work. Had to have tow operator jump from the battery. Same problem occurred in March 2012. Now in the shop 3 days and waiting. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

68000 mi

US $360
Sachs Rear Shocks Installed 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

US $2500
Replaced all 6 fuel injectors, spark plugs, and coils. Car was shaking badly 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2018
Jan 2016

71800 mi

US $2000
Leaking valve cover gasket, leaking oil filter housing gasket, walnut blast intake manifold 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2014

67300 mi

US $1248
Replaced both rear wheel bearings. 
Jul 2015

73500 mi

US $2246
Replaced water pump and thermostat. Replaced engine oil filter housing gasket. Replaced control arm bushing on both sides. Replaced serpentine belt and tensioner. 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

12000 mi
Passenger side seatbelt arm extender broke on 335i Part ordered/not yet repaired - Interior door handle trim flaking. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
- Jan 2010
Jan 2010

28100 mi
Camshaft retainer bolts had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

20460 mi
Belt and pulley which drive alternator were replaced. Caused power steering failure which made car unsafe to drive. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2010
Jul 2009

12000 mi
Brake noise at slow speeds this is the 3rd try to fix it.  clunk when stop and start quickly this is 2nd time Transmission was updated or flashed 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2018
Sep 2010

39000 mi
HPFP failure (fuel pump). Dealer replaced with new HPFP and will be under warranty for 100k miles 
Jan 2011

41000 mi
Substantial transmission fluid leak, seal failed. Car had to be towed. 
May 2011

45000 mi
Satnav DVD system replaced 
Jul 2012

63000 mi

US $50
Dashboard died. Fluid leakage - seals bad 
Dec 2015

97000 mi

US $350
Oil leak/burn. Oil cap replaced 
Jun 2016

102000 mi

US $250
Unusual oil consumption 
May 2017

109000 mi

US $1000
Oil leak 
Sep 2017

113000 mi

US $1000
Coolant leak 
Sep 2018

120000 mi

US $878
abs pump failed 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2013
May 2011

59300 mi

US $200
VANOS Solenoid went out causing half engine warning light, limp mode. Part is 100 dollars each, bought two since people say both are likely to go out one after another. Easy to DIY. 
May 2013

73900 mi
Turbo Wastegate failure, entire turbo assembly switched out. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2009

29000 mi
Sunroof pinch protection sensor showed failure. Reset cured problem. 
Aug 2009

36000 mi
Evaporative emission control system prevented complete fuel tank fill. Subsequent "check engine" light came on. Dealer took 2 tries to resolve. Replaced vacuum-pressure pump, electrical, that controls internal vapor pressure in gas tank. 
Nov 2009

40000 mi
Seat belt handing arm on passenger side failed to retract properly. Temporary fix made, arm still works, but new parts ordered. 
Feb 2010

43600 mi
seat back release mechanism needed repair rattle in IP near radio speaker. Added insulation, noise gone 
Jun 2010

50000 mi
Engine miss and hesitation sporadically, no codes set. Software upgrade did not change problem, car will return to dealer after July 4. 
Jul 2010

50700 mi
Defective fuel injector replaced, and sparkplug, in #5 cylinder 
Jun 2011

66000 mi
Fuel refused to enter the tank. Venting system repeatedly inspected, parts replaced. Decision to order a new tank. Covered under extended warranty. Fuel tank replaced to fix problems refueling. Problem appears to be fixed. Some surging under light throttle and hesitation on light acceleration not unlike the symptoms that preceded the replacement of a bad injector a year ago. Recall for fuel injectors (2 replaced), fuel pump, and software. 
Sep 2011

69000 mi

US $50
Severe engine surging when cold, then developed a hard miss. Check engine light set. Light off and engine ran normally when warmed up. Dealer did extensive diagnostic work, replaced low fuel pressure sensor. No symptoms for the week. 
Nov 2012

89800 mi

US $250
Leak in automatic transmission. Leak fixed under extended warranty, but new fluid paid by customer 
Mar 2013

99000 mi
Carbon deposits in intake manifold and on backs of intake valves reduced performance. Dealer paid for repair as a good will gesture. I sent them a thank you letter afterward. 
May 2013

102000 mi

US $750
Steering position sensor module had to be replaced, and car re-programmed. This module includes turn signal, wiper and cruise control levers & switches, as well sensors and a micro-processor module. Cuts across several systems. 
Aug 2013

109000 mi

US $1000
Vanos solenoids replaced after half power episode.  Also replaced LR ABS sensor 
Sep 2014

138000 mi

US $1080
replaced water pump. It was making anew noise, and diagnosed bad. Upon disassembly, parts were failing internally. 
Aug 2015

165000 mi

US $1000
Walnut shell blasting to remove carbon in intake. Replacement of gasket for oil filter adapter to fix oil leak. 
Jun 2016

176000 mi

US $720
Leaking struts, replaced both with Bilstein 
Apr 2017

184000 mi

US $810
Starter failed unexpectedly. Replaced with rebuilt Bosch unit. 
Oct 2017

188000 mi

US $120
rotors warped, replaced with new 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2012
Sep 2010

19000 mi
light bulb housing replaced 
Apr 2011

23000 mi
window seal replaced for rattle 
Aug 2012

38000 mi

US $450
Had to replace spark plugs and reset computers. outside memory for mirror will not work properly. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2008 - May 2009
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2012
Mar 2011

57000 mi
fuel pump replacement fuel pump replacement 
Aug 2011

65000 mi

US $225
Failure of VANOS, replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

67000 mi

US $2500
A/C evaporator core leak. No A/C. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2007 - Jun 2007
May 2007

3720 mi
TPMS warning light reset. Second time, first in November. From email. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

13000 mi
Steering angle sensor had to be recalibrated 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

10000 mi
Replace LED tail light, Replace broken cup holder, Replace broken a/c vent adjuster 
Aug 2008

27750 mi

US $900
Not under warranty: Alignment, 2 new rear tires; Covered under warranty: Replaced exhaust (factory defect), New Wipers, Replaced tail lamp (2nd time). 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Apr 2010 - Apr 2011
May 2010

41000 mi
Exhaust valve between right and left muffler was sticking and making a rattling sound; dealer replaced left-side muffler to correct problem.  
Oct 2010

48000 mi
I noticed a knocking sound in the steering column in Oct. 2010. Dealer identified the problem as a strut tower that hadn't been torqued correctly after a previous repair, and tightened to the correct torque setting. 
Dec 2010

49000 mi
Oil filter housing gasket was leaking; dealership discovered the problem during routing warranty service and replaced the gasket.  
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

34000 mi
Rattle in seat belt area. Dealer replaced seat belt clip under warranty. 
Sep 2009

35000 mi
Replaced peeling interior trim. Throttle lag, updated firmware. Seat belt rattle temporarily fixed. 
Nov 2009

36000 mi
Towed in because of non-responsive throttle. Throttle re-adapted. 
Dec 2009

37000 mi
Towed in again because of non-responsive throttle. Throttle again re-adapted. 
Feb 2010

38000 mi
Throttle issue again. Throttle body replaced. Seatbelt rattle again, could not replicate. 
Mar 2010

39000 mi
Throttle issue again. Could not replicate. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - May 2011
Aug 2009

34100 mi
small dent in rear pass. fender 
Jan 2010

36580 mi
car would not start - ignition lock problem 
Jul 2010

40300 mi
Bulb warning light went off. Reseated the brake light bulbs and it went away. 
Dec 2010

43400 mi

C $100
squealing caused by low steering fluid 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2013 - May 2013
Apr 2013

88000 mi

US $1000
Car overheating and going into limp mode. water pump and thermostat replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Aug 2015
Dec 2014

87000 mi

US $1300
Water pump failure 
Mar 2015

90000 mi
Drl went out 
Aug 2015

91000 mi
Rough idle caused by old coil packs 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2008 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

50220 mi

C $1100
water pump failure 
Sep 2012

55800 mi

C $200
the vanos selonoid sensors were cleaned and replaced 
Mar 2014

65100 mi
8 YR OLD BATTERY; WAS GETTING OCCASIONAL YELLOW LOW BATTERY WARNING LIGHT ON DASH 
May 2014

65800 mi

C $80
UPPER RAD HOSE BROKE 
Nov 2014

68200 mi

C $40
replaced one coil took less than an hour 
Jan 2015

65580 mi

C $56
oil filter housing gasket replacement. also intake cleaning. 
Mar 2015

71300 mi

C $1000
valve cover gasket was leaking 
Oct 2015

73880 mi
oil consumption issues. replaced turbos, oil pan gasket. still oil consumption issues returned to shop. PCV valve changed. valve cover gasket replaced again because have to remove valve cover to change PCV. 
Jan 2016

74400 mi

C $1100
electronic water pump failure 
Mar 2016

75640 mi
water leaked into the trunk and fried the amp, rear taillight gasket was tightened fixed the problem 
Aug 2017

96100 mi

C $950
Another upper radiator hose, then two days later another expensive electronic water pump replacement. I hope BMW has come up with a better solution , this is unacceptable . 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2007 - Dec 2009
Jul 2008

14000 mi
Right rear bulb socket was replaced. Seems to only happen on Coupe. Car thinks bulb is burned out, but it is not. tech said has happened on a few of the Coupes but not any on the Sedans. Replaced socket no issue since. 
Apr 2009

26000 mi
Waste Gate Actuators were noisy. Replaced and upgraded ECU code. Problem resolved. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jun 2007 - May 2012
Sep 2007

5000 mi
Knock in the B-pillar 
Jan 2008

10000 mi
Seat belt extending arm had a broken plastic part. BMW replaced a whole unit. 
Sep 2008

18000 mi
Check engine light went off - no error codes were found.  
Sep 2009

32000 mi
Daytime running light. Right 
Nov 2009

35000 mi
Front corona light bulb, Low coolant, oil change B-pillar 
May 2010

37900 mi
Wastegate and turbos replaced. 
Oct 2011

46000 mi

US $600
Passenger rear wheel bearing caused warning lights abs, dtc and brake. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2014
Jun 2012

55180 mi
VANOS Solenoids were replaced. 
Jul 2012

55480 mi

C $190
While the dealer fixed the VANOS, the mechanic found out that the serpentine belt would have to be replaced. However I had to come back as they did not have the part in. I went it today and took them about an hour to replace the belt. 
Jun 2014

69440 mi

C $1250
While driving back home, the thermometer symbol came up and engine stalled right away. I had it towed to the dealership. Found out, the water pump gave up. Cost of replacement, $1250 package for water pump, thermostats and labor. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

28000 mi
High pressure fuel pump went bad  
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2011

52900 mi

US $400
Single fuel injector failure. Barely ran, then broke down two blocks from my repair shop. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

107880 mi

C $700
Right lower control arm loose. Decided to upgrade to the M3 Upper/Lower Left/Right Control Arms. Cost including labour: $700. If I just repaired the single control arm, it would probably be closer to $300. 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2017
Sep 2011

59000 mi
DRL replacement. Second, did first myself in about 20 minutes. It helps to have small hands. 
Jan 2014

117000 mi

US $2100
Waterpump went out at 115,500 mi on a cold -9F morning. Due to multiple other weather related vehicle failures replacement took several days due to busy schedule Leaking oil filter housing gasket - replaced 
Dec 2015

163000 mi
oil change oil leak - new valve cover gasket; new oil pan gasket a hose to the radiator was also replaced probably to facilitate access as no leak was present picked up car from repair #1 drove home, 1 block from home coolant light flickered. Found coolant sprayed on passenger side of engine, dripping onto driveway. Bleeder screw(plastic)cracked causing spray with thermal expansion. part replaced 
Jul 2016

176000 mi

US $6500
New turbos - first time replaced New struts & shocks, new bushings 
Dec 2016

186000 mi

US $1100
New control arms front New battery- first since 5/2010 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Jul 2007 - Aug 2011
Mar 2010

17000 mi
Seatbelt auto arms were sticking. The dealer installed two new ones. Then reprogrammed the computer. They are working fine. 
Aug 2011

31000 mi
side turn indicator lamp falling out of plastic center. covered by recall. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
May 2009 - Jul 2010
Jul 2009

17000 mi
Heavy carbon build up at both exhaust tips after 100 miles or more 
Feb 2010

19600 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure. 
Apr 2010

21000 mi
leak in fuel line 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

18800 mi
Replaced passenger side headlight due to broken motor and bulb. 
Mar 2010

20000 mi
TCU failed. Could not connect to BMW Assist. New TCU installed. Problem fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in Nova Scotia, Canada
Oct 2011 - Dec 2018
Jun 2018

35960 mi

C $300
ABS light. My scan tool at home is unable to read ABS codes from BMW vehicles so I am waiting to bring the car into a shop with the required tools. Best case scenario from my research is a faulty sensor. Worst case is the ABS module which costs more than 3000$ for the part alone.  
Oct 2018

36580 mi

C $1200
Replaced ABS module with a used part due to pump failure. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

C $350
scheduled maintanence, oil filter housing gasket 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

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

77000 mi

US $50
Replaced spark plugs, replaced serpentine belt. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

64000 mi

US $400
Oxygen sensor failed; emissions system sensor (radiator sensor) failed. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2007 - Aug 2009
Aug 2009

11000 mi
Rear light holders and connections replaced from indication of light out but bulbs still working 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2007 - Sep 2009
Mar 2008

11000 mi
Alternator malfunction and replacement. 
Sep 2009

25000 mi
Radiator replaced following service engine light; no details given 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2010
Jun 2010

36000 mi
Brake light. 
BMW 3-Series in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2016
Mar 2011

12000 mi
Gas Door actuator replaced. 
Jul 2011

13200 mi

US $73
Replace bulb socket on right rear side. 
Mar 2012

15000 mi

US $624
Leaking mechatronics sealing sleeve. 
Apr 2014

20000 mi

US $1547
Check engine light came on. Replaced eccentric shaft sensor and gaskets. 
Jun 2014

20000 mi

US $409
DSC Hydro unit replaced. 
Dec 2014

24000 mi

US $79
Replaced left rear bulb carrier. 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
Apr 2015

101000 mi

US $500
Both cup holders on dash quit deploying when pressed. Passenger front seat quit moving fore and aft. Backrest and height adjustment still worked, however. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Oct 2012
Jun 2009

26000 mi
Side view mirror motors problem. 
Oct 2009

32000 mi
Automatic seat belt does not retract all the way. 
Nov 2009

33000 mi
Steering lock malfunction (dealer installed new steering column) First the ratchet sound then the steering lock malfunction, padlock symbol lights come on. Dealer replaced new steering column. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2013
Jan 2012

US $10
Driver side halo bulb failed 
Jan 2013

50000 mi

US $5
Heater core leak 
Jul 2013

51000 mi
Elec water pump dead Driver side mirror adjuster failed, did not replace, traded car in on lexus dsc warning steering wheel position sensor dead 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

59000 mi
right front light assembly error code error 
May 2016

76600 mi

US $306
BMW dealer on visual inspection found and replaced “cracked and leaking from lower control arm bushings and mount hardware." 
Aug 2017

86000 mi

US $1400
replaced all four brake rotors, brake pads replaced steering column electric motor replaced defective air bag 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2016
Oct 2010

24000 mi
Audio system quit. New radio ordered and installed. It was defective. Another radio ordered and installed.  
Oct 2014

42300 mi

US $970
valve cover gasket replacement Right forward control arm replacement (control arm strut) 
Aug 2015

44900 mi

US $60
replaced burned out headlamp 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - Jan 2012
Sep 2010

53000 mi

US $300
Left window misaligned enabling wind noise. Chrome trim on right side detached surrounding rear window. OBD interface intermittent problems with readout. Delay when accelerating in D now drive in DS in city traffic, use D for HWY driving.  
Sep 2011

69000 mi

US $50
Replaced left rear tailloght lenses assembly. LED 's not operational. Work completed under BMW CPO.  
Dec 2011

75000 mi

US $50
Valve covers replaced, head cover cracked engine was leaking oil prior to repair. Sold the vehicle and purchased a vehicle from a different manufacturer. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2013
Sep 2010

38000 mi
solenoid failed causing engine stall 
Dec 2010

42000 mi
daytime running "halo" light on passenger side went out. 
Jun 2012

66700 mi
Passenger seat not moving properly. New rail needed but not in dealer stock. Covered under CPO warranty (6/100,000) Power rear sunshade stuck in open position. Not responsive at all (i.e. no sound or movement when button is pushed). Not covered under warranty. Cost to repair $1000. 
Jul 2013

78300 mi

US $800
AC blower/fan and load resistor dead. ac would switch on but no air would come out. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

88000 mi

US $1500
active headlight failure, light bulb failure, condensation on bulb housing. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Nov 2009
Jan 2008

8680 mi
Complimentary oil change after 1 year ownership. Exterior light error. Turns out it was ballast error. 
Aug 2008

14260 mi
Steering Wheel lock malfunction light appeared. Dealer reflashed software, and problem went away. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
Jan 2008

4984 mi
reflash of ECU update to Progrman 28.XX.XXX to fix 6FL switching issue and shift issue, per SIB 65-30-07, received new Y-cable for 6FL. Warranty 
Feb 2008

6000 mi
Had the infamous 6fl USB/Ipod interface switching problem where iPod would randomly switch to FM radio. First visit in Dec. could not find TSB on issue but ordered new cable (backorder) when cable arrived in Feb. and checked again and found a BMW TSB ... 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2015
Sep 2011

48360 mi
valve lifters noise detected, the dealer replaced the lifters under initial warranty. 
Mar 2014

62000 mi
replaced all sparkplugs and ignition coils 
Nov 2014

65720 mi

C $923
car would not engage the transmission. Manual rod broken at plastic connector level. 
Jul 2015

66340 mi
Rear differential making intermittent grounding noise, needs new one estimated at over $3000.Decided to trade it in. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Jan 2017 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

71210 mi

US $650
Valve cover was cracked and seeping oil. Replaced with new valve cover 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2009
Jan 2007

400 mi
Oil Level Sensor replacement. TSB on exact issue. 
Jan 2009

25000 mi
Factory head unit replaced due to CD player not functioning. Replaced under warranty with no cost to me. No other problems. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Nov 2009

29000 mi
Seat belt presenter was not grabbing seat belt properly. Unit replaced due to worn bushing. Drivers side retractable mirror was extending too far forward after folding back out. Travel stop was broken, mirror replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2016
Aug 2015

123000 mi

US $350
head gasket had to be replaced. Oil filter gasket had to be replaced. 
Dec 2015

126000 mi

US $2000
Fuel pump had to be replaced. Fuel level sensor. Fuel pump fittings had to be custom made otherwise whole fuel tank would have to be replaced. 
Nov 2016

127000 mi

US $3500
Fuel pump went out again. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - May 2017
Jul 2011

73780 mi

C $1400
clunk from rear diff - removed, rebuild, re-installed - priced included 8 day car rental 
Jun 2015

139500 mi

C $230
Left rear shock leaking oil. Replaced rear shocks and mounts. 
Sep 2015

140120 mi

C $660
Water pump electronics failed. Replaced along with thermostat. 
Sep 2016

148180 mi

C $200
Replace faulty DMTL pump 
Oct 2016

148780 mi

C $500
Front struts replaced One ignition coil replaced Valvtrontic motor gasket also replaced due to oil leak 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2012

36000 mi

US $550
Bad VANOS solenoid at 36K miles. Shop recommended not driving it at all until repaired. $275 for the solenoid, $275 labor. Have had several visits for multiple issues since the warranty expired. 
Jun 2013

47000 mi

US $379
engine timing chain tensioner was loose, had to be replaced 
Feb 2014

52000 mi

US $450
Microfilter was bad, needed to be replaced 
Dec 2014

57000 mi

US $1900
Blew a gasket and leaked oil into the valves. Valve and gasket replacement and system flush. My own fault - they told me the gasket would need to be replaced soon and I forgot about it. 
Oct 2015

60200 mi

US $1900
Transmission had leaked most of the fluid out. Oil housing leaking on to timing belt. 
Mar 2016

62000 mi

US $1300
Oil pan leak; replaced gasket and cleaned up residue 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2011
Jul 2011

44200 mi
Driver's side rear tail light wasn't working. Brake and turn signal lights within same cluster functioned. Changed bulb, checked and cleaned contacts prior to taking to dealer. Entire cluster was replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

174000 mi

US $550
Fuel Pump Developed Crack. Gasoline odor present when car is filled. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2010
Jul 2007

500 mi
Reprogram engine computer. Replace auxillary engine fan. 
Nov 2007

5000 mi
adaptive brake lightbulb needed to be changed because of voltage fluctuations triggering exterior light failure warning. 
Dec 2008

16000 mi
Check engine light on, computer reflashed. 
Mar 2009

18000 mi
Check engine light on, computer reflashed. Successful reflash. 
Nov 2009

23100 mi
CEL on, existing service bulletin for problem required software update 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jul 2014
May 2011

44500 mi
Seatbelt assist. Went in 3 separate times until assist fixed and seatbelts replaced, original warranty up in june so did all of it before. 
Jul 2014

80600 mi

C $1550
Eccentric shaft sensor...  Also a/c compressor is going, didn't fix 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2017
Dec 2014

47000 mi

US $846
Idler pulley replaced due to wear. 
Mar 2015

49000 mi

US $17
Replace DRL bulb. Took about 15 minutes. 
Jan 2017

46000 mi

US $750
Oil leak from oil filter bracket. Replaced gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

19220 mi
creaky front suspension over bumps. Replaced front bushings. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

43000 mi
SES light came on, took it to the dealer same day, they found a broken solenoid, and replaced it the same day. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
- Apr 2007
Apr 2007

6000 mi
Xdrive module was replaced, as it was making clunking noise 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

200-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Sweden
Oct 2013 - Apr 2016
Jan 2014

87420 mi
light washer jet cover came off 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

3000 mi
The door check was loose, making a sound when door opened. Engine hesitates during start. 

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2006.5 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

72000 mi

£500
Transmission jerk when car coming to stop only when car at full temperature, had transmission oil changed at professional transmission garage, problem resolved. 

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2006 BMW 3-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Apr 2013
Dec 2012

107260 mi

C $250
Repaired diff leak. 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

55000 mi

US $100
tensioner pulley 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

34000 mi
Car would stall after starting - repaired oil leak 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011
Dec 2010

95000 mi

US $200
molding above windshield completely flaked off 

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2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jul 2017
Jan 2016

77500 mi

C $1300
water pump died. replaced with thermostat 
Jul 2017

86800 mi

C $500
Ground cable faulted. 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2017
Jan 2016

US $600
rear wheel bearing replaced 
Mar 2017

127000 mi

US $2400
radiator, water pump replacement trans pan leaking 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Nov 2015 - Jul 2018
Dec 2015

112000 mi

US $1200
Water pump and thermostat replaced by mechanic 
Feb 2016

114300 mi

US $60
Rough start, car would die unless RPM was above 2000. Replaced all sparkplugs and coils which fixed the problem. Replaced left halogen (3rd party housing) headlight, and replaced right to match. 
Dec 2016

125000 mi

US $900
Upper radiator hose broken and radiator cracked. Both components replaced, and refilled with coolant/distilled water. 
Jul 2017

129000 mi

US $1500
Replaced springs, shocks, struts, and all wear items (bumpstops etc) 
Jun 2018

135000 mi

US $800
Starter died with no warning June 5 and was replaced in late June 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2012 - Jul 2018
Mar 2013

50840 mi

C $150
Engine check light...dealer test indicated faulty thermostat, but intermittent (not faulty at time of test), so re-set but not replaced (for now) :-) 
Sep 2014

64480 mi

C $250
Starter failed 
May 2015

74400 mi

C $838
One Xenon headlight intermittent. Dealer replaced both bulbs at $400 each OUCH!!! Engine Check light on. Failed Thermostat was replaced. Ticking sound at idle. Replaced belt tensioner. 
Dec 2015

79980 mi

C $1300
Oil filter housing gasket on top of engine failed. Oil shorted out electric cooling pump, car stopped at side of highway, had to be towed to dealer. 
Apr 2017

94240 mi

C $2200
Leaking oil pan gasket. Due to the AWD system, accessing the oil pan gasket was labour intensive. Most expensive oil leak(s) I have ever had to fix. Also a transmission oil leak at the wiring harness where it enters the transmission.  
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2018
Sep 2016

147000 mi
Trying to address a rough shift into / out of gears. Raised the car level, and adjusted the ATF level. Reset the adaptive shift memory on the computer. Repair does not seem to have fixed the issue. 
Nov 2016

148700 mi

US $168
Ignition coil began throwing misfire codes - replaced all coils. 
Apr 2017

155000 mi

US $68
Coolant system. Coolant sensor on lower radiator hose started leaking. Replaced both the hose and sensor. 
May 2017

155000 mi

US $90
Replaced upper radiator hose, and coolant recovery tank hose 
Nov 2017

160000 mi

US $335
Starter failed. Replacing it means taking out the intake manifold, and replacing all the plastic hoses that some German jerk-off thought was a part that shouldn't last more than 10 years before the idiot that bought a BMW should come back and pay the dealership more money for their car. ...plastic hoses on an engine = stupid, or more appropriately: planned obsolescence. A $140 starter balloons to $350. Not a fun project, and at the long list of VW/Audi/BMW repair projects, the end of my interest in German cars. 
Apr 2018

169260 mi

US $385
Blown bushings. Rear front control arms needed to be replaced. Both were done. 
May 2018

170000 mi

US $240
Replaced both front wheel bearings ($85), and all rotors ($153) 
Jul 2018

170000 mi

US $40
Replaced ABS sensor. Had to install 2 separate sensors - Reluctor wound up being bad. Repair needed after rebuild CV boot, and the reluctor may have been damaged. Replaced outer CV boot. 
Aug 2018

170000 mi

US $210
Last years replacement of the starter left the wiring to the crankshaft sensor stressed, it broke. Had to replace the engine wiring harness (used), and the CPS. Job involves removing the intake manifold and the garbage vacuum hoses that cannot be reached behind the engine. This 3rd go 'round for the top of the engine knocks BMW off my fleet forever. Designed to fail in 10 years, and to cause $1000's of dollars in dealership repairs. No more. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

91000 mi

US $1694
Water Pump and Thermostat 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Oct 2012
Jul 2012

85000 mi

US $2600
replaced front struts replaced oil filter housing due to leak 
Aug 2012

85700 mi
replaced water pump 
Oct 2012

90000 mi

US $80
replace front windshield rubber trim 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2018
Apr 2011

43000 mi

US $50
Sunroof stuck closed 
Jan 2013

47800 mi

US $30
Windshield reservoir motor faulty 
Sep 2013

56000 mi

US $450
Transfer case leak, output shaft seal broken. 
Oct 2018

98300 mi

US $300
Water pump and thermostat replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Netherlands
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013
Jan 2013

83480 mi

€500
defective ignition coil of cylinder no. 5 Noticed engine ran very rough upon starting. Ran fine the day before. headlamp washer nozzle leaked exhaust pipe clamp broken 
Apr 2013

85560 mi

€550
When the car wasn't used for 2 days it took a while to start. When used daily, no problems at all. After 3 days of inactivity, it refused to start. Turned out to be a malfunctioning fuel pump. 
BMW 3-Series in Finland
- Jan 2008
Apr 2007

8680 mi
manifold change, warranty 
Jan 2008

11160 mi
door handles changed, warranty 

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2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2015 - Apr 2017
Dec 2015

63240 mi

C $50
Engine has rough idle. Check engine light on. Scan shows ignition coil #5 is the problem. Bought verified used unit and installed myself. Repair successful. 
Mar 2016

63240 mi

C $450
Drivetrain noise from the rear. Both wheel bearings need to be replaced. 
Jun 2016

65720 mi

C $500
Replaced both rear shocks with OEM Bilstein Front driveshaft coupling was replaced 4 wheel allignment. 

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2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

BMW 3-Series in Netherlands
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

165540 mi

€1800
DPF needed to be replaced; was able to have cleaned instead Brakes needed to be replaced- pads and lines 

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2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
- Jan 2009
Jan 2009

18000 mi
replace battery cable 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

58500 mi

US $1500
Brakes and oil pan leak 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
Mar 2013

23000 mi

US $500
Replace and Program new battery 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2014
Oct 2010

94700 mi

US $35
Halo light needed replacing. 
Apr 2012

130000 mi
Fog light bulb replacement. Took about 15 minutes. 
Jan 2013

108300 mi

US $170
Bad engine coil. 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

38000 mi
Passenger seat airbag sensor was not working. 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
Feb 2009

48000 mi
Replace Ignition switch. 
Dec 2009

60000 mi
Replaced valve cover gasket. Replaced left front strut assembly. 
Dec 2010

65000 mi

US $153
Thumping noise in front end when hitting bump in road. Dealer replaced control arm bushings and left side strut upper bearing. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
Oct 2011

98000 mi

US $500
driver's side rear window would not roll up 
Apr 2012

100300 mi

US $400
Water pump failed 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2012
Jun 2010

59000 mi

US $50
Valve cover gasket, oil sensor, head bolts all replaced 
Dec 2010

68000 mi

US $50
Transmission issue, mechatronic sleeve, seal and fluid replaced. Came from factory with slight leak in seal that was replaced. Squeaky blower. Replaced. Brake sensor issue, software update remedied situation. 
Mar 2011

74000 mi

US $50
Steptronic mode on transmission would not engage into "DS" setting or "manual" setting. Sensor replaced, functionality restored. 
Nov 2011

88000 mi

US $50
Engine ticking. Replaced rockers and lifters 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2017
Jun 2016

76000 mi

US $900
wanter pump failed 
Jul 2016

77000 mi

US $225
Window regulator failed with window down. 
Sep 2016

80000 mi

US $200
Starter failed. Rear passenger window regulator failed. 
Jul 2017

92000 mi

US $900
Replace radiator and hoses. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
Feb 2010 Check Engine Light. They told me there was a problem with the engine that needed to be fixed. Would have cost me about 900. I don't recall what the problem was. I decided to sell it instead of fix. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Apr 2010
Sep 2009

14000 mi
lifter ticking 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2008 - Nov 2009
Apr 2009

30000 mi
Driver door handle periodically sticking. Lubricated - problem has not returned. 
Jul 2009

32000 mi
Door locks on all 4 doors were not operating correctly, 3 of 4 doors were locked shut and could not be opened. 
Sep 2009

34000 mi
Replaced peeling portion of interior driver door handle. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2012
Jun 2009

38000 mi
Dashboard instrument cluster squeaked over harsh pavement. Put pieces of business cards in between instrument cluster and dash - problem solved (per BIMMERFEST FORUM) 
Jan 2010

45700 mi
When car has been sitting in sub 40 degree temps, rattle comes from left defroster vent. There were a few other rattles from the blower motor, but they were more faint. Dealer replaced blower motor fixing this but could not repliate original rattle 
Mar 2010

49000 mi
Drivers seat leatherette was separating not on a seam, indicating a manufacturing defect. Gear shift knob peeling. Also, vinyl center console peeling by drivers seat. Dealer replaced center console, gear shift knob, and seat cover under warranty. 
Aug 2011

69000 mi
Front door locks and fuel filler door doorlock actuators failed. Replaced under CPO warranty.  Fuel pump was failing. Engine stumbled a couple of times. CHECK ENGINE light came on. Dealer replaced fuel pump under CPO warranty. 
Mar 2012

79000 mi
Leaking valve cover gasket. 
Jun 2012

83000 mi

US $672
Bad ignition coil. 
Dec 2012

92000 mi
Bad water pump. Engine overheated. Bad dash center speaker. Squeaky front suspension. Suspect sway bar bushings require replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jan 2011

54000 mi

US $1400
Transmission fluid leak. Pan replaced. Displays on the instrument cluster failed. Instrument cluster replaced.  
Jul 2011

58000 mi

US $390
Rear left wheel bearing is bad. Noticeable humming noise while driving. Repaired twice because the 1st new bearing ordered from BMW is defective. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Oct 2015
Apr 2013

115500 mi

US $75
Seat belt and airbag light came on with battery replacement... 
May 2013

120700 mi

US $1000
Water pump failure... 
May 2014

148000 mi

US $1495
leaking Transmission oil pan. Transmission Flushed, oil pan and filter replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Kansas, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

105000 mi

US $600
Replaced burned out stereo amplifier. Would have done it at the dealer but they wanted $2k to replace it with a new one. Put in a used one instead. Replaced burned out stereo amplifier. Would have done it at the dealer but they wanted $2k to replace it with a new one. Put in a used one instead. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

40000 mi
Door hinges work squeaky. Surprisingly they replaced the hinges. Maybe it is a warranty thing or a BMW thing. 
Oct 2011

48300 mi
Control arm bushings leaking, replaced. Oil leak. Valve gasket replaced. problem not solved. remote failed. Previous leak re-diagnosed as Transmission leak and fixed. Free under CPO warranty but had to mildly fight to get them to waive the deductible as a redo. 
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $420
Alternator tension bolt. 
May 2016

77000 mi

US $550
Left rear window regulator. 
Jul 2016

78000 mi

US $1600
HVAC Blower replacement Water pump and thermostat. 
Jun 2017

87000 mi
Rear window regulator. Common problem per mechanic. 
Jun 2018

92 mi
Left rear power locked failed. Not repaired. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2014
Feb 2012

48500 mi

US $1300
DMTL pump faulty. replaced and reset error codes. leaking mechatronic sealing sleeve in transmission. replaced 
Sep 2012

54000 mi

US $220
Car would not start due to low battery. Replaced battery with oem part from dealer. Battery lasted 6 years which today is normal. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2013
Dec 2009

66000 mi

US $190
Driver mirror turns on its own when opening vehicle, car feels like a tractor, it had a bad ignition coil #5, after replacing it, car ran smooth and mirror went back to normal 
Feb 2010

67700 mi

US $277
The fan quit working, not hot air, no AC. The Blower speed control resistor went bad. 
Jan 2011

89000 mi

US $965
I was leaking fluids on the driveway. The transmission pan was leaking, plastic warped.  The Brake light was on and brakes are OK was told the ABS Control Unit was defective. Light warning went away running light, angel eye was burnt Intake gasket was replaced. 
Oct 2011

110000 mi

US $531
valve cover gasket and bolts set that snapped off 
Nov 2011

111000 mi

US $695
had oil leaks from transmission and from filter gasket. Also the halo light went out on the other side now. 
Dec 2011

113000 mi

US $694
replaced belt tensioner replaced transmission oil pan  replaced filter housing gasket replaced front running light 
Jan 2012

115000 mi

US $780
Transmission seal leak 
Apr 2012

117800 mi

US $232
front door actuator failed 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2006 - Jan 2010
Mar 2007

4030 mi
Small piece of plastic flew off the windshield wiper on the highway. Replaced under warranty. Creaking from steering column. Minor adjustments made under warranty. 
Feb 2008

11160 mi
Persistent creaking noise from steering rack (vehicle equipped with Active Steering). 
Mar 2009

16120 mi
Intermittent check engine warning light; rough idling and car stalled once. 
Jul 2009

27900 mi
Driver's door lock mechanism stopped functioning, except when manually unlocking / locking with key blade (remote and proximity sensor functionality not working). 
Jan 2010

31620 mi
Persistent noise from hvac system eventually diagnosed as leaking water pump. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jul 2013
Jul 2010

73140 mi

C $700
control arm bushings on both sides headlight bulb 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2017
Nov 2013

116600 mi

US $1500
There is an oil leak. They cleaned it up and hoped it wouldn't continue to leak but it does. I'm going to have to take it back in to have it properly diagnosed. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
Mar 2013

65000 mi

US $1000
Oil filter gasket leak 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2015
Sep 2013

70000 mi

US $50
Ignition coil pack failure causing misfire. Replaced coil misfire gone 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

71500 mi

US $500
rear passenger side window regulator 
Nov 2012

72700 mi

US $115
replaced with oem, did not reset 
Sep 2013

80000 mi

US $858
could smell burning fluid from cabin. oil leaking from valve cover to exhaust manifold. 
Sep 2014

91000 mi

US $1200
High temp indicator on highway. In retrospect, heard fan staying on at high speeds on startup and after turning engine off. Needed coolant pump, preventive replacementof thermostat 
Aug 2015

99100 mi

US $400
finally replaced amplifier after two years with no audio. bought used oem on ebay 
Dec 2015

102000 mi
diagnosed oil leak but uncertain if oil filter housing or oil pan. replaced oil filter housing gasket. coolant leak. hose clamp found not to be attached correctly after previous repair 
Jun 2018

130086 mi

US $800
guibo car was taking long to start [starter] 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2012 - Apr 2013
Dec 2012

83000 mi

US $350
replaced failed ignition coil on cylinder 3 
Jan 2013

US $1300
Failed Window Wiper Motor and Junction Box Electrical Module 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

41540 mi

C $300
Rough idling- Single cylinder coil (igniter?) needed replacement. Runs like a charm now. 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2010

53000 mi

US $580
Valve cover was leaking oil in the front of the vehicle due to two broken aluminum valve cover bolts. Gasket and bolts replaced. 
Aug 2011

84000 mi

US $1100
A/C Compressor pulley broke while driving. Vehicle was towed to independent shop.  
Dec 2012

109000 mi

US $107
A "Service Engine" light illuminated. It was taken to an independent shop who diagnosed it as a Camshaft Position Sensor that needed to be replaced. They reset the light. However the light never illuminated again, car fine, no part replaced. 
Aug 2013

122000 mi

US $1400
Bent control arm. Two more control arms with leaking bushings found. All four were replaced. Right front tie-rod replaced due to being frozen and not adjustable. Needed an alignment so this had to be replaced also. 
May 2014

134000 mi

US $55
Right side corona light went out. Replaced light bulb myself. 
Sep 2014

140000 mi
Possible refrigerant leak. System recharged. 
Sep 2016

168000 mi

US $60
Oil filter housing gasket leaking. Replaced myself. 
Sep 2017

185000 mi

US $1500
Water pump and thermostat replaced. 
Mar 2018

187000 mi
Service Engine Soon light illuminated. Scan run. Camshaft position sensors removed, cleaned, re-installed. SES cleared and has not returned. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
- Dec 2007
Nov 2007

12000 mi
Rattle from dash area behind instrument panel. At dealer for two days, rattle better but still present. Rattle disappeared two weeks later, but new one behind speaker in center of dash appeared. 
Dec 2007

13000 mi
Car would not start. No power at all. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2016
Dec 2007

20000 mi
Horn does not sound when pressing left side of horn pad (on steering wheel) 
Jan 2008

24000 mi
Replace horn/air-bag module. 
Oct 2013

92300 mi

US $200
Severe engine miss, occurred after tune-up. On the way to the mechanic, engine ran smoothly. I had added a can of Sea Foam prior to the trip. Probably bad gas. Running fine now. Cylinder #5,coil replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2012
Apr 2010

63000 mi

US $2500
ABS sensor required replacement front end bushings required replacement Replaced ABS sensor. Replaced front end bushings. ABS Sensor, tires worn due to suspension, suspension bushings 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2011
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2007 - Sep 2007
Aug 2007

19000 mi
Right passenger side strut was squeaking. Right front strut was replaced. Replaced passenger side front strut. My vehicle has the sport suspension. Repair was covered under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2010 - May 2015
Jun 2010

44020 mi

C $570
Replace the radio due to dead pixels. 
Oct 2012

63240 mi

C $375
Replace and register battery 
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
May 2006 - Mar 2012
Mar 2011

62000 mi

US $150
Convenience Locking sporadically not working. Reset keys. Some minor routine maintenance was performed during the shop visit. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
- Nov 2009
Nov 2009

527000 mi

US $53
Water Pump Failure. Covered under CPO Warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2006 - Jan 2013
Oct 2009

28000 mi
needed a new starter motor 
Apr 2010

62000 mi
The Driver side exterior mirror had to be replaced, as it was jammed. This was replaced for free due to an extended warranty. 
Jan 2013

110000 mi

US $300
Trunk latch doesn't shut. Dealer can't fix 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Jun 2007 - Aug 2017
Aug 2007

27000 mi
I started getting "Sliding Roof Anti-trap function" message in the console. Sun roof was not opening. Not sure what they did, but the problem stands fixed. 
May 2009

59000 mi
My '06 330i is under extended warranty. Along with scheduled maintenance, I told them to fix the power seat that was not adjusting automatically for myself and my wife. Later I found that while the seat now adjusts, the mirrors still don't. 
Aug 2009

61000 mi
Service soon indicator came on. When we took it to the shop, they said it is due to bad gasoline and asked us to go to Shell or Texaco and avoid the rest. 
Jan 2010

65500 mi

US $3000
Due to faulty ignition coil one of the cylinders was not functioning 
Dec 2011

87000 mi

US $550
Not entirely sure. Service soon light was on when I took it for service 
Apr 2012

90500 mi

US $700
Ignition problem, not all spark plugs firing. Replaced some ignition circuit. 
Dec 2013

105000 mi

US $1300
- control arm bushing - front brakes - oil gasket - other routine maintenance 
Mar 2015

109000 mi

US $175
Programming issue. They recalibrate some sensors (perhaps the steer position sensor) 
Jul 2015

110300 mi

US $380
One of the ignition coils was malfunctioning, causing engine to vibrate. 
Jan 2016

114000 mi

US $1200
It needed a starter motor replacement 
Jan 2017

114000 mi

US $180
Replacing a light bulb shouldn't be a complicated process involving 1 hour labor from a skilled professional. It is starting to feel like these German cars require you to bear with too much pain for slightly more driving pleasure. 

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2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

17985 mi
Interior driver side door handle replaced. Valve tap. Attempt to repair made, however symptom persists. Attempt to reschedule has not been made. Replacement of interior driver side door handle due to excessive wear and tear. 
Jun 2008

22000 mi
Rattle where Transmission Tunnel trim meets trim piece from center console.  
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Oct 2009 - Oct 2010
Nov 2009

66000 mi
trans pan leak trans pan gasket still leaking; renewed 2nd time this time replaced gasket at cables/selector connection; seems to have fixed leaks. 
Feb 2010

72700 mi
one front suspension strut replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2007 - Sep 2016
Jul 2007

12000 mi
Car would not start sometimes with 'key' inserted. Radio would not turn off sometimes with 'key' removed. Problem fixed by replacing defective'key' insert module with new one. No issues since. 
Aug 2009

24000 mi
Replaced starter.  Replaced accessory belt tensioner (leaking)and belt. Replaced high pressure A/C hose (leaking). Replaced interior drivers door arm rest (coming apart). 
Oct 2009

25000 mi
Rear brake wear sensors causing squealing noise. Replaced under service bulletin notice. Original brake pad sensors were not designed proper