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BMW 3-Series Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending March 31, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 BMW 3-Series / M3 26
43.1677018634% 43.1677018634% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  65 3-Series / M3s, 8.7 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 7100 miles

Refresh. Most of the reported repairs are minor creaks and rattles, plus some minor electrical problems.
2015 BMW 3-Series / M3 17
19.0476190476% 19.0476190476% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  78 3-Series / M3s, 10.1 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 17200 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2014 BMW 3-Series 31
39.6551724138% 39.6551724138% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  104 3-Series, 8.6 months of data per 3-Series, average 28700 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 3-Series 2drs, 8.7 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 29900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr 48
67.0506912442% 67.0506912442% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  70 3-Series 4drs, 7.9 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 41300 miles
2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr and wagon   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 3-Series 2dr and wagons, 9.6 months of data per 3-Series 2dr and wagon, average 49300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 BMW 3-Series sedan 36
40.9090909091% 40.9090909091% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 3-Series sedans, 8.7 months of data per 3-Series sedan, average 46300 miles

First year for F30 3-Series sedan.
2011 BMW 328 46
45.9706959707% 45.9706959707% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  94 328s, 9.1 months of data per 328, average 57200 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Common problem with the water pump in the 335i.
2011 BMW 335 72
84.0659340659% 84.0659340659% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 335s, 8.8 months of data per 335, average 58000 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Common problem with the water pump in the 335i.
2011 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 M3s, 8.6 months of data per M3, average 53800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 BMW 328   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 328s, 8.2 months of data per 328, average 74000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 BMW 335   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 335s, 9.0 months of data per 335, average 55800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 BMW 328 59
46% 46% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 328s, 9.3 months of data per 328, average 81700 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2009 BMW 335 65
52.8571428571% 52.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 335s, 8.9 months of data per 335, average 77600 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2008 BMW 328 81
62.7272727273% 62.7272727273% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 328s, 7.7 months of data per 328, average 83700 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Non-M repair frequency spiking, possibly because CPO warranty ending.
2008 BMW 335 78
59.6103896104% 59.6103896104% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 335s, 9.3 months of data per 335, average 78300 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Non-M repair frequency spiking, possibly because CPO warranty ending.
2008 BMW M3 59
39.8701298701% 39.8701298701% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 M3s, 9.7 months of data per M3, average 65200 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Non-M repair frequency spiking, possibly because CPO warranty ending.
2007 BMW 328 65
42.6108374384% 42.6108374384% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  50 328s, 9.9 months of data per 328, average 92300 miles
2007 BMW 335 77
54.4334975369% 54.4334975369% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 335s, 10.0 months of data per 335, average 90300 miles
2006 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 3-Series 2drs, 9.9 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 80900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr 73
55.8201058201% 55.8201058201% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  57 3-Series 4drs, 9.5 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 110000 miles

First year for the E90 4-door.
2005 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 3-Series, 9.0 months of data per 3-Series, average 105900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 M3s, 9.8 months of data per M3, average 89200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 BMW 3-Series 49
27.694235589% 27.694235589% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  45 3-Series, 9.7 months of data per 3-Series, average 128600 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2004 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 M3s, 10.4 months of data per M3, average 110300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 BMW 3-Series 109
65.0793650794% 65.0793650794% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 3-Series, 9.0 months of data per 3-Series, average 124100 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2003 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 M3s, 7.3 months of data per M3, average 102400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 BMW 3-Series 97
65.1785714286% 65.1785714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 3-Series, 9.5 months of data per 3-Series, average 135900 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2001 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 3-Series, 3.7 months of data per 3-Series, average 154000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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