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BMW 3-Series Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending June 30, 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    
2017 BMW 3-Series / M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 3-Series / M3s, 5.6 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 3900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2016 BMW 3-Series / M3 19
25.7763975155% 25.7763975155% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  70 3-Series / M3s, 8.3 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 8800 miles

Refresh. Most of the reported repairs are minor creaks and rattles, plus some minor electrical problems.
2015 BMW 3-Series / M3 20
26.1904761905% 26.1904761905% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  75 3-Series / M3s, 10.4 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 19800 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2014 BMW 3-Series 36
44.930875576% 44.930875576% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  101 3-Series, 8.3 months of data per 3-Series, average 31000 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 3-Series 2drs, 9.1 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 30800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr 50
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  62 3-Series 4drs, 8.5 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 44400 miles
2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr and wagon   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 3-Series 2dr and wagons, 9.4 months of data per 3-Series 2dr and wagon, average 51200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 BMW 3-Series sedan 43
46.8253968254% 46.8253968254% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 3-Series sedans, 8.3 months of data per 3-Series sedan, average 49300 miles

First year for F30 3-Series sedan.
2011 BMW 328 37
31.4285714286% 31.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  91 328s, 8.8 months of data per 328, average 59000 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Common problem with the water pump in the 335i.
2011 BMW 335 84
98.5714285714% 98.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 335s, 7.8 months of data per 335, average 60400 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, 8.5 months of data per M3, average 60100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 BMW 328   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 328s, 9.6 months of data per 328, average 74200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 BMW 328 81
62.7272727273% 62.7272727273% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 328s, 9.3 months of data per 328, average 81000 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2009 BMW 335   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 335s, 8.0 months of data per 335, average 76200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 328 105
85.7142857143% 85.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 328s, 6.6 months of data per 328, average 85200 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Non-M repair frequency spiking, possibly because CPO warranty ending.
2008 BMW 335 64
43.8775510204% 43.8775510204% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 335s, 9.2 months of data per 335, average 77800 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Non-M repair frequency spiking, possibly because CPO warranty ending.
2008 BMW M3 75
55.1020408163% 55.1020408163% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 M3s, 10.2 months of data per M3, average 63200 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Non-M repair frequency spiking, possibly because CPO warranty ending.
2007 BMW 328 80
57.3891625616% 57.3891625616% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  48 328s, 9.7 months of data per 328, average 93600 miles
2007 BMW 335 68
45.5665024631% 45.5665024631% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  34 335s, 9.8 months of data per 335, average 91900 miles
2006 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 3-Series 2drs, 9.6 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 82900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr 85
59.5238095238% 59.5238095238% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  59 3-Series 4drs, 8.8 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 112800 miles

First year for the E90 4-door.
2005 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 3-Series, 9.1 months of data per 3-Series, average 103800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 M3s, 11.1 months of data per M3, average 89700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 BMW 3-Series 52
29.802955665% 29.802955665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 3-Series, 10.2 months of data per 3-Series, average 130600 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2004 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M3s, 10.5 months of data per M3, average 113100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 BMW 3-Series 126
75.8687258687% 75.8687258687% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 3-Series, 7.8 months of data per 3-Series, average 128000 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2003 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 M3s, 7.7 months of data per M3, average 102300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 BMW 3-Series 120
79.4117647059% 79.4117647059% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 3-Series, 8.6 months of data per 3-Series, average 136700 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.

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