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BMW 3-Series Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending March 31, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2017 BMW 3-Series / M3 17
29.6992481203% 29.6992481203% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 3-Series / M3s, 8.7 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 6600 miles
2016 BMW 3-Series / M3 25
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  60 3-Series / M3s, 9.7 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 16200 miles

Refresh. Most of the reported repairs are minor creaks and rattles, plus some minor electrical problems.
2015 BMW 3-Series / M3 20
19.387755102% 19.387755102% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  78 3-Series / M3s, 9.2 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 26300 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2014 BMW 3-Series 37
46.7741935484% 46.7741935484% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  96 3-Series, 8.4 months of data per 3-Series, average 40100 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 3-Series 2drs, 7.9 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 34900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr 32
37.5576036866% 37.5576036866% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  56 3-Series 4drs, 8.8 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 55100 miles
2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr and wagon   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 3-Series 2dr and wagons, 9.8 months of data per 3-Series 2dr and wagon, average 54600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 BMW 3-Series sedan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 3-Series sedans, 10.8 months of data per 3-Series sedan, average 58900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 BMW 328 46
36.9841269841% 36.9841269841% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  76 328s, 9.5 months of data per 328, average 66000 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Common problem with the water pump in the 335i.
2011 BMW 335   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 335s, 8.7 months of data per 335, average 67200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 M3s, 10.5 months of data per M3, average 59300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 BMW 328   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 328s, 8.2 months of data per 328, average 76100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 BMW 328 72
64.2857142857% 64.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 328s, 9.3 months of data per 328, average 82700 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2009 BMW 335   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 335s, 9.2 months of data per 335, average 69800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 328   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 328s, 8.9 months of data per 328, average 102300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 335 66
52.5210084034% 52.5210084034% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 335s, 8.5 months of data per 335, average 84900 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Non-M repair frequency spiking, possibly because CPO warranty ending.
2008 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 M3s, 7.5 months of data per M3, average 62700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 BMW 328 84
53.5714285714% 53.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  41 328s, 9.1 months of data per 328, average 99100 miles
2007 BMW 335 68
39.2857142857% 39.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 335s, 10.1 months of data per 335, average 95400 miles
2006 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 3-Series 2drs, 8.4 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 93500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr 108
76.5306122449% 76.5306122449% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  48 3-Series 4drs, 8.1 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 117800 miles

First year for the E90 4-door.
2005 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 3-Series, 10.3 months of data per 3-Series, average 102600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 M3s, 10.4 months of data per M3, average 92500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 BMW 3-Series 118
74.8979591837% 74.8979591837% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  48 3-Series, 8.5 months of data per 3-Series, average 142600 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2004 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M3s, 10.2 months of data per M3, average 119000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 BMW 3-Series 93
46.7032967033% 46.7032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 3-Series, 9.4 months of data per 3-Series, average 145400 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2002 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 3-Series, 4.1 months of data per 3-Series, average 141500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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