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BMW 3-Series Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending December 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    
2017 BMW 3-Series / M3 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 3-Series / M3s, 6.7 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 5500 miles
2016 BMW 3-Series / M3 26
49.3197278912% 49.3197278912% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  64 3-Series / M3s, 9.3 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 14200 miles

Refresh. Most of the reported repairs are minor creaks and rattles, plus some minor electrical problems.
2015 BMW 3-Series / M3 17
15.9340659341% 15.9340659341% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  78 3-Series / M3s, 9.8 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 24200 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2014 BMW 3-Series 35
43.0875576037% 43.0875576037% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  101 3-Series, 8.4 months of data per 3-Series, average 36700 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 3-Series 2drs, 8.9 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 32500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr 23
25.5102040816% 25.5102040816% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  55 3-Series 4drs, 9.3 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 51700 miles
2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr and wagon   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 3-Series 2dr and wagons, 9.5 months of data per 3-Series 2dr and wagon, average 54900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 BMW 3-Series sedan 42
53.5714285714% 53.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 3-Series sedans, 9.9 months of data per 3-Series sedan, average 55300 miles

First year for F30 3-Series sedan.
2011 BMW 328 39
31.6326530612% 31.6326530612% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  77 328s, 9.7 months of data per 328, average 63800 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
  22 335s, 8.7 months of data per 335, average 63200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 M3s, 10.8 months of data per M3, average 59600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 BMW 328   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 328s, 8.9 months of data per 328, average 75500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 BMW 328 77
70.2380952381% 70.2380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 328s, 9.2 months of data per 328, average 82000 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2009 BMW 335   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 335s, 7.7 months of data per 335, average 71800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 328   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 328s, 7.7 months of data per 328, average 93500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 335 59
44.6778711485% 44.6778711485% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 335s, 9.1 months of data per 335, average 79900 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
  22 M3s, 8.3 months of data per M3, average 63400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 BMW 328 76
50.9523809524% 50.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 328s, 9.2 months of data per 328, average 99600 miles
2007 BMW 335 70
45.2380952381% 45.2380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 335s, 8.9 months of data per 335, average 92100 miles
2006 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 90100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr 93
67.1428571429% 67.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  48 3-Series 4drs, 9.2 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 120500 miles

First year for the E90 4-door.
2005 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 3-Series, 10.8 months of data per 3-Series, average 103000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 M3s, 9.5 months of data per M3, average 91500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 BMW 3-Series 93
62.925170068% 62.925170068% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  49 3-Series, 8.7 months of data per 3-Series, average 136900 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 114000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 BMW 3-Series 77
34.9816849817% 34.9816849817% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 3-Series, 9.4 months of data per 3-Series, average 143400 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2002 BMW 3-Series 160
94.3037974684% 94.3037974684% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 3-Series, 6.4 months of data per 3-Series, average 143200 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.

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