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BMW 3-Series Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending September 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
  20 3-Series / M3s, 5.6 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 4600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2016 BMW 3-Series / M3 20
30.5194805195% 30.5194805195% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  71 3-Series / M3s, 8.5 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 11400 miles

Refresh. Most of the reported repairs are minor creaks and rattles, plus some minor electrical problems.
2015 BMW 3-Series / M3 22
30.9523809524% 30.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  75 3-Series / M3s, 10.0 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 22500 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2014 BMW 3-Series 38
46.4285714286% 46.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  95 3-Series, 8.6 months of data per 3-Series, average 33300 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 3-Series 2drs, 9.1 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 31600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr 39
55.4187192118% 55.4187192118% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  59 3-Series 4drs, 8.8 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 47500 miles
2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr and wagon   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 3-Series 2dr and wagons, 9.6 months of data per 3-Series 2dr and wagon, average 53600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 BMW 3-Series sedan 47
55.306122449% 55.306122449% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 3-Series sedans, 8.3 months of data per 3-Series sedan, average 52000 miles

First year for F30 3-Series sedan.
2011 BMW 328 36
27.5510204082% 27.5510204082% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  84 328s, 9.2 months of data per 328, average 60500 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3. Common problem with the water pump in the 335i.
2011 BMW 335 98
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 335s, 8.5 months of data per 335, average 62200 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
  10 M3s, 10.4 months of data per M3, average 62600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 BMW 328   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 328s, 9.5 months of data per 328, average 75100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 BMW 328 67
49.4708994709% 49.4708994709% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 328s, 8.6 months of data per 328, average 79800 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2009 BMW 335   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 335s, 7.7 months of data per 335, average 75200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 328   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 328s, 8.0 months of data per 328, average 88500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 335 55
39.010989011% 39.010989011% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 335s, 9.5 months of data per 335, average 78600 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
  24 M3s, 8.9 months of data per M3, average 62600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 BMW 328 87
61.4285714286% 61.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  48 328s, 8.6 months of data per 328, average 95500 miles
2007 BMW 335 77
51.9047619048% 51.9047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  34 335s, 8.7 months of data per 335, average 93100 miles
2006 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 3-Series 2drs, 10.4 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 91900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 BMW 3-Series 4dr 82
57.99031477% 57.99031477% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  52 3-Series 4drs, 9.1 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 114600 miles

First year for the E90 4-door.
2005 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 3-Series, 10.4 months of data per 3-Series, average 101200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 M3s, 9.6 months of data per M3, average 92100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 BMW 3-Series 62
36.6510538642% 36.6510538642% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  47 3-Series, 9.5 months of data per 3-Series, average 133500 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2003 BMW 3-Series 117
63.2007233273% 63.2007233273% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 3-Series, 8.9 months of data per 3-Series, average 138500 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2002 BMW 3-Series 131
79.7297297297% 79.7297297297% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 3-Series, 7.8 months of data per 3-Series, average 140600 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.

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