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2012 - 2017 BMW 3-Series Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending June 30, 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 14
18.5714285714% 18.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 3-Series / M3s, 9.4 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 8200 miles
2016 BMW 3-Series / M3 26
49.3197278912% 49.3197278912% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  64 3-Series / M3s, 10.0 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 18900 miles

Refresh. Most of the reported repairs are minor creaks and rattles, plus some minor electrical problems.
2015 BMW 3-Series / M3 23
25.5102040816% 25.5102040816% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  85 3-Series / M3s, 8.7 months of data per 3-Series / M3, average 28200 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2014 BMW 3-Series 45
64.2857142857% 64.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  96 3-Series, 9.2 months of data per 3-Series, average 43800 miles

Includes 4-Series.
2013 BMW 3-Series 2dr   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 3-Series 2drs, 9.5 months of data per 3-Series 2dr, average 35600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 BMW 3-Series 4dr 34
45.5665024631% 45.5665024631% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  50 3-Series 4drs, 9.1 months of data per 3-Series 4dr, average 57900 miles
2012 BMW 3-Series 2dr and wagon   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 3-Series 2dr and wagons, 10.1 months of data per 3-Series 2dr and wagon, average 56200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 BMW 3-Series sedan 48
52.7027027027% 52.7027027027% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 3-Series sedans, 9.9 months of data per 3-Series sedan, average 60900 miles

First year for F30 3-Series sedan.

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