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BMW 5-Series Most Common Problems

31
water pump
29
radiator hose / engine coolant pipe
26
valve cover gasket
23
radiator
21
ignition coil pack
19
coolant reservoir / expansion tank
18
oil filter housing gasket / oil filter stand gasket
18
thermostat
14
engine seal / gasket, other or unspecified or unknown (oil leak)
12
control arm bushing / compliance bushing / tension strut bushing / thrust arm bushing
 
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Chart is based on 1490 vehicles in TrueDelta's reliability survey.
These are the problems owners most commonly reported on TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey. Usually when people say "they all have this problem," the problem in question actually affects between 10 percent and 20 percent of all cars. We aren't counting wear items like brake pads and rotors that truly do require periodic replacement on all cars.

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