BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series

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BMW 5-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 3566 repairs.
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BMW 5-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (23%)

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Chart based on 2014 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

BMW 5-Series problems by year

before 2003 (31%)

2004 - 2007 (29%)

2008 - 2010 (27%)

2011 - 2013 (10%)

2014 - 2016 (1%)

2017 - 2020 (1%)

2021 - present (0%)

Chart based on 3601 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series Personal Experiences: Pros
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Like the BMW feel full 2006 BMW 5-Series review
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Past experience is with e36 3-series. The car was well-designed and built, solid and a good performer. Owned for 11 years. full 2005 BMW 5-Series review
BMW 5-Series Personal Experiences: Cons
2004 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
As much as I loved this car, I hated all the problems I had with it. I was constantly worried about breaking down and being stranded. full 2004 BMW 5-Series review

BMW 5-Series Problems and Repair Histories

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently BMW 5-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.