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2007 BMW Z4 repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 141 repairs.
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2007 BMW Z4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (52%)

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Chart based on 97 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2007 BMW Z4

Engine not specified

BMW Z4 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

13000 mi
Oil Pan plug leaking- oil pan replaced 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Hatch

330-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2016
Jun 2010

18000 mi
minor squeaks coming from rear axle 
Oct 2011

33000 mi

US $500
Alignment was done but the job was not completed properly and the bolts was not screwed back down so they all cams lose on the road. 
Jan 2014 battery was dieing, needed to be replaced. 
May 2014

58000 mi

US $1900
Rear mounts 
Sep 2016

71000 mi

US $90
Thermostat replaced 
BMW Z4 in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

13500 mi
dealer replaced broken cupholder at no charge 
Feb 2010

16500 mi

US $321
dealer failed to tighten bolts in suspension after doing an alignment causing noise. dealer replaced several parts, but did not fix problem. owner switched dealer. new dealer found and fixed problem. owner was charged for part of repairs. 
Oct 2010

21300 mi
Replaced the transmission. Cost was about $6000 paid for by BMW through warranty. Problem was grinding when shifting at high engine speeds from 1st to 2nd gear, synchronizer malfunction. 
Jun 2011

26000 mi

US $850
doors sometimes do not unlock via remote, dealer reset computer and could not replicate, problem not fixed dealer misaligned rear wheels (too much negative camber) causing extremely uneven tire wear, tire blew on highway, both rear tires replaced, dealer denies responsibility 
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2015
Sep 2009

14000 mi
rough operating power seat. 
BMW Z4 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2017
Nov 2016

31000 mi

US $465
Bulbs and igniters replaced 
BMW Z4 in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2011
Mar 2011

32000 mi
strut bar would loosen over time, causing rattle from under dash interior trim on door handle loosened (passenger side), easily reattached.  
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

27000 mi
Clutch slips from 1st to 2nd gear with strong grinding. Replicated problem with shop foreman. After 8 days in the shop they told me that BMW now approve replacing drivetrain. Very loud metal on metal scratching noise at startup and sometime when clutch is depressed. Dealer would not replicate problem. 
BMW Z4 in British Columbia, Canada
May 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

30380 mi
Tachometer not working when sold. 
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

41000 mi
replaced GPS antenna 
BMW Z4 in Alabama, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

24000 mi

US $58
Throttle cable bracket broke causing engine to go into safe mode. License Plate bracket fell apart. BMW emblem on Driver airbag delaminating. Have to replace the whole airbag assembly. 
Jun 2012

51000 mi

US $75
O2 sensor 
Oct 2012

52700 mi

US $10
Angel eye bulb replacement. 
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2018
Apr 2011

28500 mi

US $75
Thottle sensor control--software issue (TSB). Fixed by indie shop as the software flash was cheaper than spending time taking it to the dealer. 
May 2011

30000 mi
Right rear axle and pinon seals on differential had minor leaks. Successfully epaired under OEM warranty. Driver's side headlight control module faulty causing intermittant headlight function. Module replaced under OEM warranty. 
BMW Z4 in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
Sep 2013

12000 mi

US $3500
Stability Control Box went bad, had to be replaced BMW Emblem/Lock on trunk crooked 
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Jul 2010 - May 2018
Mar 2018

49000 mi

US $4800
Rod bearings replaced for wear, typical with S54. Valves adjustment checked no shims req'd. All bushings replaced including sub-frame, new shocks/springs added, car corner balanced and aligned. 
BMW Z4 in Washington, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2018
Sep 2010

29000 mi
Steering expansion hose weeping fluid 
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

71000 mi

US $600
Broken motor mount, passenger side. 
Nov 2016

78600 mi

US $1800
replaced rod bearings 
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2013
May 2010

21000 mi
The engine mount bolts had to be replaced 
Mar 2013

43000 mi

US $900
Had to replace an ignition coil on #1 Cylinder. Dealer recommended replacing all the rest as well since labor charge is the same for 1 vs 6 
BMW Z4 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2015
Mar 2014

51000 mi
leaky valve cover gasket. Wasn't charged as it had been replaced during Inspection II and shouldn't have been leaking already. 
BMW Z4 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2009 - May 2015
Sep 2010

37000 mi
Windshield molding trim was cracking excessively. Dealer replaced windshield frame under warranty after approval from manufacturer. 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Hatch

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW Z4 in California, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2012
Jun 2011

37000 mi
The rubber trim above the windshield was cracking off everywhere. I bought the car like that so I'm not sure how long the rubber had been in such bad shape, but it must have been a while. Dealer replaced the piece under warranty. 
BMW Z4 in Georgia, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

87500 mi

US $100
Bad fuel injector replaced with a new one 
Jul 2016

90300 mi

US $575
Replaced eccentric shafts sensor and motor 
Sep 2016

92000 mi

US $572
Drive shafts Quibo bearing went bad. alternator bearings shot rebuilt for 72 bucks. 
Mar 2017

97000 mi

US $255
Leaking filter gasket and mechatronic sleeve.Replaced trans filter and gaskets refilled topped off 
Aug 2017

99000 mi

US $134
#6 fuel injector 
BMW Z4 in New Zealand
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
Jul 2013

13120 mi

$49
Broken drink holder unit on Drivers side. 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Hatch

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in Washington, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2009
Apr 2007

100 mi
fixed loose gear shift knob 
BMW Z4 in California, United States
- Mar 2008
Jan 2008

11000 mi
rattling/squeaking B-Pilar interior plastic cover. 
Mar 2008

14000 mi
Gear shift difficult to place into third gear and tending to vibrate audibly in position. 
BMW Z4 in Iowa, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Oct 2010

43000 mi
Replaced cowl cover (plastic at bottom of windshield) under warranty due to warpage. Replaced cowl cover (plastic at bottom of windshield) under warranty due to warpage. 
Jun 2012

62000 mi

US $400
SES light activated. VANOS solenoids replaced per service bulletin accessory drive belt showing wear. Tensioner found to be worn and out of alignment. Tensioner and belt replaced. 
Aug 2012

65700 mi
Intermittent nuisance TPMS warnings. Some with aural, some without, sometimes flashing, sometimes solid. Dealer unable to reproduce problem. No parts replaced. Problem still exists. 
Sep 2012

69000 mi

US $200
Convinced the service department to replace TPMS sensor in left front wheel after I had isolated the problem (with great difficulty) using my own diagnostic equipment and software. Problem has not recurred since. 
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Nov 2009
BMW Z4 in Oklahoma, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2010
Dec 2009

11000 mi
Hydraulic valve lifters making excessive noise. TSB had been written by BMW but only used if customer complains. 
Feb 2010

12000 mi
First solution did not fix valve lifter problem. Final solution was to replace the cylinder head, which BMW volunteered to do in this situation. Very pleased with the final outcome of this repair. 
BMW Z4 in Missouri, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

33000 mi
Tail lights melted in center (brake lamp heat from LA stop traffic).  Also had hatch struts replaced. Also warrantied. 
BMW Z4 in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2010
Oct 2010

27000 mi
Repaired loose seatback panel and windshield seal under warranty. 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

330-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2017
Nov 2014

25000 mi
Rain sensor for wipers did not work after windshield replaced due to stone. Unable to fix sensor or understand why it wasn't working. 
BMW Z4 in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011
Aug 2010

24000 mi
Tightened the front sway bar.  
BMW Z4 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2016
Apr 2014

48500 mi

US $150
Lines seeping, replaced Headlight washer line broken/leaking 
Jun 2014

51000 mi
Line to headlight washer fell off. Replaced unnecessarily complicated BMW part with $0.25 hose clamp - problem fixed. 
Jul 2014

51500 mi

US $150
Windshield Seal cracked 
Apr 2015

57200 mi
Rear end leak Coolant hose leak Exterior trim underbody replaced 
Jan 2016

56300 mi

US $284
Front left Xenon out 
Feb 2016

62300 mi

US $300
Dealer had to fix third party mistake, water pump pulley misaligned, ruined belt and water pump, both replaced. 
BMW Z4 in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
May 2013

25100 mi

US $50
Noises fuel pump 
Aug 2013

26100 mi

US $50
Bad O-ring caused system to vent 
BMW Z4 in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2016
Mar 2010

26000 mi
Steering was very hard. Even more so than it normally is on my Z4m. Dealer found the cap for steering fluid reservoir missing. As a result the pump was damaged and had to be replaced.  
Apr 2016

59000 mi

US $500
Placing of the convertible top motor is terrible. If convertible top drain is clogged (also terribly designed) the motor is flooded and corrodes. Huge number of failures on forums. Repair is very extensive and require removal of soft top. 
BMW Z4 in Oregon, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2018
May 2013

49000 mi

US $1200
Convertible top would not go down after pulling from winter storage. Electric/hydraulic motor had seized. Water in the case. Had to replace motor. Convertible top motor failed (water in the case). Replaced motor. 
Sep 2016

98000 mi

US $869
Misfire on cylinder 6. Car running very rough. Replace all plugs and coils (typical of a 100k mile service) 
Jun 2017

102000 mi

US $350
Right side motor mount and one of the two bolts broke. 
Sep 2017

103000 mi

US $500
Diagnose intermittent alternator operation. Fails when hot. Owner decided to drive on battery and self-repair later. Swapped in good battery and drove the ~150 miles home. 
Sep 2018

108000 mi

US $408
Replaced the alternator, and the two related accessory belts 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW Z4 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Jul 2012
Jan 2011

29760 mi
N52 exhaust lifter replacement under warranty. http://www.rtsauto.com/bmw-e90-valve-train-lifter-ticknoise/ N52 exhaust lifter replacement under warranty. http://www.rtsauto.com/bmw-e90-valve-train-lifter-ticknoise/ 
Mar 2011

31000 mi
Head gasket oil leak 
Jun 2011

32240 mi
Knocking or creaking sound in rear suspension. Dealer says they retorqued and relubricated all rear suspension parts. Seems to have fixed it. 
BMW Z4 in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Aug 2016
Aug 2014

64900 mi

US $109
Battery would die after a week of non use. Replaced battery with one from bj s for $109.00 with 720 cca. Original was only 520 cca. Found center console switch was defective. 
Jun 2015

69000 mi

US $400
Front control arm bushings and rear springs 
Dec 2015

71000 mi
D2s xenon bulbs replaced 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2007 - Feb 2012
Jun 2007

2800 mi
outside temperature sensor failed 
Aug 2010

32000 mi

US $80
power top stopped working (2nd time since new. Power top motor failed again. Warranty replaced motor. 
BMW Z4 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2012
May 2010

31600 mi
Cyclic vibration at highway speeds. Owners notice the vibration, BMW does not seem able to "Feel" the vibration. 
Nov 2010

33900 mi
Power Convertible top motor quit and was replaced under warranty. 
BMW Z4 in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

51700 mi
left foglight contained trapped moisture Plastic fitting in retractable headliner had broken, leading to droop in headliner. 
Feb 2016

89000 mi

US $700
Audible clunking coming from differential area. Driveshaft had to be dropped to allow lubrication of coupling. Completed inspection II. Audible clunking coming from differential area. Driveshaft had to be dropped to allow lubrication of coupling. 
Sep 2016

98000 mi

US $50
One bi-xenon bulb was turning red, indicating end of life. Replaced both bulbs to ensure color and brightness match. Windshield cowl had become brittle, pieces were breaking off. 
Sep 2017

110000 mi

US $216
Right front wheel speed sensor failed, resulting in disabling of ABS and traction control system 
Dec 2017

113000 mi

US $913
Water pump failed. Pump is electrically boosted, and this wasn't achieving proper speed, resulting in engine overheating. Thermostat was replaced for good measure, because it has to be removed anyway to get to the pump. 
BMW Z4 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2015
Jul 2011

25000 mi
Brake and DSC light on, car pulled hard to left. Steering sensor replaced. Problem solved. 
Jul 2014

34000 mi

US $3540
ABS sensor light came on. Dynamic Stability Control module failed. No repair attempted, as estimate for replacement was ridiculously high Belt tensioner leaking, replacement advised. Did not repair at this time. Control arm bushings worn, replacement advised, cost estimate $630. 
Oct 2014

34200 mi

US $2695
Control arm bushings worn and replaced belt tensioner leaking and was replaced. Dynamic Stability Control module failed. ABS light was on, loss of ABS system. Replaced module, Estimate for repair was $3500, BMW NA authorized goodwill out-of-warranty repair, cost to owner was $1289. 
BMW Z4 in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2014 - Apr 2016
Oct 2014

40000 mi

US $3800
ABS Braking System. ABS Module and Hydraulic Pump replaced due to failure. 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW Z4 in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2010
Jul 2008

9000 mi
Windshield wiper control stopped working - wipers never turned on. Fixed under warranty at 1-year service. 
BMW Z4 in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
May 2010

33000 mi
The xenon light turned off one night.. got it replaced 
Jan 2011

37000 mi
Computer enter transport mode, no ac, defroster available 
Apr 2011

39200 mi
Found leak on driveway, traced it to transmission pan, was later told it was the mechatronic Xenon auto level also did not work. 
Aug 2013

51000 mi

US $100
Coolant light came on 
Nov 2013

52000 mi
Check engine came on, rough idle 
Dec 2013

52000 mi
Engine studdering, pull codes and order coil to test, bad coil on #2 
Mar 2014

53000 mi
Convertible top will not open or close. Replaced motor 
Jun 2014

57000 mi

US $200
Replaced accessory belt Replace brake pads, sensor, caliper, bleeder. Bleed screw broke off, replaced entire caliper. 
BMW Z4 in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

62000 mi

US $1300
Transmission pan leaking Coil springs rear replaced 
Aug 2014

64500 mi

US $100
Cable making noise 
Nov 2014

66000 mi

US $150
Original battery replaced Solenoid dirty, cleaned and changed oil 
BMW Z4 in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2013
Jun 2011

47000 mi
Leaking transmission fluid from area around drain pan. Dealer replace trans pan seal and some other tube I'm not familiar with. Trans fluid replaced due to dropping the pan. 
BMW Z4 in New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

36000 mi
fuel cannister and pcv valve 
BMW Z4 in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2012
Sep 2010

14000 mi

US $5
Light inside center storage compartment would not go off. Door that controlled the light was damaged. New door was ordered and installed. 

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2007 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in Texas, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

89000 mi

US $1500
Oil leaking from the valve cover. Replaced gasket, didn't solve the problem. Replaced the entire valve cover. 
Feb 2017

90000 mi

US $200
Replaced lower control arm. Replaced coolant expansion tank. 
Oct 2017

95000 mi

US $1500
Water pump failed, replaced pump, thermostat, and a hose. 
BMW Z4 in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

116700 mi

US $700
Valve cover gasket leaking oil. 
Dec 2016

121000 mi

US $800
Coolant expansion tank had to be replaced.  Oil filter housing and cooler gaskets were leaking. 
BMW Z4 in Alabama, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
Apr 2011

37500 mi
Driver's cup holder replaced. Both bump-stops under hood replaced. 
Mar 2014

73000 mi

US $3500
This trip was a game changer... Transmission leak, Cam timing thingy, Sensor leak, Inspection II, and the power top motor died. The dealer failed to inform me that the drain system for the top needed to be checked occasionally. 
Jun 2015

85000 mi
Power top motor broke again within almost a year. 

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2006.5 BMW Z4 2dr Convertible

330-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW Z4 in Arizona, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2016
Feb 2010

26000 mi
Intermittent headlight not working 
Mar 2010

27000 mi
Retractable nav display intermittantly would not open. 

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