10 Most Common BMW Reliability Issues

Are you looking to maintain your BMW to keep it in tip-top shape?

Maybe you’re noticing that your vehicle is acting up or just isn’t performing at its best.

To help you keep an eye on your car, here’s a quick list of the 10 most common BMW reliability issues so that you’ll recognize them if they occur!

1. The Coolant System

BMWs are sometimes known to have issues with the entire coolant system.

The coolant system keeps the engine from overheating as well as allows the air conditioning in the car to function.

A broken coolant system will lead to the engine overheating, which will spell disaster for the car, especially in the summer

2. The Windows Won’t Shut

If you have windows that won’t shut or move slowly, you may have to replace faulty window regulator clips to solve these reliability issues.

3. Electronics Issues

Many cars suffer from electronics issues over time and BMWs are no exception.

Electrical issues can affect your interior lights, headlights and turn signals, and even your radio.

4. The Heater Core

Used to regulate the temperature of the passenger cabin, the heater core can be faulty and is very difficult to reach

Luckily, the repair is not usually expensive.

5. Oil Filter Gasket

If you have an oil leak, check with your auto repair shop at your next oil change.

The oil filter gasket could be the source of the problem.

6. Door Locks

Electronics problems can spill over into the remote door locks. 

We’ve also seen interior door and lock handles break off over time. 

If you notice signs of wear and tear or that your locks aren’t functioning properly, visit your auto repair shop before the problem gets worse.

7. Engine Parts

Engine reliability issues can stem from bad fuel pumps or injectors, ignition modules, or even a faulty clutch.

8. Tire Problems

A cracked or corroded alloy wheel on your BMW can create a slow leak or puncture the tire causing a flat.

Proper tire and wheel maintenance can help to prevent cracks and corrosion which could lead to an accident if you get a flat tire while driving.

9. Dead Batteries

Like most cars, BMWs will have battery issues from time to time.

Regular scheduled maintenance on your BMW will keep your battery in check.

10. Automatic Headlights

If water gets under the hood of your car and into a fuse box, it can cause a myriad of electrical problems. 

The auto headlights, which are activated when the car starts depending on the time of day, can be problematic in BMWs.

Repairing and replacing these headlights can be very expensive.

Keep Your Car in Shape to Avoid Reliability Issues

Do you think it’s time to give your BMW a little TLC? 

Be sure to keep up with your car’s scheduled maintenance. 

Suspicious about any strange sounds or problems you’re experiencing with your car?

Feel free to contact us and we’ll see if we can help you get to the root of your BMW’s reliability issues! 

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