Question: Why Is BMW So Unreliable?

Why are BMW cars so unreliable?

If you keep on top of its maintenance, a BMW can theoretically last a long time – perhaps forever.

That’s true of its engine.

But as we’ve pointed out, it’s the little stuff that can often bring a BMW down.

And it’s this that frustrates buyers and which contributes to its reputation as an unreliable car maker..

Why do BMWs have so many problems?

Basic Issues with Used BMWs One of the most common issues occurs in the cooling system for the engine, especially coolant leaks and water pumps that stop working. Because cooling system problems lead directly to overheating, the repairs need to be done quickly.

Why are expensive cars so unreliable?

Basically, it comes down to complexity. Luxury cars have all kinds of upgraded features and technology that sets them apart from more plebeian modes of transportation. But the more moving parts a car is packed with, the more likely one of those parts may fail or wear out.

Why are BMW so expensive to maintain?

BMW’s are naturally going to cost more to maintain than, say, a Nissan, because they cost more initially. Their parts are more expensive and they might be more complicated to repair. This can bump the price of maintenance up.

At what mileage do BMWs start having problems?

There are several parts that make up the BMW’s coolant system, any one of which is likely to fail once you have driven between 80,000 and 120,000 miles. Regular servicing is the best preventative measure and will save BMW owners a lot of money on repairs.

Do BMWs break down a lot?

Also there is a perception that BMWs break down a lot…have owned 3 BMWs and never had a breakdown. The breakdown perspective might come from BMW fanboys who buy older BMWs (can’t afford new or newer) drive them like they stole them and are surprised when they break.