common bmw problems

Most Common BMW Problems

Guide

BMW makes fun and exciting cars to drive. The ultimate driving machines don't come without a few common problems. 

Let's dive into the most common problems with BMW cars. 

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BMW Motor Mount Replacement DIY

Guide

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps that I took to change motor mounts on an E60. This job took me about five hours.

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BMW E90 radiator fan replacement

Guide

BMW E90 models have an advanced radiator fan control, which uses a Pulse-width-modulated or PWM signal to regulate the fan speed.

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BMW N46 oil cooler gaskets

Guide

Leaking oil cooler gaskets are a common problem that affects most BMW engines made in the last 20 years. This happens as gaskets become hard and brittle with time, which makes them unable to seal properly.

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BMW N46 crankshaft sensor and CCV replacement

Guide

This article will cover replacing two separate parts, a crankshaft sensor, and a crankcase ventilation system, as both require identical steps.

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BMW Seat Belt Malfunction

Guide

Errors related to the restraint system are a common issue for BMW, especially with cars made from 2000 onwards.

When there is an issue with seat belts, a message will pop up on the iDrive display and warn the driver.

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Troubleshooting BMW DBC Malfunction Problems

Guide

Many newer BMW cars come with a feature called Dynamic Brake Control or DBC. This is an advanced active safety system, which monitors and adjusts the braking power of each wheel.

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BMW iDrive CIC Malfunction

Guide

Most BMW cars come with an iDrive system, which offers a wide range of functions. In addition to the usual stereo and media players, there is satellite navigation, Internet connectivity, and smartphone mirroring.

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BMW SOS Call System Malfunction

Guide

BMW SOS malfunction message displays on the iDrive screen when there is a problem with the BMW SOS call also known as the distress system.

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BMW Comfort Access Keyless Entry Start Problems

Guide

Comfort access is a feature that allows a driver to unlock/lock the vehicle without physically pressing buttons on the key fob and start the car by pressing the Stop/Start button.

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BMW Battery Light On | Charging Malfunction 

Guide

In this guide, we go over common BMW charging system problems that trigger the battery light to stay on.

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BMW Radio CCC DIY Repair

Guide

A common problem with BMW radio especially on E60 and E61 chassis in the CCC or CIC failing. The iDrive screen stays black or keeps restarting. In many cases, the problem is four chips on the main board.

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Heated Steering Wheel

2 Feb 2020 •
Overheated and burnt small hole in leather cover... Where is the temp sensor for the heated steering wheel on this vehicle? Is this the most likely  cause of the problem? Any help would be appreciated.... Thanks

HEATED STEERING WHEEL

1 Feb 2020 •
Our 2006 BMW 650I heated steering wheel overheated burning a small hole in the leather wrap, quickly turned off at the switch. I assume there is a temp sensor unit somewhere that should have controlled this but I guess it has failed … where and what it is I can't locate, I need some help or suggestions please..

Reverse polarity and airbag sensor

28 Jan 2020 •
Hi Everybody well the dumb blonde syndrome has once again become an issue. I hooked up my battery backward after what i have found out was a parasitic draw due to a light that was always on anyway when i  hooked it up wrong it did spark before i attached and then nothing. I turned the key and nothing again . no clicking no fuel pump just dead. Heres where I think after checking all of the fuses the modules and so forth . The airbag light has been on for some time and i now know it cuts all the power to the engine.

My Bmw is stuck in park

26 Jan 2020 •
Hi I have a BMW X6 with a ZF8 Auto box I just had the gearbox changed now the car won’t select a gear ? It has been topped up with oil it is stuck in park if you put it in drive the stick stays in park. The emergency neutral switch is down. It has been locked in neautral now so it can be moved and the stick is showing the green N. 

Whistle noise at start up

22 Jan 2020 •
2002 bmw 525i  has a loud whistle noise at startup.  However if i loosen the blleed screw on the hose so that coolant slowly leaks out while running, the noise goes away.   It seems like its either air in coolant system. I bled the coolant after replacing it in both radiator & engine block.  Wjy does tje noise dissaoear when i loosen bleed screw?

E60 BMW 550i 2006 model

21 Jan 2020 •
Greetings, I have two issues: 1. My idrive doesn't work, it turns on then freeze, then off again, what could be wrong? 2. When I start the car, there is a cluck noise as if the starter wants to turn but nothing happens. I now switch it on and go direct to the starter with the screwdriver and it will start. I have checked all fuses and relays.  Please help

fail safe '98 740il

19 Jan 2020 •
what could cause my failsafe to kick in?

Bad alternator?

17 Jan 2020 •
Can a bad alternator cause random misfire?

Bmw 320d 2009

15 Jan 2020 •
Hi  I have bmw 320d 2009 model. Recently I took my car to garage because I was getting some cracking sound from speakers when ever i open the door or starts the car it will come for few seconds then gone. So I took it for check up however while  machanic check the amplifier and all sorts of wire which connects the amplifier suddenly the head unit trun red and then all blank after that no sound and no screen will start. He checked all the fuse and fuses all well. It's really very frustrating. Please help me on this I really don't know what to do.