Are you a BMW owner? Here are 10 common problems with BMWs.
BMW has been around since 1917 and has proven itself to be a popular premium car brand. BMW owners wouldn't trade their wheels for any other brand! That doesn't mean BMW models are without their issues. Below we will discuss ten common BMW problems to watch out for.
BMW uses gorgeous alloy wheels on their vehicles. Unfortunately, the style doesn't prove itself to be durable. Since the alloy corrosion affects the car's performance, it must be changed out regularly. Some owners opt for a different set of wheels to avoid the high maintenance wheels.
Functioning windows are an important car function. Owner's roll windows down for drive-thrus or just to feel the breeze while cruising. Imagine rolling down the window, only not be able to roll it back up upon reaching your destination. This is a common complaint among BMW owners.
The airbag sensor for passenger seats in BMWs tends to get stuck in the on position. If the sensor is stuck on, the airbag may not deploy in a crash. It is important to have this feature addressed at once.
BMW uses plastic fittings throughout their coolant system. Plastic is a material that breaks down over time. Having the plastic fittings replaced with stronger materials will lengthen the life of the car.
Most car manufacturers power their water pumps with belts. BMW changed the game by giving their water pumps their own motors. This technology creates a quiet, smooth ride. Unfortunately, it also causes failure before 100,000 miles typically.
A common BMW complaint is headlights that come on at all times. This can lead to problems with battery drain in addition to being an annoyance.
Oil leaks are a common issue in BMW models. Common culprits are valve cover gaskets and oil pans. The leaks need to be fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, bigger problems will arise.
Door Handles and Locks
Used BMWs are notorious for having locks that don't unlock. Also, many owners complain of faulty door handles. The handle will pull out, but the door won't open.
Yet another electronic feature BMWs tend to need to be fixed are windshield wipers. One of the causes is frayed wires that cause wipers to turn on sporadically at varying speeds.
Check Engine Light
All car owners know to address check engine lights when they appear illuminated on the dashboard. BMW cars are no different. Unfortunately, the sensor seems to illuminate for minor reasons like the gas cap not being secured tight enough. When the check engine light comes on, take the car to a mechanic who can quickly diagnose the problem, and put your mind at ease.
BMWs are popular premium vehicles that have been around for over a century. There are a plethora of reasons to be fanatic about these vehicles. They do have some common problems, but knowing what they are can help recognize and address them. This will keep drivers and their cars on the road as long and safely as possible. For any further questions please reach out to us at contact us