BMW Repair Q&AHelpful service and repair information to maintain your BMW’s exceptional performance BMW Maintenance Sporty and dynamic are only some of the best words to describe your BMW. But no matter how reliable your daily driver is, you’ll need to stick to its preventive maintenance schedule (PMS) to make sure it stays that way. Unfortunately, issues are still bound to develop and affect your BMW’s performance. Below are some of the most common problems reported across various BMW models.
Timing chains in some 2014 328i models have been reported to skip on the sprockets, which affected crankshaft and camshaft operation. This issue also led the engine to stall because the pistons and valves would hit each other.
Several owners of the 2013 X3 have complained about their engines shutting down after about 70,000 miles. In many cases, the issue was traced to a faulty drivetrain, which contains the transmission driveshaft, axles, and wheels.
Some 2011 redesigns of the X5 have been reported to stall at low speeds, which even led to some vehicles to seize up. Other owners of the affected models even had to get their SUVs towed because they were unable to restart their engines.