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Common Maintenance Issues In Newer BMW Models

by schearerswpadmin April 4, 2018

As one of the most-driven cars in the world, BMW vehicles are sturdy and reliable with sound engineering and design that makes the brand the envy of drivers all around the globe. They’ve been around for a long time, and have provided consumers with a consistent and reliable product that out-performs many of the luxury performance vehicles on the market today. Unfortunately, just as every manufactured vehicle does, BMWs tend to run into similar issues across the board.

If you have recently purchased or plan on getting into a BMW car, there is a long history of issues associated with the brand that extends into current vehicle models. Don’t get us wrong, this doesn’t take away from the effectiveness or excellence of the brand; however, it’s important for drivers to know about some of the typical issues BMW cars experience before spending hard-earned money on purchases, maintenance work, or repairs. In this article we’ll briefly discuss the top most frequent problems that arise in newer BMW models and what you can do to address them properly.

Most Common Issues In Recent BMW Models
As we mentioned before, every type of vehicle has a specific set of issues they typically encounter due to engineering and design. Auto manufacturing isn’t a perfected process, and mechanics are bound to run into problems at one point or another. This shortened list was comprised based upon BMW drivers’ common complaints and maintenance issues. While it’s true that over time the manufacturer attempts to address these problems in various ways, performance hang-ups are simply the nature of mechanics.

Positive crankcase ventilation valve
The positive crankcase ventilation valve aids in the combustion process and has been known to short-circuit or overheat. This issue has lead to recalls in the past, and has still not been perfected by the manufacturer, but newer models have fewer issues with it than before.

Air conditioning failure
Your air conditioning system in your BMW utilizes various systems of wiring that can overheat. This leads to failure of the AC unit, which can be devastating to drivers, especially in bouts of intense heat (never mind the leather interior!).

Electronic Problems
Across all BMW models, this is one of the most common issues that affects a variety of different components and systems in the car. Electrical wiring, fuses, and relay systems control the function of such parts as window regulators, door locks, and windshield wipers. These are the most common areas affected by electronic problems in BMW vehicles.

Wheel and Tire Problems
The stock wheels and tires that come with a BMW are generally good quality and last a long time; however, under certain conditions the alloy wheels can become damaged, causing tires to leak pressure over time, eventually making the tire wear flat.

Other Engine Problems
In older BMW engines, the N52 to be specific, a hydraulic lifter tick noise was commonplace, which drove drivers nuts. Since the retraction of the N52 engine, other issues have arisen, including ignition issues due to failing coils.

Why Hiring A BMW Specialist For Your Repairs Is Critical
After reading over this list, it’s important to reiterate that all BMW vehicles experience issues, including the newest models. Just like every car, problems come up and are dealt with. The most important thing to keep in mind is that servicing these issues in your BMW in a timely, efficient manner is critical, as it will determine how effectively the issue is resolved and whether it will come up again in the future. Hiring an automotive shop that specializes in BMW maintenance and repair is a guaranteed way to ensure that your vehicle gets the most personalized care possible, utilizing only the highest-quality parts and employing the most skilled and experienced technicians.

How We Can Help You
BMW F26 X4Owning a BMW comes with unique challenges that requires the specialized care of a BMW expert. Here at Schearer’s Sales and Service, Inc., we provide BMW-dedicated maintenance and repair for drivers in the areas nearby Allentown, Bethlehem, and Macungie, PA. We are familiar with the most common issues in recent model BMWs as well as the long history of BMW performance-related hiccups; therefore, we provide accurate diagnoses and efficient treatment methods tailored to meet the needs of various BMW models. If you’re experiencing performance issues in your BMW, please contact us right away to schedule an inspection or diagnostic procedure.

* BMW M140i 2017 Engine image credit goes to: teddyleung.

* BMW F26 X4 image credit goes to: DarthArt.

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