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When you buy a BMW, you invest in a quality, luxury vehicle. A BMW makes a statement about your style and taste, raising your status to an elite class of car owners.
Buying a BMW second-hand versus buying one straight off the showroom floor is still an investment in luxury, though there might be some caveats. When considering purchasing a used car, say a BMW, it’s essential to be familiar with the repair issues you could face. Most all used vehicles have repair needs.
If you need BMW repairs, Santa Fe, NM’s most trusted luxury import mechanic, Executive Automotive, can help. Call to schedule an appointment.
First in line for repair are most often the door locks.
The door locks can stop working due to a faulty sensor. To check their range system and that the sensor is functioning, stand 10 feet away from the car and press the unlock button. Did it work for all the doors?
Now, test the locks by pressing the center console button. All the door locks should unlock simultaneously. Quite often, one door will fail to unlock.
When it comes to window regulators, the mechanical parts inside the door that move the window up and down, BMW has done its best to make them reliable. Unfortunately, the plastic clip of the regulator may break and prevent the windows from moving up or down.
You may notice the window raising or lowering slowly, and eventually, the motor fails.
Not all models of BMW suffer from this problem. However, you may face some difficulty in models such as 3 Series (E46). The repair shop at Executive Automotive can easily make the repair.
Typically, the ignition coil in a BMW lasts well beyond 100,000 miles.
However, BMW may suffer from bad ignition as early as 60,000 miles.
As the coils fail, it causes the engine to misfire, and the “check engine” light turns on.
At this point, you will feel vibrations and some shaking. Sometimes the catalytic converter starts to glow red as the unburned fuel makes its way to the exhaust.
If you experience any signs of a faulty ignition coil, call the professionals at Executive Automotive immediately.
BMW has various plastic fittings on many of its internal components.
One such component is the AC cooling system, which may malfunction due to the plastic fittings becoming brittle, causing a leak in the coolant pipe.
Since the coolant pipe runs down to the engine, it can be challenging to identify the problem. It is often confused with a leak in the water pump. The water pump is a tricky repair, which is best left to the professionals.
Airbag Light On
In used BMWs, a common issue is the airbag light turns on and off constantly. It is typically a problem with the clock spring or the weight sensor in the passenger seat.
When the car starts, the airbag light turns on and stays that way.
These sensors not working prevent the airbags from deploying during an accident.
Usually, this problem is displayed on the iDrive, which gives you a warning of “service overdue.” Diagnostics can help locate the issue, and an Executive Automotive BMW certified mechanic can quickly fix the faulty sensors.
Trust The BMW Experts
Identifying common problems before buying a used car can help you make a more informed purchase. So, take the time to check everything from the transmission to the engine before purchasing a BMW. Santa Fe’s luxury auto repair experts at Executive Automotive have you covered.