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      06-13-2021, 01:55 PM   #1
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I purchased my 2016 640i GC as a CPO vehicle about 18 months ago. Here are the reliability issues with the car that were either addressed before I made the purchase, and those that have occurred since:

- Airbag system fault, repaired before purchase
- Lane departure warning steering wheel vibration mechanism came loose, repaired before purchase
- iDrive controller would experience intermittent jamming/would be very difficult to turn at times, repaired under CPO warranty
- Sunroof gaiters (plastic components which keep air from blowing in/out the sides of the sunroof when opened), both replaced under CPO warranty
- Beginning of delamination of center console trim, repaired under CPO warranty
- Center console lid, left side does not open. Spring failure. Only opens after pressing the button then lifting the door up. Dealer claimed not covered by CPO warranty, not repaired. Cost to repair outside of warranty: $1,000 plus labor.
- Driver's window regulator replaced due to overheating during use. Repaired under CPO warranty.

The vehicle had 31K miles on it when I purchased it, and has 44K miles now.

In all, the vehicle had more go wrong during the warranty period than I expected.

I'm interested in knowing what problems other 640/650 owners have experienced that are unrelated to the N63 engine in the 650.

Thanks everyone!
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      06-13-2021, 05:51 PM   #2
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Good topic! Gives those of us who's warranty will be running out soon, things to look for.

2016 650 F06. I have put 20,000 miles on mine so far.

Had both front struts replaced under BMW Goodwill program due to rattling noise when temps are approximately 40 degrees F and colder. There is a thread somewhere in here on this issue.

Nothing else...... It's been a great car for me so far.

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      06-13-2021, 06:35 PM   #3
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100k miles, 2015 640i GC lci.

Purchased this year February.

No warranty.

Full main dealer service history. One owner. The way I see it high mileage means the car was reliable enough to be actually driven on a regular basis. I also never sell any car I buy, so I don't care for future selling price.

Anyway this car has a sticky rear right window which sometimes retracts as if the pinch sensor. No biggy. I'm handy and will tackle it myself when I get the time. Also the reason why I don't have a warranty, I can do more with that money myself in maintenance.

That is literally my only issue. This is also the first BMW I have which does not require an oil top up every 1000 miles. Very pleased.
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      06-14-2021, 10:09 PM   #4
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For my 640 luckily for me i purchased the cna warranty which is freakin amazing. So far my cna has covered a new center armrest due to spring failure same as OP left side, idrive knob replacement was getting stiff to rotate, transfer case did a few donuts and it was broken yikes, bunch of comfort access exterior door knobs, replaced front side cameras, they replaced my ac vent driver side when silver trim fell off, intake manifold along with rear main seal due to bad pcv system, usb port in armrest, thrust control arm bushings, front left tie rod, passenger heated seats, i believe thats all i can think of the warranty costed me 3900 bucks it expires in october 2021 or 155k miles and i am gonna do whatever i can to try and extend it..

I purchased my certified 640i xdrive GC with 39k miles on it in 2018 the car is a 2015 model i now have 78k miles on it.
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      06-14-2021, 10:49 PM   #5
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Since you also asked about 650s, my CPO expired 2 years ago this month. In that 2 years the only issue was the crankcase vent lines that are under extended warranty, but I did myself anyway. Other than that, just oil and air filters in the last 2 years. While under warranty since I've owned it the dealer replaced 2 balky iDrive controllers and the little rear convertible window because one of the defroster wires stopped working. Those are the only repairs in three and half years. I'd say that's reliable, but as far as I know my 2014 X3 has never had a repair of any kind. Not even a burned out bulb.
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      06-15-2021, 12:50 PM   #6
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For my 640 luckily for me i purchased the cna warranty which is freakin amazing. So far my cna has covered a new center armrest due to spring failure same as OP left side, idrive knob replacement was getting stiff to rotate, transfer case did a few donuts and it was broken yikes, bunch of comfort access exterior door knobs, replaced front side cameras, they replaced my ac vent driver side when silver trim fell off, intake manifold along with rear main seal due to bad pcv system, usb port in armrest, thrust control arm bushings, front left tie rod, passenger heated seats, i believe thats all i can think of the warranty costed me 3900 bucks it expires in october 2021 or 155k miles and i am gonna do whatever i can to try and extend it..

I purchased my certified 640i xdrive GC with 39k miles on it in 2018 the car is a 2015 model i now have 78k miles on it.
So you purchased 100K miles Warranty for $3900?
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      06-15-2021, 07:15 PM   #7
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For my 640 luckily for me i purchased the cna warranty which is freakin amazing. So far my cna has covered a new center armrest due to spring failure same as OP left side, idrive knob replacement was getting stiff to rotate, transfer case did a few donuts and it was broken yikes, bunch of comfort access exterior door knobs, replaced front side cameras, they replaced my ac vent driver side when silver trim fell off, intake manifold along with rear main seal due to bad pcv system, usb port in armrest, thrust control arm bushings, front left tie rod, passenger heated seats, i believe thats all i can think of the warranty costed me 3900 bucks it expires in october 2021 or 155k miles and i am gonna do whatever i can to try and extend it..

I purchased my certified 640i xdrive GC with 39k miles on it in 2018 the car is a 2015 model i now have 78k miles on it.
So you purchased 100K miles Warranty for $3900?
Funny you say that becuase i got into it with the selling dealer because of that. When they sold me the warranty I/we determined 5 years is what I wanted which was the longest term they had so the finance guy asked me how many miles do I drive and I told him approximately 15k a year so he goes and calculates that I need my warranty to end at 155k which made me believe that my warranty was going to last 5 years but it only lasts 5 years from the original in-service date back in 2015. If he had not set the mileage that high I would have realized that it doesnt last 5 years from purchase date so i called months later complaining and we settled on them returning 1500 dollars to me or waiting until my contract ends within 30 days and they would pay 50% of the total price to increase the contract which is what i am leaning towards either way 3900 is still a win for me as i got so many things covered by it already somewhere around 12k worth of bmw's services so i feel that I won either way more so now that I got 1500 coming back as well..
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      06-16-2021, 11:41 AM   #8
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Some similarities- My sunroof gaiter is torn and my driver window acts crazy sometimes. I've got 53k miles still under warranty just haven't been big enough issues to take it in for.
For me reliability is what affects the driveability of the car. Some of the others, just nuances that come with over engineered vehicle.
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      06-17-2021, 10:57 PM   #9
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Some similarities- My sunroof gaiter is torn and my driver window acts crazy sometimes. I've got 53k miles still under warranty just haven't been big enough issues to take it in for.
For me reliability is what affects the driveability of the car. Some of the others, just nuances that come with over engineered vehicle.
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Some similarities- My sunroof gaiter is torn and my driver window acts crazy sometimes. I've got 53k miles still under warranty just haven't been big enough issues to take it in for.
For me reliability is what affects the driveability of the car. Some of the others, just nuances that come with over engineered vehicle.
My driver's window was refusing to go all the way up. The dealer said the tested it and was nothing wrong. It turned out it was more the regulator, but it was the motor that was overheating. They replaced it under CPO on my second visit.
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