1991 BMW 5 Series - Reliability

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535i Sedan (3.4L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1991 BMW 5 Series by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Front Suspension Thrust Arm Bushings.

The cost to repair the Front Suspension Thrust Arm Bushings is estimated at $93.00 for parts and $195.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured.

The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-3 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant is possible, at an average cost of about $360.00-$400.00 parts and labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for BMW 5 Series by Identifix

  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Engine N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A
Brake N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A
Starting & Charging N/A
Accessories N/A
Overall N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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