1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan - Reliability

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740i Sedan (4.4L V8 5-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine A general problem with this vehicle is the Intake Air System. The system leaks and can result in poor running of the engine and/or Malfunction Indicator Illumination, An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Catalytic Converters. Failure of the Catalytic Converter may result in poor engine performance or Malfunction Indicator Illumination. A periodic problem on this vehicle is failure of the Electronically Heated Thermostat.

The failures of the Intake Air System are not specific to any one part, so the $ cost of repairs will vary. The cost to repair the Catalytic Converters is estimated at $1800.00 for parts and $176.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Electronically Heated Thermostat is estimated at $74.00 for parts and $130.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Wiper Relay.

The cost to repair the Wiper Relay is estimated at $34.00 for the parts and $26.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
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 7 Series Sedan by Identifix

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Engine N/A N/A N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A N/A N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A N/A N/A
Brake N/A N/A N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A N/A N/A
Starting & Charging N/A N/A N/A
Accessories N/A N/A N/A
Overall N/A N/A 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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