Most Common BMW Oil Leaks

Despite exceptional engineering and craftsmanship, BMW’s run into issues like any other car. Many BMW engines succumb to oil leaks, which come with expensive and lengthy repairs. Many of these leaks would have been covered under a factory warranty but can often reoccur after the warranty period due to a lack of engine maintenance.

Furthermore, plastic coverings underneath modern BMWs can catch leaking oil, making them even harder to detect without getting the car on a lift. Some owners can end up driving for thousands of kilometers without realizing there’s a leak.

At Motor Werke, we have experience tackling these oil leaks, but as a BMW owner knowing the problem areas can help you when purchasing a used car or bringing your daily driver in for service. In this article, we are going to cover the most frequent oil leaks that plague BMW engines, and the vehicle models most likely to be impacted.