2013 BMW 7 Series Reliability - Consumer Reports
Laden with comfort, convenience and safety technology, this version of the 7 Series is no longer a crisp and sporty luxury liner. Contrary to expectations, handling lacks agility and the long-wheelbase 750Li we tested didn't shine at its limits. Ride is steady and supple, but not as cushy as the best in this class. Many controls are complex and frustrating to use.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 7 Series to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on data from similar models from the BMW brand.

Overall Reliability
The 2013 BMW 7 Series has been recalled 2 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Recalls
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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Sep 26, 2018
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2015 BMW 760Li vehicles. The Engine Control Unit (ECU) may have been programmed with incompatible software during a service visit, possibly causing the engine to stall.
What should you do:
All affected vehicles have been repaired by programming the ECU with the correct software. Therefore, owner letters will not be sent. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V674000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jun 14, 2017
Vehicles with the incorrect left rear lamp assemblies may be less conspicuous to other drivers, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2015 740i, 740Li, 740Lxi, 750i, 750xi, 750Li and 750Lxi and 2014 ActiveHybrid 7 vehicles. The affected vehicles may have received incorrect replacement left rear taillight assemblies. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any incorrect left rear taillight assemblies, free of charge. The recall began August 11, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V379000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 92
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