BMW 545i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 545i

If the brakes are squealing, there's a good chance it is the brake pad wear sensor. A new design was implemented in January 2006 and can be identified by its green color.

A creak or squeak can be heard from the top of the front or rear doors. This noise is most noticeable when the windows are fully up. The noise is caused by the decay of the flocking material on the door seals. New door seals, Teflon tape, special lube, or a combination of all of these may be needed to eliminate the noise.

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I noticed antifreeze on the driveway coming from the bottom of the car a couple of days ago. I kept replacing it until I could take it to someone but now there's NO anitfreeze on the ground, still losing it and it running hot (no gauge just to touch).
Help!

was a big deal until I recently had a complete electrical failure. AAA said the charging systems operating and the battery needs charge but its in good condition as well. What would sent a bunch of alarms off and totally kill the electrical system. It also will start back up later. Help please

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The brake system vacuum pump check valve can leak oil and contaminate the power brake booster. This can result in loss of power brake assist. Dealers will repair the vehicle as necessary free of charge to resolve concerns.

Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with incorrectly manufactured transmission guide plate part. This may cause the parking  lock system to not activate when the transmission is placed in park. If the vehicle is parked on an incline and the parking brake is not engaged the vehicle may roll away causing an accident. The dealer will repair and replace the automatic transmission guide plate free of charge. The campaign # is 05V504000

Excessive wear may develop on the side bolsters of the seat backrest. As a result, the seat heater mat located in this area may be damaged. If such damage were to occur, with the system turned on, the occupant may feel excessive heat from the area. The heating element may damage or melt a small hole in this damaged area of the seat cover. If this happened, it could lead to the seat occupant being burned. Dealers will modify the seat heating circuit to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin during December of 2004.

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To everybody that owns a 2004-2010 bmw e60 5 series.To start with with I own a 2004 bmw 545i M-sport cold weather Ac Schnitzer sedan alpine white with 160,000 kms second owner dealer serviced since day one by brain jessel bmw in Vancouver b.c. I bought the car few months back and im shocked to see all the repair records on this bmw. the prevous owner started having oil leak problems at 34,000 k...

I have a 545I, It is one the finest driving cars I have ever driven. The car also has the looks. But when it comes to reliability, I would have to rate this car at the bottom. Since I have owned this car, I have had to replace the trany pan, rear struts, alternator, now the check engine light is on, the car has a loud screaching noise when you make a turn at a low speed. The car leaks oil like ...

Replaced automatic transmission

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