BMW 545i Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your BMW 545i

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a BMW 545i is between $806 and $985 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2004 BMW 545i Quantity: One
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$364 - $463
2004 BMW 545i
Alternator Replacement
$717 - $948
2004 BMW 545i
Head Gasket Replacement
$2871 - $3941
2004 BMW 545i Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$279 - $372
2004 BMW 545i
Clutch Replacement
$1044 - $1359

BMW 545i Problems

New Brake Pad Wear Sensor Design Will Prevent Squealing

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.

Noise From Top of Front/Rear Doors When Windows Are Fully Up

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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BMW 545i Recalls

Brake Vacuum Pump Leaks Oil

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.

Incorrectly Manufactured Transmission Component May Allow Vehicle to Move While in Park

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

Seat Back Side Bolster Heating Element May Be Damaged

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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BMW 545i Reviews

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 recently had a car door ding on the passager side and had a BBB A+ body shop fix it. Did a great job color match but that is where the great job ended...In order to fix the door properly the door had to come off. Once the door was put back on the collison shop took it to the BMW dealer to reset the airbag senor. When I got the car back the radio dash lights would not stay on. It was cutting o...
I have a 2004 545i.... I have had many of the problems listed here. Transmission leaking, thought I was going to have to replace trans. but put new pan and seal on. I am just being easy with it till I trade it in.. it really needs a new transmission but the mechanic advised me to trade it instead of spending $7500 plus on a transmission. Had to replace the cooling fan, have a significant oil le...

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