BMW 745Li Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 745Li

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BMW 745Li Problems

Various Interior Trim Parts May Peel

There are reports of various interior trim parts peeling including center console buttons, storage tray buttons, door sill entry covers, b-pillar trims, and kick panels.

Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs

The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps.

Loosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings

The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps. These worn bushings should be replaced.

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BMW 745Li Questions

My car sometimes crank and will have to be jumper off everytime. battery size? (1 answer)

What is it when car has to be jumper off after cranking ? What size battery for this car?

When car is started, after sitting when taking off white smoke comes out back (1 answer)

White smoke when car is sitting started

What is Dynamic Drive and how is it activated (1 answer)

I have a warning light that says "Dynamic Drive is not activated. The car seems to be stuck in 1st or second gear

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BMW 745Li Recalls

The Doors May Not Latch Correctly

Certain vehicles equipped with both the Comfort Access and Soft Close Door options are being recalled. Due to a software problem, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but may not be. A door may unexpectedly open due to road or driving conditions or occupant contact with the door. The sudden opening may result in occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will update the vehicle software as necessary to correct this concern.

Transmission May Not Be Locked in "Park" When Key Is Removed

The affected vehicles have an electronic key and an electronic connection between the gear shifter and the transmission (shift-by-wire) that automatically shifts the transmission to Park when the driver presses the Start/Stop button to shutdown the engine. If the driver presses the engine Start/Stop button 2 or 3 times within a short time interval, the system may shift the transmission to Neutral rather than Park.

If the driver exits the vehicle with the transmission in Neutral and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll away. Unattended rollaway incidents often result in a crash or cause injury to pedestrians in the path of the vehicle. Vehicle owners will be notified, but the revised software remedy will not be available until March 2013.

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.

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BMW 745Li Reviews

Just go the car 2 weeks ago. only had a little over 51,000 miles on it. The car has been dealer maintained and looks & runs very well. I heard about a few issues with this model year but I think it comes down to taking very good care of your vehicle. No matter how much a car might cost, at the end of the day they are man made. So far so good as far as I'm concerned. Shopping around for an exten...
Got to find an experienced non-dealer mechanic who charges half as much.Tell him " as long as the car runs well, will keep coming to you" - worked for me. Enjoy driving a great car at an affordable price- not cheap but affordable.
I have two alternator faults stored

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