2004 BMW 545i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 BMW 545i

2004 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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2004 BMW 545i Questions

I have a 2004 BMW 545I that's running HOT and I'm losing alot of antifreeze. (2 answers)

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).

I-drive went out on 2004 545i (1 answer)

The light doesn't come on along with the radio and seat belt alarms. What could be the problem and potential cost to repair?

I have a BMW 545i and it seem to not be going into high gear (1 answer)

I have a BMW 545i and it seem to not be going into high gear like when you slam on the gas pedal it stays in low gear the guy i brought it from said that i was a tranny sensor but i cant seem to find one of those online anywhere does anyone know anything about this problem i really need help..

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2004 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.

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.

The Engine May Stall and/or Not Start

The digital management control (EMC) unit may not have been produced according to specification. The engine may stall and not restart. As a result, a loss of power steering, and after repeated actuation of the brake pedal, a loss of brake power assist will occur. These conditions could result in a vehicle crash. Dealers will install a new (EMC) unit to correct this issue. This recall began on July 16, 2004.

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2004 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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