2005 BMW 545i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 BMW 545i

2005 BMW 545i Problems

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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2005 BMW 545i Questions

I have now spent thousands on trying to fix this problem. The latest is I have just had the clock spring in the steering wheel replaced and it is still showing a fault....also the horn is not working and the GPS seems stuck on one spot....
Any ideas at this stage would be mighty helpful, (other ...

As I am driving it feels like the engine is in responsive or hesitant. I thought it may be a valve issue so I used a complete fuel system cleaner. No luck. Car tranny skips at 35 to 40 mph. Help!

Does the fuel pump relay make my 2005 BMW 545i not to start in the morning

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2005 BMW 545i Recalls

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

BMW IS RECALLING 200,000 MY 2006 3 SERIES SPORT SEAT, MY 2004-2006 5 SERIES STANDARD AND SPORT SEAT, AND MY 2004-2006 X3 PASSENGER VEHICLES. DEPENDING ON THE MANNER AND FREQUENCY OF THE FRONT PASSENGER'S ENTRY AND EXIT, SMALL CRACKS HAVE DEVELOPED IN THE MAT. IF THIS OCCURS, THE FRONT PASSENGER...

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2005 BMW 545i Reviews

Replaced automatic transmission

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