2000 BMW 740iL Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 BMW 740iL
2000 BMW 740iL Problems
Leaks are known to develop in the cooling system. It is common to see more than one part recommended for repair/replacement due to overlapping labor and the use of many plastic parts in the system.
A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.
2000 BMW 740iL Questions
The engine was cleaned by using a lot of water. It didn't run well after the wash. The dashlights and all exterior lights stayed on. The battery went dead. Jump started the vehicle. The battery won't keep a charge.
Transmission stayed in one gear and heater remained on high and couldn't be turned off.
Can it cause the transmission to stay in one gear, or cause the heater to blow out hot air in controllably?
2000 BMW 740iL Recalls
The brake light switch may fail and stick in the "brake lamps on" or "brake lamps off" position. Inaccurate illumination of brake lights could lead to an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake lamp switch with a new improved part.
2000 BMW 740iL Reviews
Worst car we have ever owned. I have 20 year old Porsches that I drive daily that are more reliable than this POS. I work on my own cars and after the first couple of wrench sessions you start to see how cheap this car is put together. There is an ABUNDANCE of PLASTIC used everywhere in this engine so expect a new radiator and coolant over flow tank every 40-50k miles. Also the serpentine belt ...
Good car and fun to drive but repairs are very expensive.
I really like this car. I have owned it for 2 years and while it has not been trouble free, I have a good BMW mechanic and I order my own parts from ebay and the cost to maintain the car hasn't been to bad. I get 18-25 MPG, the car runs so smooth that I have had people put their hand on the running engine and swear they couldn't feel it. I have replaced all the normal wear items, Battery, plugs...