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2003 BMW 745i

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2003 BMW 745i Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are 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.

Suspension & Steering -- billydee

2003 BMW 745i Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 14, 2004

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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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Engine, July 8, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR, A DESYNCHRONIZATION OF THE VALVETRONIC MOTORS FOR ENGINE BANKS I AND II MAY OCCUR. IF THIS OCCURS, THE ENGINE COULD STALL.

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Engine, September 12, 2003

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The engine oil filter drain plug may not be tightened to specification. This could lead to loosening of the drain plug, causing an initial spray of oil and then a leak. If enough oil drains, engine damage can result, and crash could result if the damage is severe enough. Dealers will inspect the torque of the oil filter drain plug, and tighten if necessary. The recall began September 12, 2003.

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2003 BMW 745i Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2003 BMW 745i, Hialeah, FL

I need instructions on how to replace a coolant leaking pipe under the engine. How to get schematics and/or pictures

michael.p.scally, 2003 BMW 745i, Hialeah, FL

I have to apply an excessive amount of force to the pedal to be able to stop the car. What is wrong with it ?

greggc, 2003 BMW 745i, Reading, MA

my car blows a big puff of smoke when left idling and burning oil

howie1979, 2003 BMW 745i, Philadelphia, PA

my power steering and hydraulic fluid light came on and i dont know where to put the oil in at

bigdogg, 2003 BMW 745i, Monroeville, PA

i cant get the parking brake to release i did everything the book says but it want release and the light stays on

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2003 BMW 745i Reviews

I love my car never really had any major problems Just seem tempermental at times. Expensive to maintain. 80000 mils. But I can't find anything I like better .

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