2003 BMW 745i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 BMW 745i

2003 BMW 745i Problems

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.

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.

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2003 BMW 745i Questions

Based on reviews it appears to be a potentially
Bearing issue. Not sure what it is. Since the noise started
The car has not been driven. I use 0'w 40 mobile synthetic oil.
Can somebody please help with trouble shooting issue prior to
me taking the car in the shop and potential costs wi...

like emergency brake is on. I tried to release it under steering column with key. also say brake lining is at minimum. I just got pads replaced. mechanic said it just needs to be reset. because car went dead had to get a jump.it drives but feel like brake is on. is it safe to drive?

also have a muffled sound when pulling off.when I take off from a standstill,thats when smoke is evident,especially if imash harder on the gas pedal

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2003 BMW 745i Recalls

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 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.

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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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 .

the best car there is

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