2003 BMW 745i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 BMW 745i
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2003 BMW 745i ProblemsMushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs
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.
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.
2003 BMW 745i QuestionsFuel indicator light shows empty after filling tank up (1 answer)
This is the first time I am experiencing an issue with my fuel indicator after 170,000 miles put on my vehicle. There isn't a way to see how much fuel is in my tank now because it will show that it is empty even after filling the tank up all the way.
the 1st two read adaptive, while the last( could be 275-d ) reads idle dropout
2003 BMW 745i RecallsBrake 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.
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.