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2003 BMW 745Li

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2003 BMW 745Li 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 -- 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. These worn bushings should be replaced.

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.

2003 BMW 745Li 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 745Li Questions and Answers

mrssea, 2003 BMW 745Li, San Diego, CA

how to reset warning light after completing brake job

bmw745, 2003 BMW 745Li, Bryans Road, MD

key wont lock or unlock doors utilizing the remote. is there a battery in the FOB that could be bad? I was told that the remote recharges as I use it to start the car. Please help!

tbmw745, 2003 BMW 745Li, Riverview, FL

How do I repair my pexterior passenger rear door handle light wont come on

Visitor, 2003 BMW 745Li, Brooklyn, NY

the wipers are not working along with some more things on my steering wheel controls.
any one know what may be wrong? and i checked all fuses

kobe, 2003 BMW 745Li, Hercules, CA

is it an easy task to replace brake warning sensor on a 2003 745li bmw

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2003 BMW 745Li Reviews

Just go the car 2 weeks ago. only had a little over 51,000 miles on it. The car has been dealer maintained and looks & runs very well. I heard about a few issues with this model year but I think it comes down to taking very good care of your vehicle. No matter how much a car might cost, at the end of the day they are man made. So far so good as far as I'm concerned. Shopping around for an extended warranty now and will stack those chips in preparation for any issues down the road.

Got to find an experienced non-dealer mechanic who charges half as much.Tell him " as long as the car runs well, will keep coming to you" - worked for me. Enjoy driving a great car at an affordable price- not cheap but affordable.

the worst car i ever bought. everything broke and went wrong in it. i have about 27k in the car in repairs. i will never buy another bmw 7 series. too many gagets that brake really soon. stayed in the shop!even the interior is bad!

Power steering leaks, I'm putting fluid in every two days, and a oil leak minimal, and sometime front suspention make noise, and sometime the radio wont work, gets load then the bass will go, the speakers come in and out. check engine lights on. then sometime I start it the transmission wont go in drive or reverse, and sometime its say turn over or so.

Great vehicle that is super comfortable to drive. When we first bought ours with barely over 100k, we spent about $2k getting it in top condition - then bought an extended warranty. This cars are wonderful, but incredibly expensive to repair when something does go wrong.

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