2004 BMW 745Li Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 BMW 745Li
- How do I remove the electronic trunk latch? There is a plastic sleeve/cable over the rod sticking out from the latch. Also, I removed the 2 screws but there is a third attaching mechanism in the middle of the latch.
- How to remove and replace the electronic trunk latch?
- How do I install the oil gasket?
- blue looking smoke comes out of the pipes while sitting with motor running
- Could the problem with the thrust rod bushing be mistaking for rack opinion
2004 BMW 745Li 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 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.
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.
2004 BMW 745Li Questions
car has been sitting for 3 weeks in the garage before cranking and also has an oil leak from gasket on one side
2004 BMW 745Li 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 software for the driver's seat occupant detection system (ODS) may not be able to reliably determine if the driver's seat is occupied. As a result, the supplemental restraint system may not function as expected. Increasing the risk of injury to a seat occupant. Dealers will reprogram the software for the driver's seat occupant detection system to correct the concern. This recall began on October 13, 2004.
The digital management control (EMC) unit may not have been produced according to specification. The engine may stall and not restart. As a result, a loss of power steering, and after repeated actuation of the brake pedal, a loss of brake power assist will occur. These conditions could result in a vehicle crash. Dealers will install a new (EMC) unit to correct this issue. This recall began on July 16, 2004.
2004 BMW 745Li Reviews
i have white smoke coming out
replacement of the hose to the intake aux pump and another hose plus new gasket...engine light went away, plus i was seeing white smoke so i hope this solves these problems....
I have two alternator faults stored