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BMW 740i Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 13 BMW 740i recalls between 1993 and 2015. Learn if your BMW 740i is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 14, 2017

The left rear tail light assembly as installed on the vehicle may be incorrect. This could cause the left rear lamp to be less noticeable to other drivers, possibly resulting in an accident.

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 2, 2017

The constant velocity joint of the rear driveshaft may fatigue and break, resulting in the loss of vehicle propulsion. This would increase risk of an accident.

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 20, 2011

On vehicles equipped with an 8 or 12 cylinder turbocharged engine, the circuit board for the electric water pump may overheat. This could lead to an electrical fire under the hood.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during November 2011. If you are experiencing a burning smell from under the hood, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Summary on September 28, 2001
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RepairPal Expert Overview on May 15, 2000
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Summary on January 5, 1996