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BMW 745i 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.

BMW 745i Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 13, 2004

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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.

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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, June 28, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP RUNS AT A ROTATIONAL SPEED THAT COULD RESULT IN REDUCED LUBRICATION OF ITS INTERNAL COMPONENTS. OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, WEAR-INDUCED INTERNAL DAMAGE TO THE FUEL PUMP COULD RESULT IN INSUFFICIENT FUEL SUPPLY TO THE ENGINE WHEN THE FUEL TANK CONTAINS ONE-THIRD OR LESS OF ITS MAXIMUM FUEL CAPACITY.

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Engine, July 16, 2004

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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.

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BMW 745i Questions and Answers

jamin2424, 2002 BMW 745i, Virginia Beach, VA

I found water on the floorboard, front and back, on the passenger side of the car. To be fair, I let my son drive the car on a rainy night ande fear he left a window open. He claims he did not so i...

marentos, 2002 BMW 745i, Trenton, NJ

my bmw 745i from 2002 has a piston problem what is the mos common cause of this

dodo4u, 2002 BMW 745i, Fort Lauderdale, FL

I am trying to replace vc gasket on the driver side and having a problem getting it out. took all the bolts out but the electronic stem is blocking us from pulling it out, any tips or suggestion pl...

745bmw, 2002 BMW 745i, Odenton, MD

When I start my car my outside temperature reads (-16F or lower) my air conditioner does not cool the car until it reads (+15 or higher)mind you the temperature in Maryland has been 90 degrees or h...

dgarcia, 2002 BMW 745i, Milpitas, CA

The hood release latch inside the car isn't working. How can I manually open the hood if that latch is broken?

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BMW 745i Reviews

Top quality car but you must maintain it. When the E65 engine was released in 2002 it was the most advanced in the business. The car is a pleasure to own but like any car things will start to go from about 70000 miles and you should sort them and don't leave them on the long finger. Worst one on this 745i engine is the alternator support bracket gasket leak. You need to do major dismantling to replace the curved gasket $1000 labour at main dealer.
Car is supremely comfortable in sport mode it will burn any 911 at the lights (try it). My car is super smooth and rides better than a 730d 2010 later model 7. Run flats on later 7 ruins the ride

i loved the car till it blew up 5 days after i bought it....engine is garbage. no good after 110,000 miles....dont let the good looks fool u.my mercedes had 260,000 and was indestructable this car is junk....my first and my last beemer....im soooo disapointed as well as out of a car and a job....thanks bmw and no buyer protection laws for consumers

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 .

hi am AJ talking about the 745i s woowww love the car dont get me wrong i had to put $ on my 7 when i 1st got it but seen never agin love my car and my wife loves it even more fast car love the interior never had a Electrical problems or Lights problems or Air Conditioning problems or nothing love this car

the best car there is

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