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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.

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. These worn bushings should be replaced.

BMW 745Li 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 745Li Questions and Answers

blinky, 2002 BMW 745Li, Pomona, CA

how do i reset the oil change service light after i changed the oil filter & replaced the 8.5 qt.s of synthetic oil ?

740blues, 2002 BMW 745Li, Adams, TN

all my display warning lights are on, with no real problems radio and mapping not working any suggestions

Slavik, 2002 BMW 745Li, Vancouver, WA

I have a leak from the front of the engine, what would that be and what caused it?

Slavik, 2002 BMW 745Li, Vancouver, WA

There is a tiny hole on the front of the engine. Water is leaking from it(even if the car is not running). Nothing is connected to that part of the engine (like water pump, hoses, etc...) What coul...

Slavik, 2002 BMW 745Li, Vancouver, WA

The Warning Light on the display is a circle with a triangle inside. What does this mean and how do i fix it?

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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.

I have two alternator faults stored

i have white smoke coming out

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!

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