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BMW 745Li Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 10 BMW 745Li recalls between 2002 and 2005. Learn if your BMW 745Li is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 18, 2017

The doors of the vehicle which feature Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options may fail to latch properly, seeming to be closed when they are still open. This would allow the door to open unexpectedly while driving and could result in occupant ejection or injury.

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). 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 17, 2012

Certain vehicles equipped with both the Comfort Access and Soft Close Door options are being recalled due to a software problem.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during November, 2012. If you are experiencing problems with doors not closing correctly, 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) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 17, 2012

Vehicles with the Comfort Access option are being recalled because, under certain conditions, the key can be removed when the transmission is not in Park.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during November, 2012. If you are experiencing problems with the transmission not engaging the Park position, 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) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 1, 2010

The brake system vacuum pump can leak oil, which can contaminate the brake booster. This can result in extra braking effort.

BMW notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2010. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 14, 2004

The seat heater in the backrest side bolster could overheat and damage this area of the seat cover. If this were to happen, it could lead to a seat occupant being burned.

For more information, please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 13, 2004

The driver's supplemental restraint system may not function as expected, increasing the risk of driver injury under certain crash conditions.

This should be considered a high priority recall. The supplemental restraint system may not function as expected. Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 16, 2004

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.

Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 12, 2003

An oil drain plug may loosen, causing an initial spray of oil and then a leak. 

Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary on July 8, 2003
Summary on June 28, 2002