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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 BMW 740 accessories - interior problems

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2001 BMW 740 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 192016


  • 155,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 BMW 740. The contact stated that the instrument cluster was not operational. The instrument cluster was repaired per an unknown recall in 2012, but the failure recurred in August of 2016. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they would not repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 155,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 012007


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 740il. The contact stated the pixels in the dashboard display were progressively fading, making it very difficult to read the center of the dashboard. Only the center of the dashboard display was difficult to read and the failure would occur whether he was driving or not. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The manufacturer stated the failure was common however, they would not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not serviced. The failure mileage was 83,000 and the current mileage was 105,000.

- Berwyn, PA, USA

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