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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,000 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.

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2001 BMW 740 accessories - interior problems

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2001 BMW 740 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 022008


  • 104,000 miles


While returning from church today my left buttocks got hot...had the A/C on since it was warm outside. Reached back and it was very hot...then smelled smoke. Was able to pull over quickly and stop car. The leather seat was smoking and had burned a hole about the size of a nickel and through to my pants. Discovered the seat heater was on high...have no idea how it got turned on. Nice hole in pants and leather seat. Any reports of this from other BMW owners?

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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