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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
121,000 miles

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2001 BMW 740 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 BMW 740 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152013

740 8-cyl

  • 122,000 miles


I recently filed a complaint with NHTSA regarding this issue with my transmission and since then I have had the opportunity to do some research. I am requesting that the NHTSA do some further investigation of their own regarding BMW's failure to resolve the issues with their transmission. Please review the following links to see the list of transmission problems. - (over 643 complaints) this is clearly a problem that needs to be addressed either legally or through some sort of negotiation with BMW.

- Los Angeles , CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 152013


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 740 il. The contact stated that while driving in reverse at 6 mph, he heard a clicking noise and the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced or rebuilt. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 120,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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