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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 BMW 740 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 162016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 BMW 740I. While pulling into a fuel station, the vehicle began to overheat. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fan control unit failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 01V206000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 062014

740 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 740I. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the engine thermostat wires were faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 75,000. Updated 9/9/14 updated 1/20/2015

- Anchorage, AK, USA

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