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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,500 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.

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 engine problems

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2001 BMW 740 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072016


  • 101,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 BMW 740il. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle accelerated without the accelerator pedal being depressed. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Ridgefield, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 132010


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 740 il. The contact was driving 2 mph into a parking space. When the brakes were engaged the vehicle surged forward approximately 24 to 36 inches. The vehicle was able to proceed to a complete stop with extreme force applied to the brakes. The failure mileage was 110,000. The current mileage was 110,390.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

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