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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,400 miles

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2002 BMW 745 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 142008


  • 99,800 miles


My vehicle is a 2002 BMW 745I that has an drive system and the latest warning note came up on the idrive screen that says, "fault in pass.-restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. Fasten and continue to wear belts. Please contact the nearest BMW center". my research indicates that there is a service bulletin that BMW initiated that covers this issue for a 10 year period.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 062008

745 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 BMW 745I. When the contact started the ignition, the frontal air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the failure was related to the air bag sensor. The contact was concerned that the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage is 69,800. Updated 10/16/08 the air bag light illuminated and the ac was not workking on high. Updated 10/21/08.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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