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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,000 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.

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.

2003 BMW 745 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 112012


  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745I. After the contact started the vehicle, the passenger restraint system, seat belt, and air bag warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The indicators were reset by selecting the hard drive button located on the gps panel; however, the indicators were illuminated again the following day when the engine was started. The failure occurred consistently thereafter. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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