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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,917 miles

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2003 BMW 745 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 012016

745

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. The contact stated that the air bag indicator remained illuminated. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #10

Apr 142016

745

  • 202,082 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. After the vehicle was serviced, the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. In addition, the tension seat belt warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 202,082.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #9

Jan 192016

745

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. While attempting to stop the vehicle with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle independently accelerated. As a result, the contact crashed into the driver side of another vehicle and then into a building. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained leg, back, and neck injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed from the crash scene to a dealer who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Freeport, NY, USA

problem #8

Jan 232015

745 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Following error when driving vehicle: "fault in pass-restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. Fasten and continue to wear seatbelts. Please contact the nearest BMW center" in the navigation system when starting the car. " 2003 BMW 745I. This model/year was not included in prior recall.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #7

Jan 012015

745

  • 155,000 miles
There is a fault in the passenger side seat belt code also the SRS airbag light won't go off.

- Savannah , GA, USA

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problem #6

Dec 202014

745 8-cyl

  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745I. The contact stated that after exiting the vehicle, the vehicle rolled away. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a telephone pole. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 153,000. Updated 02/09/15 the consumer no longer owns the vehicle. Updated 10/7/2015

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #5

Jul 092012

745

  • 20,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. The contact stated that the seat belt was stuck in the latch. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air bag sensor was defective. The vehicle was only repaired for the seat belt problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 200,060.

- Fernandina Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 122014

745

  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745L. The contact stated that while starting the ignition, the air bag passenger restraint warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis where they stated that the front passenger's restraint module would need to be replaced. There was a recall associated with the 2006 BMW 745li model vehicle but not the 2003 model (NHTSA campaign id number:13V564000: Air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 142,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 172012

745

  • 171,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. The contact stated that the air bag indicator light illuminated. In addition, the seat belts failed simultaneously. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The vehicle also could not be shifted from park. The contact had to leave the vehicle engaged in neutral in order to remove the key from the ignition and apply the emergency brake. The failure and the current mileage was 171,000.

- Tallahasse , FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 082012

745 8-cyl

  • miles
My vehicle is a 2003 BMW 745li 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".

- Acushnet, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 072011

745

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. The contact stated the air bag light had been illuminating on the instrument panel for a few months. The vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer and the contact was advised that the front passenger seat sensor needed to be replaced. The dealer also informed the contact they were not sure the air bags would deploy in the event of a crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage and current mileages were 117,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

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