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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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 #5

Feb 102015

745

  • 139,000 miles

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

Seat belt restraint tensioner faulty

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 232015

745 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
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 #3

Jul 092012

745

  • 20,000 miles
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 #2

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 #1

May 102009

745

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. The contact stated that the alarm would activate on its own. In addition, the air bag and seat belt warning lights would illuminate on the instrument panel for no reason. The navigation system would flash on and off as if there were an electrical short whenever he would stop the vehicle or depress the brake pedal. The dealer would not make any repairs because the warranty was expired. The failure and current mileages were less than 80,000.

- Carson, CA, USA

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