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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
154,930 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.

2004 BMW 745 engine problems

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2004 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012012

745 8-cyl

  • 180,000 miles


Sensor malfunction causes transmission to shift into alternate gears while car is in motion. While in drive car would shift into reverse or neutral by itself with no operator control.

- Lisbon, NH, USA

problem #1

Mar 292012


  • 129,860 miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 745 li. The contact was driving 40 mph when the vehicle decreased speed and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 129,860.

- Forest Hill, MD, USA

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