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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,000 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.

2005 BMW 745 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012011


  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 BMW 745li. While parked, the contact noticed the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle had a rough idle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technician stated to the contact that the engine air lines would have to be cleaned. The vehicle would not pass the state emission test because of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Cardova, TN, USA

problem #2

May 022011


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 BMW 745I. The contact started the ignition and while in park, the engine began to exhibit an abnormal increase in rpms with a rough idle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who advised that the ignition coil, air pump, engine supply pie and engine valves would need to be replaced. There was a recall for the failure associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 03V240000 (engine and engine cooling) but the contacts VIN was not included in the recall. The contact notified the dealer to schedule an appointment for the vehicle to be diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect and they were unable to provide further assistance. The failure mileage was 83,000.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #1

Apr 142008


  • 26,000 miles
Dynamis drive inactive light comes on until the car is shut off and restarted but it won't store the code. BMW said that this can't happen so when it happened I drove the car to the dealer and he saw it was on but as soon as he shut the car off and restarted it the light was off and the code gone. The car acts like a big boat when this happens and can cause you to lose control because of the way it moves side to side.

- Lombard, IL, USA

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