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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,541 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 760 accessories - interior problems

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2004 BMW 760 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 032010

760 8-cyl

  • 88,750 miles


I started my BMW 745I to warm it up along with the heated seats. Came out of my house three minutes later to leave and smelled something burning on the inside of the car. I looked around but didn't see anything outright obvious. I started to drive away when I felt burning sensation to my left side. I turned to look and saw that seat heater was burning through the leather on the left side of the back of the seat. I made left a message with a service rep at "new country BMW" of hartford, ct with no return call within 24 hours as there answering service promises. I then brought the vehicle to "new country BMW" of hartford, ct where the service rep told myself he had "never heard of there being a seat heater recall".

- West Hartford , CT, USA

problem #2

Jun 242007

760 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,200 miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 745li. The contact received a warning from the computer to engage his seat belt. The seat belts were already engaged, however, he continued to receive the message. The dealer stated that there was a glitch in the program and they would need to service the computer. Approximately three weeks later, the front passenger seat caught fire. The dealer did not provide an explanation as to the cause of the fire. The dealer replaced the leather and wiring in the front seat. The contact was injured. The current mileage was 52,000 and failure mileage was 51,200.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 072005

760 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,674 miles
Driver's seat occupant detection sensor malfunction. There were no untoward incidents except that I had to drive abt. 65 miles, miss my office hours, unable to use the car fearlessly, and put myself in danger.the recall in your report did not include my chassis number(DS54945), which I purchased 23 Nov 2004.

- Coamo,Pr, PR, USA

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