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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,609 miles

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2004 BMW 760 engine problems

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2004 BMW 760 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 152010

760

  • miles

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

The engine oil filter drain plug is insufficient, causing a large loss of oil to leak. This has affected and damaged the transmission.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 242007

760 8-cyl

  • 44,827 miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 745I. The contact stated that the engine would overheat and the vehicle would shut down and lose power. The safety mechanism in the vehicle would shut down if it sensed a failure with the vehicle. The failure occurred a total of three times while driving 40 mph. On one occasion, she was able to drive to the dealer around the corner and the other two times, she had to have the vehicle towed to the dealer. The dealer could not diagnose the cause of the failure because the code was lost. The contact showed the mechanic pictures of the message on the instrument panel that read, "do not drive, engine overheating, turn engine off". the contact was informed that a new battery was needed and she would have to pay $600. She did not believe that the issue centered around the battery. The manufacturer stated that because no code displayed, they could not assist. The current mileage was approximately 70,000 and failure mileage was approximately 44,827. Updated 09/17/08. Updated 09/25/08.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 032004

760 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
While driving at 45 mph consumer heard a loud bang outside of the vehicle. Consumer pulled over and inspected the vehicle, but could not find a problem. A day later, the check engine light came on and remained on. Dealer found that the fender cover came off, and could be the cause of the check engine light being on.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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