NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1997 BMW 740

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1997 BMW 740, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. WINDSHIELD WIPER INOPERATION NHTSA Defect Investigation #SQ98010

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 03, 1998
    • Date Closed: September 11, 1998
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Visibility

    Summary: In April of 1998, BMW issued a service bulletin to its dealers alluding to customer complaints of wiper failure and introducing new part numbers for certain wiper relays.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #SQ98010 »

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