really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
139,550 miles

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2000 BMW 740 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 132017


  • 139,100 miles


When seat heater switched on, a burning smell resulted. I switched it off immediately. Inspection of seat afterwards resulted in finding a spot where the leather was burned. Clearly this could result in a burn to the driver or a fire.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

Jun 042011

740 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
On Saturday, June 4, my daughter was driving my 2000 BMW 740I. She had been driving for about 4 blocks and the passenger seat broke out in flames. It began when the car filled with smoke. She did not know what was going on so she pulled over and got out of the car and when she stepped back from the car, she saw flames coming from the seat of the car. The car has heated seats -- but the fire seemed to come from the panel of controls that is on the side of the seat. The fire department was called and they put out the fire in the seat of the car. The menlo park, ca fire department took a report.

- Atherton, CA, USA

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