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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 BMW 745 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 292013


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 BMW 745I. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, there was a sudden loss of power as the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the digital engine management control unit needed to be reprogrammed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 03V240000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 120,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 152011


  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 BMW 745I. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, he noticed the vehicle was leaking oil. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the failure could not be replicated. In addition, the contact also stated that there was blue smoke being emitted from the tailpipe. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the PCV valve had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 104,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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