really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,439 miles

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2002 BMW 745 fuel system problems

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2002 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 272014


  • 104,600 miles


The contact owns a 2002 BMW 745 li. The contact stated that the fuel level indicator displayed that the fuel tank was one quarter tank full however, there was no gasoline in the vehicle. The failure caused the vehicle to stall without warning, leaving the contact stranded. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 02V150000 (fuel system gasoline delivery).the dealer was contacted and informed the contact that his VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 104,600.

- East Clevland, OH, USA

problem #5

May 182011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 BMW 745li. The contact stated the vehicle stalled without warning. If the vehicle had a half tank of gas or less the vehicle would not start. Whenever he put a small amount of gasoline in the tank using a gas can, the vehicle would start. The contact found NHTSA recall campaign id number: 02V150000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery) that was related to the electronic fuel pump. The failure could occur when the fuel tank was at a half tank or less. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 138,000.

- Oak Park, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 232006


  • 33 miles

- 3433334r, NH, USA

problem #3

Jul 272003

745 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


Consumer parked the vehicle in the garage and about three hours later smoke was coming from the garage. Vehicle caught on fire, and damaged another vehicle and the garage. Fire department extinguished the fire, and determined that fire came from the back of the engine. Consumer experienced other failures with the vehicle including: Failure to start, 3 recalls pertaining to fuel system and computer, computer crashed and accessories didn't operate, and head rest moved on it's own.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #2

May 012003

745 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has had multiple failure of the transmission, fuel delivery related malfunctions including failed and rupture fuel lines, multiple problems with various controls in dash, it has been at dealer over ten times during the first year and it still malfunctions.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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problem #1

Jun 042003

745 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The telematics and other electronics systems of the vehicle have failed or reported apparently erroneous information on many occasions. In most cases, these failures occur while the vehicle is in the midst of travel, which thereby causes the driver to become distracted from driving while focusing on the system failure. This poses a potential safety issue as it prevents the driver from devoting the needed attention to operation of the vehicle. Problems include, but are not limited to: Airbag and SRS warning messages; service engine messages indicating potential emissions problems; failure of dynamic drive system; inoperability of tire pressure monitoring; erroneous flat tire messages from tire pressure monitor; gas tank gauge reading empty although fule is in vehicle's tank; telephone system failures; failures and freezes of navigation system; failure of audio system which results in having to hold telephone or view navigation screen as audio commands are muted; inoperative voice commands.

- Oakton, VA, USA

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