really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,933 miles

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2003 BMW 745 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 232010


  • 68,800 miles


The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. The contact stated that he received a recall notice, not listed on the NHTSA site, in reference to the piping and brake master cylinder. The recall notice stated that the dealer was to replace the brake vacuum pump but they did not. The vehicle was repaired and all other components except for the brake vacuum pump were replaced. The failure mileage was approximately 68,800.

- Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 022010


  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. While driving approximately 40-45 mph, the brake light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact called the manufacturer who sent him a recall notice for recall 10V446000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Power assist: Vacuum. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that they would perform the recall repair but a pump also needed to be replaced which was not included in the recall repair. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 153,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 022006

745 8-cyl

  • miles
2003 BMW 745I with brake failure. Consumer states that two warning lights flashed and they were "warning-brake fluid-please", and "brake failure". he states that the dealer tightened the caliper bleeder screw. The consumer stated the previous dealer who worked on his vehicle neglected to tighten the caliper bleeder screw for the left front wheel, which resulted in a loss brake fluid. The consumer hit a curb in order to stop the vehicle, there was some damage to the vehicle.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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