definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,667 miles

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2003 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012015


  • miles


The car is bucking at high rates of speed like it is trying to throw me out the window

- Charles Town, WV, USA

problem #2

Oct 012007


  • 40,000 miles
This vehicle has a defective transmission, BMW is aware of this but is banking on not enough complaints. When the car comes to a complete stop it pushes car to front as if being rear ended, but its the defective transmission guibo joint or and a software issue that BMW had installed in thousands of BMW vehicles at the time. There are many frustrated owners that have paid thousands of dollars for this car. It is unsafe cause it pushes car to front causing a possible hit to front car in a traffic situation. Here is more about this service bulletin, I feel BMW should fix this at no charge since this is a safety hazard. Read A/T - harsh 3-2/2-1 downshifts/clunk noise, si B 24 17 07, automatic transmission December 2007, technical service this service information bulletin supersedes si B24 17 07 dated July 2007. Designates changes to this revision warranty information covered under the terms of the BMW new vehicle limited warranty. Please refer to the latest ksd for all applicable labor operations and allowances. If the appropriate labor operation is not contained in ksd, then a work time labor operation should be used. Defect code 24 00 39 61 00.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 012009


  • 100,000 miles
I have noticed that when decelerating into a stop sign or red light, the transmission at times will violently kick the car forward as if I was just rear ended. It feels like you are getting run into from behind. I have taken the car into the BMW dealership where I have been told that they could not re-create the event during their test drive. I have also taken the car to a third party authorized BMW auto repair shop where I have been told that it is a common issue for the 7 series model that I have but BMW has offered no solution to the problem. It does not happen every time I drive but it happens at the most random of times. What concerns me is that when slowing the car while applying the brake to come to a complete stop, is that I have had numerous close calls where because of the extra kick from what I believe is a transmission issue, I have come close to rear- ending other vehicles and endangering myself and my own passengers. I have tried to research this on the internet only to find that there are numerous complaints stating very similar incidents.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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