Recall List for the 2003 BMW 745

Official recalls have been issued for the 2003 BMW 745 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local BMW service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call BMW customer service.

  1. 2003 BMW 745 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM NHTSA Campaign #10V446000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 198,352

    Summary: BMW is recalling certain model year 2004-2010 5-series, 6-series, and model year 2002-2008 7-series vehicles. A check valve of the brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil. Over time this could result in contamination of the brake booster.

    Consequence: Power assist braking performance could be adversely affected. In extreme cases there could be a complete loss of power assist braking. An unexpected reduction or loss in power braking assist may increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: BMW will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on November 24, 2010. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V446000 »

  2. 2003 BMW 745 SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER NHTSA Campaign #04V575000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 17,905

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with front seat heating systems, upon entering and exiting the vehicle, excessive contact with the side bolster that is contained in the seat's backrest may damage the heating mat located in this area. If such damage were to occur, with the system turned on, the vehicle occupant may feel excessive heat from this area.

    Consequence: It is possible that the heating mat in the backrest's side bolster could overheat and damage, or melt a small hole in, this area of the seat cover. If this happened, it could lead to an occupant being burned.

    Actions: Dealers will modify the seat heating circuit. The recall is expected to begin during December 2004. Owners should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V575000 »

  3. 2003 BMW 745 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #03V324000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 26, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,400

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the engine oil filter drain plug may be insufficiently tightened. This could lead to loosening of the plug causing an initial oil spray and a subsequent oil leak.

    Consequence: If a large amount of oil loss occurs, engine damage may result. Depending on the extent of the damage, a crash could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the torque of the oil filter drain plug and, if necessary, retighten the drain plug with the correctly specified torque. Owner notification began on September 12, 2003. Owners should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V324000 »

  4. 2003 BMW 745 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #03V240000

    • Date Announced: JULY 01, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 5,470

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, due to a software error, a desynchronization of the valvetronic motors for engine banks I and II may occur. If this occurs, the engine could stall.

    Consequence: In those cases, the driver may not be able to restart the engine. Depending on the level of engine roughness, or stalling, as well as traffic conditions and the driver's reactions, this could lead to a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will reprogram the digital engine management control unit. Owner notification began July 8, 2003. Owners should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V240000 »

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