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2003 BMW 745 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 092007


  • miles


Family & I had been in vancouver bc for vacation. We began our return trip home, crossed the Canadian peace arch border into the us @ approximately 9pm wedsnesday evening. About 1am early Thursday morning we heard a loud noise coming from the right rear, followed by our vehicle suddenly loosing control & swerving in all 3 lanes of interstate 5 southbound. We pulled over on the left shoulder as it was the quickest route to safety. We called for help, once a state trooper arrived we inspected the vehicle & learned our right rear tire had blown, we also noticed a leaking fluid from the vehicle. Once the tow truck arrived & started to pull the vehicle onto his flatbed, we learned the right rear rim had completely split, & the entire inner lip assembly was missing. We arrived at a portland Oregon dealership around 3 am and waited in the parking lot for business to open. Once open a tech inspected the vehicle. We learned that the rear rim blew and sent metal shrapnel flying everywhere. 1 piece hit the rear strut and pierced a hole in it, leaking shock fluid everywhere. 1 piece hit the muffler and popped a hole through that. 2 pieces pierced the undercarriage of the vehicle and actually went into the trunk. 1 of the pieces in the trunk hit the battery in the right rear and decommission it. The portland Oregon BMW dealer did just emergency repairs enough to get us home. They replaced the battery, the rear strut, & did some programming required for the new battery. Once home, we noticed the smell of gas as well as error messages in the instrument cluster regarding the gas cap being open. After doing a few days of research, I learned of 2 other owners who had the exact same brand of wheels (sevas - sevasheels.com) experience the exact same problem where the rim would split in two and come apart during drive. I have also heard from multiple owners that no matter how hard their tire shop tries, they can not properly balance the tires, resulting in heavy vibration when driving.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

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