really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,250 miles

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2005 BMW 745 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 282015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 BMW 745I. The contact stated that all the door locks failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and it was determined that the software needed to be updated. The contact found NHTSA campaign number: 12V504000 (latches, locks and linkages); however, the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included and would not be repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 7/10/15

- Chesterfield , VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 202013

745 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I have been having several electrical issues on my 2005 745I the issues I am having are all electrical and brakes, drivers side window not initiated, license plate lamp not initiated, trunk button not working on dash panel or key fob or button on trunk lid, parking brake malfunctioning and caused the rotors and brake pads to warp when the parking brake come on suddenly while I was moving from a spot I was parked at,

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

May 152013


  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 BMW 745I. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled with the illumination of the entire instrument panel. The engine was restarted and resumed with the warning indicators illuminating intermittently. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 232009


  • miles
My BMW is still dead as a door knob sitting where it was last sitting after I had gotten it from the BMW service department last going on about 2 months ago. Some of the lights on the dashboard that are still flashing on and off before and after the new batteries were installed 1. transmission failsafe drive moderately 2. dynamic drive inactive 3. engine overheating light was going on and off continuously. 4. the recharge battery light was still flashing on and off. Note: Now the engine overheating light is going on and off continuously, and the recharge battery light has come on again after the new battery has been installed by BMW. Also as mentioned earlier, it is hard to get my car to shift into the drive and reverse gears as well as to put my car into park. As of now, my BMW is still totally inoperable. The car is so dead now that even my key will not stay in the switch when I attempt to try and crank it. My key just bounce right back out. I had my insurance company roadside service to come out and try and give it a jump off about 2 weeks ago. They did, the BMW cranked, but my partner could not get it to go into the drive nor reverse gears. I don¿T know what it going on with my BMW. All I know is something is wrong with this car and it desperately need to be fixed or totaled out. The catch is, the BMW service department here keeps telling me and the young lady that hit my car insurance company nationwide, that they can¿T find anything wrong with my car even after they have performed several diagnostic tests on the car. So as a result they will not say that what is going on with my car is accident related.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

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