really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,500 miles

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2005 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 022015


  • 141,000 miles


The contact owned a 2005 BMW 745li. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine failsafe mode warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator housing failed. The vehicle was repaired. On another occasion, while driving 35 mph, the steering wheel veered to the right causing the contact to lose control of the vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed into a bridge through the railing and into a pole. A police report was filed. The contact sustained unknown injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 141,000.

- Little Rock , AR, USA

problem #2

Jan 012013


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 BMW 745li. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph and attempting a turn, the front driver's side door opened independently. The instrument panel displayed that the doors were closed. The soft close automatic option failed and the contact had to slam the door in order for it to properly close. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The check engine light was also illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop for emissions inspection and the contact was advised that the crank case ventilation valves had to be replaced. The repair was not performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 12V504000 (latches/locks/linkages), however the VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Oakland , CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 082012


  • 99,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 BMW 7 series. The contact stated that he was unable to pass emissions because the check engine warning light was illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the intake valves on the auxiliary pump leaked oil into the manifold and caused the vehicle to release smoke and emissions. The failure mileage was 99,500 and the current mileage was 101,100.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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