BMW 745LI Power Train problems : 4.
After Stopping My 2003 745li bmw On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, (car Was In Park), I Put Gear Selector Into Drive And Vehicle Started Going Into Reverse Causing Me To Almost Hit Vehicle Behind Me In The School Zone. I Turned Off Vehicle And Started Again Thinking It Was Just A Computer Glitch, The Car Again Proceeded To Go Backwards While In Park And Drive. After Restarting Vehicle The Third Time, The Drive Function Finally Worked. The Following Day I Was Able To Drive The Vehicle To A bmw Service Center. At The Center The Vehicle Again Started To Act Up And Multiple Transmission Warnings And Messages Displayed. The Vehicle Only Has Approximately 63,000 Miles. I Feel That Owners Of The 2002 And 2003 745li Should Be Informed Of This Safety Issue As I Have Located Several Incidences On The Internet Of This Same Issue. My Wife And I Don’t Feel Comfortable Driving The Family In Our Car That Can Cause An Accident And Possibly Even Kill Someone. The Dealership Told Me That They Have Seen This Problem Before And That There Is An Internal Seal In The Transmission Which Is Probably Leaking Causing This Issue. Hopefully This Repair Will Take Care Of The Problem. *tr
Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAGN63473D. BMW 745LI 2003 problem was reported in SKOKIE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.
Dec 14, 2010
I Purchased A 2003 745li November 2007 When Coming To A Stop There Is A Clunking Noise With Harsh Downshift. Took Car Dealership On Several Occasions With Concern And After Several Failed Attempts To Remedy The Issue Was Finally Made Aware That There Was Service Bulletin Concerning Transmission Issue. Dealer Stated That It Was Possibly From Transmission And Advised Me To Come Back For Repairs. In November 2008 Was The First Time That I Had To Get The Transmission Replaced Because Of The Clunking With Harsh Downshift. This Issue Returned And Progressed And The Transmission Was Replaced For The Second Time Due To Same Issue 08-2009. After Second Transmission Installed Issue Still Existed And Was Advised That There Was A Software Issue With Transmission And That There Was Not Any Other Updates At This Time And The Information Would Be Forwarded For bmw For Analysis. The Universal /guibo Has Been Replaced 3-4 Times Since I’ve Had The Car Because Of Clunking Noise Harsh Downshifting. As Time Went On Around May 2011 There Was An Incident Where As I Was Driving, Approaching And Coming To A Stop At A Stop Sign, In Addition To The Harsh Clunking The Car Jerked And Accelerated Forward Almost Into Ongoing Traffic. Took It Back To The Dealership, They Mentioned The Service Bulletin Again Concerning The Issue Stated That The Transmission Might Need To Be Replaced. They First Replaced The Universal/guibo, Which I Had To Pay Out Of Pocket And The Issue Still Exists. The Incident That Happened In May 2011 Happened Again For The Second Time In Nov. 2011. I Believe That There Are Some Major Issues With Transmission And Electrical System. Since Then I’ve Been Having, Brake/drive Malfunction Among Other Issues. I Consider This To Be Safety Concern. This Issue Should Be Thoroughly Investigated. *tr
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAGN63463D. BMW 745LI 2003 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.
Jan 31, 2008
Terrible Transmission In This Car!!!while Driving, This Car Jumps Into Gear. Feels Like Someone Hit Me From Behind Whenever I Stop. It Also Started Leaking Transmission Fluid. After Researching This Car, I Have Found Out The 745li Models Are Known For Transmission Problems,and Leaks. This Car Should Have A Recall On It,because Apparently bmw Knows This,and Has Done Nothing About It. They Should Make Consumers Aware They Have Ongoing Problems With The Transmissions. I Went To Drop Car Off For Repair,and There Were 4 Other 745li‘s Needing Same Repair. bmw Should Be Made To Recall These Cars,and Pay To Have Them Repaired,or Reimburse Us If We Already Had This Fixed. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 143000 miles. BMW 745LI 2003 problem was reported in RICHMOND, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
Mar 12, 2012
The Contact Owns A 2003 bmw 745li. The Contact Stated That The Air Bag Indicator Light Illuminated. In Addition, The Seat Belts Failed Simultaneously. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer For Inspection Or Repairs. The Vehicle Also Could Not Be Shifted From Park. The Contact Had To Leave The Vehicle Engaged In Neutral In Order To Remove The Key From The Ignition And Apply The Emergency Brake. The Failure And The Current Mileage Was 171,000.
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 171000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAGN63473D. BMW 745LI 2003 problem was reported in TALLAHASSE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
Nov 17, 2012
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