BMW 545I Electrical System problems : 7.
On bmw With The N62 4.4l V8 Engine There’s An Oil Leak On The Alternator Bracket That Leaks For A While Until It Is Inspected And Found It Leaks Oil On The Steering Components I Think Causing The Steering Components To Deteriorate After A While Causing A Safety Issue. The Oil Leak Eventually Happens To All N62 4.4l V8 Engines. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in NEW HAVEN, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS.
Sept 13, 2012
Transmission Jerks And Slips. When Coming To A Stop, The Car Slams Into Gear. This Could Cause A Major Accident If This Occurred During Wet Or Icy Road Conditions Due To Breaking Traction From Wheels And Road Surface. This Is A Major Concern And After Doing Some Research, Thousands Of 5 Series bmw‘s Have This Problem. The Result Is A Defective Mechatronics Which Costs Between $5000-$8000 To Fix And Not Covered By bmw Or Under Warranty. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 156215 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBANB33544B. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in SHAWNEE, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 72 mph.
Nov 19, 2012
Vehicle Slips In An Out Of 5th And 6th Gear When Traveling At Constant 35 To 40 Mph In Auto Mode And Around 60 Mph In Ds Mode. Noticeable Oil Leaks As Well As Occasional Smoke From Tailpipe And Vehicle Bangs Into Gear ( While Downshifting On Occasion) Also Noticed That The electrical System Seems To Cut Out For A Split Second While Driving. Heads Up Display And Radio Illustrates This Finding As They Shut Off For A Second. The Clock Is Also Behind A Few Minutes / Week Because Of This. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 87000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBANB33594B. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in SEAFORD, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.
May 01, 2012
Custom Ordered 545i In 2004 As Still Original/existing Owner. Have Had Repeated electrical Errors On I Drive “dynamic Drive Failure Proceed With Caution As The Steering Has Been Effected And See Your bmw Authorized Rep,” “electrical Failure See Your bmw Authorized Rep. Immediately Proceed With Caution, “passenger Restraint Fault Proceed With Caution Effecting Belt And Belt Force Limiter, Stalling At Very Low And As High Rates Of Speed As High As 70 Mph Without Any Warning.” Sometimes The Car Logs The Errors And Many Times It Doesn’t Fully That It Takes bmw Na’s Computer To Access The Extended Ram In The Car To Retrieve Per bmw Na That The Dealerships Can’t. I Even Have Pictures Of The Errors The Car Doesn’t Log So They Claim They Can’t Do Anything. bmw Engineers In Germany Have Been Involved As The Car Refused To Reprogram Twice For The Dealership. This Car Is Compliant W/all Recalls Per The Dealer And Has Been In The Shop Over 16 Times W/only 70k Miles. The Dealer And bmw Na Can’t Determine The Root Cause Of The Problems Except To Say They Think They’re Being Triggered By Low Voltage And Its Had 3 Batteries At Less Than 70k Miles, Isn’t Driven Much, And bmw Na Nor The Dealership Can Permanently Resolve The Errors And Stalling And/or Stop Them. bmw Na And The Dealership Have Replaced The Entire Wiring Harness At 13k Miles, Have Refused To Take The Car Back After Several Attempts After Qualifying As A Lemon Under The Lemon Law Since Before 10k Miles And Been Given Multiple Excuses For All Of The Errors They Can’t Resolve. They Keep Telling Us To Bring It Back Every Time, Buy An Extended Warranty At $6k To Continually Service electrical And Stalling/running Rough Issues They Can’t Fix Under Original Factory Warranty. They’re Not Reporting Service Trips To Carfax And Refuse To Release Documentation On The Car Regarding The Problems To Us Or Our Attorneys. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 71487 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBANB33554B. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in SURFSIDE BEACH, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph.
Sept 09, 2013
Main Problem: Vehicle Exhibits Highly Unsafe Tendencies Of Turning Off Randomly, Leaving The Driver With No Power, No Functioning Gauges, No Functioning Lights, And More. Cause: Faulty Alternator And Voltage Regulator. Scenario: On 12/21/2012, A 2004 bmw 545i Vehicle With Approximately 29,000 Miles On Its Odometer Is Traveling On A Highway Driving 70mph, Highway Is Flat And Speed Is Constant With Very Light Traffic. Without Warning, Car Completely Turns Off, All Gauges (speed, Tachometer, And Fuel) Revert To “0” Position, Radio Turns Off, Lights Turn Off, Car Immediately Slows And Has No Propulsion Power Nor Speed Control At All. Brake Pedal Was Not Depressed, Steering Reverted To A Very Firm Feeling. About 10 Seconds Of Coasting Later, The Vehicle’s Electronics Resume Operation. Multiple Incidents Were To Occur Between 12/21/2012 And 1/29/2013 To Varying Degrees Of Severity. On 1/29/2013, The Vehicle Failed In A Similar Capacity Three Times On A 21 Mile Journey. On 1/30/2013, Vehicle Failed Twice. On 1/31/2013, The bmw 545i Vehicle Is At An Authorized bmw Dealer. It Is Determined The Alternator And Voltage Regulator Are Defective. electrical Power Was Not Consistently Being Generated Nor Allocated To Vital Vehicle Computers. These Interruptions In Power Supplies, Which Last Approximately 7-10 Seconds, Are Referred To As Brown-outs And They Vary In Degree Of Severity. The Major Cases Incapacitated The Entire Vehicle, Shutting Down All Gauges, Lights, And Critical Safety Systems. On 2/1/2013, The bmw 545i Was Delivered Back To The Owner With The Alternator And Voltage Regulator Replaced. The Mileage Of The Vehicle At The Time Of Repair Was Only 33,426. Note: bmw Dealer Noted This Was A Common Problem On Many Of The 5-series Models In The 2004 And Up Year Range. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 29000 miles. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in FREMONT, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.
Dec 21, 2012
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0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 123760 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBANB33574B. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in EL CERRITO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
Aug 20, 2014
I Recently Purchased A 2004 bmw 545i. On The Second Time Having A Passenger In The Car, While Driving Down The Highway, I Was Alerted By A Chime And Message That The Passenger Side Airbag / Safety Restraint System Had Failed. Also Noticed Was That When Turning On The Driver’s Seat Heater, The Seat Got Very Hot In One Particular Spot- On The Left Side Near My Hip (hot Enough That I Received A Minor Burn On My Leg Through A Pair Of Jeans). I Contacted bmw Customer Service About The Problem, As I Was Made Aware That There Were Recalls On Other Models For The Same Reasons, And Was Told That There Were No Open Recalls For Either Issue On My Model. The Representative Simply Explained That The Vehicle Was Out Of Warranty And That Fixing The Issues Would Be At My Expense. I Believe That These Are Very Serious Defects That Could Affect My Safety And The Safety Of My Passengers.
1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 91636 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBANB335X4B. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in EAST LIVERPOOL, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.
Dec 07, 2014
2004 BMW 545I problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW 545I, driving a 2004 BMW 545I, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Electrical System problems and defects.