2004 BMW 545I Engine problems & defects.

BMW 545I Engine problems : 7.

Intermittent Harsh 2-1 Downshift (jolt) When Coming To A Stop With Light Brake Application. Jolts And/or Jerks Felt When Reaccelerating After Coasting. Judder When Gently Accelerating (most Noticeable At An Engine Speed Below 2,000 Rpm). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 75000 miles. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in CLIVE, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

May 01, 2012

When Beginning To Drive, The Vehicle Would Slam To The Point Where I Thought I Was Rear Ended. I Took The Car To My Mechanic And He Said It Was The Transmission And The Fix Was Costly. Continues To Do This At Times And Will Also Do A Smaller Scale Slam When Slowing To A Stop Light Or Stop Sign. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBANB33504B. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in SELAH, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Nov 01, 2011

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

When I Got Up Out The Seat The Airbag And Seat Belt Indicator Came On And Is Still On. It Says Passenger Restraint System Malfunction. And It Will Not Deploy Airbags. Also There Have Been A Few Oil Leaks In The Engine. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 104000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBANB33594B. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in OAKLEY, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 01, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2004 bmw 545i. The Contact Stated That While At A Complete Stop, He Attempted To Accelerate And A Large Cloud Of Smoke Emitted From The Exhaust. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Where It Was Found That The Valve Stem Seals Had Failed. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Contacted About The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 94,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBANB33514B. BMW 545I 2004 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20040311. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. BMW 545I 2004 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: BMW SEATTLE . DEALER’S CITY: SEATTLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 98134 .

June 14, 2013

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

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