The purchase price may have depreciated, but the maintenance costs haven't. The safety agency said the investigation was prompted by 54 complaints, including some drivers who said the unexpected loss of power assist made the car difficult to control. In the event of a crash while the air bag module is resetting, the air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury. If the brackets break the driver could lose control, the safety agency said. The inquiry could lead to a recall. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off.
Took it for a spin without any problems. However, buy a bad one and it'll be your worst nightmare. My old one is garbage. The problem some times also turns up when stopping the for traffic when running on idle speed. The complaints are organized into groups with data published by vehicle, vehicle component, and specific problem.
Due to a software problem, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open. Mechatronic Seal replacement is pretty simple only have to drain trans fluid, drop the pan to get at it and anyone who is mechanically inclined can swap one out pretty easily. No, i haven't found the reason, but what Keif writes looks interesting. The problem some times also turns up when stopping the for traffic when running on idle speed. There is a known issue about the bridge seal it's a little plastic figure-8 looking thing cracking and losing pressure.
Best regards, Chris Did you ever find out what was wrong with it? This car is being a money pit. If using the electronic key Comfort Access mode , there would be no protection from the ignition interlock that prevents key removal if the vehicle is not in Park. This could cause an accident if someone was following to close behind. I would avoid the 2002 745i like the plague. Still trying to understand how complex the replacement of the bridge seal adapater and other seal really are. Please help me this vehicle is not safe to drive you don't know when or where it will shut off.
For more information or to report a safety problem, go to the government. The crazy thing is that after all of that effort of replacing 5 expensive parts, the problem may still go unfixed. Read our to see people who found humor in a bad situation. Owners will be notified starting next month as well. I'm new to the site. The car has one 4. The warranty extension covers the 2006 6-Series, 3-Series with a standard seat, 2004 to 2005 Z4, 2004 to 2006 7-Series, 2006 X5 and 2004 to 2006 5-Series with a comfort seat.
Does anyone in here have a clue about what the problem might be? The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. This could lead to a smoldering of the pump or an engine compartment or vehicle fire. Hazard: If the driver exits the vehicle with the transmission in Neutral and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may rollaway. Just bought a 2002 745i on thursday and drove it home, approx 180 miles, without any problems whatsoever. The failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage is 69,800. The cars have electronic transmission shifters that are designed to automatically shift into park if the driver presses the button to turn off the engine.
There should be no problems connected to this error-message they said. This is dangerous and hazardous for driving and needs to be looked at before someone will get seriously hurt. He also tried to drive it without success. If this occurred, the power-assist braking could be affected. In these vehicles, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open. You said that the dealership cannot commmunicate with the car but you are able to diagnose it. You have to take down the mechatronic unit to replace it.
The recall was prompted by a defect investigation started last year by N. Consequence: If this were to occur, the engine could stall and not be restarted until more fuel was added to the fuel tank. It's just a simple part to put in but it's important that you carefully reinstall the mechatronic assembly and torque it correctly so if you aren't comfortable doing that I'd leave that one to the experts as you can do more harm than good if you mess anything up. Welcome To The Poor House — I was like a movie star, when pulling up at restaurants. I wouldn't worry so much about the engine because you see these cars all day running like brand new well over 200k. Hazard: The door may unexpectedly open due to road or driving conditions or occupant contact with the door. What are you using to diagnose the car? With cold engine the idle is about 700 rpm.
Did any of these tips work? This poses a potential safety issue as it prevents the driver from devoting the needed attention to operation of the vehicle. The agency says one driver complained to regulators about the problem, and the company has received additional complaints. Sorry for not posting answer until now. Best regards, Chris He's talking about the bridge seal. If using the electronic key Comfort Access mode , there would be no protection from the ignition interlock that prevents key removal if the vehicle is not in Park.