2005 BMW 745

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Available in 2 styles:  2005 BMW 745 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$7,730–$19,726
Estimated MPG

18 city / 26 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Recall number: 12V502000
Recall date: 10/17/2012

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2008 7-SERIES VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH THE COMFORT ACCESS OPTION, AND MANUFACTURED AUGUST 23, 2004, THROUGH JULY 24, 2008. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES HAVE AN ELECTRONIC KEY AND AN ELECTRONIC CONNECTION BETWEEN THE GEAR SHIFTER AND THE TRANSMISSION (SHIFT-BY-WIRE) THAT AUTOMATICALLY SHIFTS THE TRANSMISSION TO PARK WHEN THE DRIVER PRESSES THE START/STOP BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE ENGINE. IF THE DRIVER PRESSES THE ENGINE START/STOP BUTTON 2 OR 3 TIMES WITHIN A SHORT TIME INTERVAL, THE SYSTEM MAY SHIFT THE TRANSMISSION TO NEUTRAL RATHER THAN PARK. 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.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVER EXITS THE VEHICLE WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED, THE VEHICLE MAY ROLLAWAY. UNATTENDED ROLLAWAY INCIDENTS OFTEN RESULT IN A CRASH OR CAUSE INJURY TO PEDESTRIANS ATTEMPTING TO STOP OR ENTER THE VEHICLE OR TO OTHER BYSTANDERS IN THE PATH OF THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER 2012, BUT WILL NOT HAVE REVISED SOFTWARE AVAILABLE TO REMEDY THE VEHICLES UNTIL MARCH 2013. OWNERS MAY CALL BMW AT 1-800-525-7417 OR EMAIL BMW AT CUSTOMERRELATIONS@BMWUSA.COM.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/23/2004 and 07/24/2008.


LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Recall number: 12V504000
Recall date: 10/17/2012

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 7-SERIES VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH BOTH COMFORT ACCESS AND SOFT CLOSE AUTOMATIC OPTIONS, AND MANUFACTURED AUGUST 23, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2007. DUE TO A SOFTWARE PROBLEM, THE DOORS MAY APPEAR TO BE CLOSED AND LATCHED, BUT, IN FACT, MAY INADVERTANTLY OPEN.

Consequence:

THE DOOR MAY UNEXPECTEDLY OPEN DUE TO ROAD OR DRIVING CONDITIONS OR OCCUPANT CONTACT WITH THE DOOR. THE SUDDEN OPENING MAY RESULT IN OCCUPANT EJECTION OR INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE SOFTWARE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417 OR EMAIL BMW AT CUSTOMERRELATIONS@BMWUSA.COM.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/23/2004 and 09/03/2007.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Recall number: 12V502000
Recall date: 10/17/2012

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2008 7-SERIES VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH THE COMFORT ACCESS OPTION, AND MANUFACTURED AUGUST 23, 2004, THROUGH JULY 24, 2008. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES HAVE AN ELECTRONIC KEY AND AN ELECTRONIC CONNECTION BETWEEN THE GEAR SHIFTER AND THE TRANSMISSION (SHIFT-BY-WIRE) THAT AUTOMATICALLY SHIFTS THE TRANSMISSION TO PARK WHEN THE DRIVER PRESSES THE START/STOP BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE ENGINE. IF THE DRIVER PRESSES THE ENGINE START/STOP BUTTON 2 OR 3 TIMES WITHIN A SHORT TIME INTERVAL, THE SYSTEM MAY SHIFT THE TRANSMISSION TO NEUTRAL RATHER THAN PARK. 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.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVER EXITS THE VEHICLE WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED, THE VEHICLE MAY ROLLAWAY. UNATTENDED ROLLAWAY INCIDENTS OFTEN RESULT IN A CRASH OR CAUSE INJURY TO PEDESTRIANS ATTEMPTING TO STOP OR ENTER THE VEHICLE OR TO OTHER BYSTANDERS IN THE PATH OF THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER 2012, BUT WILL NOT HAVE REVISED SOFTWARE AVAILABLE TO REMEDY THE VEHICLES UNTIL MARCH 2013. OWNERS MAY CALL BMW AT 1-800-525-7417 OR EMAIL BMW AT CUSTOMERRELATIONS@BMWUSA.COM.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/23/2004 and 07/24/2008.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Recall number: 12V502000
Recall date: 10/17/2012

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2008 7-SERIES VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH THE COMFORT ACCESS OPTION, AND MANUFACTURED AUGUST 23, 2004, THROUGH JULY 24, 2008. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES HAVE AN ELECTRONIC KEY AND AN ELECTRONIC CONNECTION BETWEEN THE GEAR SHIFTER AND THE TRANSMISSION (SHIFT-BY-WIRE) THAT AUTOMATICALLY SHIFTS THE TRANSMISSION TO PARK WHEN THE DRIVER PRESSES THE START/STOP BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE ENGINE. IF THE DRIVER PRESSES THE ENGINE START/STOP BUTTON 2 OR 3 TIMES WITHIN A SHORT TIME INTERVAL, THE SYSTEM MAY SHIFT THE TRANSMISSION TO NEUTRAL RATHER THAN PARK. 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.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVER EXITS THE VEHICLE WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED, THE VEHICLE MAY ROLLAWAY. UNATTENDED ROLLAWAY INCIDENTS OFTEN RESULT IN A CRASH OR CAUSE INJURY TO PEDESTRIANS ATTEMPTING TO STOP OR ENTER THE VEHICLE OR TO OTHER BYSTANDERS IN THE PATH OF THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER 2012, BUT WILL NOT HAVE REVISED SOFTWARE AVAILABLE TO REMEDY THE VEHICLES UNTIL MARCH 2013. OWNERS MAY CALL BMW AT 1-800-525-7417 OR EMAIL BMW AT CUSTOMERRELATIONS@BMWUSA.COM.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/23/2004 and 07/24/2008.


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