Recalls for 2005 BMW 745

There are currently 5 recalls for your car.


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Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 12V504000

Recall Date: 10/17/2012

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

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 inadvertently 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.

What Owners Should Do: BMW will notify owners and dealers will update software. The recall began on December 12, 2012. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Next Steps: Contact Northwest BMW

Recall Number: 12V502000

Recall Date: 10/17/2012

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Next Steps: Contact Northwest BMW

Recall Number: 12V504000

Recall Date: 10/17/2012

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Next Steps: Contact Northwest BMW

Recall Number: 12V502000

Recall Date: 10/17/2012

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

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Next Steps: Contact Northwest BMW

Recall Number: 12V502000

Recall Date: 10/17/2012

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Next Steps: Contact Northwest BMW

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