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September 3, 2003

BMW Has Recalled the 2002-2003 745i and 745Li

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.


Bayerische Motoren Werke

Models: BMW 745i Years: 2002-2003
BMW 745Li Years: 2002-2003

Number Potentially Involved: 5,470

Dates of Manufacture: October 2001 – April 2003

Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, due to a software error, a desynchronization of the valvetronic motors for engine banks I and II may occur. If this occurs, the engine could stall. In those cases, the driver may not be able to restart the engine. Depending on the level of engine roughness, or stalling, as well as traffic conditions and the driver’s reactions, this could lead to a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will reprogram the digital engine management control unit. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 8, 2003. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.


[NHTSA Recall No. 03V240].

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CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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