September 3, 2003
BMW Has Recalled the 2002-2003 745i and 745Li
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
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].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
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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