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Power Assist Brake Vacuum Problems of BMW 745



BMW 745 owners have reported 6 problems related to power assist brake vacuum (under the service brakes category).

car image   Power Assist Brake Vacuum problem of the 2003 BMW 745 1
Failure Date: 07/11/2012

The 2003 BMW 745li has a recall campaign no. 10v-446: brake vacuum pump. Took car in to local dealer and dealer refused to perform recall due to vacuum pump leaking oil, and must be replaced first full of charge at $1300. 00usd. When in recall letter it states the problem to be "small amount of oil could leak from the brake vacuum pump into the vacuum hose, dealer claims there are to only replace vacuum line hose. I don't have the money to perform the service and the moment so now I must drive vehicle with faulty brakes! thanks BMW USA!.

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car image   Power Assist Brake Vacuum problem of the 2004 BMW 745 2
Failure Date: 03/19/2011

The contact owns a 2004 BMW 745li. The contact stated that the brake pedal was soft and extended to the floorboard when depressed. The vehicle would not stop immediately when the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the vehicle was functioning normally. The dealer also stated that the vehicle had previously been repaired according to recall 10v446000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). The vehicle was not repaired. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The current mileage was approximately 103,000. The failure mileage was approximately 99,000.

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car image   Power Assist Brake Vacuum problem of the 2003 BMW 745 3
Failure Date: 01/18/2011

The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. The contact received recall notice NHTSA campaign id number: 10v446000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the neck was separating from the vacuum pump which caused a leak. The additional repairs were not included in the recall and the would be responsible for the costs. The repairs under the recall were made but none of the additional repairs were made. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

car image   Power Assist Brake Vacuum problem of the 2002 BMW 745 4
Failure Date: 12/03/2010

Recall campaign no. 10v-446, BMW brake vacuum pump I receive the recall paper from BMW in mail. I called to schedule the service with BMW dealer. They denied to quote if my car that would be delivered on the schedule they give me would be ready in 4 hours time they quoted or same day, and if not do they provide me a loaner? they denied all my request, meaning completing the service same day or providing me the loaner. I called BMW center and amazingly they were trying to pass me to dealer, and they were insisting that this is the dealer call. I tried to let them understand that the car is taking to BMW service center because of BMW fault and not mine, and they can not get my means of transportation without providing me a loaner, or they quote and do the job same day. It seems BMW management believe this is a favor to the customers, and do not want to agree and accept that they have pu thousands of lives in danger for many years, and they are responsible to ix the cars in a way not to hassle the customers. I am filing this complaint on BMW management behavior and irresponsibility towards customers.

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car image   Power Assist Brake Vacuum problem of the 2005 BMW 745 5
Failure Date: 11/21/2010

The contact owns a 2005 BMW 745li. The contact received a recall notice for recall 10v446000 (service brakes: power assist: vacuum). The contact called the manufacturer but could not get an answer as to when the repairs would be done. The contact felt that the recall was not being attended to in a reasonable amount of time. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 54,700. Updated 04/27/11.

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car image   Power Assist Brake Vacuum problem of the 2002 BMW 745 6
Failure Date: 07/31/2010

2002 BMW 745i. Consumer states that he received a recall for the brake booster and vacuum line repair. Consumer paid for the repair in July 2010 prior to the official recall. The consumer is requesting reimbursement.


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