Make : BMW Model : 745I Year : 2003
Build Dates : 20011024 - 20030409
NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 03V240000
Date Owners Notified: 20030708 Date Received by ODI: 20030701 Date Added to Database: 20030707
Manufacturer(s) Involved: BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Manufacturer(s) Responsible for the Recall: BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5470
Summary of the Safety Concern:
      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.
Consequence:
      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¬íS REACTIONS, THIS COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE DIGITAL ENGINE MANAGEMENT CONTROL UNIT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 8, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.
Report Initiator: MFR Vehicles Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).



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