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My 545i had the increased emissions light to come on and then go off, and back on again. I was told it could be the thermostat. Can someone tell me how? Also, why are so many BMW's having this issue? has their been some kind of recall? Any info would be appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I've had the same problem with my 2005 525i and the BMW dealership replaced the vanos.  It was a costly repair!  Now, just a couple months later, the "increased emissions" light has reappeared.  I am so tremendously frustrated.

    And just a few days ago, the "pass restraint" warning message appeared.  If this car doesn't stop, I am going to be blinded by all the annoying lights that are appearing on the dash!  Geez!  But this issue may be related to a faulty sensor matte in the seat for which BMW has issued a recall.

    I am just not sure I can keep this car much longer.  It is by far, the most coolest car that I have ever owned.  But I have no confidence in this car.


  • o_forsale Apr 28, 2009

    Did you have the 'Increased Emissions' after you replace the AirBag mat sensor?
    I just had mine replaced under a recall warantee and the 'Increased Emissions E60' light came a few days afterwards.
    Is this related? (I can't see how since one is emmissions related and the recall was for AirbagSensor.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    I have a 2004 BMW 530I and just had my airbag mat repaired on Apr 23, 09. Today, Apr 29, 09 while driving my check engine light came on too saying that I exceeded the emissions too. 

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    mark brown May 11, 2010

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  • Ahmed Nov 09, 2011

    2005 545i emissions in I drive says it's due soon. Then car starts shaking then shuts off, lights,radio still on. What's that about? Then sluggish taking off...WOW! I'm scared to even drive the car now cause it might stall on highway.

  • Vicki Cordoba
    Vicki Cordoba Jun 24, 2014

    so what is the answer?! We just purchased a used 2005 525 and similar thing. 1st with Transmission warning and emissions subtitile. Car went into safe mode and wouldnt shift above 4th. When we stopped. waited and it turned back on without any jmore warning. Went fine on the fwy. Next day, it would just shut off. no error messages. Try to start itt and nothing. Then after 5 minutes of trying, it starts. only to shut off while driving again., Took 10 minutes for it to finally start. Today it happened again. Is it the computer system a bad relay of what?



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