Question about BMW 6 Series
I will post items for do it yourself level only.
On level ground,check/fill power steering fluid.
(DO NOT OVERFILL)
The steering angle sensor and steering assist system is feeding out of range data (wrong data) to the transmission computer.
After filling the power steering reservoir,clean the steering rack area with Simple Green or Castrol de-greaser follow by water.
The optical sending unit can be dirty. A quick de-greasing in the steering rack area will clean out any dust and dirt.
(if your are not comfortable cleaning the steering rack yourself then you can count on a good car wash the do full under-car chassis wash)
There are two recalls from BMW NA.
Link for both recalls HERE
Check your service record first for pass service done on your 645.
Have your VIN number handy and call BMW toll free number 1-800-831-1117 to verify are these recalls apply to your 645.
Make: BMW Model: 6 SERIES Model Year: 2004 Manufacturer: BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE Mfr's Report Date: JUN 10, 2004 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V303000 N/A NHTSA Action Number: N/A Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE Potential Number of Units Affected: 7532 Summary:
ONCERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 8-CYLINDER ENGINES, A CIRCULARRETENTION CLIP AT THE QUICK-RELEASE COUPLING ALONG THE FUEL SUPPLY LINEWAS INADVERTENTLY NOT INSTALLED. Consequence:
INTHE EVENT OF A SEVERE FRONTAL CRASH, THE QUICK-RELEASE COUPLING COULDSEPARATE CAUSING FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF ANIGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE. Remedy:
DEALERSWILL INSTALL A CIRCULAR RETENTION CLIP AT THE QUICK-RELEASE COUPLINGALONG THE FUEL SUPPLY LINE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 5, 2004. OWNERSSHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.
CUSTOMERSCAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONAUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Model: 6 SERIES Model Year: 2004 Manufacturer: BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE Mfr's Report Date: JUL 14, 2004 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V344000 N/A NHTSA Action Number: N/A Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) Potential Number of Units Affected: 4102 Hi, My BMW 645 2004 is - spacer.gif Summary:
ONCERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 8 AND 12 CYLINDER ENGINES, THEDIGITAL ENGINE MANAGEMENT CONTROL (EMC) UNITS WERE NOT PRODUCEDACCORDING TO SPECIFICATIONS. Hi, My BMW 645 2004 is - spacer.gif Consequence:
ASA RESULT, ENGINE STALLING WILL OCCUR AFTER A SHORT PERIOD OF OPERATION.THE VEHICLE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESTART. ALSO, A LOSS OF POWER STEERINGAND, AFTER REPEATED ACTUATION OF THE BRAKE PEDAL, A LOSS OF BRAKE POWERASSIST WILL OCCUR.THESE CONDITIONS COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH. Hi, My BMW 645 2004 is - spacer.gif Remedy:
DEALERSWILL INSTALL A NEW DIGITAL ENGINE MANAGEMENT CONTROL UNIT. THE RECALLBEGAN ON JULY 16, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-83Hi, My BMW 645 2004 is - spacer.gifpan> Notes:
CUSTOMERSCAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTOSAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
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