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Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:40 AM
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Mein Auto: 2003 BMW 745Li
Brake Booster stopped working

I have a 2003 745Li and my brake booster stopped working one cold morning and I nearly backed into another car. I was inches away before it finally stopped rolling...

I checked and it looks like there is a recall out for the vacuum pump leaking oil and causing the brake booster to fail?

I called up the dealership to ask if the recall had been done on my car and they had detailed records of every service the car has been in for as well as all it's other recalls. For this recall though the extent of their records was a tiny note saying "Checked/Performed recall" at the bottom of one of my other service records - no mention of parts replaced, or actual work performed. Every other record has every minute detail recorded... This was from just 3 months ago.

But because they "Checked/Performed recall", they now want to charge somewhere near $2000 to fix what as far as I can tell appears to be the exact issue outlined in the recall.

I'm quite annoyed at the BMW dealerships at this point and I was wondering how feasible is it to fix this myself?

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