My 2006 750 li has only 60,000 miles on it. On vacation last month 800 miles from home my transmission failed. There was no warning or previous signs of a problem. The nearest BMW dealer said the only option was to replace it, it could not be repaired. Seemed strange that a failure should occur with such low mileage. $10,000 later I was on my way home. I called BMW NA customer service and got absolutely nowhere. This was called a"random failure" and offerd no help. Needless to say given this kind of a response my BMW buying days are over
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2006 BMW 750Li Question: Anyone else with BMW 750 transmission problems?
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (14643 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper February 02, 2012, 10:07Master
MY FRIEND ONLY WORKS ON GERMAN CARS AND HE ALWAYS TOLD ME THATS WHY HE PICK THEM CAUSE THE REPAIRS ARE FREQUENT AND EXP. THE WORST ONES ARE 6 AND 7 SERIES THE BEST ARE THE 3 SERIES. SORRY
Answer #2gscruggs777 February 02, 2012, 12:45Rookie
I've noticed that the dealers always make the problem out to be worst than what it really is. They told me that I needed a transmission until I told them that it was still covered under the warranty. Then suddenly al they had to do was an adjustment. Watch those shady dealers.
Replyglobalhelper, February 02, 2012, 12:59Master
EVERYBODY ALWAYS SAYS THAT BUT THEY CONTINUE TO GO BACK. PLEASE EXPLAIN THAT
Answer #3750lix September 13, 2014, 21:16Rookie
I brought my 2011 750li x with 60k to the dealer for a jerking feeling when you first start off from a stop. No codes but the dealer says it needs a trans. Fortunately I have an extended warranty but am dismayed that any car could need a trans on a 3 year old car with 60k, especially BMW's flagship. Kinda of reminds me of the toilet seat in the space shuttle. I think that also cost $10,000.
Answer #4BHETLAND September 15, 2014, 14:24Rookie
I JUST BOUGHT A 2011 USED 750LI X DRIVE BAD TRANS. HAVE A EXT. WARRANTY ON IT .$8500.00 IT WAS COVERED.KEEP POPPING OUT ON HIGHWAY.
Answer #5tayea January 18, 2015, 16:01Rookie
I was on Christmas break visiting my in-laws is Alabama, 800 miles away. Transmission just quit without any warning. Had it towed to the only BMW Indy shop in that area and was told I needed a new transmission. I had the car transported back to Maryland and my BMW certified Indy gave me the same news. $8800.00 to replace. My trany failed at 77K +- Have you had any issue with your new transmission? I usually keep my cars a very long time. All me previous were 5 series BMW.