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2006 BMW 750Li Question: Anyone else with BMW 750 transmission problems?

 

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Dave Chavoustie in Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, February 02, 2012, 06:31
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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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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 02, 2012, 07:07
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    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

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    February 02, 2012, 09:45
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    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.

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    globalhelper, February 02, 2012, 09:59
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    EVERYBODY ALWAYS SAYS THAT BUT THEY CONTINUE TO GO BACK. PLEASE EXPLAIN THAT

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    September 13, 2014, 18:16
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    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.

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    September 15, 2014, 11:24
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    YES
    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.

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