The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps. These worn bushings should be replaced.
Loosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings on BMW 740iL
Average mileage: 117,000 (110,000–124,000)
7 people reported this problem
1995 BMW 740iL 110,000 mi, Visitor
the car front end shakes and vibrates at 45 mph, without applying brakes.
1999 BMW 740iL 124,000 mi, Visitor
Shakes and wobbles at 45mph