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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
BMW 745Li Front Tension Strut Bushings May Fail
BMW 745Li Problem
Average Mileage: 94,438 mi (75,000 mi - 112,753 mi)
Visitor, 2005 BMW 745Li, 91,000 mi
DEALER RECOMMENDS REPLACING. OVER $500 TO REPLACE L AND R BUSHING.
Bushings are cracked, have not yet took to get fixed.