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BMW 540i Front Tension Strut Bushings May Fail

BMW 540i Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003

Average Mileage: 124,000 mi (95,000 mi - 153,000 mi)


The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare 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.

  • Consejero, , 153,000 mi

    last front end alignment with new tires had mushy strut bushings. Now starting to cause vibration in the front when braking. Will replace next week.

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