Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs on BMW M5

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.

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Average mileage: 69,250 (55,000–83,500)
7 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003
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identified at dealership when vehicle was in for other repairs; not yet fixed - researching better price