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.
Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs on BMW M5
Average mileage: 69,250 (55,000–83,500)
9 people reported this problem
identified at dealership when vehicle was in for other repairs; not yet fixed - researching better price