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.
Car Problem Reports
BMW 745i Front Thrust Rod Bushings May Fail
BMW 745i Problem
Average Mileage: 94,500 mi (85,000 mi - 104,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 BMW 745i, 104,000 mi
it cost me 600$ to replace tension bar and bushings also have oil leak coming from gaskets not sure how much thats going cost to fix