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Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs on BMW 535i

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 79,651 (60,000–100,000)
4 model years affected: 1990, 1993, 2008, 2010
6 people reported this problem