Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs on BMW 750Li

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: 58,617 (10,000–89,000)
6 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2011
19 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
2006 BMW 750Li70,857
Bushing needs to be replaced, more money.
2008 BMW 750Li78,000
I recently noticed after having my trans rebuilt, that I could feel a jarring in my steering as I would go over a series of bumps. So BMW dealer said I needed thrust rod bushings... $928.00
2009 BMW 750Li74,000
Thrust arms need replaced, excessive toe wear on front tires
2006 BMW 750Li62,600
BMW Said Bushing were wearing out. Need to be replaced $900 OUCH!
I took it in for wheel alignment. Took it back and they checked it said alignment was perfect but control arm bushings were worn out! 36,800 miles on this car! $928.00 to fix
2006 BMW 750Li89,000
clunking and knocking when stopping wheel jerking horrible design,replaced both front arms expensive
2011 BMW 750Li10,000
Same exact problem....shuttering in steering wheel. I have done the alinment thing and have been told it was the run flat tires causing it..... no way there is something wrong with the steering on this car!!!
2009 BMW 750Li26,700
The car feels floaty and mushy when driving and the steering jerks sharply when driving over bumps. I've taken to the dealer nummerous times and was told I needed a wheel alignment, did it but continued to have the same problem; dealer said the rims were bent, replaced all four and still continue having the same problem. I've asked them have they checked the Front Thrust Rod Brushings and they say they have and found nothing wrong. There is something wrong with the streering on this car.
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