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 750Li Front Thrust Rod Bushings May Fail
BMW 750Li Problem
Average Mileage: 54,194 mi (10,000 mi - 89,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 BMW 750Li, 62,600 mi
BMW Said Bushing were wearing out. Need to be replaced $900 OUCH!
front is shakey..
Visitor, 2006 BMW 750Li, 89,000 mi
clunking and knocking when stopping wheel jerking horrible design,replaced both front arms expensive
Visitor, 2011 BMW 750Li, 10,000 mi
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!!!
Visitor, 2009 BMW 750Li, 26,700 mi
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.