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

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: 65,029 (10,000–149,000)
7 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2011, 2012
23 people reported this problem
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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
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!!!
Steering wheel shakes when the brakes are applied. Just had new front brakes installed. Didn't have this problem before they installed the brakes. BMW seems to be guessing at this point.
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
clunking and knocking when stopping wheel jerking horrible design,replaced both front arms expensive
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.