Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs on BMW 740iL

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: 142,500 (98,000–180,000)
6 model years affected: 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001
11 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
1997 BMW 740iL180,000
replaced the torsion bars, solved the problem but it took a long time to find the problem.
1999 BMW 740iL98,000
Replaced front struts Big noise driving over rough roads. $1200 repair bill
2001 BMW 740iL143,000
this is a scary feeling when it will not quit shaking so badly at 45 mph !!
2000 BMW 740iL124,000
I went to firestone and had the vehicle inspected. They said that the bushings were loose so I guess I need to replace them when I can. At around 40 to 50 mph the steering wheel shakes a lot, especially when going over bumps.
1995 BMW 740iL145,000
At 45 MPH tires start to wobble....goes away at 50 MPH. BMW says to replace the thrust bushung and get new tires/ alignment.
it is still a problem
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