BMW 740iL Problem Report

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

(11 reports)

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.

Replaced front struts Big noise driving over rough roads. $1200 repair bill -
replaced the torsion bars, solved the problem but it took a long time to find the problem. -
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. -
this is a scary feeling when it will not quit shaking so badly at 45 mph !! -
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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