A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.Google+
Car Problem Reports
BMW 740iL Multiple Power Steering Hoses May Simultaneously Fail
BMW 740iL Problem
Average Mileage: 118,772 mi (59,000 mi - 165,148 mi)
Visitor, 1999 BMW 740iL, 120,000 mi
fluid leaking fluid on hose leadeing from pump
Visitor, 2001 BMW 740iL, 114,000 mi
After having my radiator replaced the hack that worked on my car severed the high pressure hose for the power steering. One week after the radiator my car became difficult to steer and within minutes it was nearly impossible to steer. High pressure hose replaced to the tune of $250.
About every 60k both power steering hoses replaced total just over $600.
It was time to replace the Power Steering Hose and Reservoir - Great Car few problems last forever
Visitor, 1999 BMW 740iL, 98,000 mi
Power steering fluid leaks. replaced 3 hoses and fitting $700 repair
Visitor, 1997 BMW 740iL, 143,000 mi
Needed O2 Sensor replaced that then... Spark plug blew out of coil pack now spark plug will not go back in ??? power steering hose leak.