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BMW 760Li Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

There are reports of various interior trim parts peeling including center console buttons, storage tray buttons, door sill entry covers, b-pillar trims, and kick panels.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

BMW 760Li Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 13, 2004

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The software for the driver's seat occupant detection system (ODS) may not be able to reliably determine if the driver's seat is occupied. As a result, the supplemental restraint system may not function as expected. Increasing the risk of injury to a seat occupant. Dealers will reprogram the software for the driver's seat occupant detection system to correct the concern. This recall began on October 13, 2004.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 14, 2004

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Excessive wear may develop on the side bolsters of the seat backrest. As a result, the seat heater mat located in this area may be damaged. If such damage were to occur, with the system turned on, the occupant may feel excessive heat from the area. The heating element may damage or melt a small hole in this damaged area of the seat cover. If this happened, it could lead to the seat occupant being burned. Dealers will modify the seat heating circuit to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin during December of 2004.

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Engine, September 12, 2003

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The engine oil filter drain plug may not be tightened to specification. This could lead to loosening of the drain plug, causing an initial spray of oil and then a leak. If enough oil drains, engine damage can result, and crash could result if the damage is severe enough. Dealers will inspect the torque of the oil filter drain plug, and tighten if necessary. The recall began September 12, 2003.

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Engine, July 16, 2004

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The digital management control (EMC) unit may not have been produced according to specification. The engine may stall and not restart. As a result, a loss of power steering, and after repeated actuation of the brake pedal, a loss of brake power assist will occur. These conditions could result in a vehicle crash. Dealers will install a new (EMC) unit to correct this issue. This recall began on July 16, 2004.

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Suspension & Steering, September 13, 2006

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The lower rubber mount for the rear shock absorber may not have been manufactured properly and may not adhere to the housing. If it separates, the driver will experience impaired handling and control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear shock absorber. The recall began September 13, 2006.

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BMW 760Li Questions and Answers

vasa, 2003 BMW 760Li, Boerne, TX

my car eingn emmission problem comming on

Visitor, 2003 BMW 760Li, Memphis, TN

Dont no wer the stick to check my transmission fluide,or add to it.

lawmen, 2004 BMW 760Li, Atlantic Beach, FL

Changed plugs test drove check engine light and on Idrive screen Emission related fault warning.

SWatkins1251, 2007 BMW 760Li, Lighthouse Point, FL

mostly runs fine... Occasionally runs poorly... once engine is at 1500rpm it takes off appearing to run fine.

When really rough... turns out the exhaust manifold on the right side is glowing h...

jonathanullrich, 2004 BMW 760Li, Galt, CA

The car starts up better after running it more.

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BMW 760Li Reviews

This car has been ridiculously more trouble than it’s worth and Im not alone! The internet is peppered with issues on the 760. There are several parts on it that should be recalled and haven’t. The price of when something goes bad is a minimum of $1500 no matter what it is. I had an upper radiator hose that a piece that splits off the size of a quarter corroded, $1500! Alternator went bad which is liquid cooled, $2400 which damaged the special battery that’s in them because of all the computers and electronics, $450. Not to mention the known issue with the high pressure fuel pumps (HPFP's) which the 760 has 2 of them at $3000 each and a primer pump in the tank which runs $700. The service advisor at BMW has told me that they will go out, just a matter of time. It’s a known issue that BMW refuses to stand behind there faulty design. The 760 was my 3rd and last BMW. Because of how they handled this vehicle's issues with the public, I will never buy another BMW again!

We have a 760LI, with 64,000 original miles on it. I has spent more time in the shop than we've enjoyed it. At 43,000 miles we had to replace an $8,000.00 transmission. Now, 1 of the fuel pumps have gone out...... it has 3, costing us $4,000.00. We have asked BMW North America to assist in the repairs. Without batting an eye, they have refused. We have another V12, a Mercedes S600, with 147,000 miles on it. Not 1 issues at all! We are aware of the cost of the repairs, we were not prepared for BMW to not back their produt & take responsibility for their merchandise! At what point does the welfare of their customers come before shotty workman ship. They have extended the warranty on the newer vehicles in order to cover such issues because they do not have the know how to just fix the issue! By far, the worst experience with a vehicle and their manufacturer. I will never buy another BMW, nor do I recomend anyone else to!

my 2006 BMW has been in the shop more than driving it. I bought it with 30k miles on it, very good condition, it has needed numerous repairs, including new fuel injectors, transmission failure, as well as many little things constantly, Never Buy a BMW again. I believe the dealership is not only making money on all the repairs, but it seems that the more I repair it at the dealer the more it needs. I believe all the techs are getting commission as well.

I currently own a 2006 760li, I bought the car with only 50000 miles. Since I have had the car, I've began to have problems with the car loosing power, stalling and the engine fluttering. I've had to fix only two items on the car so far, which cost around 1750.00. I'm afraid to take this car to the dealer for the engine concerns. Anyone looking to purchase one, good luck!

This car was trouble since the day I bought it used with 22,000 miles. It has been in the shop constantly and is now having the entire engine rebuilt! Cost running close to $10,000. I will never buy another V12 again only because the service techs rarely work on them and when they do, a NIGHTMARE! It has definitely affected my decision to NEVER buy a BMW again.

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