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

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: 65,570 (10,000–149,000)
6 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2011
20 people reported this problem
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2008 BMW 750Li 78,000 mi,
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
2006 BMW 750Li 70,857 mi,
Bushing needs to be replaced, more money.
2011 BMW 750Li 10,000 mi,
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!!!
2009 BMW 750Li 74,000 mi,
Thrust arms need replaced, excessive toe wear on front tires
2006 BMW 750Li 62,600 mi,
BMW Said Bushing were wearing out. Need to be replaced $900 OUCH!
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
front is shakey..
2006 BMW 750Li 89,000 mi,
clunking and knocking when stopping wheel jerking horrible design,replaced both front arms expensive
2009 BMW 750Li 26,700 mi,
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.