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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,961 miles

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2006 BMW 750 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Feb 152016

750

  • 127,145 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving at any speed, the rear passenger door unlocked and opened without warning. On many occasions, the door was unable to remain closed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 12V504000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,145.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #20

May 012016

750

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While operating the vehicle, the front driver side door suddenly opened. On another occasion, the rear passenger side door erroneously opened. The cause of the failures were not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V504000 (latches/locks/linkages). The contact indicated that the vehicle experianced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #19

Mar 182015

750 8-cyl

  • 74,600 miles
Today while exiting the highway my drivers doors unlocked and opened by itself. I was able to close the door. Once I pulled away from the traffic light it opened again. It really scared me. I've done research and realized that this has been an ongoing issue. Please do a recall before some gets hurt.

- Chula Vista , CA, USA

problem #18

Mar 022011

750 8-cyl

  • 51,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The door don't latch correctly, I had the door latches replace in 2011 and they have broken again. BMW have a recall on the door latches from 2005 to 2007. My car is a 2006, they say the defective part is not in my car but they key breaking. The recall # 12V504000 for the door latch. BMW dealership refuse to replace or refuse to recall all the vehicle, the door will open during driving and the driver or passenger will have to hold the door till the vehicle is stopped. Please help this is a public safety warning to BMW.....updated 04/23/15 the consumer also recall# 13V564000.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #17

Apr 012014

750

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that the rear driver's side door failed to fully latch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the door lock actuator malfunctioned. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 12V504000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 91,000.

- Piscataway Towmship, NJ, USA

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problem #16

Mar 112014

750

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that the rear driver's side door failed to fully latch, causing it to open while making a right turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that sca software need to be updated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 12V504000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 95,000.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #15

Nov 152013

750 8-cyl

  • 90,735 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Continuation of affected parts: Latches/locks/linkages and parking brake, your site states recalls for 2006 BMW 750I, but BMW said there is no recalls for my VIN. I have been having multiple safety issues with this vehicle. I have been having problems with the latches/locks on all four doors, they repeatedly go lock and unlock. I was driving down the street with my 3 year old grandchild and his door came open. The car also accelerates and shuts down almost like is going to stop. Parking brake light will not go off and it makes a grinding noise.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #14

Feb 102014

750

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750I. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 30 mph, the rear passenger's side door erroneously opened. The contact also mentioned that the parking brake failed to disengage. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the door locks and parking brake gears needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN and failure mileage was unavailable.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #13

Mar 042013

750 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the rear passenger's side door independently opened without warning. The contact then secured the door however, the failure recurred with the doors locked. The contact notified the dealer of the defect. The contact indicated that the vehicle VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign 12V504000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #12

Oct 142013

750

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that the front passenger's side door would not latch properly when closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The contact was advised that the door lock actuator and outer handle failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified about the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #11

Jan 012013

750 8-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2006 BMW 750I. Consumer writes in regards to the soft close automatic door recall notice. The consumer believed his vehicle was affected by recall#12V504000. The consumer stated the soft close automatic door function on his vehicle started malfunctioning in early January 2013. Both the driver's door as well as the rear passenger door failed to latch properly. Since the problem appeared suddenly on two doors, he believed it was a software problem.

- La Crescenta, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 222013

750

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that the front passenger door did not latch properly when closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The contact was advised that the door lock actuator and outer handle failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure and current mileages were approximately 66,000. Updated 7/15/13 the consumer stated door would not open. Updated 07/22/13

- Lake Way, TX, USA

problem #9

Nov 012012

750

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 7 series. The contact stated that the rear driver's side door would open independently. The door would open while the vehicle was in motion or while sitting idle. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number:12V504000(latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch) and contacted the manufacturer, but was advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 73,600.

- Hiram, GA, USA

problem #8

Feb 142012

750 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
While driving my grand daughter to school, my driver's side lock unlatched. Because I was in the middle of morning traffic, I had to hold the door closed while I was driving until I was able to get off the road and call BMW to pick up the car.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #7

Apr 062012

750

  • 32,000 miles
The right side passenger soft auto close latch is not working. The latch somehow tries to unlock when trying to soft close and door remains open. Door has to be manually hard closed due to this issue. This seems to be a widespread problem for a $100K car. No updates or reset option available on the internet.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #6

Jan 122012

750

  • 59,700 miles
I went to unlock my BMW 750 li driver door and get in but once I closed it would not lock close at all, nothing I did worked. Eventually had to take my children to school holding the driver door with one hand while driving with the other. Not safe at all. I have the soft close feature on my car, so I noticed it was not latching on after a little detective work. So not only does my driver door not shut, but I can't even unlock or lock my doors by either using the key remote or the unlock/lock button inside. Very dangerous, and I can't believe there is not backup for the doors if the soft close feature is not working properly. This is not the first time I've had issues with the soft close doors, on the driver side rear door I have issues with as well. I have to hold the handle out and close for the soft close feature to "catch" the door. Very unsafe and requires a recall. Updaate comp code to loatches/locks/linkages.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #5

Nov 132011

750

  • 65,000 miles
I own a 2006 BMW 750li. I started having problems with my driver side door several weeks ago. My driver door would not shut. Yesterday, I was at the grocery store, went back to my car, used the remote and the door opened. Got into my car and my door would not shut. I tried to use the automatic lock and it did not work. I used the key on the driver side and waited until I heard it catch, this reengaged my lock so I was able to close the door. Update comp code to latches/locks/linkages.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 022006

750

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that when trying to close her right rear passenger door she was unable to shut it properly when the air was very moist. When the door closed it opened back up on its own. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure or duplicate it. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 9,000. Update comp code to latches/locks/linkages. *.pco

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #3

May 042011

750

  • miles
I have a BMW 2006 750 and I am having latch issues, the door does not latch.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 172011

750 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
A major BMW safety concern. On a 2006 BMW 750 li, randomly, the driver's door will not latch. Nothing holds the door closed and at highway speeds the door swings open and has to be held close by the driver's hand. When the door won't latch the key fob and the interior electric lock buttons do not work. This is a major safety issue the factory ignores stating the car is out of warranty and any repair must be paid for by the owner. Electronic door latches must be designed to last the life of the car. Randomly the driver's door will not latch and repeatedly closing the door has no apparent effect. Leaving the car in a lot when the driver's door will not latch leaves the contents unsecured. Traveling at highway speeds and noticing the driver's door is not latched is very scary and I'm afraid in the event of an accident death could be a direct result. Update comp code to latches/locks/linkages.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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