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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,875 miles

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2006 BMW 750 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 BMW 750 Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 252016

750

  • 160,000 miles

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

Brake vacuum pump booster has failed due to contamination even after brake booster supply line was replaced in December, 4, 2010. When vehicle is in motion, the car loses power to brakes, brake pedal feels hard and vehicle takes 20-30 ft longer to brake even if pushing down with maximum force. This caused vehicle to take an infinite amount of time to stop, which resulted in car nearly running into another vehicle when issue occurred. Luckily I swerved off highway unto median. This issue can result in death or catastrophic accident as brake booster vacuum pump is affected in such a way that brake power is 50% less than normal, low to negligible brake power means car does not stop normally, it takes more time to stop, which can lead to death from rear end collisions, freak accidents and even running into persons or objects when parking.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 042016

750

  • 66,000 miles
While stopping, the brake pedal became extremely hard and went to the floor, just barely avoiding a catastrophe. This happened with no warning whatsoever, and this could have been a multiple death accident. I contacted BMW of na and they informed me that my VIN number was not included in the recall. I clearly should be, because I know I am not the only one this problem.

- Magnolia, NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 012016

750

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact was notified of NHTSA campaign number: 10V446000 (service brakes, hydraulics) by an independent technician due to a brake failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the vehicle was under the recall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the brake clamp and vacuum pipe were replaced. Although the vehicle was repaired, the brakes still failed. The vehicle was returned to the dealer where it was diagnosied that the vehicle's brake booster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 81,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #5

Feb 102014

750

  • miles

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

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 #4

Jan 272014

750

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated while driving approximately 65 mph there was a power assist braking performance failure and the brakes required full force in order to come to a complete stop. The contact experience an increased stopping distance. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake booster needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 10V446000 (service brakes hydraulic). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 72,000.

- Modespo , CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 022013

750

  • 80,000 miles
Brake peddle appear to resist depression, and braking becomes difficult or impossible. The resistance feels like a control system resisting, and preventing the peddle from being depressed. But it could possibly be a failure of power assist, but it feels like a hard, but slightly spongy resistance, like a hydraulic system closed a valve down stream of the brakes. The issue began abruptly 5 days ago, from no indication at all of an issue, to an abrupt issue in full effect. Now it is consistant, and very repeatable. When braking to a stop from over 20 mph, the brakes work normally down to ~10mph. Then between 10 and 7 mph, the brakes feel like they are pushing back, if not strongly resisting depression. Braking is difficult and dangerous. Take caution.

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 222012

750

  • 120,000 miles
. while driving I came to a intersection I depressed the brake pedal but the brakes did not respond. I continually applied pressure to the brake pedal until the brakes responded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing where the mechanic replaced the front brakes and rotors. The mechanic found contamination in the brake booster and notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 10V446000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) the vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer changed the valves & then told me I had to pay for diagnostic cause the breaks weren't working which I did paid $149 plus tax. After the diagnostic the technician stated that the brake booster would have to be replaced. Per the recall, the brake booster could become contaminated over time due to the recalled failure. The manufacture advised me that the repairs would not be covered.

- New Britain, CT, USA

problem #1

May 302012

750

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 10V446000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) and was taken to the dealer for repairs. The contact stated that the brake warning light illuminated after the repairs while driving approximately 25 mph. The contact depressed the brake pedal but the brakes did not respond. The contact continually applied pressure to the brake pedal until the brakes responded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing where the mechanic replaced the rear brakes and rotors. The mechanic found contamination in the brake booster and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician stated that the brake booster would have to be replaced. The contact stated that per the recall, the brake booster could become contaminated over time due to the recalled failure. The manufacturer advised the contact that the repairs would not be covered. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Windsor, MD, USA

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