1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,072 miles

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2006 BMW 750 drivetrain problems

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2006 BMW 750 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #77

Oct 122016

750

  • 106,000 miles

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

Pre-owned vehicle -transmission issue which is not mechanical...vehicle did not shift to reverse from park. Local BMW dealer says new transmission is needed. Research indicates it to be a problem with the vehicle electronics (solenoid) which sends shift signal to the transmission. BMW will not say this is an inherent issue with its product as evidenced by the number of similar complaints. When vehicle is in motion on any roadway at 40-55 mph, a series of fault codes are displayed on the dashboard [transmission fault-drive moderately], and subsequently the vehicle will stall and not engage into gear. Efforts to prove that this is not owner/consumer responsibility due to the internal nature of the fault(s) are not accepted by the BMW dealer/company. The cost of company stated repairs ($3500-$8000) are beyond what the value of the vehicle is and financial ability to pay.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #76

Dec 192016

750

  • 150,000 miles
While driving about 20 miles per hour approaching a stop, the car shifted into netral and on the dash indicated the gear is now "N", then steering wheel locked and I could not turn to pull off the road. This was dangerous as I was in the middle of the road. After turning off the car, turning it back on, the problem disappears. If this fault happens on a highway, it can cause a fatal accident if the steering wheel locks and gear shifts to neutral. From reading BMW forums, they say possible causes could be the integrated supply module, transmission fault, electrical issue, or the smg sensor. Please read similar stories online. At the links below. www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1618729-car-went-into-neutral-on-it-S-own-while-driving-then-died!

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #75

Oct 162016

750

  • miles
Got in car this morning and car would not go into drive or reverse.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #74

Oct 032016

750

  • 138,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750. The contact stated the vehicle would not shift into gear and the transmission warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be reprogrammed. The manufacturer was not notified of the vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 138,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #73

Nov 022016

750

  • 60,420 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750 li. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the transmission default warning suddenly displayed before the vehicle stalled. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,420.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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problem #72

Sep 052016

750

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving various speeds, the vehicle failed to shift gears and accelerate. This was a recurring issue while driving. Also, the transmission fault warning indicator illuminated. The dealer diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

- Deerfield, FL, USA

problem #71

Jun 252011

750

  • 160,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While making a right turn at a moderate speed, the contact heard a loud sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. The transmission fault warning indicator illuminated. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #70

Sep 112016

750

  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750I. While parking in the driveway at approximately 3 mph, the transmission warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #69

Apr 012016

750

  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. When the vehicle was placed into reverse, it shifted into neutral position. The contact would have to shift the gear into reverse or drive several times before the gear locked and performed the desired action. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission valve body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact returned the vehicle to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was related to NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 151,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #68

Nov 052015

750

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. When the vehicle was slowed down to park, the "transmission fault and drive moderately" error message appeared on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the transmission failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Mukilpeo, WA, USA

problem #67

May 132016

750

  • 113,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving approximately 15 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but failed to operate the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle hesitated and the transmission fault warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #66

Apr 222016

750

  • 72,000 miles
Takata recall was driving my 750 li after about 15 minutes I stopped at a friend house to chat. Ten minutes later I was leaving walk to car crunck up put in gear and it jumped back to park I tried reverse it jump back to park so I cut off. So I sat there and after maybe 30-45 minutes started back up and it drove fine.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #65

Jan 152016

750

  • miles
Restraint passenger fault system indicator all of a sudden is on and speakers xrackling and navigation flickering. Also drive control indicator comes on periodically but will go back out for months then just come on. Also transmission seem slow all of a sudden not gradual when these items started taking affect all this while movinf the drive control light scared the heck out of me on the interstate when I first saw it.

- Lancaster, TX, USA

problem #64

Mar 272016

750

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that while driving at 62 mph, the engine stalled while the park and gear shift lights were illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence where it was able to restart and the gear shift became inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 94,000.

- Westwego, LA, USA

problem #63

Mar 042016

750

  • 113,000 miles
My car is not getting into gear. It stop at red lights and did not move when shifting to gear it automatically goes back to parking. Some time it looks its going to go but then it goes back to park again. After while it goes in neutral and I was able to push nearby parking area.now I am towing to dealer.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #62

Feb 142016

750

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750I. While driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission slipped out of fifth gear into third gear violently and the warning indicator illuminated. The transmission failed to shift properly into first, second, and fourth gears. The vehicle was driven with caution to the contact's residence. The contact also experienced difficulty when shifting out of the park position. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #61

Jan 152013

750

  • 75,000 miles
The vehicle jerks when going from stop to drive. At times it is so severe that I think the car has been hit from behind. Also moves very slowly when proceeding from stop to drive. This problem is less noticeable while on the highway going at fixed speed. The problem is during traffic drive. Have been struggling with this issue for approximately three years. Dealer unable to replicate problem; however as soon as I drive car, it immediately kicks. Getting worse with time. Another problem is the door latches. All my door latches are faulty. The rear passenger cannot be opened from inside and if opened from outside, you run the risk of it not locking at all. All doors have similar issues.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #60

Nov 132015

750

  • 93,000 miles
The front light bulbs have blown on the left side twice. The harness wire connection is faulty. Also the dynamic drive inactive while the transmission jerks when you accelerate after vehicle stops.

- Sylacauga, AL, USA

problem #59

Oct 262015

750

  • 86,000 miles
I was driving when my car slowed down thenit went into park and now it want shift back to drive reverse or anything

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #58

Oct 052015

750

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving 30 mph, the transmission suddenly shifted from drive to neutral. The traction control warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure was unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Chattahoochee, FL, USA

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