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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,838 miles

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2006 BMW 750 electrical problems

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2006 BMW 750 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Apr 012016


  • 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 #21

Jun 142014


  • 114,000 miles
I took my car to the BMW dealership in 2012 because I noticed oil in my garage. I was told there was no oil leak and nothing was wrong. I reported in 2013 that the 'add oil' indicator was coming on less than 2,000 miles after an oil change and was told there was nothing found that need servicing. In 2014 I took my car back because my oil indicator stated I needed to add oil and I was told I had an oil gasket issue that would cost $11,000 to correct. I took my car to the dealership 3 times while it was under warranty and was never told of any problem until after the warranty expired. The same is true with the transmission; I had my car serviced while under warranty but wasn't told of a transmission malfunction until the warranty was expired. I have to add oil every 3 to 4 weeks and my overdrive is not functional. Now I am experiencing a problem with the drivers door; it won't close at all but I was told that my car is not on the recall list for the door malfunction.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #20

Mar 272016


  • 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 #19

Jul 132015


  • 107,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that the service engine warning light was illuminated and the vehicle jerked, knocked, and shook. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was unsafe to drive and randomly stalled. The independent dealer was notified more than three times and was unable to provide a permanent remedy. The vehicle was at the dealer for over a month. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who inspected that the engine was misfiring. The starter was replaced, but the vehicle continued to shake and stall. The service engine light remained illuminated. The contact had to tow the vehicle numerous times due to the failure. The vehicle was unable to be driven for several months. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #18

Oct 052015


  • 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

problem #17

Oct 012015


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving 40 mph, the front passenger side door opened inadvertently without warning. The contact also stated that the driver side door was difficult to open occasionally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a software issue that needed to be updated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Bridgeville, PA, USA

problem #16

Jan 052015

750 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


BMW have a recall on 2006 BMW 750li passenger seat mat, this defect will keep the air bag from deploying during an accident. But in most BMW, from friends of mine the driver seat mat is the one that defective on a regular bases but BMW is avoiding the repair, this defect can a will cause someone their life. The recall# 13V564000 for the passenger seat mat, but the driver seat mat is the problem. My drive seat mat is broken my car only have 72000 miles on the car, BMW is avoiding the repair. Correct now or some one will die soon, because of this defect.....updated 04/23/15

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #15

Mar 142006


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. After several attempts, the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing and the battery was replaced. The failure recurred. Also, the contact mentioned that while driving approximately 15 mph, the passenger's side door unlocked and opened independently. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Alamo, CA, USA

problem #14

Aug 202014


  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact that the driver's side air bag warning light illuminated. The independent mechanic diagnosed that the seat sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact stated that he had the seat sensor replaced on the passenger's side under NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

- Bellview, WA, USA

problem #13

Nov 152013

750 8-cyl

  • 90,735 miles
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 #12

Jan 162014

750 8-cyl

  • 90,670 miles


I just closed the door and it would not latch! I have soft close doors and it would not work. It will not latch with the key and it won't work with the inside lock button" I had to tie the door shut to get home! I see that this is a recall for some vehicles but not mine" this is very unsafe and very frustrating! I see that there are many other models like mine having the same issue. This should be repaired by BMW across the board!

- Zimmerman , MN, USA

problem #11

Dec 022013


  • 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 #10

Oct 302008


  • 48,000 miles
Over the last 4-5 years, have had multiple transmission related issues. There have been 6/7 transmission oil leaks that had to be fixed and refixed. 2 guibo joints have been replaced over this time. Over the last year and half, the transmission failure light has come on 30+ times when stopped on the road. Upon accelerating the car jerks into gear and moves forward. Twice over the last month, the car was stopped, engine running, and in park. The transmission changed from park to neutral by itself just about causing me to unknowingly roll into our homes fence.

- Hattiesbug, MS, USA

problem #9

Aug 232011

750 8-cyl

  • 68,015 miles
The vehicle has had a dead battery numerous times with dealership diagnosing rear trunk lock, then rear door hklmodule, then reencode vehicle, , battery replaced twice, was not retrofitted correctly, redone, continued to have dead battery requiring jump starting, submitted case #29008954 to replace vehicle, denied. Replaced dme and programmed vehicle, cas, lm and dme failed during programming. Reset battery and reprogrammed until passed test. On 8/23.2011 again car would not start, jump started with transmission fault light on...called BMW and they said to drive in to dealership. Driving on the freeway at 75mph, the vehicle jolted and faltered so calling I pulled over 6 lanes to side of fwy to call dealership that it was no longer safe to drive. They towed in. Diagnosed for 2-3 weeks and returned. Problem with dead battery has continued to this date where I keep a powerful battery charger in the car. It would not start on a public street so BMW said to drive in to dealership again and are now diagnosing. Initially called after 4 days to say it was a bad battery which is not the case as it is evidently an ongoing electrical or software malfunction draining the battery. I have requested this vehicle be purchased back by BMW or some resolution as I no longer trust or feel safe driving this vehicle. I am now waiting a response from the dealership.

- Del Mar, CA, USA

problem #8

Jan 102013


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact applied the push-to-start ignition and shifted into drive when the transmission automatically shifted into neutral without warning. The contact turned the engine off and upon restarting, the vehicle resumed normally. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but was not repaired. There was a recall related to the defect under NHTSA campaign id number 12V502000 (electrical system, power train), however the contact's VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #7

Jan 092013

750 8-cyl

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 7 series. The contact stated that after shifting into park, the vehicle independently shifted into neutral. Immediately after, the transmission failed safe mode light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the contact was informed that the vehicle needed a software update. The vehicle was not included. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The failure and current mileages were approximately 124,000....updated 04/25/13

- Higgingsville, MO, USA

problem #6

Dec 272012

750 8-cyl

  • 94,506 miles
Driver side door will not close after I attempted to get in the driver seat.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 182012

750 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The seat sensor is failing on the driver side reporting a driver restraint system fault. Causing error of airbag system. Possibly due to massage seat leaking. Read numerous reports about same error fault on forums.

- Maplewood, MN, USA

problem #4

Oct 202012

750 4WD 8-cyl

  • 46,500 miles
Oct 19th 2012, 2006 BMW 750li. (automatic park feature causes vehicle to almost run over my daughter on its own) I stopped the car on my driveway and opened the driver door while at the same time pushed the P park button on the shifter (opening door while car is stopped causes this model to automatically shift to "P" park) I proceeded to exit car to key in my garage code on the keypad mounted by the door about 8 feet away. This is my first car with automatic park feature so just in case I always manually push the "P" park button as a redundant habit. I think it's important to note that I physically saw the transmission shift from D drive to P park and light up before exiting the vehicle. The car was still running and in park!, when out of the corner of my eye, before the garage door could open I noticed the car following me. It moved about 8 feet and barely missed my 4 year old that was on her bicycle about 5 feet away. It slammed into my garage door at around 2-5mph before coming to a stop on its own before I could do anything about it. When I got back in the car, there was little gear light on the dash and a transmission failure code" appeared and it had shifted to N neutral on its own. Now when I attempt to put in D drive it automatically goes into neutral after a few seconds. Apparently, it went into neutral all by itself and inertial plowed into the door. It didn't make sense to me how it went from park to neutral until I read your article regarding an ongoing investigation. I further found through the BMW forums that this is an issue affecting many cars in this year and model range. I even noticed that your administration has investigated this issue in the past.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 062012


  • 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

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