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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,464 miles

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2008 BMW 750 drivetrain problems

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2008 BMW 750 Owner Comments

problem #16

Mar 032016

750

  • 100,000 miles

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

My 2008 BMW 750li is leaking oil they say its the pressure switch then they said it was the brake buster pump leaking. I know there has been a recall on this make and model BMW but it do not come up under my viin number in the recall list of viin. The vehicle is now parked searching for true answers..

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #15

Aug 092016

750

  • 1 miles
Symptom with engine stalled after 5 minutes of driving on busy intersection.. the transmission auto to P after full stop, could not change gear, breaks hardened. Steering tight! battery worked but no message on idrive / dashboard. About 6 times to re-start but couldn't! waited 15 minutes looked up issue on the web by cell phone. Car started, cold start; symptom was check-engine light popped on; reduced driving power; car vibration; idrive message ""transmission failure; P, N, R, 3, 5, 6 ; drive moderately to nearest BMW dealer ! put on hazard light, drove home 1 mile away car vibration sound noticeable. Very scary and dangerous to have vehicle failure abruptly with no resolution or warning". my 2008 BMW 750li with 57,000 miles started next day with check engine light remained for a few hours then off. This vehicle is garaged well maintained not to mention California good weather conditions. This now has happened 3 times in two months. This should be recalled. I am afraid to take this BMW vehicle too far of distance or on highways due to transmission failure incidents. Major defect.! vehicle becomes resistant to drive when this happens. I almost got in a major collision due to this mechanical defect problem. Should I be killed or injured by an unforeseen accident do to this would be tragic!

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 182016

750

  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750li. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled as the transmission fault warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis, however the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 121,000. The VIN was not available.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #13

Jul 182016

750

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750I. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. In addition, the transmission warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Hillside, NJ, USA

problem #12

Feb 042016

750

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750li. When the key was inserted into the ignition, the vehicle began to roll away. The failure occurred randomly. The contact also mentioned that the ignition failed to start frequently and the key disabled light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure could not be determined. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.....updated 07/05/16

- Ridgewood, NJ, USA

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problem #11

Apr 102015

750

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750I. While driving 20 mph, the transmission shifted hard from second to third gear. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Coronado, CA, USA

problem #10

May 232015

750

  • 121,445 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750li. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and the transmission fault light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the gear shift failed to switch from the park position. The contact stated that the failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the exchange mechatronic fault needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 121,445.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #9

May 142015

750

  • 78,000 miles
Started to hear a knocking in the engine as I was on the highway pulling into the airport, as soon as I enterd the airport the enging sent a rod thru the oil pan.

- Moon Twp, PA, USA

problem #8

Apr 182015

750

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750I. The contact stated that the vehicle shifted into neutral and stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission interlock needed to be repaired. The dealer informed the contact that their vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Cyle, TX, USA

problem #7

Dec 012014

750

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750 li. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60-80 mph, the vehicle decelerated and the faulty transmission drive moderately warning light illuminated. The vehicle had to be restarted in order for it to resumed normal function. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.

- Jamaica , NY, USA

problem #6

Feb 062015

750

  • 96,000 miles

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

The contact owns a BMW 750li. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the driver side door failed to close and lock. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V504000 (latches/locks/linkages). However, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 96,000.

- Red Oak, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 152013

750

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750I. The contact stated that while stopped at a traffic stop, the vehicle inadvertently engaged into park and proceeded to stall as the contact depressed the accelerator. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several minutes. The failure recurred twice. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 142013

750

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750li. The contact stated that the vehicle started to jerk and the transmission fault light illuminated. When the failure occurred, the vehicle would not accelerate over 40 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was told that there was not a way to clear out the code and the entire transmission would need to be replaced. The failure and current mileages were 77,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 162012

750

  • 64,371 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750 li. The contact stated that while traveling 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly shifted from drive to the park position. The instrument panel lights were repeatedly illuminating. The contact was able to continue driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the mechatronics system failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred 3 different times. In addition, the contact mentioned that the front passenger door would not close and she had to hold the door closed while driving. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 64,371 and the current mileage was 64,640.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 042012

750 8-cyl

  • 39,600 miles
Failure-1: 5:50am wed. 4/4, 35mph on regular road, ~12 miles after cold start; symptom: Engine stalled in a sudden; break worked well; transmission auto to P after full stop, could not change gear; battery worked well, head lights and hazard light worked fine; no message on idrive / dashboard; tried 4-5 times to re-start but couldn't; action: Put on hazard light; made phone calls; succeeded to re-start after about 3 min.; failure-2: 6:50pm wed. 4/4, 35mph on regular road, ~20 miles after cold start; symptom: Check-engine light popped on; reduced driving power; car vibration; idrive message "?transmission failure; P, N, R, 3, 5, 6 available; drive moderately to nearest BMW dealer"; put on hazard light, 15mph drove 2 miles to home; high vibration at stop sign; can re-start / change gear at home garage; action: Re-started @ 6:30am thurs. 4/5; check-engine light still on; same idrive message; drove to dealer, picked up the car in the evening; dealer "no problem identified", check-engine light reset; failure-3: 4:05pm mon. 4/9, 5mph turning corner at car park, ~30S after cold start; symptom: Engine stalled in a sudden; loss break (brake pedal harden); hit curb and stopped; transmission auto to P; could not change gear; battery worked well; hazard light worked fine; no message on idrive / dash board; tried 4-5 times to re-start but couldn't; action: Put on hazard light; made phone calls; succeeded to re-start after ~3min; drove to dealer @4:40pm; dealer called @2:00pm wed. 4/11, "no problem or error codes identified", permission for long test drive; dealer E-mail @3:18pm 4/16, "no problem identified after 1-week test-drive"; urged dealer to contact BMW hq for a thorough investigation with definitive report before returning this car back to public road; it has become a severe public road safety concern now!

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 142011

750 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
With 50,400 miles on the odometer, I've been informed that my transmission failed. Hard shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

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