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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,750 miles

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2003 BMW 760 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 BMW 760 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 012014


  • 56,000 miles


Driving at 75mph my car stalled and the steering became stiff. I barley made it out of the fast lane during heavy traffic and other cars flying past me at 75/80 mph. Car started back up and I pulled off 1/4 mile later it stalled again. I was in the slow lane (still going 75mph ) and the car stalls again. I called a tow truck and had it towed to my mechanic. My mechanic calls me and says its your high pressure fuel pump. I just had one of my hpfp fail last year now the other side failed. This is a know issues with BMW V12 engine. Just google BMW 760li hpfp. There is a youtube video with what failed in the pump. There are also numerous online community's that have pictures of there failed pumps. BMW bumps the prices of these pumps to 2,500 dollars a piece. This is a safety issue just like on the 3 and 5 series there just aren't enough V12S produced for this to be a major recall like on the 5 series. BMW should give these pumps a longer warranty.

- Roundrock, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 142014

760 12-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Was determined by vob BMW that one or both fuel pumps is defective in the cars engine. The car has less than 50K miles. BMW is providing no assistance with this issue, I find this unbelievable due to the selling price of this vehicle. Repair cost is estimated at six thousand dollars. BMW states that the current defective fuel pumps will be replaced with the same exact parts that exist in the car, with a 90 day warranty. I am terrified to put the cash into the vehicle for the new pumps to fail after 40K miles as well. This issue needs to be investigated, this car is in immaculate condition & should not have had this issue at all...

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 072012

760 12-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
My BMW has been having issues since around 40,000 miles and I finally just found out that the high pressure fuel pumps needed to be replaced. It seems to be happening to all of the 760 BMW's at around 40-50K miles. BMW is taking no responsibility for this. All you have to do is type in 2003, 2004 or 2005 760li BMW and the first thing that pops up is the hpfp. That should give you an idea of how many of these cars are having this issue. There aren't many of these made and it seems like most of them are having this issue. BMW ended up having to do a recall for there next models for the fuel pumps and it looks like our models should have been recalled too. The replacement cost on these parts are $4K per hpfp and there are 2 in the 760's.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #1

May 152012

760 12-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Used car purchase. Within 30 days of purchase 760li began to have problems starting. Once started, idle was rough. Jumped between 0 and 1K rpms while in park. While driving car at approx 20-25 mph car engine stalled (*unknown to driver as it is a quiet running engine/occupant cab). Power steering was lost and the driver needed to hard crank the steering wheel in order to pull out of traffic and onto roadside safety. This began to occur repeatedly and unexpectedly on every occasion the car was driven. This car is a deathtrap!! BMW touts it as their flagship vehicle. Since purchasing the car I am not able to drive it and no longer feel safe placing my family in the car. This car should be taken off the road and BMW should be fined for not placing a recall on this vehicle/part. The only reason injury or crash did not occur is due to the quick reaction of myself while driving.

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

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