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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,700 miles

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2004 BMW 760 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 BMW 760 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 252013

760 12-cyl

  • 132,600 miles

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

I bought a 2004 BMW 760I on 4,23,2013 with a 132530 miles from a used car dealer in reno nv, two days after buying the car I notice when I turn on the car it would idle ruff, the engine would rev it self and the car would turn off it self sometimes, while some time you turn on the car and everything works fine the biggest issues with the car is when you put your foot on the gas you never know how the car is going to respond some time it moves off to fast some times to slow, some time when you stop at a stop sign the car turn it self off, the forth day after owning the car I was driving about 15mph and the car turned off while driving, I turned the car back on drive around the parking lot till I felt it was safe to drive home which was about a mile away, on my way driving home going about 40-50mph the car turned off while going around a sight corner, I had no control of the steering wheel was locked up and could not move, the car went straight across the street and stop in some dirt am lucky there were no cars coming, I then turn it back on and drove the next quarter mile home, the next day I turn it on and drove it back to the dealer about 50 miles from my house and the car had no problem getting there, the car is at BMW right now and there telling me its a fuel pressure problem, I also did allot of research on line and found out its a very common problem with this model BMW, allot of people is bin having this same problem from the same year the car came out, I love BMW's I still got my 01 BMW X5 but the 7 series they are not a safe and reliable car, people pay allot of money for these cars and BMW need to take action for there faulty design.

- Gardnerville, NV, USA

problem #2

Jun 182008

760

  • 55,000 miles
When vehicle comes to a complete stop on an incline with the steering wheel turned full chocked to either the left or right the steering wheel freezes and cannot be turned to the opposite direction. It will not free up until I shift the transmission in reverse and back up a few feet. At that point it will unfreeze with a jerk and operate correctly. This has happened on about 6 occasions. I notified the local dealer where I purchased the car, used with 52,000 miles. It now has 55,000 miles and I've had the vehicle for about 9 months. The dealers service shop could not duplicate the failure and could not find any error codes in the obd. I believe that the vehicle has to be on an incline, which is the case with my driveway, where it happened 4 of the 6 times. The most recent incidence happened on my next door neighbor's driveway which also has a moderately steep incline. (*** update***) local dealership contacted the factory in germany and was told that a fix was to install 'bumpers" on each end of the steering mechanism that would prevent the wheels from turning too far and riding up onto the factory installed steering stops. The dealer obtained the "bumpers" and installed them at no charge. I was told that I'd receive paperwork on the modifications soon.

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 182008

760

  • 54,500 miles
When vehicle comes to a complete stop on an incline with the steering wheel turned full chocked to either the left or right the steering wheel freezes and cannot be turned to the opposite direction. It will not free up until I shift the transmission in reverse and back up a few feet. At that point it will unfreeze with a jerk and operate correctly. This has happened on about 6 occasions. I notified the local dealer where I purchased the car, used with 52,000 miles. It now has 55,000 miles and I've had the vehicle for about 9 months. The dealers service shop could not duplicate the failure and could not find any error codes in the obd. I believe that the vehicle has to be on an incline, which is the case with my driveway, where it happened 4 of the 6 times. The most recent incidence happened on my next door neighbor's driveway which also has a moderately steep incline.

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

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