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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
136,236 miles

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2005 BMW 760 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 BMW 760 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 062014

760 8-cyl

  • 169,472 miles


I took the car in to the dealership because the car was slow to crank. I had the battery tested and it was fine. The dealership claimed I needed a fuel pump. It was repaired. Two days later, I am driving the 745li BMW up an inclined highway merging onto a bridge when suddenly the car started jerking, loosing power, cutting back and decelerating until it shut completely off. I was unable to crank it or even move off the highway to a safe location. The car totally stalled on the bridge. When the car was taken back to the dealership they claimed they could find nothing wrong. However a few days later the car stalls in the middle of the highway again. Took it to the dealer who claims it was out of gas. The dealer puts gas in it. The next day, the car stalled on the highway again. The dealer claims that the fuel guage was not reading properly and replaced the sensors. The car is still slow to crank, which is the intial problem from day one. Still not repaired, $3,000 later.

- Hardeeville, SC, USA

problem #1

Dec 052012


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 BMW 760li. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the transmission shifted into neutral independently. The gear was then shifted into drive. The malfunction occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was notified and they informed that the VIN was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

- Weeki Wacee, FL, USA

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