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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,262 miles

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2006 BMW 760 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 BMW 760 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 052014

760 12-cyl

  • 70,110 miles

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

Vehicle would shift to neutral on its on then shut off in the middle of traffic. It was also rough idling, loss of power, and extended ignition start.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 092013

760 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 #3

Oct 202012

760 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 #2

May 172011

760 12-cyl

  • 40,702 miles
I am the owner of a 2006 BMW 760 li, purchased in late 2008 from a Georgia dealership and shipped to honolulu. My wife is the primary and daily user of said vehicle. Currently, I'm so afraid for my wife, passengers and myself when entering this vehicle due to it's unsafe and hazardous state. I don't know what to do or if I have a right to but, I'm hoping for assistance to have my vehicle operating again in proper working condition. The following complaints are with BMW of honolulu (boh) service department. I chose boh because I thought they were the most reputable and best qualified BMW service center here in Hawaii, so I thought. First complaint, coolant low lite illuminated on at least five separate occasions. System was troubleshot, parts replaced and still leaking approximately 4 cups per month, I was charged for replacement of parts. 2nd complaint, reported driver side window inop. After techs troubleshot, quote of $381.25/window motor, $250.50/labor. Later, regulator and lift assembly were also replaced. My charge was $1197.08. Third complaint: Boh service rep insisted front tires require change. Week prior, safety check was done. My charge was $1429.99. Fourth complauint: Reported display icons illuminated. As boh techs troubleshot, they incurred five shorted faults while attempting to volt check across various modules and switch cluster/S. service rep told me to take my car off their property because he didn┐T want to work on it anymore. When I requested he send a shuttle to pick up my wife, he said, no, take your car out of here. These are just brief scenarios of really what happened. I would like to go into more detail.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

problem #1

Jan 012007

760

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
BMW 750 li 2006. I am the fist owner of this car. Sicne I got this car it has given me much problem. I have owed this car for a year, and have taken it to the dealer many times. The problems were not solved. While driving the car jerked, and air conditioning ( A/C )smelled. The light always went on. There were so many problems.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

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