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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,785 miles

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2006 BMW 760 engine problems

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2006 BMW 760 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 092013

760 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


Crank case vent valve/breather failure after long trips, no indication of the failure unitl car gives check engine light usually after the trip the next day, check engine light to late part failure already causes motor issues after issues (oil leaks, blown gaskets and seals, misfire, rough idle, vehicle stalling) from the pressure on the engine from the failed component (crank case vent breather/valve) and have been known to cause excessive smoking from tail pipe or simulations of a fire.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Nov 152010


  • 59,000 miles
I am seeking assistance in the matter of having a defective engine in my 2006 750I BMW. We have had this vehicle since Oct. 2008 and we have kept scheduled maintenance on it as prescribed. Recently after taken the car to the shop for light smoke coming out of the tail pipe it was discovered that our engine was possibly bad and needed to be replaced. That first we were told that BMW would most likely cover parts if we were to have the engine broke down to see exactly what the problem was. Which we agree to; before the engine was broke down and the cause was known we were told that regardless of what was wrong with the engine they were not going to help. We continued with the break down to discover that the engine is in fact bad and it is "very unusual" for the engine to be in the shape it was in. Mind you the engine only has 59000 miles on it and was under warranty up unto 50000 miles. The 2011 BMW they say will run up 300000 miles the average BMW engine will run over 200000 mile and my only went up to 59000 mile which was time of determining that the engine was bad. That isn't even a quarter of what BMW engines will do, so it is clear that the engine is one out of the few that come off the line with major defects. I would like BMW to take responsibly for their defected engine and pay to have it replaced. As of now my family and I are hadn't to come out of pocket for around $29,000 for a new engine because BMW will not assist us in this matter. Attached are the reading and measurement that the mechanic took and declared the engine to be bad. Further more we had never had any problems with our car until after getting and oil change at BMW of nashville where the car is still currently in the shop.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 302008


  • 15,439 miles
Problem with engine oil consumption; on April 2007 -mileage 8936 warning -low oil-ad 1.5Q. On 29 May 2007-warn low oil- ad 1.5Q oil. On Aug 2007-warn low oil-ad 1.5 Q oil on Dec 2007-warn low oil-added 2.5 Q oil Sept 30 2008-warn low oil-added 1 Q oil at loc dealership. This is not a normal oil consumption of the high end vehicle BMW series 7 or any other high end vehicle. So far I have not been given a reasonable explanation. Dealer ship (peake BMW) is advising that no oil leaks noted and oil not coming out trough the tail pipe " so what is going on" can someone at bwm recognize and acknowledge this problem or do I have to go back and contact BMW in germany and ask for their assistance. I have had and still do ( mb S500, BMW 535I etc.) and never had any problem like this. Have other vehicles and trucks and never had to add any oil in between the services. This is embarrassing, driving $85K vehicle and have to stop at the gas station to fill up some oil "?"

- Metairie, LA, USA

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