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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,187 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 BMW 760 fuel system problems

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2006 BMW 760 Owner Comments

problem #8

May 042016

760 12-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


Hard to start, idles rough and sometimes dies when sitting at stop light. When taking off, it stalled while driving and lost total power for steering and other controls, very dangerous. We were lucky that we were not on the freeway. I know BMW has had problems with the high pressure fuel pumps. My car has 130000 miles and after spending over $4000 at the local BMW for the same issue, now they want an extra $6000 for the hpfp. My car is sitting at their shops, not safe to drive and they refuse to fix it. Is there a recall or anything they can be done? thank you.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 042016


  • 84,400 miles
As a consumer and also reading about other consumers having issues with the high pressure fuel pumps, the oem part which BMW is charging to fix this problem is over $6,000. The parts are only for the 2006 760I and they seems to be going out on a lot of people. Some consumers were lucky to have it go out during their warranty but some have to deal with this type of expense after wards. If this part seems to go out on a lot of 760I models in BMW there should be a recall out their to fix them. I can understand if there was a few but there are at least 20 just on the forum that I normally go to for answers to my questions. This seems to be an epidemic and BMW needs to take ownership of this, especially since this is only on one model and that the cost of this is overwhelming.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

Dec 012015


  • 65,000 miles
Hard to start, cranks for a while till it builds up pressure then starts. Idles rough and sometimes dies when sitting at stop light, and sputtering power at time when taking off, also when it stalls while driving it is a total loss of power for steering and other controls, very dangerous when it happens. I understand this is a fuel pump problem. Car has 2 fuel pumps. Very very costly repair at the dealer. Dealer should replace at their cost.

- Brentwood, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 102014


  • 103,300 miles


Bad fuel pumps. This is a major safety issue because you can be driving at any driving speed and the car will shut off on you with no warning.

- West Columbia, SC, USA

problem #4

Nov 072014


  • 103,150 miles
Fuel leak and rough idle. Fuel rapidly leaks out of tank when re-fueling car. Dmtl pump and hpfp (high pressure fuel pumps) need to be replaced.

- West Columbia, SC, USA

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problem #3

Mar 122014

760 12-cyl

  • 70,149 miles
Had vehicle diagnosed for stalling, rough idling, loss of power, and shutting off in traffic. First BMW repair facility, "low pressure fuel pump output, and high pressure pumps verified vehicle has extended crank. Read out fault memory and found no relative faults stored. Proceeded to performed low pressure system check. Found output pressure low and after vehicle shut off system leaking back. Proceeded to replace intake fuel pump and fuel filter." Problem was still present 3 days later. Submitted vehicle into another repair facility where a BMW technician works on weekends to receive information from the facility owner, that BMW technician cannot touch my vehicle. Submitted vehicle into a 3rd repair facility to find that both high pressure fuel pumps have failed, "replace both high pressure fuel pumps, replace fuel tank pressure leak diag pump." BMW repair facility was aware of this faulty reading before fixing a part that was not broken. They know their high pressure fuel pumps are faulty.

- Tallahassee, FM, USA

problem #2

Dec 012012

760 12-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
Hard to start, cranks for a while till it builds up pressure then starts. Idles rough and sometimes dies when sitting at stop light, and sputtering power at time when taking off, also when it stalls while driving it is a total loss of power for steering and other controls, very dangerous when it happens. BMW states it is the high pressure fuel pump and the part is $2,700 + 1300 labor. This is the flagship car for BMW. Please recall and replace both pumps before someone gets killed.

- Lorain, OH, USA

problem #1

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

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