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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,702 miles

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2006 BMW 750 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 BMW 750 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #70

Sep 112016

750

  • 133,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750I. While parking in the driveway at approximately 3 mph, the transmission warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #69

Apr 012016

750

  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. When the vehicle was placed into reverse, it shifted into neutral position. The contact would have to shift the gear into reverse or drive several times before the gear locked and performed the desired action. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission valve body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact returned the vehicle to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was related to NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 151,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #68

Nov 052015

750

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. When the vehicle was slowed down to park, the "transmission fault and drive moderately" error message appeared on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the transmission failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Mukilpeo, WA, USA

problem #67

May 132016

750

  • 113,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving approximately 15 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but failed to operate the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle hesitated and the transmission fault warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #66

Apr 222016

750

  • 72,000 miles
Takata recall was driving my 750 li after about 15 minutes I stopped at a friend house to chat. Ten minutes later I was leaving walk to car crunck up put in gear and it jumped back to park I tried reverse it jump back to park so I cut off. So I sat there and after maybe 30-45 minutes started back up and it drove fine.

- Dothan, AL, USA

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problem #65

Jan 152016

750

  • miles
Restraint passenger fault system indicator all of a sudden is on and speakers xrackling and navigation flickering. Also drive control indicator comes on periodically but will go back out for months then just come on. Also transmission seem slow all of a sudden not gradual when these items started taking affect all this while movinf the drive control light scared the heck out of me on the interstate when I first saw it.

- Lancaster, TX, USA

problem #64

Mar 272016

750

  • 94,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that while driving at 62 mph, the engine stalled while the park and gear shift lights were illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence where it was able to restart and the gear shift became inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 94,000.

- Westwego, LA, USA

problem #63

Mar 042016

750

  • 113,000 miles
My car is not getting into gear. It stop at red lights and did not move when shifting to gear it automatically goes back to parking. Some time it looks its going to go but then it goes back to park again. After while it goes in neutral and I was able to push nearby parking area.now I am towing to dealer.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #62

Feb 142016

750

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750I. While driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission slipped out of fifth gear into third gear violently and the warning indicator illuminated. The transmission failed to shift properly into first, second, and fourth gears. The vehicle was driven with caution to the contact's residence. The contact also experienced difficulty when shifting out of the park position. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #61

Jan 152013

750

  • 75,000 miles
The vehicle jerks when going from stop to drive. At times it is so severe that I think the car has been hit from behind. Also moves very slowly when proceeding from stop to drive. This problem is less noticeable while on the highway going at fixed speed. The problem is during traffic drive. Have been struggling with this issue for approximately three years. Dealer unable to replicate problem; however as soon as I drive car, it immediately kicks. Getting worse with time. Another problem is the door latches. All my door latches are faulty. The rear passenger cannot be opened from inside and if opened from outside, you run the risk of it not locking at all. All doors have similar issues.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #60

Nov 132015

750

  • 93,000 miles

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

The front light bulbs have blown on the left side twice. The harness wire connection is faulty. Also the dynamic drive inactive while the transmission jerks when you accelerate after vehicle stops.

- Sylacauga, AL, USA

problem #59

Oct 262015

750

  • 86,000 miles
I was driving when my car slowed down thenit went into park and now it want shift back to drive reverse or anything

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #58

Oct 052015

750

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving 30 mph, the transmission suddenly shifted from drive to neutral. The traction control warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure was unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Chattahoochee, FL, USA

problem #57

Oct 072011

750

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While traveling at 15 mph from a stop, the vehicle jerked heavily without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Concord, NH, USA

problem #56

Feb 262015

750 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,966 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that the transmission light illuminated. The contact felt an abnormal kicking feeling in the transmission before the vehicle accelerated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,966. Updated 11/06/15

- Youngstown , OH, USA

problem #55

Jan 012015

750

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving 55 mph, the transmission warning light illuminated. In addition, the gear lever independently shifted from drive into the park position. The contact had to apply force to the gear lever in order to shift into the drive or park position. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the clutch and transmission computer needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #54

Sep 202012

750

  • 87,000 miles
After slowly making a turn and applying the accelerator the car jerked and made a loud sound I thought I had been hit from behind nothing else happened. It still does this at least once or twice a month an independent mechanic don't seem to be to concerned but I am. The car also revs up very fast sometimes without me trying to when I accelerate I have to apply breaks to stop it very scary.

- Maywood, IL, USA

problem #53

Apr 302013

750 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
If you take off slowly from a stop, the transmission, while switching between 2nd and 3rd gear, will propel the car forward abruptly creating a loud metallic sound like gears slamming into each other (immediately illuminating the transmission fault). The transmission will stay in either gear until you stop the car and turn it off. As long as you speed through the gears, this will never occur. Sad to think you have drive irresponsible to prevent transmission damage. I took the vehicle to a BMW technician who diagnosed it as being a bad transmission, drive shaft and guibo joint. After 2-years of learning to power through the gears, my bad transmission works fine, drive shaft and guibo joint are unaffected and chalk up another defective guibo joint blamed for unnecessary repairs. This needs to be recalled as this will disable a car during take off causing multiple safety issues in congested traffic.

- Inverness , FL, USA

problem #52

Jan 282015

750

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750I. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently and the transmission and the service engine indicators illuminated. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road to a complete stop. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technicians diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 136,000.

- Hephzibah, GA, USA

problem #51

Dec 042014

750

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving at various speeds, the speed suddenly decelerated and the transmission default sensor illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who indicated that the power train was faulty. No further information was available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 126,000.

- Whitmire, SC, USA

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