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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 1 of 5)

problem #90

Nov 262018

750

  • 104,000 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 the vehicle failed to accelerate and shift into drive or reverse from the park position. The vehicle was unable to be safely driven due to the intermittent failure. The vehicle was towed to BMW of gwinnett place (3264 commerce ave nw, duluth, ga 30096, 1-(678) 608-0800) who indicated that there was no manufacturer recall campaign to provide a repair and that the transmission assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair facility for further diagnostic testing. The contact was uncertain if the failure was related to NHTSA campaign number: 12V502000 (power train, electrical system). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #89

Jun 242018

750

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750I. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle shifted gears independently, made a loud noise, and shook. The dealer had not been contacted. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was awaiting a call back. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #88

Jun 242018

750

  • 98,555 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750I. While reversing at 5 mph, the vehicle automatically shifted into neutral and the parking warning indicator illuminated. The contact turned off the vehicle, but it failed to restart. On another occasion, while driving, the vehicle shifted inadvertently into park and then into neutral. The contact stated that the vehicle was turned off, but was able to restart. The contact called crown BMW greensboro at (336) 790-9848 (located at 3902 w wendover ave, greensboro, nc 27407) and was informed that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 98,555.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #87

Apr 122018

750

  • 117,354 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving at an unknown speed, the transmission warning indicator illuminated and alerted the contact to "slow the vehicle down to a moderate speed┐. the contact decreased the rate of speed, pulled off the road, turned the vehicle off, and restarted the vehicle; however, the transmission warning indicator was still illuminated. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The failure mileage was 117,354.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #86

Sep 272017

750

  • 146,000 miles
Hard shifting car turns off when driving E brake turns on when driving seal belt tensioner light

- Springfield, MA, USA

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problem #85

May 092017

750

  • 131,031 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the vehicle jerked independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission, cooling system and engine need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,031.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #84

Mar 262017

750

  • 116,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750I. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The engine would rev and the transmission fault warning indicator illuminated. The contact turned off and restarted the vehicle, and was able to be drive; however, the transmission fault indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact mentioned that the failure began two months ago and would occur occasionally, but then became a daily occurrence. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,000.

- Bayville, NJ, USA

problem #83

May 122017

750

  • 140,000 miles
Transmission was forced to go into park when coming to a stop. Also killed battery. Loss of power and throttle power.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #82

Nov 012016

750

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that the transmission failed more than twice. The gears were slow to change over to shift, the vehicle failed to pick up speed during acceleration, and a warning indicator flashed for the transmission fault. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #81

Mar 022017

750

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While backing out of the garage, the vehicle hesitated. The vehicle was engaged in drive and then back in reverse. The "transmission fault" and "drive moderately" warning messages illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the independent mechanic for diagnostic testing who determined that the transmission needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #80

Dec 152016

750

  • miles

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

There are times when I press on the gas and it feels like the transmission would be slipping and then a violent kick from the back of the car comes right after.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #79

Mar 052017

750

  • miles
When I put my car in drive it kicks out of gear like in neutral, then when I put it back in drive it does it again. Then I will turn the car off wait about 10 mins then it works. This is very stressing that a person has to go threw this with these cars its sad..

- Wiggins, MS, USA

problem #78

Jan 162017

750

  • 92,654 miles
I was driving on the freeway and coming down the ramp where I slowed down to go around ramp and when I got to the bottom of ramp I pressed on the gas pedal to pick up speed and I heard a whistling noise and that's when the transmission light came on and the car slowed down on its on as well as the transmission slipping.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #77

Oct 122016

750

  • 106,000 miles
Pre-owned vehicle -transmission issue which is not mechanical...vehicle did not shift to reverse from park. Local BMW dealer says new transmission is needed. Research indicates it to be a problem with the vehicle electronics (solenoid) which sends shift signal to the transmission. BMW will not say this is an inherent issue with its product as evidenced by the number of similar complaints. When vehicle is in motion on any roadway at 40-55 mph, a series of fault codes are displayed on the dashboard [transmission fault-drive moderately], and subsequently the vehicle will stall and not engage into gear. Efforts to prove that this is not owner/consumer responsibility due to the internal nature of the fault(s) are not accepted by the BMW dealer/company. The cost of company stated repairs ($3500-$8000) are beyond what the value of the vehicle is and financial ability to pay.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #76

Dec 192016

750 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
While driving about 20 miles per hour approaching a stop, the car shifted into neutral and on the dash indicated the gear is now "N", then steering wheel locked and I could not turn to pull off the road. This was dangerous as I was in the middle of the road. After turning off the car, turning it back on, the problem disappears. If this fault happens on a highway, it can cause a fatal accident if the steering wheel locks and gear shifts to neutral. From reading BMW forums, they say possible causes could be the integrated supply module, transmission fault, electrical issue, or the smg sensor. Please read similar stories online. At the links below. www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1618729-car-went-into-neutral-on-it-S-own-while-driving-then-died!

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #75

Oct 162016

750

  • miles
Got in car this morning and car would not go into drive or reverse.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #74

Oct 032016

750

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750. The contact stated the vehicle would not shift into gear and the transmission warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be reprogrammed. The manufacturer was not notified of the vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 138,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #73

Nov 022016

750

  • 60,420 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750 li. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the transmission default warning suddenly displayed before the vehicle stalled. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,420.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #72

Sep 052016

750

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While driving various speeds, the vehicle failed to shift gears and accelerate. This was a recurring issue while driving. Also, the transmission fault warning indicator illuminated. The dealer 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 114,000.

- Deerfield, FL, USA

problem #71

Jun 252011

750

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. While making a right turn at a moderate speed, the contact heard a loud sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. The transmission fault warning indicator illuminated. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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