definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,111 miles

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2006 BMW 750 transmission problems

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2006 BMW 750 Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 152014


  • 83,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that the transmission failed to register that the contact was changing gears intermittently. The vehicle jerked violently while coming to a complete stop and there was a very loud noise each time the vehicle was driven. The failure was getting progressively worse. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that the transmission, drive shaft and the guibo joint needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

- Fresno, TX, USA

problem #8

Oct 042011

750 8-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that the transmission fault warning light illuminated and initiated the safe mode erroneously. The contact stated that when the failure occurred, the vehicle would decelerate and could not regain power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer were the fault codes were reset. The dealer advised the contact that if the failure happened to recur, the transmission would need to be replaced. The contact believed that the failure was caused by an electrical issue based on the symptoms the vehicle was exhibiting. The dealer however, disagreed and stated that according to the diagnostic results, the failure was caused by the transmission. The failure mileage was 61,000 and the current mileage was 63,000. Updated 05/11/12 the consumer stated the transmission would periodically go into safe mode and the vehicle would become inoperative. Updated 06/01/12

- Bellaire, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 102011

750 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I have had my car in for service for an problem, that when moving from stop at an red light/ stop sign. It seen as if I'm being hit from the rear, this the second time it has been there for the same issue. First they could not find any problem, second time they wanted $1400 dollar to repair the car, but after an call to the service manger. There an service bulletin on the problem. After replacing dmv, they said that this would fix the issue, on the home at an rolling stop where the red light turn green (less 5 mph ) when gas pedal was push the clunk returned.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #6

Sep 012010


  • 66,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW 750li. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the transmission failed. As a result, the contact was unable to shift gears. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance since the vehicle was out of warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 66,000 and the current mileage was 79,000.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 102010

750 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
Vehicle slams into first gear upon deceleration and "slips" if you take your foot off the gas pedal and then accelerate immediately, as in traffic conditions. When transmission gets in stop and go traffic it will slam into gear before acceleration occurs. Car was at BMW dealer for seven days with all software upgrades that dealer suggested were performed and still same problem. No call backs to date. Spoke with BMW of North America and they referred me back to dealer. Unwilling to admit there is a problem with the transmission even though they have issued intercompany tech. Bulletins regarding the exact problem.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 252009


  • 49,000 miles
I have a BMW 750li sedan. The transmission in this car intermittently but approximately 1 time per month has a violent downshift into a low gear. It feels like you have just been rear ended by another car and it is possible to get a neck injury from this "violent" slamming. It happens to other owners of this car as I have read about it on many forums. BMW won't do anything about it if you can not replicate the problem. It seems to happen most often when you are traveling at slow speeds going up a steep hill and you take you foot off the accelerator and then start to accelerate. It is unnerving and dangerous especially if you have passengers in the car.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 142009


  • 18,000 miles


When driving at low speeds and then lightly accelerating, vehicle slams into a lower gear causing my head to snap back. I have experienced this three times in the past 3 months. The dealer cannot replicate this issue at is random, but other BMW owners have noted the same issue.

- Lanesville, IN, USA

problem #2

Feb 012007

750 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a BMW 750 li. He lives on a near a cliff and when he parks his vehicle on an incline the vehicle lurches forward. This happens consistently 20 seconds after parking the vehicle and engaging the emergency brake. He first noticed the failure, approximately in February 2007, after parking on an incline. The degree of the incline is not relevant to the failure, even a slight incline will produce the failure, but a large incline will jolt the vehicle forward more violently. The weather was not a factor in the failure. He was told by the service dealer that all BMW 750S perform in this manner and he has that statement written on a service order. The failure mileage was 1300 and the current mileage was 22156. If necessary, please contact the owner via email.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 212007

750 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2006 BMW 750. The vehicle has a transmission that should automatically shift the vehicle to the park position when the start/stop button is depressed. The contact depressed the start/stop button and noticed that the vehicle started to roll forward approximately 2 seconds after the engine lost power. He was able to depress the brake and stop the vehicle. The contact stated this also occurred approximately 2 weeks later. The contact parked and exited his vehicle, upon his return the vehicle rolled backwards approximately a hundred feet and crashed into a lamppost. The road conditions were clear on both occurrences and the vehicle was parked on a flat surface. The parking brake was not engaged. The dealer stated they are unable to diagnose the failure. The current mileage was 7,000 miles.

- Menomonee Space Falls, WI, USA

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