hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,884 miles

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2008 BMW 750 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 092017


  • 93,000 miles


The driver side door will not close. The suction mechanism does work and there is no backup system to ensure the door latches. It is a most severe safety flaw. There many complaints of this issue all over the internet for BMW cars. This is definitely a recall issue and the grosses of safety neglect by the car manufacturer. The car was stationary when this occurred. There is currently no recall for this safety flaw which is just completely absurd. Given the many complaints and the fact that this is a 2008 vehicle.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #6

Sep 072016


  • 84,850 miles
While driving on a city street at 35 mph, the front passenger door unexpectedly unlatched. That door had not been opened in over a week and the door appeared to be closed before this incident.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #5

May 222016


  • 98,500 miles
The driver side door will not close shut. This starting occurring intermittently in early May 2016 and took several attempts of lifting the door handle several times before the soft lock would take. Today 22 May 2016, the door failed to close and lock after multiple attempts and extensively exercising the door handles from both inside and outside the vehicle. Fortunately the car was not in motion during the many times the problem occurred, but it should be obvious that the vehicle cannot be driven safely if the door does not close. In reading up and educating myself on this defect, this appears to have been a known issue in the previous year of this same model but for whatever reason, the recall was not extend to the 2008. I love the BMW 7 series particularly this 750, but I will have to end my 12 year marriage of owning BMW's if they choose not to remedy this defect in the 2008.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 262015


  • miles


Door not latching correctly. It unexpectedly opened while driving and would not close back. I had to secure it with a bungee cord to continue home.

- Hamden , CT, USA

problem #3

Feb 142013

750 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
-----original message----- to BMW N/a subject: Regarding comfort access sys recall fm[xxx] to: Customer service recall letter no. 12V-502:rollaway to whom it may concern: Approximately 4-5 months ago I began have small unusual electrical problems. Where the car would not start, I had to repeatedly depress the start button, to have the car start. Next the remote door soft touch refused to work continuously, but the key fob would operate the door. While we were away I thought since the car battery was the original (installed in 07), I considered that perhaps power may have been the culprit and had aaa replace the battery while away form home. Recently 02/11/12, I had to take my 750 to the dealer because I had to drive home manually holding my drivers door closed. The soft close door would not latch. The dealer said it was because of the "comfort access system", and the part had to be replaced at a cost of $1200. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Laurel Springs, NJ, USA

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problem #2

May 252013

750 8-cyl

  • 65,470 miles
Door open light comes on while driving after hitting bumps even while locked.door will not close and latch after stopping to fuel or other stops. Have to hold closed by hand to get home. The car was just purchased the day the first incident happened. Since then 3 times it has failed to latch. It does have comfort access and soft close doors. The comfort access has not worked since I got the car.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 162012


  • 64,371 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 750 li. The contact stated that while traveling 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly shifted from drive to the park position. The instrument panel lights were repeatedly illuminating. The contact was able to continue driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the mechatronics system failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred 3 different times. In addition, the contact mentioned that the front passenger door would not close and she had to hold the door closed while driving. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 64,371 and the current mileage was 64,640.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

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