2006 BMW 7-Series BMW 7-Series 2006

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2006 BMW 7-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 35 repairs.
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2006 BMW 7-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (37%)

Chart based on 30 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 BMW 7-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 7-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

87000 mi

US $447
Transmission Failed had to be replaced at about 86,000 miles. 

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2006 BMW 7-Series 4dr Sedan, ext.

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 7-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

77000 mi
Valve Stem Seals,DME,Transmission replacement,Passenger side signal light wire harness, all emissions valves and sensors, I bought car from CAR MAX 9/14/2012 and from day one it had problems- just got car back 1/16/2013. runs great. So far. 
BMW 7-Series in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

70300 mi
Engine valve seals replaced. valve job, it was loosing oil through valve seals. alternator arm bracket seal was leaking oil. Replaced o ring. 
BMW 7-Series in Georgia, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

97000 mi
Vibration through the drivers side wheel into steering and felt through the drivers side floor - already had bushings and wheel bearings replaced - first steps in fixing the problem - problem still appeared - replaced both control arms 
BMW 7-Series in Texas, United States
May 2017 - Sep 2017
Aug 2017

71000 mi

US $2000
Replaced light control module 
BMW 7-Series in Alabama, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2014
Aug 2012

92000 mi

US $960
A seal in transmission was causing a fault code and transmission to go into failsafe mode. 
Aug 2013

113000 mi

US $800
Replace water pump and thermostat. 
May 2014

126000 mi

US $400
two idler pulleys and Belt tensioner were replaced. 
BMW 7-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015
Mar 2014

72000 mi

US $550
Front passenger window was stuck. Tapping with a hammer freed it. engine fan stopped working, replaced fan, sensor, thermostat and expansion tank. 
Oct 2014

76300 mi
Cooling fan failed again, replaced under warranty. 
BMW 7-Series in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2012
Nov 2011

81500 mi

US $293
Replaced front lower and upper control arms (with bushings and ball joints), replaced front stabilizer links, replaced tie rod ends (with ball joints) 
Oct 2012

86000 mi

US $8500
Factory-installed faulty valve seals led to exhaust blow-by which clogged some block passageways with carbon, causing a block and/or head hot spot and a crack in the block between cylinders #7 and #8. BMW NA not responsive. 

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2006 BMW 7-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 7-Series in California, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

133000 mi

US $390
Dynamic Traction Control indicates faulty constantly. 
BMW 7-Series in California, United States
- Nov 2007
Nov 2007

25000 mi
Major failure of IDrive system. Parts not warehoused in USA. Had to ship from Europe! Vehicle in shop for one month. BMW agreed to pay $ for "inconvenience" and loss of use. 
BMW 7-Series in Texas, United States
- Jul 2010
Sep 2009

37200 mi
Steering column binding up - pops when initially getting into car. 
BMW 7-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2015 - May 2016
Nov 2015

78000 mi

US $200
Driver side rear power shade failed to retract and I had to replace it. 
May 2016

82000 mi
AC would not go into MAX blower, regulated temps poorly. 
BMW 7-Series in New Mexico, United States
- Sep 2007
Sep 2007

17000 mi
Flush brake hydraulic system Air Conditioner/Htg system micro filters replaced 
BMW 7-Series in Missouri, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
Mar 2015

113000 mi

US $2500
Dead Alternator 
Apr 2015

113000 mi

US $5000
Seals leaking 
BMW 7-Series in Great Britain
Jul 2012 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

77000 mi
oil leak from gearbox sump seal. previously repaired 2 times but they did not replace the (plastic) sump which was warped. this time they have done the full job, sump and seal. 
BMW 7-Series in Texas, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2014
Jul 2013

75000 mi

US $100
Driver's side window motor on the outs. Replaced under warranty, $100 deductible through my GMPP warranty. 
Apr 2014

80000 mi

US $500
Oil Separator Valve Replace daytime running lamps. 
BMW 7-Series in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

120000 mi

US $1400
Vacuum pump leak 
BMW 7-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2012 - Oct 2014
Sep 2012

66000 mi
In for oil service, they diagnosed a problem with steering angle sensor. Got estimate for $2100 and decided to hold off on repair. Car drives fine. 
Feb 2013

84600 mi

US $1500
replaced steering angle sensor, no more error messages 
Aug 2013

110000 mi

US $2562
Replace front and rear suspension control arms w/bushings 
Dec 2013

125000 mi

US $1200
Valve cover gasket 
Jan 2014

87200 mi

US $1400
Replaced Guibo joint and other internal transmission parts 
BMW 7-Series in Georgia, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

102000 mi
Oil seals on the valves were failing. Best repair quote I could get was over $6000. Smoking pretty regularly. 

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2005.5 BMW 7-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 228hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 7-Series in Great Britain
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

127000 mi

£1500
Turbocharger replaced. Dealer failed to change filter of crankcase breather valve. This clogged and eventually caused the turbo to fail. Turbo still working, but leaking / using oil. 

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