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Run don't walk from this car
By Yikes on
1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan
Door handle broke off in my hand.
HVAC motors made squeaking noises.
Power steering pump and hoses failed.
AC clutch failed.
Front suspension shimmy - bushings
O2 sensors, thermostat, idle control
Front chrome(plastic) grills cracked,
Main drive belt needed replacing after
only 20k miles.
Now here are the problems still to come
that are COMMON among other 740 owners:
Radiator (plastic!!) hose neck will
fail without warning and strand you.
Catalytic convertors will fail.
Transmission will fail at 60k.
Oil pump bolts may be loose and thrown
up into engine.
Yes, it's a great driving autobahn
cruiser! However, that description
only applies when it's not at the
dealership for one of the following
repairs I have experienced:
RELIABILITY and BUILD QUALITY.
This was supposed to be a flagship