The BMW F01 Seven Series was first introduced to the United States at the Los Angeles International in 2008 and was available to the public in 2009. Over the years new models have been added to the line including the Sedan, Sport, M, xDrive, Alpina and ActiveHybrid7. The F02 is similar but has a longer wheel-chassis. The F01 and F02 are seen as new flagships to a redesigned and redeveloped line of Bimmers. Unfortunately, with any new developments come new problems. Here are some common issues with the F01 and F02 7-Series:
Software Problems: The advanced computer systems which control many features of the BMW 7-Series have some common software problems. This includes problems with the steering and handling, high-beams, lane departure system and more.
Blurry Front and Side Cameras: The 7-series is equipped with cameras that give a driver viewpoints from nearly all angles, but there have been some complaints of blurry front and side cameras.
Turbocharger Problems: The turbochargers in certain F01 models might experience issues, resulting in decreased performance or increased oil consumption. If you suspect you are having these issues, take your 7-series to a qualified BMW repair center.
Transmission Troubles: Some owners reported problems with the automatic transmission, such as rough shifting, delayed engagement and refusal to shift gears.
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