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: Any experience with "Transmission Limp-Home Program"

Walt White Coupe
12-19-2010, 09:15 AM
New 2011 135i with DCT and 1200 miles. As I drive out of my driveway the car makes a cluck as it shifts into second gear. Gear warning symbol in yellow with exclamation mark comes up in dash. Car drives but takes almost a second to shift gears. After a few miles, I pull over and shut the engine off. Restart and everything seems normal again.

Was this just a gremlin or a warning of something more serious going on with the transmission?

12-19-2010, 09:17 AM
Something serious.

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Walt White Coupe
12-19-2010, 09:48 AM
Just took it out for a few mile spin with some spirited driving and everything seems normal again. Fingers crossed, hoping it was a gremlin.

12-19-2010, 06:33 PM
It could be a hiccup, but the fault codes were stored. Mention it at your next service appointment. Of course if it reoccurs, then you should make an appt ASAP.

12-19-2010, 11:27 PM
If I were you, and I had a warranty, I would use that sucker for all that it is worth. Anything out of the ordinary and I would take it in immediately.