I had a steptronic clunk with my E46 which was fixed with a software update about a week after I got my car. Was going strong when I gave it back.
Originally Posted by sdbrandon
Although the E46 trannys had issues. Failures are rare. Trannys are thoroughly tested before they go into production. What typically happens is one supplier mucks up assembly or a parts supplier is not fully in spec. By the time the car manufacturer find out it could be a few years waiting for miles to be put on the cars.
Acura, Toyota had much worse tranny issues and still do today. Toyota sells so many Lexotas that it is easy for them to have 1 million bad trannys before they realize it. The downside of becoming GM'ified.
With my 4runner, there was an automatic transmission clunk that was like the titanic hitting an iceberg. Was still there when I traded that b*tch in for a new 328xi.
Last edited by pony_trekker; 06-10-2008 at 07:30 AM.