wow, I just discovered this thread as I was searching for the problem I have. Sounds like the same as what you guys are experiencing. however, in addition, when I put it in Reverse when it's cold, the car also judders/stutters. Anyone experience this?
Is the lawyer still going to take on this issue? My 04 545 is out of warranty and I don't have extended. I don't want to spend $4K on a repair either.