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Old 10-04-2012, 09:55 AM
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Mein Auto: BMW 528xi - 2008
Originally Posted by johnniek View Post
Well, my 2009 528ix did the same thing last weekend...cruising doing 65 on the interstate, and out of the blue, "BLING BLING" and the warning, reduced power, transmission fault, vehicle is drivable, but take to nearest BMW dealer ASAP. Pulled off of the road, turned the car off, and restarted a minute later....issue gone. Return trip, 5 miles from home, and once again, "BLING BLING" and the same message, and I applied the same approach. Called my SA at the dealer (CAR IS CPO, 25000 miles on it). They took the car and could not replicate...however, the trans threw some codes and after speaking with BMW NA, they were told to replace with a new (not rebuilt) transmission. I guess I should be happy getting a new tranny. I will post again after the repair/replacement. Bottom line is that there was no argument from either the dealer SA or BMW. Also had them check to see if my car has the impoved cylinder head....and I have the improved version. Car was built in 10/08.
So, how is your new tranny behaving ?

My car is back in the shop. Was driving and got the fault codes again. The dealership is going to open up a technical case with BMW. What does this mean.
2008 BMW 528xi space gray, Premium, Cold Weather Package.
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