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Old 11-07-2012, 04:01 AM
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Mein Auto: '99 540i, '02 X5 3.0i
Originally Posted by hyde View Post
It's 2012, Automatic Transmission, Steptronic.
Vehicle rolls fine when the engine is running once it's shifted to neutral. I wanted to let it continue rolling when I shut the engine off, but apparently it shifts back to park automatically the moment I turn the engine off. Does this mean there is no way to push the vehicle or roll it on a hill if I run out of gas? My previous vehicle had mechanical AUTO shifter which would go into N once key was in ON state (not running) but BMW seems to have set everything electronically, so even if I hit the start button twice (ON state, not RUN) I still cannot shift the transmission to N.
I would read through the owners manual on this. There should be some way to over ride the auto-park feature. Otherwise, how would the vehicle be towed, or loaded onto a flatbed if it couldn't manually be put into neutral to roll it?
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