I had this exact same problem with a previous X5. I took it to an indy who changed the transmission fluid and filter which cured the problem. BMW say that the transmission fluid is ok and sealed for life but after several years it does break down. Get your transmission fluid and filter changed and it should be ok. It cost me £300 to get the job done.
Originally Posted by sharief bmw
hi, just joined so pls excuse me if this question has been answered elsewhere.
my X5 3D 2004 has a slight delay in engaging Drive after starting up (cold start) revs climbs to about 2500 - 3000 before it kicks in and moves fwd. there after all is 100% perfect. its just the initial start in the morning or after it has stood for a few hours.
i know i have read similar posts on the internet but im not sure if it was confirmed to be an error or whether its normal.
pls advise if possible.
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