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Old 03-12-2010, 12:40 PM
nkadi nkadi is offline
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Mein Auto: 750LI, 2006
Transmission fault mode

Took my 750LI 2006 to the dealership concerned about a "kick" in the transmission while shifting. They recommended a software update. Wehn done I took it for a drive with the tech and within our first few minutes , I noticed that the kick has gotten rougher. Soon after the warning light came on indicating a fault in the transmission and put it in a safe mode. Took it back in and after running a scan, they said it needed a new transmission. I left the dealership very frustrated, went home and came back the next morning to pick it up with an intention to sell it as is, due to the disappointment. I asked them to clear the fault code, and drove off with the car after I paid what I owed. Surprisingly the car has been running normal for the last three hours which compelled me to consult other technicians. Some beleive it could be a sensor problem missreading data which caused it to go in safe mode. If tran was bad how would it run normal afterwards?? Any suggestions?? I could not beleive than were going to make spend about 10K for something that wouldn't have been necessary. It still kicks but still running. Any suggestion???

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Old 03-12-2010, 03:18 PM
TxGr8White TxGr8White is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW 850Ci
find another dealership to diagnose the problem - sounds like the techs there weren't at the "top of their class".
Transmissions (or anything else for that matter) do not "fix" themselves - definately something faulty or maybe a loose connector.

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