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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 07-29-2012, 06:31 PM
tgunz83 tgunz83 is offline
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Kick when downshifting into first gear

Hi all,

Recently purchased my first BMW - 2009 x5 3.0. I have noticed when I roll to a stop the shift to first gear from second is not smooth and the car has a slight stutter. It's nothing drastic but it's bothering me. I notice it alot more when i let the car roll to a stop and not apply the brakes. Before I take it to the dealer I wanted to check with you guys if maybe this was normal? Or is the normal downshift supposed to be completely smooth just like the downshift for the higher gears?

Please let me know how your X5 acts and if it's worth taking to the dealer.

Thanks everyone,

Tommy
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:01 PM
tgunz83 tgunz83 is offline
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Hi, can someone please let me know if they experience the same behavior in their e70?
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:21 PM
02x745Li 02x745Li is offline
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Sounds like trans problems
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:06 PM
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This has been discussed extensively, without clear and definitive solutions. Some have it, most do not...some say reprogramming fixes it- others not.

THE most important factor?

Getting the dealer to agree AND DOCUMENT that there is an issue. There have been reports that dealers are told to respond with "shifting normally at this time" for up to 3 visits before they will take action.

Do a search, you will find much more context. Use words like "jerky" and "transmission"
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:08 PM
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Ard - how great to see a familiar name - I was on the M5 board (01 e39 Anthracite - still my GQ) for a long time but haven't visited in several years.

Still searching but thought I'd ask - my wife's 2011 X5 3.5 jolts HARD when shifting from 2-1. I can even reproduce it at a standstill, just using the sport/manual shift mode... 5-4 ok, 4-3 ok, 3-2, little bump, 2-1 and the car jumps like someone just ran into me! Taking it to the dealer on Tuesday but if you had any words of wisdom I'd take it...

- Robin

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Old 01-16-2015, 11:19 PM
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Reset the adaptive drive
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:54 AM
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Good luck... I ended up getting no where. I met with the shop foreman and the service manager - they didn't do anything. I complained, I yelled, didn't matter.

At one point the service manager said "Your car is almost 5 years old - if this was a new car we might do something about it." I wish I had that recorded because that is absolue bull****. The whole reason I bought the CPO was to keep the car like new. Sons of bitches.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:34 PM
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Ard - how great to see a familiar name - I was on the M5 board (01 e39 Anthracite - still my GQ) for a long time but haven't visited in several years.


- Robin



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Old 01-22-2015, 01:26 PM
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My 2007 4.8i used to randomly shift very rough when I bought it used (no CPO). The brutal winter in northern Minnesota didn't help, however, once I replaced the leaky Mechatronic sealing sleeve(rear of the trans), changed the fluid and filter it drives like new. I noticed dramatically improved shift quality and no more jerky shifts. You might check for leakage at the rear of the trans and take a picture to make an argument at the dealer. The Mechatronic doesn't like air leaks. That might not fix your 2-1 shift but could eliminate some possible causes of shift roughness.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:08 PM
BlackSheepX5 BlackSheepX5 is offline
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There are several threads on how to reset the transmission algorithm.. Some say it works, others that only the dealer can do it, etc..

Copied this from another thread, worth a try.

Insert the Key to into the key fob (DONíT HOLD THE BRAKE).

Press the Start Button ONCE, just so the car electronics start and show the Engine light is on. (Again, Donít START the Engine).

Press and HOLD the GAS PEDAL all the way to the force down click on the gas pedal for 25 seconds.

After those 25 Seconds, proceed to Starting the Engine and drive your car.

Either way, ARD's advice to get it documented should be done.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:06 PM
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My E70-2011 got exactly the same problem. I went pressing big time with the dealers and after my 4th try, they agreed to replace the Transmission box. It is most certainly transmission box, no doubt about it. So, try to harass them as much as you can. Good luck sir!
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