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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 07-24-2005, 05:24 PM
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Question 525i.... hesitation problems.

I have a co-worker with a 05 525i and he says he's got a hesitation problem. When he stepson the gas from a stop he says there is a delay that doesn't feel normal. The dealer he brings it to says it is normal though. Any ideas? Are there any TSB's out there?

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Old 07-25-2005, 10:51 AM
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Same on my brand new 525

and also the model I test drove. It does not happen in Drive-Sport mode, or in M-1, so I consider it part of the D-mode programming. Consider it passenger neck protection from lead-footed drivers.
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Old 07-25-2005, 06:17 PM
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and also the model I test drove. It does not happen in Drive-Sport mode, or in M-1, so I consider it part of the D-mode programming. Consider it passenger neck protection from lead-footed drivers.
Thanks for the heads-up.
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:20 PM
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The hesitation is not normal, but a software upgrade will solve the problem. I don't know of any TSB's off the top of my head, but this topic has been beat to death on other forums...
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Well, he tells me that tat the dealer is saying that it's normal.
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Old 07-26-2005, 05:52 AM
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As far as I have read, BMW service departments seem to not be very good at dealing with these issues, but a software upgrade to CIP 16.2 or higher seems to resolve many of the transmission hesitation problems.

Check out this thread (there are many others, this is just one I found right away):

http://forums.e60.net/index.php?show...&hl=hesitation

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I have the hesitation. My car is 5 days off the lot, April 05 build 2006. It has the perspective map display, so CIP is at least 16.2, right?

Note: we're talking about the hesitation from a standing start (stopped), which has had less attention in the forums than the hesitation at speed.


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As far as I have read, BMW service departments seem to not be very good at dealing with these issues, but a software upgrade to CIP 16.2 or higher seems to resolve many of the transmission hesitation problems.

Check out this thread (there are many others, this is just one I found right away):

http://forums.e60.net/index.php?show...&hl=hesitation

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Old 07-26-2005, 09:05 AM
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I wish I could help more, but that's all I know! When I picked up my '06 530i in Europe, I never experienced any hesitation from start, so I have to think that there is something wrong with the cars that have the hesitation. Maybe take it to a different service department?
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