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Old 03-09-2004, 01:41 PM
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Exclamation X3 3.0 automatic tranny problems

For the past few days I've been driving an X3 with about 2500 miles as a service loaner. I've noticed that when I back out my driveway in the mornings, and then put the gear shift into Drive and step on the gas, the engine will rev for a few seconds and then start moving. The first few times I thought I had accidentally put it in Neutral, but it's definitely in Drive. I've also noticed some rough shifts from 4th to 5th gear on the freeway. Anyone else observe these problems? For what it's worth, this is one of the demo vehicles which was delivered last November.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:03 AM
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My X3 2.5 does not have this problem. The shifting on my tranny is very smooth. With no problems going from reverse to drive.

I don't know if the same parts were used in the demo X3s, or if the harsh treatment of all of those test drives has taken its toll.
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Old 11-12-2004, 03:17 AM
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For the past few days I've been driving an X3 with about 2500 miles as a service loaner. I've noticed that when I back out my driveway in the mornings, and then put the gear shift into Drive and step on the gas, the engine will rev for a few seconds and then start moving. The first few times I thought I had accidentally put it in Neutral, but it's definitely in Drive. I've also noticed some rough shifts from 4th to 5th gear on the freeway. Anyone else observe these problems? For what it's worth, this is one of the demo vehicles which was delivered last November.
I had the same problem and BMW service claim that there isn't any problem. After several notices, phone calls & visits they accepted that there is a major problem at tanny and wanted to change it. I asked for a total replacement with a brand new car. ( It hapens whent the motor is totaly cold. )
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:45 AM
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I have a 2002 X5 3.0 that is doing the same thing lately. is getting much colder up here in NJ and the problem is getting worse. You almost have to put it in gear and sit like a moron for a few whole seconds before hitting the gas to get a smooth take-off. I've even gotten a FEW 'shutters' at hard take-offs like a slip is happening. Anyone else getting this on the X5 3.0. Anyone heard of this? Some shifts are becoming rougher as well.

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I had the same problem and BMW service claim that there isn't any problem. After several notices, phone calls & visits they accepted that there is a major problem at tanny and wanted to change it. I asked for a total replacement with a brand new car. ( It hapens whent the motor is totaly cold. )
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Old 11-12-2004, 06:47 AM
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Same problem on my 2002 3.0i X5

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I have a 2002 X5 3.0 that is doing the same thing lately. is getting much colder up here in NJ and the problem is getting worse. You almost have to put it in gear and sit like a moron for a few whole seconds before hitting the gas to get a smooth take-off. I've even gotten a FEW 'shutters' at hard take-offs like a slip is happening. Anyone else getting this on the X5 3.0. Anyone heard of this? Some shifts are becoming rougher as well.
Same exact problem with my X5. 35,000 miles. Always get the "shudder" if I don't wait a second after going from reverse to drive. Dealer sez this is "normal", but I don't think so. Lease is up next month, so I'm not too worried about it, but I know that this is not the way it should be working.
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Old 11-12-2004, 09:37 AM
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Bulletins for 2004 BMW X3 (E83) L6-2979cc 3.0L DOHC (M54)

General Recalls
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title 110703 MAR 04 Campaign - Engine Low Oil Level Warning
840104 FEB 04 Campaign - Telematics Control Unit Inspect/Replace
841903 FEB 04 Campaign - Telematics Control Unit Installation

Service Bulletins
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title 090398 APR 04 Car & Key Memory - Programming/Coding Explanations
650104 APR 04 Radio - Reception Problems, Antenna Diagnosis
1120104 FEB 04 Engine - Cylinder Head Oil Leaks
1120204 FEB 04 Engine - Head Bolt Threads Pull Out of Block
240703 FEB 04 A/T - GM5 Delayed 'P' to 'D' Cold Engagement
1220204 JAN 04 Engine Controls - SES Lamp ON/DTC's 2896/2877/2766 Set
6520104 JAN 04 Instruments - Central Information Display (CID) Humming
6120403 NOV 03 Electrical - Battery Charger Sets Fault Codes
6620003 OCT 03 Keyless Entry - Remote Won't Lock/Unlock Vehicle
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Old 11-12-2004, 09:43 AM
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I have a 2002 X5 3.0 that is doing the same thing lately. is getting much colder up here in NJ and the problem is getting worse. You almost have to put it in gear and sit like a moron for a few whole seconds before hitting the gas to get a smooth take-off. I've even gotten a FEW 'shutters' at hard take-offs like a slip is happening. Anyone else getting this on the X5 3.0. Anyone heard of this? Some shifts are becoming rougher as well.

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Bulletins for 2004 BMW X5 (E53) L6-2979cc 3.0L DOHC (M54)


General Recalls
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title 515303 APR 04 Campaign - Rear Hatch Latch Electrical Failure
110703 MAR 04 Campaign - Engine Low Oil Level Warning
840104 FEB 04 Campaign - Telematics Control Unit Inspect/Replace
115003 DEC 03 Campaign - Hydraulic Belt Tensioner Installation

Service Bulletins
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title 240703 MAY 04 A/T - GM5 Delayed Cold Start PARK to REVERSE Engagement
090398 APR 04 Car & Key Memory - Programming/Coding Explanations
650104 APR 04 Radio - Reception Problems, Antenna Diagnosis
1120104 FEB 04 Engine - Cylinder Head Oil Leaks
1120204 FEB 04 Engine - Head Bolt Threads Pull Out of Block
240703 FEB 04 A/T - GM5 Delayed 'P' to 'D' Cold Engagement
110803 DEC 03 Engine - Cold Weather Valve Cover/Engine Damage
8420603 NOV 03 BMW Assist(R) - Calls Cannot be Completed
6120403 NOV 03 Electrical - Battery Charger Sets Fault Codes
6620003 OCT 03 Keyless Entry - Remote Won't Lock/Unlock Vehicle
840102 OCT 03 Navigation System - Erratic Performance
370103 JUL 03 Suspension - EHC Warning ON/No DTC's Stored
120603 JUN 03 Engine Controls/Emissions - OBD Readiness Code Setting
360103 MAR 03 Tires - Directional Tires, Mounting Precaution
630602 JAN 03 Lighting - Condensation Inside of Headlamps
840303 JAN 03 Navigation System - MK3, Difficulty Coding
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:56 AM
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WOW! Lots of bulletins. I guess we can say it is a 'normal' problem with the engagement from R to D or P to D but is it fixable?
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Old 11-18-2004, 09:38 AM
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Re: X3 3.0 automatic tranny problems

Iím with BMW of North America, LLC. Iím sorry to read about this problem with your X5. If you want our assistance, please phone us at (800) 831-1117, and mention Reference #200432300259 so that we can help you more efficiently or email us through the Ownersí Circle at www.bmwusa.com.
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Old 11-18-2004, 10:10 AM
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I wonder if this is the same problem that e46 and X5's had about a year ago on the GM manufactured steptronics, namely delayed engagement of D on a cold start.
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Old 11-18-2004, 10:15 AM
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As I noted in an earlier post I have this same issue on my 2002 3.0. I just had my Ford Taurus company car towed this morning for tranny failure. I expect a problem from a FORD but not BMW! Anyone take their X in yet to get this problem fixed? Did it work?

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I wonder if this is the same problem that e46 and X5's had about a year ago on the GM manufactured steptronics, namely delayed engagement of D on a cold start.
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...hlight=gearbox

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