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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 01-08-2012, 02:10 PM
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Question Car jerks when shifting gear

i have 2006 automatic 525i with 60k miles. this is driving me so crazy every time the car shifts from 2nd to 3rd gear its jerks. (its feels as if some one just pushed the car forward) the rest of the gear shift very smoothly without any hesitation. when i drive fast u cant really feel the jerky movement its only when i drive slow and i can feel as soon as gear goes from 2nd to 3rd this jerky movement happens. i got oil change few months ago and the mechanic said something about gasket leaking or some ****. 2 weeks ago sigh came up saying transmission oil is low so i took it the shop guy just added extra transmission oil. plz help.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:25 PM
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ur car may need to be updated with new sofware ..only at the bmw shop this may clear your problem..
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:06 PM
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thanks for the suggestion but im confuse how is this related to any software problem?
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:50 PM
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The computer controls the transmission shifting. My car jerked going into first gear when cold after I first bought it. BMW reprogramed the computer and it never happened again. Mine was done for free under warranty. If you don't have a warranty on yours, there probably will be a charge.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:26 AM
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Seek out an independent BMW shop for the reprogram. It should be much more affordable.

A software update fixed our rough 2-3 shift, and the 2-1 jerk from a stop.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:48 AM
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I have had a similar issue but never got an answer for it. How much does it cost to get the system re-programmed? Would u know if a firestone or mineke be able to reprogram the system?
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:34 PM
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Have a '07 525i and have the same problem. Took it to the dealer road tested with a foreman and he confirmed the problem. Turns out it was a mechatronix unit and the transmision pan leaking its a known problem with this tranny. There are usually three causes for this problem.
1) As other have pointed out software update.
2) leaking mechatronix unit/tranny causing the low transmission oil. They reseal the mechatronix and transmission gasket.
3) Faulty mechatronix unit.

All of that is usually covered by the warranty or CPO.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:21 PM
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Thank you so much for the help. My extended warranty ended in October 2011 ****!!! any idea how much this is Going to cost me?
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:17 AM
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Same here. I took my 06' 525i in, and was told that the mechatronix needed to be replaced. I originally took it in for the ruff shifting, and console error stating a Default Transmission error. The shift issue was resolved, but i'm still getting the transmission error on the idrive. Going to take it back in soem time next week.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:31 AM
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I'm having the exact same problem as you guys are. It surges forward at 2-3 or 3-4 (can't tell which one, but its around 45-50mph)...I feel the 2-1, but it's subtle. As stated earlier by OP, if I drive fast, you don't feel it. A few months ago, they fixed the transmission gasket leak and that made the shifting so much better. I talked to my Indy shop and they said they would check for any software updates..about $180, if they apply any (less than $100, if they don't). He did tell me that the next step would be a transmission replacement, which would run around $4700. (crosses fingers the software updates fix it)
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:55 AM
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I just got back up from shop. They upgraded the software (Transmission Control Module Integration) to E060-11-12-500 and reset adaptations.

Integration level (plant): E060-05-03-520
Integration level (old): E060-11-03-501
Integration level (new): E060-11-12-500

We shall see!
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:09 AM
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how much did it cost you? and is the car driving smoothly or u sell feel the jerk?
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:13 AM
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It was $200. The jury is still out. On the way into work, I hit traffic, so I couldn't get the car to 50 but one time and I didnt feel it. They also reset the adaptations, so I need to drive it for awhile to be sure it's gone. I will keep you posted though. It would be nice to see what it supposed to fix though.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:45 PM
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I have a similar problem: 2008 535 with 41 k miles. In Jan noticed a very rough upshift from 3rd to 4th. Leaking gasket on mechantronix was repaired but did not fix problem. Next step was to drive with shop foreman who then opened puma case. FASTA data from car sent to BMW who found that clutches were bad and recommended that 'transmission' be replaced (I assume this means mechatronix unit?).

Car is out of warranty by a month and I'm waiting to hear about who will pay. Meantime I've been in a 328 loaner for a week, which takes some of the pain out.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:38 AM
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After driving some more, I can say there is a noticeable difference. Sometimes (a couple), I feel the shift, but not as pronounced. Most of the time, I don't feel it at all, and it seems like it's holding the gear during that time. This could all be from resetting the adaptations too, so I'm not quick to jump to anything. The whole thing is disappointing to say the least, because the rest of the car is great. It's hard to enjoy something, when in the back of your mind, you are waiting for this $$$ repair to hit you. I will drive the car for a couple of weeks and report back.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:56 AM
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After driving some more, I can say there is a noticeable difference. Sometimes (a couple), I feel the shift, but not as pronounced. Most of the time, I don't feel it at all, and it seems like it's holding the gear during that time. This could all be from resetting the adaptations too, so I'm not quick to jump to anything. The whole thing is disappointing to say the least, because the rest of the car is great. It's hard to enjoy something, when in the back of your mind, you are waiting for this $$$ repair to hit you. I will drive the car for a couple of weeks and report back.
What is your year, production date and model? tks
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:43 AM
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What is your year, production date and model? tks
Year: 2006
Model: 525iA (from sticker inside driver door)
Production Date: 05/05 (from sticker inside driver door)
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:55 AM
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Year: 2006
Model: 525iA (from sticker inside driver door)
Production Date: 05/05 (from sticker inside driver door)
Thanks. I think the older e60's have software updates available so hopefully this will work. My dealer said they did not recommend resetting the adaptation values. Said certain things within tranny and engine have built up tolerances once it has been driven and resetting them may actually make some things worse. I don't know the technicals on this explanation but their field engineer confirmed this to them as well. Maybe it is a line of bull. Good luck and keep us posted. I have an '08 550i with production date of 4/08 and think the tranny is the worse thing about this car. It is not smooth unless really giving it gas and getting moving.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:56 AM
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After driving some more, I can say there is a noticeable difference. Sometimes (a couple), I feel the shift, but not as pronounced. Most of the time, I don't feel it at all, and it seems like it's holding the gear during that time. This could all be from resetting the adaptations too, so I'm not quick to jump to anything. The whole thing is disappointing to say the least, because the rest of the car is great. It's hard to enjoy something, when in the back of your mind, you are waiting for this $$$ repair to hit you. I will drive the car for a couple of weeks and report back.
i feel the same way. nothing is wrong with rest of the car its just that annoying kick/jerk that i feel. after i had my oil change the severity has gone down its not as hard as it use to be, but I'm going to update the software soon. if some one else sits in the car they can't really notice unless i point it out. plz keep us updated with the progress much appreciated.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:26 PM
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We picked up a 2005 545i with 65k miles and one of the first things I noticed is the jerky transmission... we did get the infamous 2nd to 1st slam about 3 times but that has subsided so I hope that was just an adaptive issue. I'm starting to think this is just a characteristic of these transmissions... I think depending on driving habits, some people notice it more than others. My wife and 16 year old son don't feel it but I constantly notice it... so maybe some of us are just a little picky.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:16 AM
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Does holding the acceleration pedal 'reset the adaptations' as similar to doing i through inpa?

I downloaded software "SP-Daten-V46.3" for my E60 and updated it myself using WinKFP and well basically pretty sure it updated, it only took like a few seconds to do so I'm unsure if it actually did it. But the cars software seemed to update, iDrive flashed a few times, a few errors came up and then disappeared.

Anyway went to go INPA and it wouldn't connect to the car, unsure why cause it was workin before *which is how i got the values to do the update from the gearbox*. so basically couldn't go in and reset my adaptations, and wondering if holding the pedal down for 30s does the same thing
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