It's Not Just Me! - 2011 BMW 528i Long-Term Road Test
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2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test

2011 BMW 528i: It's Not Just Me!

June 24, 2011

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I was just sent a bit of information in regards to J.D. Powers' Initial Quality Study which spotlights one of my biggest peeves with some new cars. Throttle tip-in.

According to the study, "The problem lies in glitches with engine and transmission and in-car telematics technology. J.D. Power's report says that in the case of engines, "with high fuel prices and more stringent government regulations, automakers are designing engine and transmission software to make their models as economical as possible. However, this sometimes leads to the engine or transmission hesitating when accelerating or changing gears." Thus, consumers this year are reporting this as a problem more often than in past years."

Now, knowing about a problem doesn't necessarily mean that anything will be done about it, but at least I know I'm not alone.

Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor


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