Transmission Nightmare - Recall needed
By Dooley on
Vehicle2007 BMW X3 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
ReviewDriving along a back country road and slump. The transmission felt like it dropped out the bottom. It left me stranded since when I turned it back on it refused to recognize reverse, drive, any gear whatsoever. Since then I have had a "software update" and it is still extremely sluggish in first gear and before I know it I am in third at a snail pace. Highway driving is excellent but in traffic a nightmare, and unreliable shifting. I was told this is a worldwide problem by my dealer regarding X3 transmissions and although this is happening to several X3's it is not large enough to recall. There needs to be a recall. Lurching and shifting so hard that it bucks is not acceptable for a BMW.
Best FeaturesIt is a comfortable cabin, nice looking and easy to maneuver in rush hour traffic. Road noise is super quiet.
Worst FeaturesA recall needs to be issued for the "computer" operating the X3 transmission. It is dangerous and unreliable. New parking sensor technology. I need to replace all eight of mine within the first year of ownership.
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