Last post on Feb 02, 2012 at 6:23 PM
You are in the BMW X3 & X5
What is this discussion about?
BMW X3, BMW 3 Series, Car Buying, SUV
#8 of 16 Re: Good point Roadie. Worth exploring [pp2009pp]
Sep 20, 2009 (12:13 pm)
More proof that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing...
#9 of 16 Drive it gently? Delicate BMWs? What?
Sep 23, 2009 (10:26 am)
So here is an article talking about the no reverse problems in the ZF and GM transmissions in various BMW models. It goes on then to say this:
"If you have an autobox, drive it gently. That would be my advice. If you are buying a BMW, consider a 5- or 6-speed instead of an automatic, particularly if you are buying a car without an extended warranty. If you have a newer automatic, consider an extended BMW warranty (not a 3rd party warranty, they are nearly worthless)."
Since when did the hard-driving BMW become something only to be driven gently because BMW can't figure out how to make or OEM a proper automatic transmission?
Rugged X5s and X3s that you have to pamper?
#11 of 16 Re: Sample of complaints about the AT to the NHTSA [pp2009pp]
Feb 22, 2011 (7:21 pm)
Since I have a 2007 BMW X3 with all the same problems mentioned that I bought certified pre-owned, what are the legal ramifications of these problems? Do I have any recourse with BMW? The original factory warranty expires in April 2011 so I am trying to do anything I can before then. More importantly, it is very concerning that my car is unsafe to drive. If anyone has had success with this issue or can advise me, I would greatly appreciate it.
#12 of 16 BMW X3 Automatic Transmission Problems Still Exist
Mar 02, 2011 (12:50 am)
Our next car will be a Toyota or a Honda or maybe a Ford. I don't know but this BMW is so full of weird glitches that it is unnerving.
Every new wrinkle is an anxiety-inducer. WTH? Really, does anyone need this kind of aggravation for a CAR?
Who sources transmissions for BMW? Who designs the suspension?
#13 of 16 Re: Sample of complaints about the AT to the NHTSA [pp2009pp]
Jan 05, 2012 (8:00 am)
I had the same issue with the transmission bucking etc., long story with more than one dealer involved.
The car was under warranty and BMW admitted that there was an issue.
Basically BMW said deal with it we will not fix it because this is normal for this car and it's not a life threatening issue.
I got rid of it and I will NEVER buy another BMW.
They lost a customer for life.
#14 of 16 Re: Sample of complaints about the AT to the NHTSA [tonym910]
Feb 02, 2012 (4:33 pm)
Another one post wonder.
Why am I not surprised???
#16 of 16 Re: Sample of complaints about the AT to the NHTSA [roadburner]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 02, 2012 (6:23 pm)
You'd prefer that people continue to post about their issue day after day then? And you expect people to brag on their car in a "Problems" discussion?
When people have a problem with a car they like to vent. And it's not like they just pick on BMW (last post).