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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#29 of 78 Re: 2011 BMW 5 Series Transmission Issues [dhc2]
May 05, 2011 (1:03 pm)
I have owned the car since December 24, 2010. The car now has about 5000 miles.
#30 of 78 Re: 2011 BMW 5 Series Transmission Issues [11bmw5]
May 05, 2011 (1:11 pm)
Yes, I have the same problems. Very annoying.
#31 of 78 Auto tranny problems...
May 05, 2011 (2:58 pm)
...are just another reason why BMW should have offered the 528i with a 6-Speed manual.
#32 of 78 Re: 2011 BMW 5 Series Transmission [nickel2]
May 08, 2011 (10:14 am)
Same here...2011 528i ....very jerky at take off ....please continue to post updates....this is very irritating on car of this caliber.
#33 of 78 Re: 2011 BMW 5 Series Transmission Issues [dhc2]
May 09, 2011 (5:50 am)
I got mine back in February, I have little bit over 3K miles now
#35 of 78 Re: 2011 BMW 5 Series Transmission Issues
May 10, 2011 (9:11 pm)
Can anything be done for the jerky transmission problems ? I was totally unaware of these problems when I purchased this $60k plus car. I fell like such a dummy. The dealer told me that they have never had jerky transmission complaints.
#36 of 78 No problems with car
May 13, 2011 (12:49 pm)
Anyone without problems with this car? I am not having the issue of the transmission being jerky and acceleration is very fast!
But I only have 1500 miles on it- which version software do you have?
I also got this car from the factory brand new-
#37 of 78 Re: No problems with car [el168]
May 14, 2011 (7:13 am)
I now have a little over 6000 miles on my 2011 535 and am very happy with it. Prior to this car I had a 2008 535. When I got this car it took me a while to get used to the transmission. I was told by the BMW service department that it would take a while (1000- 2000 miles of driving) for the computer to adjust the transmission to my driving habits and they were right. Once I got past the 2000 mile mark the transmission functioned extremely well and my gas mileage increased noticeably. I must admit the feel of the transmission is different from my 2008 but now that I am used to it I am very happy with it.
#38 of 78 Re: 2011 BMW 5 Series Transmission [johnbomb]
Jun 23, 2011 (11:46 am)
I had the same problem with my 2011 535xi. The problem started within the first 100 miles after picking up the car in March 2011. I asked the dealer about the low speed jerky-ness of the transmission (especially starting from a full stop or rolling stop) and they said the transmission was learning and adapting to my driving style. Hmmm....
Well I drove it another 3500 miles and, if anything, it has just gotten worse. So I brought it in for service this week. At first the technician said they could not find anything wrong with the car. I said look again. The technician still said he could not find anything wrong. Look harder. Then the quality assurance specialist at the dealer drove the car and said it was very noticeable and he could feel his head being jerked back while moderately accelerating from a stop. So now that they confirmed an issue, they could proceed with the warranty work.
The dealer proceeded to "reprogram" my car. This process took 3 hours and did not take the first time, so they had to redo it.
I was skeptical when I picked up my car, but I am very happy to report that the transmission is significantly smoother than before. The car does not slam into gear when starting from a stop and the shifting between the gears is hardly noticeable under moderate acceleration. This is the smoothest my car has performed since I took ownership.
I am back in love with my car again.
If you have this issue I highly recommend you take it in to get "reprogrammed" and insist that they drive it until they acknowledge the problem. You will be much happier for it.
I'll scan the service ticket and provide the specifics of what they did so you can request the same.
Hope this helps.