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#65 of 78 Transmission software update -- Oct 28, 2011
Nov 06, 2011 (8:30 pm)
After waiting most of a year for a software fix for my jerky transmission problem on a 2011 BMW 535i, I finally received some relief. So far, the jerky moves from a slow start have been removed and it moves off smoothly as it should. I have also noticed that the steering is much tighter than before. More like the 3 Series models that I driven in the past. Needless to say, I am very pleased with it at the moment. It drives like the car I expected to buy nearly a year ago. It is a much different car.
The dealer indicated that this software update was only just recently available to them and that they had only done one other car (successfully they said). Anyone with this problem might check with their dealer and indicate that there have been successful changes made to correct this transmission flaw.
#66 of 78 Re: Transmission software update -- Oct 28, 2011 [bmwowner5]
Nov 06, 2011 (10:15 pm)
Great to hear, but is there a technical note or reference number I can reference for my BMW service center ?
#67 of 78 Re: Transmission software update -- Oct 28, 2011 [bmwowner5]
Nov 10, 2011 (10:20 am)
I am in the same boat with Jay Randall. Do you have a code that I can tell the dealership so we can get the same software update? Our 528i is pretty bad.
#68 of 78 Re: Transmission software update -- Oct 28, 2011 [houssic]
Nov 10, 2011 (10:46 pm)
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The above jibberish is what they told me when I requested the software version. My transmission is improved but intermittently it is still jerky at lower speeds. I will check with the dealer next week to see if a newer transmission software version is available.
#69 of 78 Re: Transmission software update -- Oct 28, 2011 [houssic]
Nov 12, 2011 (8:50 am)
The dealer says that they have no specific "code" or id number. They say that any BMW dealer should now be aware of the software fix for the jerky transmission issues; they are now well-known by most everyone. As I said before, my dealer has just recently received the update so it appears to me that it would be available to any dealer if they just asked for it from BMW.
Good luck. bmwowner5
#70 of 78 Re: Transmission software update -- Oct 28, 2011 [bmwowner5]
Nov 12, 2011 (9:06 am)
What is your dealer name? Aka, bmw service center.
#71 of 78 Re: Transmission software update -- Oct 28, 2011 [jayrandall]
Nov 12, 2011 (1:53 pm)
IRVINE BMW in Irvine California
#72 of 78 Re: Transmission software update -- Oct 28, 2011 [bmwowner5]
Nov 22, 2011 (10:08 pm)
I checked with my dealer today(11-22-11) regarding availability of new software for the transmission problem. I was told that they were not aware of new software. They said that BMW would have notified them of a fix if there were one.
If you have any other information on this problem, I would appreciate your help.
#73 of 78 Transmission Malfunction BWM 528i 2011
Dec 08, 2011 (11:01 pm)
Today while I was driving I got this warning message "Transmission Malfunction" Please contat dealer. Before this message, I did observer jerky transmission. I have only less than 6k miles on it. I am worried about this. Can some one advise what needs to be done. I have called BMW Road side Assist, they are towing my car to BMW Dealer tomorrow. Is this major issue ?
#74 of 78 Re: Transmission Malfunction BWM 528i 2011 [sthakur]
Dec 08, 2011 (11:22 pm)
I have had the same transmission problems. The dealer has yet to completely resolve them. So far, they have re-programmed the computer with slight improvement in jerky transmission. Mostly, they have denied any problems. Just this week I took the car to the dealer. They have had it for 4 days so far. I am awaiting a report. Read my previous posts for more details. Keep us informed with your situation.