8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,000.00
Average Mileage:
78,637 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace torque converter (1 reports)
2002 BMW 530 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 022009

530 i

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,637 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The pulled code is a 048 - excessive torque converter slippage, which results in a check engine light that will cause you to fail an emissions test. I first encountered this issue at 79k miles on 10/2009. Unless you have your own means of pulling codes and resetting the CEL, this is a major problem to deal with as you never know when you have a real issue happening. The issue is that you effectively loose TC lockup, which is almost like loosing your top gear and affects gas mileage. I lived with the issue for about 20k miles and finally had the TC replaced with a rebuilt unit at around 100k miles on 1/2012.

- , Cupertion, CA, USA

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