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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,300 miles

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2010 BMW 535 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2010 BMW 535 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 062013


  • 46,300 miles


Experiencing hard bump when braking, hard shifts in sport mode, slow to engage in reverse and hunting for the right gear when coasting. This delayed and jerky response presents a severe driving risk and danger as the vehicle behavior is unpredictable and inconsistent. These are common symptoms of a known mechatronics failure, however BMW refuses to fix this until a code it thrown. Unfortunately the safety of my family should not require a code!!!!!

- Airmont, NY, USA

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