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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2004 BMW M3 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 242011


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 BMW M3 convertible. The contact stated that the vehicle would slip out of gear while driving at any speed. The contact stated that because the vehicle had a smg transmission, the failure would not allow the contact to accelerate and he would have to shut the vehicle off and restart to allow the gear to re-engage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer yet he was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage and current mileage was 40,000.

- South Farmingdale, NY, USA

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