BMW e70 X5 Transmission Shifting Problems

Does your e70 X5 have transmission shifting problems? We can help! We specialize in BMW service in Jacksonville, FL, at affordable rates.

Available from 2007-2013, the BMW X5 e70 is a second generation, mid sized SUV Crossover vehicle. The e70 line differs from its successor the e53 in that the e70 does not have a manual shifter option. Instead the e70 includes BMW’s iDrive, an electronically controlled, joystick shifter. Because of the technological advancements in this option, it has been known to cause transmission shifting problems, especially after your X5 heats up.

Some owners report having issues with the shifting mechanism after they drive their X5 for extended periods of time, such as long commutes to work or on long-distance drives. When this happens, owners complain that the car won’t shift into higher gears. This most frequently happens when the X5 reaches 50 mph. The BMW engine will rev, but it won’t shift up into the next gear. After the owner pulls over and lets the car and the transmission cool down,  upon restarting the car, there will be no trouble shifting into the full range.

One of the common causes for transmission malfunctions is the water pump. If water doesn’t circulate properly, the transmission can’t cool down, forcing the car to put itself into what’s called “limp mode.” It is possible that a “soft reset” of the gearbox can help solve this issue.

While you can do this on your own, we recommend contacting a nearby BMW service expert at Bavarian Rennsport to assist you. Since there could be several causes to this problem, you need to see the experts. We will review the symptoms with you and then use our sophisticated technology to diagnose and repair your BMW e70 X5. If you want an effective and speedy resolution to shifting problems, visit our shop before the problem becomes something more serious.

Bavarian Rennsport is a local, independent BMW repair shop with BMW mechanics in Atlantic Beach, FL that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.

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