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BMW e83 X3 Transmission Gear Problems on Inclines

Does your BMW e83 X3 have transmission gear problems on inclines? Book an appointment online for BMW repairs in Jacksonville, FL. Best labor rates in town.

As a part of the popular 3 series, in 2004, BMW introduced the e83 X3 crossover vehicle to the United States. Because it featured all-wheel-drive and a cabin full of the latest technology, instead of calling it an SUV, BMW referred to the X3 as a Sports Activity Vehicle. Because it is the first generation of the X3, there are some common problems, including an issue with the car holding a lower gear too long when you are on an incline.

It is normal for all transmissions to hold their gears while climbing, as it helps prevent causing damage to the engine. In most cases, however, once the car levels out, a properly functioning transmission will return to the proper gear. When this issue happens in the X3, the vehicle will stay in a lower gear for hundreds of yards even after you return the vehicle to a level driving surface.

Some owners report that they can temporarily fix the problem by putting the vehicle in manual mode and shifting it themselves. While this may resolve the problem for many X3 drivers, it is not a permanent solution, and not feasible for drivers who can’t operate a manual shift.

If your BMW X3 is holding a lower gear too long when you are driving on an incline or climbing hills, contact a trained BMW mechanic at Bavarian RennSport to diagnose the problem and get it repaired. We have the tools and experience to get your BMW back on the road in a timely manner.

Bavarian Rennsport is a local, independent BMW repair shop with BMW mechanics in Jacksonville, FL that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense. Book a diagnostic for your BMW e83 X3 today.

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