BMW e90 (e92 coupe) 3 Series 2006-2012 Clutch Judder Problems

Does your 2006-2012 e90 or e92 Coupe have clutch judder problems? Book an appointment online for BMW service in Jacksonville, FL. Best labor rates in town.

The BMW e90 3 series includes the e90 Sedan, e91 Sport Wagon, e92 Coupe and e93 Convertible. This car was manufactured from 2006-2012. It is one of BMWs all-time best-sellers and was the leading luxury car in North America during those years. In the e90 3 series models equipped with a manual transmission, one of the most common defects is a clutch judder problem.

When they shift gears, some owners experience a shaking or juddering, especially in gears first and second. This problem has occurred for some owners with on 4,000 miles on the car, but it is the most common after 100,000 miles. The discrepancy in mileage results in arguments over the true cause of the clutch juddering – is it caused by a manufacturer defect, or just a result of normal wear and tear on the clutch?

When the clutch judders in low-mileage BMW vehicles, it could be caused by a software problem or a defect in the flywheel. Some flywheels have worn at a rapid rate and then they leak oil onto the clutch, which causes major damage. If you have a low-mileage e90 3 Series, contact a specialized BMW repair shop like Bavarian Rennsport to diagnose the problem.

For e90 3 series BMWs that have been on the road for closer to 100,000 miles, the clutch juddering can be from normal age and deterioration. This problem can be prevented by visiting Bavarian Rennsport to schedule BMW Inspection 1 service at the recommended intervals. This preventative maintenance also includes an inspection of the clutch system to look for leaks, misconnections, faulty positioning, and other kinds of damages. Proper maintenance and care can prevent clutch juddering in the e90 3 series BMW. If you still encounter problems, visit an independent BMW mechanic at Bavarian RennSport to have the vehicle inspected.

Bavarian Rennsport is a local, independent BMW service center in Jacksonville, FL with BMW mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.

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