BMW F01 7 Series Transmission Jerking and Sticking

Does your F01 7 Series have issues with the transmission jerking and sticking? Book an appointment online for BMW service in Jacksonville, FL. Best rates in town.

As one of its flagship models, in 2009, BMW introduced the F01 7 series. With superior handling and a high-performance engine, this vehicle has everything for the tech-savvy driver. And unfortunately, this luxury vehicle has a handful of common problems as the car racks up some miles. One common problem is that the transmission jerks and sticks.

Many drivers of the F01 7 series and the longer-chassis F02 7 series report they have experienced transmission problems, and some have reported total transmission failure. The drivers complain that the vehicle shifts very rough, so much so that anyone in the vehicle actually gets jerked around in their seats. In a few very rare cases, the driver was actually injured when they downshifted the vehicle from second to first gear.

A few of the other problems reported by drivers are that their F01 7 series will get stuck in second or third gear, but when they stop and restart the car, it resumes proper function. In other cases, drivers have reported the vehicle not shifting into reverse, or refusing to go over 35 MPH (despite high RPMS). Sometimes, the vehicle may even lose traction or go into “limp mode.” These problems occur mostly in the Sport models, but it is not exclusive to the Sport models.

Because the transmission is the heart and soul of your BMW, if it is not repaired properly, it could lead to other damages within your 7 series. If your F01 or F02 7 series experiences any of these symptoms, take it to a BMW service technician at Bavarian RennSport for a complete diagnosis right away. We can get your BMW fixed properly and back on the road.

Bavarian Rennsport is a local, independent BMW repair shop with BMW mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense. Book your diagnostic online today!

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