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Afternoon all,

 

Weird one today, driving around done a fair few miles drivetrain fault message popped up a few times although has since disappeared although car feels extremely jerky. 2016 520d recently had an EGR replacement so can’t see that being an issue. Odd that the drivetrain fault has come and gone away twice and now seems nowhere to be seen. 

 

BMW assist in their way. 

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I experienced this message the other day and my auto box went into neutral leaving me to a rolling stop, thankfully i was just leaving my parents house and not pulling away from a round about. 

 

Engine turned off and restarted and it was fine again., fault was no longer present.  

 

Need to check the logs thought to see if it's anything else. 

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3 hours ago, roundy said:

Engine turned off and restarted and it was fine again., fault was no longer present.  

 

First thing you do with a BMW fault, switch it off, pray, switch it back on.

 

 

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Still not heard anything, have been put into a 3 Series not a 5 but it works. Luckily enough dropping the car to my local dealer yesterday (never usually use them), I used to work with the Service Advisor so I’ll be going there now knowing things should be done right :lol:

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Fault is an Exhaust gas differential sensor, new part being fitted in the morning, road test and should be back. Here’s hoping, quite like the 3 Series but the 2.0 diesel certainly sounds loud in these :blink:.

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Low and behold, i hoped it wouldn't happen but my car stalled on a round about just as i was pulling away in rush hour!! I was very lucky!!!! A Truck and car managed to swerve around me, i honestly thought that was it for me as it happened so fast and still don't know how they didn't hit me!! Switched everything off and on again as fast as possible, tried to apologies to them but they were going mental as you can imagine.

 

Really is a bad fault design and needs to give a pre-warning and not just jump out of gear and leave you stranded!

 

Cars booking in with a bm specialist this week.

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It's a real nightmare if Auto as there is no way to shift into N without the engine running making recovery very difficult. Mine cut out after I was hit from behind, stranded blocking traffic. Thankfully mine restarted. 

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It's not a position i want to be in ever again to be honest! if it going to be a small fortune to repair i'll trade the car in as this is just another issue with a long list that's gone wrong with my Bm since owning it.

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4 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

It's a real nightmare if Auto as there is no way to shift into N without the engine running making recovery very difficult. Mine cut out after I was hit from behind, stranded blocking traffic. Thankfully mine restarted. 

 

Unless you climb under the car with a socket and force the gearbox into neutral with the bolt acting on the lever.

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11 hours ago, Matthew Ashton said:

 

Unless you climb under the car with a socket and force the gearbox into neutral with the bolt acting on the lever.

 

Indeed!

 

Yeah like I was going to do that with live traffic passing me!

 

Not to mention I didn't have a jack or axle stands or my socket set.

 

10 hours ago, bmwf113.0d said:

That is an incredibly poor design, surely some sort of hatch for access would make sense. 

 

It is yes, I think the very early models had access via the cup holder in front of the gear lever.

 

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For completeness here is the unlock procedure as Matthew mentioned.

 

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/repair-manuals/24-automatic-transmission/24-34-shift-valves-parking-lock/BXBEfhRx

 

And here is the sensible way to do it (via cup holder) which BMW decided was too safe to do in an emergency.

 

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/repair-manuals/24-automatic-transmission/24-34-shift-valves-parking-lock/1M1yE3KO

 

And stopped it.

 

Why? 

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Had the car updated and still have the issue with the drivetrain problems, and worse than ever! 

 

I'm in Cornwall at the moment and where we pull off the drive we go up hill pretty much immediately, so the car is now having the error/losing power soon as we got the inclide.

 

Just had the car back from an Indy to resolve another issue costing me £600 so I'm reluctant to spend more cash so soon.

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