In its cars, BMW uses ZF transmissions and in some models, GM transmissions are installed. Our technicians can let you know which unit is installed in your car during visual inspection.
For ZF transmissions, which are most common, frequent issues are slipping in higher gears (4, 5, 6) when it gets hot and torque converter shuddering under light load when transmission is warmed up. The latter is most often seen on diesel applications.
These two issues, unfortunately, are natural results of premature transmission wear and tear due to lack of service and maintenance. It occurs as many owners are confused by the manufacturer's label of "lifetime fluid". In reality, lifetime period equals warranty period only. So if you keep driving your BMW after the warranty period or if you bought a pre-owned BMW, make sure to service it regularly.
If issues occur nevertheless, our technicians have extensive experience gained in Europe in repairing BMW transmissions, produced by both ZF and GM. Click here to learn more about our team