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      07-12-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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I was in a parking garage last week looking for that perfect end spot with a huge pick-up tailgating me. I came around a corner in first, and there was the spot. I stopped, maybe was still rolling a bit and went for reverse. The car stalled. Hit the start button, and it fired back up.
Today I came to a quick stop in first leaving a parking lot. Hit the gas to pull out, the car seemed to be in N, although the readout still said first. Hit the shifter to the right to re-engage, then no problem. Anyone else with these events.
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      07-12-2008, 03:33 PM   #2
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I usually try to come to a complete stop when going into reverse. Can't be good for the car to be rolling forward and then going into reverse.
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If I was rolling, the car was barely moving. Even so, the car should not have stalled. Never happened in 5.5 years with the SMG.
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Sounds like a software problem
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I usually try to come to a complete stop when going into reverse. Can't be good for the car to be rolling forward and then going into reverse.
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Sounds like a software problem
and what makes it sound like that exactly?
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OK, I'll have to be honest, I have stalled my DCT car as well. Twice I think. I thought it was impossible (as it should be). I was clearly doing something a little "off". This really make you feel a bit pathetic - stalling the car that can not be stalled. Some software improvement could be made here.
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Just as long as I do not get the big malfunction, or the fluid changed at the 1200mi service, everything is good.
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what makes it sound like that exactly?

Years of dealing with SMG.
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happened to me as well. i was rolling back in reverse and went to first in a parking situation.
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Wasn't there a report here of someone's DCT car stalling in the middle of an intersection recently?
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OK, I'll have to be honest, I have stalled my DCT car as well. Twice I think. I thought it was impossible (as it should be). I was clearly doing something a little "off". This really make you feel a bit pathetic - stalling the car that can not be stalled. Some software improvement could be made here.
care to elaborate on what you were doing when u got it to stall?
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Stalled mine twice so far, have 2000 miles so far. Both times the car stalled while in reverse backing into my steep driveway. I don't think its abnormal.
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its the BMW programming that is designed to give you the feel and experience of a manual trans. just like every now and then one would stall a manual trans car. the DCT let you have this enthusiast experience too.
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its the BMW programming that is designed to give you the feel and experience of a manual trans. just like every now and then one would stall a manual trans car. the DCT let you have this enthusiast experience too.
Good one. In all seriousness is should be impossible to stall.

@berniec: My stall was very low speed, shuffling quickly between forward and reverse. Do not recall the exact details but that is the basics.
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its the BMW programming that is designed to give you the feel and experience of a manual trans. just like every now and then one would stall a manual trans car. the DCT let you have this enthusiast experience too.
The SMG never stalled. I tried to get it, it refused.
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I think my next M will be the DCT. One of the SA's said to wait and let them smooth out the bugs before buying

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OK, I'll have to be honest, I have stalled my DCT car as well. Twice I think. I thought it was impossible (as it should be). I was clearly doing something a little "off". This really make you feel a bit pathetic - stalling the car that can not be stalled. Some software improvement could be made here.
On the bright side, lets you know there really is a clutch in there and definitely no slush box/torque converter
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Hello,
I was in a parking garage last week looking for that perfect end spot with a huge pick-up tailgating me. I came around a corner in first, and there was the spot. I stopped, maybe was still rolling a bit and went for reverse. The car stalled. Hit the start button, and it fired back up.
Today I came to a quick stop in first leaving a parking lot. Hit the gas to pull out, the car seemed to be in N, although the readout still said first. Hit the shifter to the right to re-engage, then no problem. Anyone else with these events.
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My 37 mile brand new car is in the shop right now for doing the same things, Twice in a few minutes.

Did you ever find out what was wrong with the car, and has it happend again?
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Mine stalled today for the first time was going thru a parking lot in 1st or 2nd and the car just died.

Will keep a close eye on it, but hopefully its just something that will be addressed with a software update
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I've stalled twice total in a matter of 10 minutes. All of the issues (even with SMG II/III) occur at low speeds, as in parking lots. I think it happens when the computer makes the wrong decision about clutch in or out and then can't mechanically correct what the computer is trying to fix prior to it stalling.

I am not and wouldn't be concerned.
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No more stalls for me. But I have not been back in a parking garage.
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