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      08-20-2010, 09:46 AM   #89
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Thanks for the update and good luck. Subscribed.

At 1833mi with no issues.
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      08-20-2010, 10:19 AM   #90
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my dads comes in a month ill die if this happens its ok they gave him a new car just because there was a tiny dint on it
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      08-20-2010, 10:47 AM   #91
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UPDATE

Well the transmission has been swapped and so far so good.

300 miles added to new transmission and no problems yet.

Thanks for all the support.
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      08-20-2010, 07:06 PM   #92
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odd........I have over 25K miles on my 08 DCT with no problems at all......

I'll be following this one...
I'm hoping that my 08 continues to be perfect at 30K miles, this gives me one more reason to hold onto it and keep sinking money into mods
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      09-25-2010, 03:32 PM   #93
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Once again

Got the transmission malfunction once again on my 2011 e93. Cleared after a restart. Going to the dealer again on Monday. 2200 miles. Maybe new DCT software will fix it?
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      09-26-2010, 09:38 AM   #94
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Transmission swap so far has fixed the issue... no problems again in ours. Good luck.
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      09-29-2010, 01:42 PM   #95
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Update: New transmission on its way from Germany. Should have car back by the end of next week. At least my loaner is a new Z4 hard top vert.
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      12-06-2010, 11:07 AM   #96
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Still no issues since the new transmission has been installed. 5000 miles.
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      12-06-2010, 11:56 AM   #97
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      12-06-2010, 02:23 PM   #98
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Loving my DCT so far, although I'm just over 1,000m, so still new .

Good luck. Subscribed, will follow this.
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      05-05-2011, 10:49 AM   #99
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Hi, Gents.
not so funny -second post on forum, but the problem still exists.
Just returned from dealer tech center, bring them brand new wife`s 2011 m3e92 (250 Miles) symptoms completely the same- gearbox malfunction-visit the dealer etc.
Immediate attepts to move- cause complete shut down, with heavy punch from behind... after 15 min -everything works perfect, no warning messages etc.
Anyway, guys will look through car's memory-we`ll see what soultion will be find in Moscow.
Hope it is software problems...but doubting so far.
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      05-05-2011, 11:17 AM   #100
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Thats a shame to hear about all the issues. Def subscribing to this one since my DCT is on order.
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      05-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #101
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Derekp,

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      05-05-2011, 12:31 PM   #102
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Balls, I'm on transmission #3 (DCT) on my 09 E90 with 13,XXX KM
Where are all the DCT guys killing how slow and antique Manual transmission is. How DCT is perfect.

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The same thing has had happened to me a couple of times, except that I only have 1st, 3rd & 5th, but no 2nd, 4th & 6th. I took a picture to show the dealer but they still claim they couldn't duplicate the error, no record of such event according to computer, must be a one-time thing each time I brought it to their attention... As if my photos were fake! One time I didn't notice it under it hit the redline. I thought to myself, that was strange because I knew I have pull the right paddle but it didn't upshift... Sure enough, transmission malfunction striked again. I parked the car & restarted it, it clears up each time so far, but it still very annoying! Not to mention possible damage to the drive-train / transmission! Is it possible to do a head count as to how many of us have had the same problem one time or another!
This is why I own manual on these types of cars.

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Hi guys,

First time poster, my father is actually the owner of the car. He's had the car 2 weeks, and twice already, when he starts the M3 he can't get reverse. He also noticed that he's only got 2,4,6 gear... 1-3-5 and R is missing. He gets the following message:

"TRANSMISSION MALFUNCTION : Limited gear selections possible. Continued driving is possible. Drive moderately. Have the system checked by the nearest BMW center."

He has to turn off the car and restart it like 9-10 times before the message goes away and he can drive normally. Sucks when you need to back out of a parking spot. Anyway, he took a picture of the message and drove it to BMW. Car has 300 miles. They cannot find anything wrong with it. They claim to have never heard of such problems.

Any input?
I would be pissed.... have your dad return it. That sounds like crap....
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      05-18-2011, 12:39 AM   #103
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10 days ago, my dealer refilled software, assured me that it was "first time ever see that..." everything was fine- car reached 800miles and...today while i'm heading out from gas station-bug appears again: no 1-3-5-7 and what is most funny R gear.
Just parked at the office -5 minutes- everything works...i'm more than happy right now...
so, looks like i should insist on changing transmission?
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      05-18-2011, 02:55 AM   #104
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Crap, I hope thus doesn't happen when I take delivery of my 2011 this coming month
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      05-18-2011, 02:59 AM   #105
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Crap, I hope thus doesn't happen when I take delivery of my 2011 this coming month
Dude, don't make anecdotal reports scare you. Out of the thousands and thousands of DCT M3s of course there will be a lemon or 2. The DCT lag issue WAS common and got fixed, anything else is sporadic unusual cases. It's just the I secure MT owners who spin that out if control. DCT is nothing but AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
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      05-18-2011, 03:34 AM   #106
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Dude, don't make anecdotal reports scare you. Out of the thousands and thousands of DCT M3s of course there will be a lemon or 2. The DCT lag issue WAS common and got fixed, anything else is sporadic unusual cases. It's just the I secure MT owners who spin that out if control. DCT is nothing but AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
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      05-18-2011, 05:57 AM   #107
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Where are all the DCT guys killing how slow and antique Manual transmission is. How DCT is perfect.



This is why I own manual on these types of cars.

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I would be pissed.... have your dad return it. That sounds like crap....
Actually, their have been many MT failures and problems.

DCT was plagued by software glitches before last years fix. Either transmission is just fine. The number of issues/failures worldwide is slim. This msg board should be not be an indicator of the overall reliability of a transmission. My DCT is flawless (4.5k miles now).
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      05-18-2011, 08:37 AM   #108
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My dct failedat 1300 miles and wasreplaced with out any questions asked. Had a loaner z4 for 2 weeks while waiting for transmission to show up.
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      07-11-2011, 07:25 PM   #109
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How is everyones dct holding up? I just got the transmission malfunction error and was limited to 2,4,6 gears. Car has been at the dealer since late last week. They told me that there was too much pressure in one of the clutches. Have yet to hear back on a solution. They are waiting to hear back from BMW on what to do next.

Anyone think its a good idea to show the SA this thread?????
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      07-11-2011, 07:47 PM   #110
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Over 20k and 20 track days and DCT doing great! Love this car and transmission
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