How Long Does a BMW Transmission Last?

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How long does a BMW transmission last?

No matter the model, saying a BMW is an ultimate driving is truth in advertising. With superior design, these vehicles are built to last, and with the proper maintenance, they will. While these vehicles are built to last, they aren’t invulnerable and mechanical failures can happen even in the best of cars. One component you should definitely never ignore if you suspect a problem is the transmission, your BMW transmission is no exception.

Taking care of the transmission on a BMW is essential for it to maintain the quality performance you expect. A transmission on a BMW should last a long time, especially if you change out key elements like filters and the transmission fluid. If you are wondering when to change BMW transmission fluid, your answer is this: Fortunately, with BMWs, you can expect the transmission fluid to last for about 100,000 miles before it needs to be changed out. This is about double the mileage of most other vehicles.

If your BMW is about to reach the 100,000 mile mark or has already reached it, or you’re noticing issues like trouble shifting gears or poor acceleration, bring it into the experts at Bimmer Repair for BMW transmission services. Schedule an appointment with us by calling 469-471-6433.

What does transmission fault mean on BMW?

The transmission fault warning is a warning light that may pop up on your BMW when your vehicle is detecting a possible problem with the transmission. This warning seems to occur more often on vehicles with automatic transmissions rather than manual transmissions. It could indicate several possible problems, including a low transmission fluid level. If the warning light comes on you may find the transmission will no longer shift or shift into reverse. If this happens you may be able to reset the transmission to factory defaults to get you back on the road. If you want to learn how to reset BMW transmission, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Turn on the ignition. If you have a start/stop button, press start without pressing the brake pedal.
  2. All dash lights will turn on
  3. Press the gas pedal to the floor and hold it for 30 seconds. The engine should be off, while the ignition is on.
  4. After 30 seconds, release gas pedal
  5. Start the car.

Following this procedure should allow you to drive normally for some. It may not, however, fix the problem that caused the warning light to come on in the first place. You may want to take your vehicle in for service.

How much does it cost to replace BMW transmission?

Depending on the model, where you live, and where you take your BMW, the cost to replace a transmission will vary. Different models may have different repair costs. You may own a BMW X5 and wonder, “How much does it cost to fix a BMW x5 transmission?” Just to diagnose a transmission problem with an X5, for instance, can cost anywhere between $88 and $111 for an automatic transmission. For the most part, because BMWs are high-performance imports, you may pay a bit more than for other vehicles when it comes to repairs. On average, then, to replace a BMW transmission, expect to pay anywhere between $2,000 to $3,000.  

No matter how well you take care of your car, whether it’s a BMW or otherwise, what you drive it on can affect its performance. If you have an asphalt driveway, for instance, with cracks and other damage you’ll want to get asphalt crack repair to avoid any damage to the tires or even wheel bearings, which can cause problems with the transmission.

Can you rebuild a BMW transmission

Yes, it is possible to rebuild a BMW transmission. In fact, if you need to replace your transmission, installing a rebuilt transmission may be a cost-saving alternative. Check with a reputable automotive shop like Bimmer Repair before replacing your transmission with a rebuilt one. We’ll be glad to help you. All you need to do is call 469-471-6433.

Which BMW models are manual transmission

BMWs are available with both automatic and manual transmissions. Here is a list of  some of the models that are available with a manual transmission.

  • BMW 2 series/M2 Competition
  • BMW 4 series coupe/M4
  • BMW M6 Gran Coupe 

Are BMW good cars?

Sometimes BMWs receive a bad reputation for reliability. Often this assessment comes from people who do not take care of their vehicles. (This is probably true of many vehicles of different makes.) Some of the problems are minor like faulty electrical systems that prevent windows from going up and down regularly. Most of these problems can be taken care of by a reputable automotive shop that specializes in BMW service like Bimmer Repair.  As a high performance car, BMWs do require significant maintenance and upkeep. Overall, however, they are highly reliable cars. Major components like the engine are especially reliable and can last for tens of thousands of miles without having any serious problems. Current models are equipped with the latest technology, are highly fuel efficient, and built for comfort. Most people who own BMWs will stick with them throughout their lives because they love them.

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While BMWs are reliable vehicles, like other vehicles, they need regular maintenance and service. If you are having problems with your BMW, especially your BMW transmission in Dallas, TX, you can rely on the experts at Bimmer Repair for dependable service and repairs. Schedule us by calling 469-471-6433.