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BMW X3 07-09 Automatic Transmission Problems
Those whose cars do not have this issue apparently think the rest of us are bad drivers, whiners or nuts. I can assure them that, while I may be all of these, I also have a car that has the worst road jostling I have ever experienced.
I am not talking about the handling which is great or the power which is super. I am talking about the transmission that you can feel moving through the lower gears HARD. It causes (I now believe) the car to jiggle and bounce and bounce and bounce some more at low speeds. Up/down, side to side, front to back, this car does it all. The rocking pony at the supermarket has nothing on this car.
Some people think that it also causes a hesitation in acceleration which is a problem when merging or turning in front of oncoming traffic. It has apparently been 3 years give or take since this problem surfaced in the 07's.
It is now 2009 and what appears to be the same problem is showing up in brand new cars. What the heck? Luxury brand? Customer service? Performance?
What about a permanent fix?
I read that it is the GM6 AT which is apparently also in some of the 3 series sedans and the GMC Acadia which also exhibit the same symptoms. I don't know but I will take their word for it.