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Why is my BMW 5 Series hesitating?

I have a 2005 BMW 5 Series Automatic. It hesitates at take-off or low speed when the accelerator is pressed. Then shoots off after a few seconds. It's as if it doesn't know what gear to choose, then drops a gear and flies. Fine in higher gears/speeds. Software reset and filter change has been done.


Filed under automatic - Asked by Conor O'sullivan (Ashbourne) - Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:39

Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor - @Shane_O_D


Hi Conor,

You've not told us which model it is, which might help us get a better answer for you, but we do know that the automatic transmission in the E60/E61 5 Series suffers from oil leaks. It may be that your gearbox has a problem because of that.

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