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I have a 2003 e60 BMW 530d with 77000 miles,have started to

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Hi I have a 2003 e60 BMW 530d with 77000 miles,have started to notice a slightly jerky feel in auto gearbox on downshift from 5th to 4th and 4th to 3rd,has had a gearbox oil and filter change at 75000 miles,would the transmission need a software upgrade or what else could cure the problem
Thanks in advance
Did the issue only start after the fluid was changed?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have only had the car 2 months and oil change was carried out by previous owner
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it possible transmission oil change was not done correctly? in service book it states lifegaurd oil and pan filter was used

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it is possible that the change was done incorrectly or not filled to the proper level. It could also be that the transmission is starting to wear and develop internal mechanical issues.


one thing you can try is resetting the transmission - ignition fully on with engine off (second click) then push the accelerator pedal to the floor for 2min. this may or may not help. A software update also may or may not help but is an option.

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