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Old 11-23-2014, 09:34 PM
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35d Transmission Warning Light

Hello!

My search foo is failing me on this one, so I'm posting what might be a stupid question:

2012 X5 35d. Just out of warranty (of course!) at 52k on the clock. Everything is running kosher but I've got myself a transmission warning light in yellow on the IC.

Absolutely no mechanical symptoms, the rig is running like clockwork.

Avoiding the dealership because I don't want to get nailed on diagnostic costs for something that might be minor, and I always like to know the answer to questions before I ask them at the dealer. So:

- Any ideas what it could be, given the complete lack of problems?
- What's the easy way for me to read this code and find out what it is?
- Does BMW have a decent track record of good willing a problem like this just out of warranty?

Thanks!
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Hello!

My search foo is failing me on this one, so I'm posting what might be a stupid question:

2012 X5 35d. Just out of warranty
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Surely it goes out of warranty in 2015? It's a 2012 and BMW offer a 3 year waarnty
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Surely it goes out of warranty in 2015? It's a 2012 and BMW offer a 3 year waarnty
Over on mileage, not time.
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Weird, BMW UK give you 3 years unlimited mileage to my understanding and IMHO 52k isn't that much for a BMW
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Weird, BMW UK give you 3 years unlimited mileage to my understanding and IMHO 52k isn't that much for a BMW
BMW USA is 50k and 3 years.

It's a leased vehicle, I'm WAY over miles, but I planned on that when I found a couple of great suppliers out in the middle of nowhere I need to get to regularly.

7 more months on the lease, I just need to limp this bad boy through. I figured I would be out of warranty, but can't imagine much stuff blowing up on a 2012 diesel... not like those poor bastards with early V8s, right!?!
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I'd leave it parked in the bad part of town with the key in it.....

BMW has been known to goodwill. BUT once you bring it to BMW there is a history. If they blow it off, and it gets no worse, fine. If they say "big problem" you might need to take significant action - and they might not help.

Maybe park it and rent for 7 months?

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PS I know, I know...there is no 'bad part' of Portland....
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Hello!

My search foo is failing me on this one, so I'm posting what might be a stupid question:

2012 X5 35d. Just out of warranty (of course!) at 52k on the clock. Everything is running kosher but I've got myself a transmission warning light in yellow on the IC.

Absolutely no mechanical symptoms, the rig is running like clockwork.

Avoiding the dealership because I don't want to get nailed on diagnostic costs for something that might be minor, and I always like to know the answer to questions before I ask them at the dealer. So:

- Any ideas what it could be, given the complete lack of problems?
- What's the easy way for me to read this code and find out what it is?
- Does BMW have a decent track record of good willing a problem like this just out of warranty?

Thanks!
Running fine and just the warning?
Warranty is 4yr and 50k - so just out - I'm sure if it is something major BMW will assist if you ask - another reason to do everything with the dealer - esp. since it is free maintenance.
Won't know if you don't have them check it out though...ask them to submit a Puma case since it is a transmission message.
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