View Full Version : AT Tranny work - which BMW dealer in VA?

07-08-2008, 10:47 AM
Guys: My 2000 528iA sport premium is in need of a definitive diagnosis. Two indie tranny shops I have visited are in conflict, one saying the GM unit needs to be replaced, the other saying it's an ECM replacement situation.

Symptom: The 5th gear (O/D) kicks out from time to time at HW (50 mph or above) speeds. The limp mode has been kicking in; fault code reads as gear ratio error.

I need a BMW technician for advice; bought he car CPO at Fairfax; between Fairfax, Sterling, and Arlington, which service department would be my best bet for an accuare diagnosis?

Thanks in advance

07-08-2008, 03:54 PM
Not Sterling. I would try one of the quality BMW independent repaiir shops that specializes in just BMWs.

The one I would recommend I dont believe is taking new customers.

Dave Apker

07-08-2008, 08:18 PM
Why not Sterling? The place you would recommend is not taking new customers? Jeeez, it sounds like a pediatrician's office.

07-09-2008, 10:59 AM

Read my post about how they treated my bro!

Shop has more customers than the owner can handle and has been in tha tposition for years.

Dave Apker

07-09-2008, 12:32 PM
County Transmission in Vienna got good reputation, but doesn't specialize in BMW only.