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      11-16-2012, 01:54 AM   #1
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DCT shifting to Neutral by itself?!

Not sure if this topic has been discussed and my apologies if it has.

Has anyone with a DCT tranny experienced the gear shifting itself to Neutral when the car is running cold? I've had a few occurrences when I'm waiting at the lights on the way to work and the idle drops to under 600rpm and the gear shifts itself to Neutral - like a safety mechanism? Then it revs up high to about 1000rpm and drops back down to idle range @ 660rpm.

Also, I'm not sure if this has got anything to do with it and the few times it has happened is when the car is in a bit of an incline? Weird. Not to mention the car next to me thinks I'm going to hit it at the lights!
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What car is it? I have only ever seen it once where there is something to do with the door lock and the seatbelt buckle.
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It's my car.
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i have dct and my car does it often , mostly when cold.

i don't think its anything to worry about
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i have dct and my car does it often , mostly when cold.

i don't think its anything to worry about
Oh OK. Could get a bit dangerous in intersections or turning out of a corner etc. Guess I'll just have to leave to warm up a bit more prior to driving out.
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Well in 40k's this has never happened to me.
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Well in 40k's this has never happened to me.
Neither to me either.
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Ask you stealer or an indy with Autologic to do a software upgrade, we did one with similar issues and so far it has been fine.
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happened only once to me. I really didn't like the feeling; when you want it to be in D for drive, you want to be able to put your foot down and it should go.

I don't think that it is normal at all.
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Ask you stealer or an indy with Autologic to do a software upgrade, we did one with similar issues and so far it has been fine.
Thanks skycat mine does it so often it has become normal to me, clearly it's not normal ! Will get SBM to do a software upgrade next service.
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Will look into it. Cheers!
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weird stuff :\
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So , following advice from Skycat , had my DCT trans software updated and a couple of weeks later no shifting to neutral (touch wood)

Work done at Southern BM , again Andrew is a legend

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Not sure if this topic has been discussed and my apologies if it has.

I've had a few occurrences when I'm waiting at the lights on the way to work and the idle drops to under 600rpm and the gear shifts itself to Neutral - like a safety mechanism? Then it revs up high to about 1000rpm and drops back down to idle range @ 660rpm.
This has happened to me numerous times, I also experienced like a jerking movement when rolling forward with the slightest throttle , took the car to BMW and I was told that the " software" was replaced. The car hasn't done it since but at idle cold or warm it revs higher round the 1000-1200 mark.
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