Learning to drive a vehicle is not always unproblematic, and sometimes it may seem like a good solution to select an automatic BMW 2 Series, if it’s for very easy comfort or ease of use, this sort of transmission is becoming more and more common. Nevertheless, although they may seem like the best solution, there may as well be problems with the automatic gearboxes of your BMW 2 Series . This is precisely the theme of our content page. First, we’ll quickly show you the different types of automatic gearboxes, then, in a second step, which problems you may come across with the gearbox of your BMW 2 Series , and, finally, how to resolve them.


The different types of automatic gearbox of a BMW 2 Series

Gearboxes have the advantage of being reputed to be solid, as you don’t need to use your clutch pedal and everything is electronically and mechanically controlled there will be no premature wear of your clutch or other parts that could be put to the test by misuse on your part.
Nevertheless, depending on the sort of automatic transmission your BMW 2 Series is equipped with you will have more or less reliability, we will introduce them to you now:

  • Classic automatic gearbox: It will use a torque converter, which will control the gear changes, it’s the oldest technology, it has evolved quite a lot in the last decades (more gears and a better management of the gear changes).
  • Robotized automatic gearbox: This is a manual gearbox with a robotized mechanism that will change the driver’s action. This sort of gearbox is less and less general because they are viewed as very slow. We as well quite often feel a coupling during deceleration.
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission: This is the best automatic transmission, it functions on the same principle as the robotic transmission, but thanks to its dual clutch, you won’t have any more problems with slow speeds or increased fuel consumption. They are often fitted on luxury models.
  • Continuously variable automatic box: It is the same theory as on a scooter, a variator will come to control the differences between acceleration and motor speed, they are especially slow and often be unresponsive during the acceleration phases of your BMW 2 Series.


I’m having problems with the automatic transmission on my BMW 2 Series

We now begin the part that surely attracts you the most in this post, what are the problems you may face with the automatic transmission of your BMW 2 Series? As outlined above, in general they are more reliable than manual transmissions, however, here are the main problems you may come across:

  • As described over, no matter what sort of automatic gearbox, they are quite often known to be slow and have inertia when accelerating. Nevertheless, this phenomenon is designed to occur only when the vehicle is started, not when it is launched. If it feels like it comes about all the time, the clutch or converter is likely dead.
  • I have the impression that a gear in the automatic transmission of my BMW 2 Series no longer shifts or jumps: If you have the impression that your gears no longer shift or often jump on your BMW 2 Series, there is a part that is undoubtedly to blame for this failure. In actual fact, the solenoid that acts as a “switch” to engage the gears must not be working effectively, second option, a speed or engine speed sensor may be faulty and send the wrong information to your gearbox.
  • If you feel drops caused by the automatic gearbox of your BMW 2 Series: If you feel a clutch when you go up or when you slow down, it is either your oil which is too old and which does not lubricate any more adequately all the mechanisms of your gearbox, or else a sensor which gives bad info
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  • My BMW 2 Series’s automatic transmission is leaking: Finally, if your BMW 2 Series’s automatic transmission is leaking, it’s most likely one of your spy seals is too worn.

How do I fix automatic transmission problems on a BMW 2 Series?

And finally, we’re going to try to give you the solutions to correct the automatic transmission problems on your BMW 2 Series . Find them down below:

  • Oil leak on the automatic gearbox of a BMW 2 Series: Find the source of the leak, and change the concerned gasket, get it achieved by a specialist, opening a gearbox is not easy. It will cost you a few hundred euros, especially for the labour. Do not think twice to read our content page on gearbox oil leaks on BMW 2 Series.
  • Sensor problem: No matter which sensor is concerned, a replacement is the only solution, sensors do not repair themselves, you should count from 100 to a few hundred euros dependent on the difficulty of access to the one that concerns you.
  • Couplings: If you have problems with the couplings on your BMW 2 Series, you will only need to do a whole gearbox replace to gain comfort and preserve your gears.
  • The automatic gearbox of my BMW 2 Series slips: In this case, you certainly have a dead clutch disc, you will have to replace the clutch, and on some models you won’t be able to replace it without doing a standard exchange of the gearbox, be prepared to spend more than a thousand euros.

There are other automatic transmission problems on BMW 2 Series, such as electronic problems or pressure problems, but this list lists the main ones, whatever the case, for such difficult mechanisms. As soon as you feel a problem on this level, we recommend you to go fairly quickly to your mechanic.

To find more tips on the BMW 2 Series, take a look at the BMW 2 Series category.