shifter seems loose on my new 335i. It wobbles around over any kind of uneven pavement. dealer says this is normal. Is it?

Asked by Jul 03, 2007 at 02:09 PM about the 2007 BMW 3 Series 335i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

40,875

I have noticed shifters getting looser on the newer vehicles. If the dealership says it is normal, I would not worry about it. Seems like manufacturers have gone to looser shifters to help with shifting for people who are not always as strong with working a stick.

15

I haven't noticed it on my 08, but will watch for that

4,235

BMW has always made a loose shifter their good for the first couple hundred miles then the shifter begins to get sloppy and loose. Mainly for the reason of the plastic shift bushings used in the selector rods. The fix would be to replace the plastic bushings with new copper ones. I don't know if you'll be able to find any since your car is so new. If you need more help email the guys at bavarianpower.com they know quite a bit.

45

There is actually a recall on the shifter. Mine was replaced when I brought it to the dealership for the first oil change.

front wheel tire wobbles and steering wheel shakes 1997 bmw

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 39,679 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,495.

ZIP:

Search BMW 3 Series Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,140
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 1,410
#3 Matt Mankinen
Matt Mankinen
Reputation 1,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
664 Great Deals out of 15,900 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW M3
77 Great Deals out of 2,091 listings starting at $4,795
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
829 Great Deals out of 31,300 listings starting at $2,200
Used Audi A4
334 Great Deals out of 12,414 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Mustang
583 Great Deals out of 41,215 listings starting at $1,699
Used BMW X5
472 Great Deals out of 15,345 listings starting at $2,899
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
524 Great Deals out of 21,649 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW 7 Series
152 Great Deals out of 5,596 listings starting at $1,600
Used Honda Accord
1,084 Great Deals out of 76,808 listings starting at $1,395
Used BMW 6 Series
129 Great Deals out of 3,195 listings starting at $7,499
Used BMW X3
248 Great Deals out of 12,314 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Charger
467 Great Deals out of 29,730 listings starting at $2,275
Used BMW 1 Series
120 Great Deals out of 1,797 listings starting at $6,800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
8,500 listings starting at $31,096
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
153 Great Deals out of 5,790 listings starting at $21,902
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 923 listings starting at $13,999
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
188 Great Deals out of 3,093 listings starting at $13,799
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
366 Great Deals out of 5,514 listings starting at $11,950