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Gear changes not recognized on 2006 BMW x5

I have a 2006 BMW X5. When I put the car into any gear the gears are not recognized on the cluster/dashboard and the car would not move. After several attempts the car would not start.

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When was the last time you had the tranny fluid and filer changed? I hear that they recommend changing it at 60,000. This model has extensive electronic sensors and interface controls on the engine and trans axle (nothing is simple anymore... :( ). Just from what you described, i would think that perhaps there is a relay or sensor connected to the trans axle that is not functioning properly ( especially when cold ). Since you have to restart the engine when warm to get it to work, it makes me think a relay is being re-set when you re-start the car. The car should shift properly whether cold or warm. I hear that you will have problems shifting if the regular 60,000 mile changes are not performed on the trans-axle fluid. If it were me, I would try that if you have not already done so in the last 60,000 miles.

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