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Q: Getting a "Drivetrain Malfunction" light on a 2011 535i. Had a sensor replaced for almost $400 and that didnt fix the issue. wha

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Getting a "Drivetrain Malfunction" light on a 2011 535i. Had a sensor replaced for almost $400 and that didnt fix the issue. what is this gonna cost me to fix if I take it to the dealership?

My car has 71000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The drive train malfunction light indicat...

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The drive train malfunction light indicates the computer has detected an issue with the vehicle’s drive train or transmission. This can be caused by many things, ranging from a bad sensor, to the need for a new transmission.

As the possibilities could be many, a proper diagnosis would have to be done in order to determine what the exact cause of the issue may be and how much it will cost to get fixed. A BMW specialist or a dealership would be the best places to have this issue diagnosed with a suitable scan tool.

If you’d like a second opinion on this, have a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose warning light firsthand.

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