Transmission on BMW 318is

Average mileage: 166,000 (127,000–205,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
2 model years affected: 1993, 1994
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problem details
transmission keep switching from automatic to manual. Most of the time when reaching a stop sign and below 10 miles per hour. Otherwise transmission runs very well
1994 BMW 318is - Automatic Transmission 127,000 mi,
My car does the same too. But the only difference is it shifts back to manual after i turn off the engine. I have to push the "A" switch to make it automatic whenever i want to drive the car from a cold start.
1993 BMW 318is - Automatic Transmission
I smell gas in the transmission stick