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I can use the finger paddles and smoothly shift...i need to be sure the gear has wound down and it shifts smoothly...and automatically i also need to make sure the rpm's are down to allow it to go from 2-3 and then it shifts but also bucks a bit. If it were really the transmission it makes sense that it should not shift even manually? Could it be something like the drive selector module? Is that a computer part? Is it worth flushing fluid?
I can use the manual finger paddles behind the steering wheel to shift...the problem really seems to happen with 3rd gear and the automatic function. Took it to dealer who was puzzled and offered $7400 transmission replacement from Germany. Seems strange and drastic ( and EXPENSIVE!) to me...always dealer serviced and well taken care of. Please help...could this be a recall in the making? Can it be rebuilt?