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    Default Shifting Issues - F3 won't always shift out of 1st - anyone else?

    2018 F3 Limited 6,000 miles, just serviced ... So, I took my "new" F3 out for our first serious ride today. On three separate occasions after coming to a stop, it wouldn't shift out of 1st gear. After sitting beside the road fussin' and cussin' for a few minutes and several restarts it was fine until the next time it happened. Kind of feels like a heat/temp issue to me. Checked the oil and it is in normal range. Anyone else been through this?
    Last edited by Peter Aawen; 11-23-2022 at 03:43 PM. Reason: Expanded Title to briefly ask the question ;-)

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    That's a little different than mine. I was able to get in neutral, then it wouldn't go into any gear for 10- 15 minutes. That's why heat/temp comes to mind. Modules/electronics can be bothered by heat or overheat themselves, I think. At least they used to back in my hot-rodding days. Will check for codes tomorrow.
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjr00 View Post
    That's a little different than mine. I was able to get in neutral, then it wouldn't go into any gear for 10- 15 minutes. That's why heat/temp comes to mind. Modules/electronics can be bothered by heat or overheat themselves, I think. At least they used to back in my hot-rodding days. Will check for codes tomorrow.
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
    There have been quite a few reports of problems with the " paddle shifters ", so I think this is a possibility .....good luck ... Mike

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    Make sure your coolant is topped off. If it get very low, it plays heck with the sensors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    There have been quite a few reports of problems with the " paddle shifters ", so I think this is a possibility .....good luck ... Mike
    Yes, this, there was a service recall for this very same problem affecting the 2018's.
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    Update... service tech texted me. Replacement shifter switch has been ordered. No ETA, but it's progress!

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    Yup. Progress.

    Ta for the update.

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