BMW i3 Transmission Error

Don’t stress, it’s not as bad as it sounds…

If you see a Transmission Error message when you’re trying to start your BMW i3, don’t stress! It’s not as bad as it sounds…

A Zilch BMW i3 can display a Transmission Error message for a number of reasons:
  1. If you forget to hold your foot on the brake when you try to start up
  2. If a door is left open or ajar when you try to start up
  3. If there is a problem with your booking

It might sound a little stern but a Transmission Error is just the way the Bavarian hot hatch ensures you’re safe; making sure you don’t start the car unless you’re fully engaged and ready to drive.

A re-boot should get you up and running, quick smart:
  1. Turn the car off
  2. Open & close the driver door
  3. Make sure all other doors are closed
  4. Lock & unlock the doors
  5. Hold your foot firmly on the brake
  6. Press the Start/Stop button

Ta-da! You should now be up and running


If you tried a re-boot, and still encountered an error, there may be a problem with your booking.


Give us a call on 0800 2 ZILCH if you have any problems, and we’ll get you up and running.