RPM jump when foot is on break

Tiny
NATHANP1202
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  • 2011 BMW 328
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 51,000 MILES
I drive a 2011 BMW 328i and the last couple weeks I have noticed an issue where when I first start up my car after not using it for some period of time(few hours) I start driving around and once I put my foot on the brake and come to a complete stop with my foot firmly on the brake the car rpm starts jumping up and I can feel my car continuously lurch forward until I release the brake. This only happens when my car is in Drive. If I switch it to neutral the rpm jump stops happening. I'm really confused about why this could be happening and if you have any insight it would be great to hear.
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Friday, December 11th, 2015 AT 5:24 PM

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Tiny
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Hi, Sounds like an interesting issue. I did some research on this and found BMW has issue a TSB (technical service bulletin) B12 21 12. I will see if I can get you a link to view the bulletin. According to the TSB BMW will re flash your engine computer (ecm) to compensate for the poor idle quality. It doesn't mean you have a bad computer, it basically needs to be re-calibrated, which means a trip to the dealer. I would advise you to give BMW a call tell them what your symptoms are, they will likely want to diagnose it (depending on warranty, you may or may not be charged) and more than likely tell you they need to re-flash the ecm. Again I will try to get you a link for the TSB so you have some ammo before going in. If not, you can always use the B122112 reference number, they will be able to look it up that way. One last thing, I'm assuming this TSB refers to your vehicle, without a VIN (vehicle identification number) its hard to tell exactly. BMW has a few different engine codes, and transmission codes. But giving the info you gave me it looks like you qualify!
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Friday, December 11th, 2015 AT 6:16 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for your help! This helped me so so so much. Do you know how long it would take to recalibrate so I can plan my time accordingly?
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Friday, December 11th, 2015 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
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It will totally depends on the dealer. Re-flashing can take anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour and a half. The dealer will let you know!
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Saturday, December 12th, 2015 AT 11:51 AM

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