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by i3Houston
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Plugging a flat - lessons learned
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Plugging a flat - lessons learned

Ditto last week. Luckily I had inflator so I made it back home after making several stops to inflate. Nail was on the rear passenger inside wall, that area is extremely hard to reach, plugging it seems impossible! Costco replaced it but the tire guy was claiming that i3 doesn't qualify for mileage w...
by i3Houston
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Battery issue
Replies: 32
Views: 5539

Re: Battery issue

Range on i3 was also in the same ballpark when temperature dropped. Battery kappa was showing 14.3 but as weather warmed up range bounced back.
by i3Houston
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?
Replies: 166
Views: 79638

Re: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?

Got one but dealership fixed it as it was under warranty. But warranty will expire this year. They dont know what caused it but said resetting /updating the software cleared the error, which is super odd. Dealership also said the stale fuel may have caused it to fault. Who really knows! I am not cou...
by i3Houston
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Is the advance real time traffic for your I drive worth it.
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: Is the advance real time traffic for your I drive worth it.

It seems to be 5 or 10 minutes behind Google maps; other than that its useful!
by i3Houston
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Brake light indication in the car
Replies: 18
Views: 7260

Re: Brake light indication in the car

alohart wrote: If stopped on a decline, set the parking brake to prevent rolling forward. The parking brake will automatically release when the power pedal is pressed. Easy-peasy…




This is helpful, thank you!
by i3Houston
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Brake light indication in the car
Replies: 18
Views: 7260

Re: Brake light indication in the car

So there are two separate points, first, Brake lights blind the person behind so they should not be used at complete stop. Second, every other car has brake light ON except i3(unless driver presses the brake) making i3 less visible to any cars behind.

I am concerned about the second point.
by i3Houston
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Brake light indication in the car
Replies: 18
Views: 7260

Re: Brake light indication in the car

I think the problem with i3 is that unlike GAS cars that have brake lights ON when stopped, i3s' stay off making i3 'relatively' less visible.
by i3Houston
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: New 2015 Rex CPO Owner with a sad story - still developing.
Replies: 18
Views: 1852

Re: New 2015 Rex CPO Owner with a sad story - still developing.

I am so glad that there is positive movement. Like I said before, people have been scammed more than once. No learning is enough. Just pack extra patience and be prepared to spend $! Car buying is just exhausting. Ps. Leave them a review on fb, Google, cars. Com, if you have time. It may give your c...
by i3Houston
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: New 2015 Rex CPO Owner with a sad story - still developing.
Replies: 18
Views: 1852

Re: New 2015 Rex CPO Owner with a sad story - still developing.

Not surprising to me at all! Believe me most people have been scammed like this, more than once!

Bottom line is, this is how dealership makes living but unfortunately in commission driven business model, good faith is quite rare.

ps. Try getting in touch with BMW directly.
by i3Houston
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?
Replies: 38
Views: 4438

Re: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?

My 2015 i3 has ~21K mile and only 350 miles on rex but couple weeks ago it failed to start so its at the shop. Emission test turned on the rex so not sure what happened.

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