MikeS
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Re: Software Update is 3.56.4.003

Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:59 am

I started this thread with a question about what the Nov update in uk contained (3.56.4.003 in UK I thnk) and finally had it done this week.

Things I have noticed are:
a. Extra info available when pressing the left hand stick button which use to show items such as time and temp now include battery % and a few other tech bits.
b. The fan nows stays in the same state as it was when I restart the car!

I’m sure there are other changes - the estimated range looks more optimistic but I’ll not know if there is any real diiference until i drive for a while. The regen seems exactly the same.

Why won’t/can’t BMW supply a clear list of what changes?
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davidviolin
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Re: Software Update is 3.56.4.003

Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:09 pm

Would be nice if we could make a sticky on this page with observations of improvements in the Nov update. My Batt.Kap now says 19.7kW!

Georgios
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Re: Software Update is 3.56.4.003

Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:41 pm

Mine only says 18.4kWh :(

cmj912
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Re: Software Update is 3.56.4.003

Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:44 am

would they have done the software update if the car was sold after it became available? like...done it right as the car was sold?

alohart
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Re: Software Update is 3.56.4.003

Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:30 pm

cmj912 wrote:would they have done the software update if the car was sold after it became available? like...done it right as the car was sold?

Many have reported old software versions on newly-purchased cars. With BMW apparently not paying dealers for the labor necessary to update the software unless an owner complains about a problem that the software update might solve, I'm guessing that most dealers don't update a car's software before it is sold.
Aloha,
Art

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i3atl
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Re: Software Update is 3.56.4.003

Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:10 pm

Correct, it's not standard practice to update to the latest software as part of delivery.

cmj912
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Re: Software Update is 3.56.4.003

Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:15 am

alohart wrote:
cmj912 wrote:would they have done the software update if the car was sold after it became available? like...done it right as the car was sold?

Many have reported old software versions on newly-purchased cars. With BMW apparently not paying dealers for the labor necessary to update the software unless an owner complains about a problem that the software update might solve, I'm guessing that most dealers don't update a car's software before it is sold.


Wow. I haven't really had any issues at all but I thought it might be worthwhile to check. Then when I go in for service maybe they can do it. Good/bad thing is the car isn't due for service until July.

Fredr500
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Re: Software Update is 3.56.4.003

Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:37 am

I take delivery Wednesday. When I did my test drive the A/C did not come on when the car was started, does that mean it has the November update or do I need to check something else?

I will request they update before I accept delivery if it hasn't been done but I'm thinking it has it.

alohart
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Re: Software Update is 3.56.4.003

Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:04 pm

Fredr500 wrote:I take delivery Wednesday. When I did my test drive the A/C did not come on when the car was started, does that mean it has the November update or do I need to check something else?

Assuming that you test drove your car and not one of their test drive fleet, that's a good indication of the November update. Another indication would be the warning message on the screen if you place the car in Ready mode with the charging port door open.
Aloha,
Art

2014 BMW i3 Arravani Grey, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, JuiceBox EVSE

Fredr500
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Re: Software Update is 3.56.4.003

Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:45 pm

Thanks Art, I'll do that when I pick it up. It was my car that I drove and the AC didn't come on that I noticed. So the door will give me a good double check.

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