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by MKH
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?

they said that 32k miles is deducted from the extended warranty miles so if I purchase the 100,000 mile extended warranty it is actually 68,000 mile warranty for the next 60 months That kind of 'new math' is pretty common. When BMW sells their extended warranty for ' Five years - 75,000 miles ' it ...
by MKH
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?

I was a little taken back in that they told me over the phone the extended warranty would be approximately $900 ~ $1600 Check out the extended warranty from BMW (the only other one worth anything) - with it your looking at around $5 grand for just two years of coverage beyond the factory four year ...
by MKH
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?

I don't think I will purchase it from Carmax. Point out to Carmax that the REx isn't working properly - to fix it before you take another test drive. They most likely will then take it to a BMW dealer and get it sorted out. Quite likely it's that $20 fuel pump relay gone bad. One thing about Carmax...
by MKH
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?

This is the REx caret you should see on the range gauge, that indicates when the REx should start.
by MKH
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?

Ok, then definitely something not right with the REx engine. Though usually a failure of the REx to start will pop up some sort of message. An OBD code reader should find error codes that might shed light on what's going on. Try starting it via the emissions test procedure. One of the more common re...
by MKH
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Test drove 2016 I3 and battery level went down to 2 miles and REX did not start, is this normal?

How much fuel/range shown for the REx on the dash REx fuel gauge? Is the REx start-point indicator on the electric range gauge (small white inverted triangle/caret) visible? Did your electric gauge-range drop past the caret? Any warning messages on the infotainment screen about the REx not available...
by MKH
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Covid

I'm 77 and must be careful not to injure myself during weight training (been there, done that) LOL, me too. 72 here. That's one of the reasons I elected for a cable stack weight home gym instead of free weights when all the gyms shut down - more control so limits chance injury from free weights get...
by MKH
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Covid

Installed a small-footprint dual stack cable gym in my garage. Strength train 4 times a week, along with ride a recumbent stationary bike a few times a week. Also belong to a gym with an indoor salt-water pool, where you can reserve your own swim lane for an hour at a time - so swim/water-walk (pool...
by MKH
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: 39miles on full charge
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: 39miles on full charge

What eNate said :) But be aware that the 2014 and 2015 i3 Samsung battery packs do have a reputation for diminishing range. My 2015, a lease return with only 9K miles on when I bought it, gave me the full 71 'new' mile range for two years. Range then suddenly dropped to 55 -60 in good weather, and i...

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