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by MKH
Wed May 12, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Used BMW i3 Inventory - Good or Bad news?
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Used BMW i3 Inventory - Good or Bad news?

but starting with 2020 model sales in US crashed while European sales started to hit higher levels. Mainly caused by the shutdown of the BMW i3 manufacturing due to the pandemic which severely cut back on production numbers. Once restated, new production went first to the EU to meet both demand, an...
by MKH
Sun May 09, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: "Increased battery discharge when stationary" and other errors
Replies: 11
Views: 5377

Re: "Increased battery discharge when stationary" and other errors

Most BMW mechanics should be able to do the battery swap, if they have access to the online BMW service docs for the steps. Involves taking out the frunk box for access to the battery, which sits behind it on the passenger side. Also not hard to do it yourself, following several YouTube videos on th...
by MKH
Thu May 06, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Connected Services Ending - Offical

Someone posted on FB that initially BMW sent the same kind of letter to BMW owners about the switch from 2G to 3G, but enough people complained, that they went ahead and offered the upgrade.

BMW Customer Relations at 855‑236‑1025.
by MKH
Thu May 06, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Connected Services Ending - Offical

BMW's position seems to be that it is not willing to assist in this upgrade. Doubly strange is that they are offering the upgrade to other BMW models of similar year manufacturer. An owner posted on FB that he got two letters from BMW one for his 2116 435 and it says the upgrade is available, and g...
by MKH
Thu May 06, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Connected Services Ending - Offical

Got this email today: There are important ConnectedDrive service changes affecting your 2015 i3, Vehicle Identification Number ending in 4145. The decision to phase out 3G network technology was made at the discretion of the respective cellular carriers and lies beyond the control of BMW. As a resul...
by MKH
Mon May 03, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?
Replies: 47
Views: 20959

Re: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?

I just tried this in my 2015 - 15 mph and hard brake. Car stopped instantly. Was the road wet? Gravel? The ABS keeps the wheels from locking up - if you were on a slippery or loose surface and slammed on the brakes, the ABS might allow some travel - but less than without ABS, because then you'd just...
by MKH
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: TMPS not working
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: TMPS not working

What exactly do you mean by 'not working'??
by MKH
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Great Emergency Fuel Can
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: Great Emergency Fuel Can

Anyone know about the safety of carrying gas in the Frunk? Well, you already have a 2.5 gallon gas 'can' built into the frunk, a little better protected maybe, but still there. Heavy metal gas cans are pretty safe, particularly in EVs. Car fires happen when either the fuel line or the gas tank is b...
by MKH
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 rex runs for 10-15 mins then shuts down
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: i3 rex runs for 10-15 mins then shuts down

REx oil and coolant levels checked? Oil of course checked through port in the cargo floor/engine cover. To check coolant, you need to remove the cargo floor/engine cover. You will see a domed cap with a triangle and thermometer printed on it for the coolant (don't put just any antifreeze in - requir...

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