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by MKH
Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How best to charge
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: How best to charge

No, the car will not move if you forget to unplug it. You will get a warning message on-screen. If you unplug and leave the flap open, the car will move, but it will warn you that it is open. You don't need to charge to 80% to 'protect' the battery. BMW battery management is pretty good. Even when y...
by MKH
Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Extended Warranty
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Extended Warranty

- Will keep the oil service on Rex. Question is - can I do it myself. - Last for the Brakes - If I can change rotors and pads on an ICE SUV ( have done it last 10 years), is doing them on the BMW i3 more difficult. The oil change is pretty easy - I do my own. Picked up a set of car ramps, transmiss...
by MKH
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 31
Views: 6202

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

I really don't think this is BMW's problem to solve. ... How many of you litigious BMW owners have upgraded your phones as 3g went to 4g went to 5g? Or did you all sue to get free phones? A decent phone cost $1000(US). Not an equivalent comparison at all. If you bought an expensive computer worksta...
by MKH
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with roof peeling
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Problem with roof peeling

For Florida, there is a list of vehicles posted here - and a phone number and email address for more info on a particular vehicle. https://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/4CD6D6C699E4816785256CC90059E5CB Do a search for 'BMW i3' brings up a list of them. http://www.myfloridalegal.com/resale.nsf/We...
by MKH
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with roof peeling
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Problem with roof peeling

Does anyone know what number I can call to find out with my vin number?
What State? Each State has its own lemon law.

Might show on a CarFax report.
by MKH
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 31
Views: 6202

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

How can I help to organize it?
When to the stage of getting the word out, there is a 20K member world wide i3 owners group on FB - and the topic has been discussed there several times, with many concerned and not happy with BMW's non-support.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMWi3
by MKH
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Extended Warranty
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Extended Warranty

Does the REx add some complexity to the i3? Sure. But problems with the REx engine are rare. The engine is the one BMW uses in the BMW 650 Scooter/Motorbike, which has a solid rep in Europe where it is used extensively as a commuter bike. The engine is manufactured for BMW by Kymco in Taiwan. They m...
by MKH
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Extended Warranty
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Extended Warranty

Most aftermarket warranties aren't set up for EVs and don't cover the major expensive bits. Many also have small-print loopholes that let them weasel out of major repairs. For the i3, only 'good' warranties are the one from Carmax (they basically cover everything, and just have BMW do the repairs), ...
by MKH
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package

Sooooooo, I would NEVER recommend this car based on my experience!! Yours' may be different than my issues, but I just wouldn't trust it. My mechanic said he does lots of pre-purchase exams and wouldn't have caught the engine malfunction without it being in Rex mode. You think you are getting a gre...
by MKH
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package

:D Congrats! Welcome to the i3 family!

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