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Re: fuel flap cover not working

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:40 am
by ekz803
Got a 2015 REx with intermittent fuel door issues too but when I put my last 7 VIN into http://bimmer.work/ but I keep getting a message “something went wrong, try again later” would you happen to know why?
Thanks

Re: fuel flap cover not working

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:12 am
by tjburbach
I had noticed that site stopped working a while ago. I found a new vin decoder site that seems to show the same information.
-Tim

Re: fuel flap cover not working

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:36 pm
by TOEd
Dealer fixed our fuel flap under warranty last week. It had stopped working and threw a code. Even emergency pull cord stopped working. Dealer called it a recall. 2015 REx.

Re: fuel flap cover not working

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:31 am
by Hengus
I couldn’t open the fuel flap on my 2015 i3 with 3 days left on my warranty. I managed to get a dealer to look at it and they replaced the fuel sensor a week later. No problems since.

Re: fuel flap cover not working

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:39 am
by bwilson4web
Hold the fuel flap release button until it clears. It must be held.

Bob Wilson

Re: fuel flap cover not working

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:44 am
by bopjensen
Hi

My 2015 (out of warranty) REX has the same problem. Holding the button makes no difference, it is just showing 25%.

Does any one know the approximate cost for this repair?

Best regards Bo

Re: fuel flap cover not working

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:27 pm
by bopjensen
Hi

Managed to fix my car again.

The repair cost when out of warranty is approximately 5000DKK, 3700DKK labour and 1300DKK for the new sensor.

I ended up not replacing the sensor, but re calibrating the old one using ISTA+.

Everything works fine now, and i hope it stays that way.

Best regards Bo

Re: fuel flap cover not working

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:47 pm
by jaggs
>> I ended up not replacing the sensor, but re calibrating the old one using ISTA+

@bopjensen how did you do that. Do you have any instructions please?

Re: fuel flap cover not working

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:56 pm
by tjburbach
Interesting that re-calibrating the sensor worked. BMW of North America has issued a 10 year limited warranty on this sensor so it appears they know there is some sort of design/manufacturing flaw.

Re: fuel flap cover not working

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:07 am
by nickp
Why did you have to pay anything if there was a recall on this specific item? Your warranty status should not affect recall items IMO!
bopjensen wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Hi

Managed to fix my car again.

The repair cost when out of warranty is approximately 5000DKK, 3700DKK labour and 1300DKK for the new sensor.

I ended up not replacing the sensor, but re calibrating the old one using ISTA+.

Everything works fine now, and i hope it stays that way.

Best regards Bo