Hey Friction, thanks for the link to the long-form article about REx function/limitations. In all of my research I had never heard about the Class Action lawsuit. The article is very well written, and is actually reassuring to someone who lives and will be driving in the Low Country of Georgia (flat as a pancake). I am curious as to whether anyone who has coded their i3 has been denied coverage for a warranty repair.
That article was written by Tom Moloughney. He is an early i3 owner and enthusiast and has a very good relationship with BMW i. His information is reliable and he often had an inside line on developments within the i operation. If you come across other articles by him, they will definitely be accurate.
A quick, clarifying note about coding – it's something you can do the minute you get the keys for your i3 as long as you have the OBD-II dongle and the right software. I just wanted to let you know that you'll be sitting in the driver's seat wondering why it's taking so long to make a change to a single variable. Be patient... it works just fine but the process is so much slower than one might expect.
I've coded my 2014 BEV for the past five years and have never had the slightest pushback when making a warranty claim at a dealer.
BMW was ahead of the game with i in the mid-2010s – it's been so sad to see how they mismanaged their Act II.
The journey from having two unique interpretations of transport built from carbon fiber & aluminum in 2014 to (seriously?) a 3er hybrid in 2021 is nothing but a study in a great lead squandered.
edit: grammar, and added warranty details