Bran wrote: ↑Fri Aug 18, 2023 4:32 am
Hi I just bought a Rex late 2016. Today I have just experienced the same thing as mentioned in these posts. Steering went heavy and pulled to the left. I thought I had a flat and got home and inspected all the tyres. Nothing wrong and no warning came up.
Does BMW offer the update to fix this? The car is due a service in October?
If the integration level of your i3 is higher than or equal to I001-17-11-500 (November, 2017) and lower than I001-20-03-520 (March, 2020), a BMW dealer would update your i3's system software at no cost according to Service Information Bulletin 32 11 19 STEERING ASSISTANCE SPORADIC REDUCTION: EPS SOFTWARE UPDATE EXT LTD WTY COVERAGE. Apparently, an electric power steering bug was introduced in the I001-17-11-500 system software version and fixed in the I001-20-03-520 system software version.
When I took our 2019 i3 into our BMW dealer in May, the service advisor flagged our i3 as needing this update and performed it at no cost. I had never experienced reduced power steering power. I haven't noticed any negative consequences as a result of this system software update.
You could determine the integration level of your i3 by backing up its driver profiles to a USB flash drive using the iDrive back up driver profiles command. Then insert this flash drive into a USB port of your computer, open the contained MPD file in a text editor, and read the value of the <i-step> tag.
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