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Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 06-02-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By Bob of CC
I concur with those who note that the backup...

I concur with those who note that the backup camera, with or without the wide view, is sufficient to keep you out of trouble. The blind side detection system is also a must and it is very effective....
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-11-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By Bob of CC
BMW Social Event

My wife and I attended a BMW sponsored event last evening in Washington, D.C. Invitees were given a chance to test drive select models (6, 7 series and i8s) and enjoy drinks and dinner at a very...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-07-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Bob of CC
Right you are. BMW does not offer Parking...

Right you are. BMW does not offer Parking Assistant in an xdrive 6 series. However, it is offered in the X4 that we also drive. The X4 is going in for scheduled service and I will ask the dealer...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-01-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Bob of CC
Parking Assistant Coding

I have always wondered why after-purchase coding is so capable of bringing out technology that is built into the car but not activated for general use. So here is my question. I now somewhat regret...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bob of CC
I was lucky to be able to get the exact 640i I...

I was lucky to be able to get the exact 640i I wanted (color and options) that was already on the boat and so I waited just 4 weeks or so. It was destined to another dealer but my dealer snagged it...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-04-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bob of CC
I am glad, of sorts, that I am not the only 6...

I am glad, of sorts, that I am not the only 6 series owner with a history of curb scrapping by misjudging the curb. I hate when that happens. No one has yet said they have any experience with...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-02-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bob of CC
Rim Rash

I did it again. I misjudged a corner and managed to damage the lip of my wheel. So now I have 2 wheels in need of cosmetic repair. BTW, does anyone else have difficulty sensing proximity to...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-24-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks so much for your information. I certainly...

Thanks so much for your information. I certainly want to avoid multiple visits to the dealer and hopefully the SIB is definitive and will, if followed, correct the issue.

BTW, I have certainly...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-24-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Bob of CC
SOS Emergency Phone Inop

Has this happened to you? I started receiving a warning message on startup that the SOS phone system is not working properly. The first time I received the warning I called BMW using the SOS phone...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 03-07-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,200
Posted By Bob of CC
I own a 2016 X4 M sport model and have enjoyed...

I own a 2016 X4 M sport model and have enjoyed driving it from day one. It may not be the most utilitarian of SUV's but its fun to drive. We do not typically challenge the hauling capacity of the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-16-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,268
Posted By Bob of CC
I had the same dilemma when I purchased my 2014...

I had the same dilemma when I purchased my 2014 640i convertible. I gave a very serious look at the GC based on its very pleasing style. I test drove a Mercedes CLS but did not like how it...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-03-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By Bob of CC
I drove an 06 650 convertible and now drive a...

I drove an 06 650 convertible and now drive a 2014 640 vert with x-drive. While I thought I would miss the V8 (describing the 640 when it first came out as like kissing your sister compared to the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-19-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks Phuksi. Unfortunately my problem is not ...

Thanks Phuksi. Unfortunately my problem is not associated with visible ice. The car can be dry although it may have rained a day or two previously, the temperature drops below freezing, and the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-14-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Bob of CC
Phuksi, Thanks for your helpful response. I...

Phuksi,

Thanks for your helpful response. I will try out your solution the next time it rains/snows and I find myself struggling with opening and closing the door.

As to the comment that...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-14-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Bob of CC
I guess I did not clearly describe the issue. ...

I guess I did not clearly describe the issue. The window will not drop even when there is no viable ice on the windows. The problem I believe is frozen moisture in the window mechanism. I assume...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-13-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Bob of CC
Frozen Window Mechanisms

For those lving in colder climates I have a question. I am driving a 2014 640i convertible and before that a 2006 650 vert. The mechanism that slightly lowers and raises the front windows in order...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 12-26-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,043
Posted By Bob of CC
I am very particular about the condition of our...

I am very particular about the condition of our cars, but I must say checking tire pressure is a task I try to avoid. The TPM system is of some help. Our 2016 X4 shows the actual tire pressure. ...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 12-25-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,043
Posted By Bob of CC
Yes, I think they did remove all of whatever was...

Yes, I think they did remove all of whatever was in my tires (a mixture of nitrogen and air) and then refilled them with nitrogen.

Thanks to all those who responded that have an understanding of...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 12-23-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,043
Posted By Bob of CC
So what is the source of nitrogen used by BMW...

So what is the source of nitrogen used by BMW dealerships, if anyone knows? Are we getting the "dry stuff"?
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 10-14-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 845
Posted By Bob of CC
Dealer Mistake--Mistake Corrected

We picked up our new X4 in late May 2015 having traded in our 2012 Volvo XC60. As our Md. tags still have several months of validity we asked the dealership to transfer our old tags to the new SUV...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 09-30-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bob of CC
I doubt this is the solution that you are...

I doubt this is the solution that you are seeking, but I thought my seat was loose due to a recurring noise but the dealer correctly figured out that the problem was the seat belt buckle hitting the...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 09-29-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,043
Posted By Bob of CC
Nitrogen Filled Tires

Has this happened to you?

I allowed my salesman to talk me into paying about $60 to have my X4 19 inch all season run flats filled with nitrogen believing the cold weather would not impact tire...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 08-24-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,032
Posted By Bob of CC
Interesting observation that the head's up...

Interesting observation that the head's up display can be distracting in the X4. I have found this to be the case in the 2016 X4 when I have navigation guidance on. Less a problem when only the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 08-18-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By Bob of CC
ARS was standard on my 2006 650i and never made...

ARS was standard on my 2006 650i and never made any noise whatsoever. It is not a standard item on my 2014 640i and I did not get the option when buying my new car out of inventory. Good luck in...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 08-17-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bob of CC
We have had our white/black M sport package X35i...

We have had our white/black M sport package X35i for a couple of months now. I almost decided on the mocha interior but did not like the contrast between the black dash and the brown seating areas. ...
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