Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 F25 (2011 - current)

X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-04-2012, 10:23 PM
CaliRubicon CaliRubicon is offline
Registered User
Location: Northern California
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: 2012 BMW x3 35i
Locking issue

1 month and 1500 miles on 2012 x3 35. So far we love the car but have had a couple of strange events recently.
First I was getting fuel and locked the car with sunroof open. Went in paid and came out. Unlocked car to fuel the locked it again to go in for change. All of this with the fob. When I came out the car did not respond to the fob except I could open and shut the rear hatch. Had to unlock with the hard key in fob.

Second:the next day I was with the family out shopping and the boy and I went into a store and left mom and baby in the car with the engine running. When I came out the wife had rolled the window down halfway so I began to speak to her. As I did the boy wigled not fully opened the passenger door handle. As soon as he did the car locked all doors and rolled up passenger window. Once again fob did not work and this time as my wife was inside I was able to determine that the master lock button on the dash was also not functioning. The rear hatch was still operable though. Unlocked with key as before.

The next stop locked up as normal. When we returned I opened the rear hatch via fob and then unlocked the car via fob. As I opened one of the rear doors the alarm went off and would not stop until I started the car.

When we were back at home I tried recreating these problems but no such luck. But I did notice as I was doing so that when I giggled the door handle front passenger side that the gas hatch made a clicking sound as if the locking mechanism was actuating on and off.

Also when I went out later, maybe an hour or so after the daytime running lights were still on and I had to turn the car on then off again to get them to turn off.

I know chasing things like this can be a pain so I was hoping one of you out there had already delt with an issue like this so I could point my shop to the cause. They have it in for "evaluation" and we will see what they come up with. At least I was not told that " they all do that". But they did give me a super fresh ford escape to drive so I guess I should feel fortunate. Can't think of a ford that I have ever said that I had the pleasure of driving. Feels like a stripped down evoke. Haha I kid. Not trying to start anything. But please if you have any insight please share. Thanks and have a great day.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 04-05-2012, 11:30 AM
x3brian x3brian is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sacramento CA
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 999
Mein Auto: X3
Your second point is normal BMW. If you lock doors with key fob nothing period can be unlocked inside. Same goes for you can't lock the doors with the key inside with the fob.

The other 2 sound more like your key fob got bumped in your pocket. I know both of my BMW have sensitive buttons when in my pocket.

For lights that happens rarely on my 09. It had something to do with comfort lighting. Hitting lock on key fob solves it. Take it in to niello. They will take a look. You DME might need to be flashed.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-06-2012, 08:16 PM
Wabbajack Wabbajack is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Colorado High Country
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 405
Mein Auto: 2013 X3 35i
I learned the hard way that the keys don't hold the programming unless they are inserted and programmed within the first 3 minutes the car is on, or something like that. It sounds like possibly you don't actually have your key(s) programmed the way you think you do and if your wife has the other key in the car, it messes things up if they are not programmed. I had my second key in my purse in the car (as a spare) when I had strange and irritating occurrences like you're describing-including the clicking sound/actuating and took my keys in for two service checks when finally it was my dealer's GM that deduced that my keys in fact were not programmed correctly because I usually had set them after I'd been driving and then realized they had defaulted and would change the setting with the car idling, but after the car had been running for who knows how long.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 F25 (2011 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms