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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:34 AM
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Radio Changing Stations

I've had my F10 about 3 months now and love it. No problems, until a few days ago. Driving down the road, and the radio station changed. The display did not change - still said I was listening to my iPhone through bluetooth... but the sound coming out of the speakers was the first FM station in the list (took me a while to figure that out). Since then, I've had this happen about 10 times. It's happened when I'm listening to Sirius, a different FM station, and Bluetooth. Every time... the display doesn't change, but the sound switches to the first FM station that is being received at the time. I haven't noticed this happening when I have the iPhone plugged into the USB port, but that doesn't mean that it won't.

I've had the updated software running since it came out, with no problems until the last couple days. A few coding changes, but nothing recently.

Anyone else ever have this happen? I searched and didn't find anything about it...

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:47 AM
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Pretty strange. Definitely a trip to the dealer.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:28 PM
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I had a similar experience where it kept going to one of the weather channels (FM) while in the middle of playiing a song. I was also getting some other strange behaviour such as every once in a while the phone would not connect. I tried rebooting my iDrive (push and hold the mute button for about 30 seconds) and that didn't change anything. I rebooted my BlackBerry and and the strange behaviour went away. It drove me nuts for about 3 days. My BB didn't act wierd on its own but it was obvious it had something to do with buetooth stack on the BB that was causing the issues. Check out your iPhone before you head to the dealer or easier just turn off the bluetooth and run the car for a bit to see if it happens when it is not connected.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:11 AM
amesterline amesterline is offline
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Thanks for the suggestion! I turned off bluetooth on my phone and rebooted iDrive. Bluetooth is back on... not a lot of seat time, but so far so good. We'll find out for sure over the next few days.
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