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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 01-22-2013, 08:05 PM
schultz schultz is offline
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I need a dipstick bad...

Although I was willing to accept my F10 without a dipstick, and trusted that the system would work, here is what I got when I tried to check my oil level today with the I-drive. Everything is greyed out and it doesn't look as though it's reading the oil level at all. Has anyone seen this, and if so, is there a way to clear it and restore the system without having to take it to the dealer? I just had the oil changed and it likely won't be done again for another 15,000 kms. Not a big deal but I just wish it would work as advertised...
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:59 PM
OrthoPT OrthoPT is offline
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Take it to the dealer

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:51 AM
schnell525 schnell525 is offline
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2nd....get in touch with the dealer. the bar in my 5 series rides have always been green.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:59 AM
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Agree with the 2 dudes above. Take it to your dealer so that you can have it sorted out.
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