Just checked out this feature.( on a USA model X3) about 4 weeks since delivery.
Ventilation (center vent only) activated and continued to operate cooling interior after I turned off/locked my car to shop in a store, so it worked as advertised. And as well, setting one of the two timers for activating just before leaving work kept the fan icon lit on Climate panel all day and then it functioned correctly with my fan (center vent only) coming on at exactly the time expected.
I would love this feature if I could save it to a memory button, but it says it can not be stored.
Last edited by Lou r Pitcher; 07-02-2013 at 04:39 PM.