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Old 05-07-2019, 04:08 PM
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speedometer registering fast

My speedometer registers 2-3 mph faster than I am really going. Does anyone else have this problem? Anyway to fix it?
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:43 PM
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That is normal as they canít have it show a speed lower than the actual speed (otherwise you could blame them for extra legal speeds).

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Old 05-07-2019, 04:58 PM
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:02 PM
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I seem to remember you can code it so it is correct
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:49 PM
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I'm pretty sure it is set at a percentage but as stated it can be coded out.
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:37 PM
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:58 AM
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This speedometer "issue" has been around since 1958. There have been addendums to the original regulation...but if you want to know all the facts...just google for UN ECE Regulation 39. It's a lot of math, but the simple version is that no speedometer can read slower than the actual speed.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:40 PM
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I understand the codes but BMW can do a better job than they have done. Why should we continue to accept 3-5mph fast speedometers? Other car companies are much more accurate i.e. my Audi S4 is accurate within less than 1 mph error.
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