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Post by g4qber » Mon, 02 Mar 2015, 15:11

coincidentally occurred on the day of the Hyde park festival


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Post by g4qber » Tue, 03 Mar 2015, 14:21

http://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=17391

seems that other i3 owners are getting the same issue.
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Post by offgridQLD » Tue, 03 Mar 2015, 16:46

That red warning graphics with the person sitting down with the ball in front of them. Is that the same graphics you get when a person dosn't have there seatbelt on?

It's just funny that the identical graphics are used on my ICE car for airbag warning light.

What about jiggling the seat belt buckle. I know every now and then I get a sound and a warning light on my Imiev (seatbelt warning) I just give the buckle a push and pull and it disappears. I assume its just the contact sensor in the seatbelt not registering for a second.

I have a theory that if you're reasonably slim your body wont apply much tention to the buckle and it looses it's contact. I come to this conclusion as I get the issue when I accelerate hard up a steep hill. Body held back into the seat and less tension on the belt/buckle. Tug the seatbelt and it clears the warning.



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Post by Richo » Tue, 03 Mar 2015, 20:44

So do any of the production ev's work properly?!?

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Post by offgridQLD » Tue, 03 Mar 2015, 20:52

I think they all do as well or better than most ice cars but some are very padantic about insignificant issues.

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Post by vanzan » Wed, 04 Mar 2015, 18:36

This has been a common error "generic" warning in most bmws since idrive, it could be triggered by something as simple as a faulty electrical such as a faulty cigarette lighter. It could also be the real deal so you need to plug in or go to the dealer and get the exact diagnostic code it should help narrow this down.

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Post by Richo » Wed, 04 Mar 2015, 20:45

Still I wonder about the value of the system that is faulty.
If someone is forgetting to put their seat belt on what else do they forget.
Perhaps they forget to indicate at roundabouts.
Or to replace the broken tail lights.
Or leaving the kids in the car all day
Or forgetting to put them in the car and backing over them.

Skip 20 years and we'll all need google cars because we cant drive.

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Post by g4qber » Fri, 06 Mar 2015, 14:23

BMW fixed for now. 2 days to get car back.
Interesting how close one is to the windscreen in a BMW.
I guess they try to make them as close to a sports car as possible.
I keep forgetting to release the park brake cos I'm used to the i3's electric park brake.
but the cool thing is that the BMW reminds you that the brake is on, unlike most other cars that remind you with burning brake pad smell.
The reverse cam in the loaner 320i wasn't as clear or bright as the i3.

Glad to have the i3 back.

saw another i3 with turbine style wheels too
we waved at each other.
they were picking up their darker carpet.
Will have to meet up one day.

seems that 2 other i3s have been sold last week.
2014 Wheels Car of the Year helps it seems.
Fast Charge is still an option in Australia.
In US, fast charge and heated seats are included in the next release of the i3.
http://gas2.org/2014/12/02/2015-bmw-i3- ... ted-seats/

2 i8s are also on order.
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Post by g4qber » Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 15:29

driver restraint error again
was vacuuming car
this might be the cause?
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Post by vanzan » Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 18:59

Are you moving the front driver seat? There potentially is a sensor pad near the seat or the mat that might be faulty or being hit. I haven't got my car yet so cant confirm but again ice versions had this same error so just trying to find similarities.
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Post by reecho » Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 20:43

Dodgey wiring around the seat area is possible I guess..

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Post by g4qber » Fri, 13 Mar 2015, 14:11

Seems thar first fault was due to steering wheel airbag
So nothing to do with passenger seat wiring
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Post by reecho » Fri, 13 Mar 2015, 23:53

And this in for the Volt.......may include Australian deliveries...

Volt recall...

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Post by g4qber » Sat, 14 Mar 2015, 03:02

now they have to order part from Germany will take up to 15 days.
have loaner series 2 Active Tourer
BMW's first front wheel drive car.
3 cylinder 1.5L similar to what is in the i8

Looks like I'm gonna miss taking i3 out on tuning session tomorrow at Barbs
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Post by offgridQLD » Sat, 14 Mar 2015, 03:51

"seems that it was nothing to do with my vacuuming."

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Post by reecho » Sat, 14 Mar 2015, 04:55

g4qber wrote:Looks like I'm gonna miss taking i3 out on tuning session tomorrow at Barbs


Umm......checked the weather forecast lately??

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Post by Richo » Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 20:28

Awesome so in summary we have:
Toyota killer bits that kill you while driving,
BMW with faulty fun bags and kill you if you crash
and a Chevy that will kill you by poisoning you when your parked

Anybody know how the Mitsubishi kills its occupants?

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Post by offgridQLD » Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 20:35

"Anybody know how the Mitsubishi kills its occupants?"

You get murdered by angry Chevy, BMW & Nissan drivers as you drive past in your Mitsubishi all smug Image

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Post by Johny » Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 20:39

In all fairness the Volt is just exercising it's inner "Christine" and poisoning d**^&%ds who leave the car switched on when they leave it.

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Post by Richo » Tue, 17 Mar 2015, 20:37

Image Christine...

Oh I forgot the Telsa will crispy fry you in a lithium fireball.

Dunno about the Leaf either.

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Post by g4qber » Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 14:15

Fixed now
Part was supposed to take 15 days to come from Germany
But it took 7 days.
Fixing was suppose to take 1 day but took 2 days.
So had to use Imiev to demo the Veefil
This has Been the 2nd time where the Imiev has been called to demo the Veefil cos the Bmw was in the shop
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Post by g4qber » Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 03:47

Fault again down in Mundijong
This is similar to what happened with the volt's electronic park brake
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Post by g4qber » Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 08:10

Car is back hopefully won't fault again
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Post by g4qber » Mon, 07 Dec 2015, 14:25

faulted again after near Garden City Shopping Centre
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