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      06-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by gerbs View Post
While I do agree that if the key is not in range there should be something programmed in to realize this fact, your car is fine. 10 minutes of idling isn't going to cause your engine to randomly explode a few years down the line..

If you're really that unhappy with it, program the ASS default to OFF. Complaining to BMW won't get you anywhere.
Yes, 10 minutes should be fine but there is no guarantee this will not happen again, although I will try to be as careful as possible! I was very lucky it was only 10 minutes, this could've easily been hours or days if in a car park which is what annoys me most.
I shouldn't have to hook a laptop up with relevant software and hardware to program my own car to work properly haha, that's why I didn't buy a piece of crap or kit-car (slight exaggeration on that perhaps... ) but it is a good idea and it's good that one could do this.

Gone: 2006 BMW E60 520d SE 6MT
Gone: 2009 BMW E90-LCI 330d SE 6MT
Current: 2012 F30 328i Luxury 8AT
On Order: 2015 Audi A6 Avant Ultra, Black Edition (sorry!)