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      08-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Anyone able to get their Automatic Start Stop System recoded in the DMV area?

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Has anyone been able to get this ASS recoded to "last user setting" at their service department for free? BMW of Fairfax wanted $299 for 3 hrs of labor!

So if you've had success at a one of the dealership around here and could let me know along with the name of the Service Advisor that helped you, I would really appreciate it!
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      08-26-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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I haven't attempted it yet sorry
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should be free the 1st time other dealerships will charge being u didnt do business with them
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Hi,

Has anyone been able to get this ASS recoded to "last user setting" at their service department for free? BMW of Fairfax wanted $299 for 3 hrs of labor!

So if you've had success at a one of the dealership around here and could let me know along with the name of the Service Advisor that helped you, I would really appreciate it!
Check other threads on this site which have the complete text of the relevant Service Bulletin which states that the recoding is FREE to the customer and done at their specific request. If you bought it at Fairfax, then call them & wise them up....if they still want $$ then I'd call BMWNA and blow the whistle on them!! Don't settle for that rip-off!! If you bought it elsewhere, then call the SA or Service Dept. at that dealer.

FYI: My car just arrived at Baltimore and I've arranged with my SA to have the re-coding done before I pick it up..probably next week.
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Check other threads on this site which have the complete text of the relevant Service Bulletin which states that the recoding is FREE to the customer and done at their specific request. If you bought it at Fairfax, then call them & wise them up....if they still want $$ then I'd call BMWNA and blow the whistle on them!! Don't settle for that rip-off!! If you bought it elsewhere, then call the SA or Service Dept. at that dealer.

FYI: My car just arrived at Baltimore and I've arranged with my SA to have the re-coding done before I pick it up..probably next week.
Thanks for the tip about contacting BMW NA. I'm going to call around to see if I can get a service center to do the coding free of charge but I've just been too busy. I hope I succeed but if I don't, I'm going to get in contact with bmwna and let them know. Can you let me know if your dealership does the recode for you? Thanks
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      09-05-2012, 03:47 PM   #7
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I live up in Colombia, and can code it for you for free.
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Thanks for the tip about contacting BMW NA. I'm going to call around to see if I can get a service center to do the coding free of charge but I've just been too busy. I hope I succeed but if I don't, I'm going to get in contact with bmwna and let them know. Can you let me know if your dealership does the recode for you? Thanks
Just picked up my car today, have been waiting for an X-Drive since February!
Anyway, the Service Bulletin you want to cite in any calls is SIB 12 15 12 which shows it's free, etc. Mine will be done (FREE) when the latest code "patch" comes in from Munich (estimate 1-2 weeks). My car was produced in August and, when they tried to recode it before delivery, they found the car had later software than the current dealer version! I have a written "We Owe You" form to use as soon as the new version arrives. If I were you, I'd start making those calls: the first to your dealer &, if stiffed, the 2nd to BMW NA. GRRR!
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I got mine done at Casey BMW in Newport News, VA for free. It took them 3 days to recode just because I was the first one to request. oh yeah they gave me a loaner for those 3 days. Now, it works like a charm.

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Hi,

Has anyone been able to get this ASS recoded to "last user setting" at their service department for free? BMW of Fairfax wanted $299 for 3 hrs of labor!

So if you've had success at a one of the dealership around here and could let me know along with the name of the Service Advisor that helped you, I would really appreciate it!
I'm sorry. I'm a newbie. What does the re-coding do?
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      12-18-2012, 10:15 AM   #11
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I'm sorry. I'm a newbie. What does the re-coding do?
Looks like no one responded....do a google search for SIB 12 15 12...you can have ASS set to Last User Mode....

I attempted to get this completed at BMW of Sterling when I picked up my car last week. At first the CA said that there would be a labor charge, then said that I would have to take ownership of the car first before they would recode. Finally, the service department said that they will no longer perform the recode. I stopped short of accusing the guy of lying to me. I subsequently sent my CA the text of the SIB (how can they claim to not see these bulletins?!?!).

I'll live with it as is until I feel like a confrontation...too busy enjoying the car now!

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Got mine recoded at no charge and right before pick-up at the dealer. No big deal.
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