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      01-06-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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800 miles and already being called in for service?

So I get a call today from the dealer I bought the car from saying that it is already saying it needs some service work done. The only thing I've noticed about the car is that once warm if I toggle to check the oil level it takes awhile to load, a little clock like icon appears, but then my oil level appears fine once loaded. Any clue as to what else could be going on with only 800 miles?
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      01-06-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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      01-06-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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My dealer called me at 810 miles. I put another 200 on the car before bringing it in the following week.
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Is it normal for them to call you when service is required? I'm at 1199 right now and never got a call about service....

Its all good though....I called them and will be going in on Friday.
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Yeah but when I start the car it says service required is it just giving me a warning that in 400 miles I need to take it in?
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Is it normal for them to call you when service is required? I'm at 1199 right now and never got a call about service....
Some get calls, some don't. I suppose it depends on the dealership. To be honest I am not sure of the exact details of how the message gets from your car to the dealership to make them aware. It might require things be setup with BMW Assist first, and for your dealership to be properly checking an email account or something.

That said, if your car has not yet alerted you that service is needed - and it might not have, some take longer than 1200mi, depending on how you've driven it (mine did) - then the dealership won't know either.

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Yeah but when I start the car it says service required is it just giving me a warning that in 400 miles I need to take it in?
No, its telling you that it is ready for service now. 1200mi is a rough estimate. Some cars take more, some less. It all depends on how the car has been driven during break-in.
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