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BMW F01 7 Series iDrive Issues

Does your BMW F01 7 Series have iDrive issues? Book an appointment online with for BMW service in Jacksonville, FL. Best labor and parts rates in town.

First introduced in the US in 2009, the BMW F01 7 series features the iDrive control system, which allows drivers to manage the climate, entertainment, navigation and communication systems from one location in the vehicle. Because the iDrive system is so technologically-advanced, it has some bugs. Owners often report that the iDrive system “crashes” periodically and certain functions fail to work completely.

As it relates to the audio system, some of the iDrive issues include the CD changer getting stuck on a single disc and not advancing to the next disc, or the radio channels won’t save properly. Other drivers report issues with being able to sync the iDrive system with their media player.

In the iDrive’s the communication system, some of the issues include an unresponsive keyless entry system and issues with being able to sync their smartphones with the car’s Bluetooth technology. The navigation system also has majorly inconvenient bugs and some that can lead to dangerous situations, like when the road-side assistance notification fails.

There are also climate control issues with the iDrive. When working properly, the 4 zone air conditioning system is controlled through the iDrive to manage airflow and temperature levels separately for all the passengers in your 7 series. When the system crashes, it won’t react to the passenger’s requests. Throughout the system, voice commands can also be full of glitches and the iDrive system won’t recognize your voice.

Some common solutions to the problem include resetting the iDrive software or reprogramming the entire iDrive system. If your FO1 or F02 7 series is having issues with the iDrive system, then visit our local BMW repair shop. We have the technology and know-how to repair your BMW.

Bavarian Rennsport is a local, independent BMW service center in Jacksonville, FL with BMW mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense. Book your diagnostic appointment online today!

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