BMW F01 7 Series Software Problems

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Cars sure seemed to have a lot fewer troubles when you used to have to turn a handle crank to roll the window up and down, and used a knob to find your favorite stations. With so many technological advancements and systems controlled by computers, the number of conveniences can be equal to the number of problems. Released in 2009, the state-of-the-art BMW F01 7-series has a few common software problems that owners should know about if they own this incredible vehicle.

The steering wheel control is known to become loose or wobbly, which is not normal for the superior handling expectations you’d want from your BMW. This is often due to mechanical problems with the steering column or suspension, but in most cases, the wobbling is related to a software issue. It often takes a hard-reset of the software or some additional reprogramming to fix the issue.

Other issues that can be caused by software problems in the F01 and F02 BMW 7 series include glitches in the headlights when you use the high beam settings. Some owners report the high-beams will not respond or they will get stuck in “bright” which can temporarily blind other drivers. The BMW Assist System has also been known to become inoperable or not respond properly to queries. Finally, the Lane Departure System is also known to having glitches. Some owners report that the lane departure system will activate when it shouldn’t, and other times not at all.

These are some of the software problems currently known for the F01 7 series and there could be more. If your BMW is experiencing any of these issues, or if you are having other kinds of software problems, we recommend that you visit a nearby German auto mechanic at Bavarian RennSport for a full diagnosis and expert solutions. We are equipped with the experience and proper tools to get your Bimmer back to top driving condition.

Bavarian Rennsport is a local, independent BMW repair shop with BMW mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense. Book a diagnostic for your F01 7 series online today!

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