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      11-20-2012, 04:07 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Jezzer View Post
My dealer called me today to book my 1M to have a security update, shame I had to tell them that my car was built in Nov 2011 and didn't require the upgrade.
BMW UK Press Release (Sep 12, 2012) - "High-tech car theft":
"After extensive research we are clear that none of our latest models - new 1 Series Hatch, 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series and 7 Series - nor any other BMW built after September 2011 can be stolen using this method."
PistonHeads (Sep 13, 2012) - "BMW Puts The OBD Fix In"
"BMW is not actively contacting owners, because it doesn’t see this as a recall situation, so it's up to all of us to spread the word: any BMW built before September 2011 and using the new electronic key system ('06 on) is eligible for the software update."
Better safe than sorry. No harm to install the most recent upgrade, regardless of what's currently on board.
“For ’tis the mind that makes the body rich” (W. Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act 4, Scene 3)