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      11-20-2012, 03:07 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."
(http://bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/about/news/0,...270000,00.html)
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."
(http://www.pistonheads.com/news/26357.htm)
Better safe than sorry. No harm to install the most recent upgrade, regardless of what's currently on board.
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