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#1 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 07:38 PM
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2014 428i Disappointments

We purchased a new 2014 428i hardtop convertible with the heated seats, Nav system and parking aid options. We have NOT been happy with the following:

1) After syncing the garage door opener we find we cannot operate the door when the ignition is off!! BMW has not explained why and doesn't appear to know - from the dealer to the gurus. Looks like they don't have a clue!

2) There is NO alarm, beeper, or any other signal to the driver if you leave the car and don't notice, or remember, that the engine is on. To compound this, you can LOCK the doors and there is still NO SIGNAL that you left a locked, running car.

My 2011 Lexis, which cost less, signals me for just about EVERYTHING. Very, very disappointing!!!
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Re: Garage door opener. If you have the car outside your garage, and it is broken into, the thieves cannot get into your garage if the car is not running!
How did that Lexus handle BTW?
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428i dissappointments.

I finally figured out how to open the garage door with the engine off. Both Homelink, the maker of the BMW garage door unit, and BMW didn't know how it works! Homelink lied when it said they changed design in 2013 to not open to protect car break in leading to garage opening and break in. It DOES open garage door when engine off. Here is how.

With the car off and everything shut down, if you press the start button with your foot OFF the brake pedal the dashboard electronics come on. If you then press the garage door button you programmed it will open!! I did it several times with the same results. I even called the BMWGenius people and told them. They were most appreciative.

With regards to my Lexus GS, it is a GREAT car Solid, quiet, and more bang for the buck in every wy compared to BMW or Mercedes. The only reason we went for the beamer was because my wife wanted a hardtop-type convertible and the Lexus version, IS250 C, was small, smaller back seat, and going out of production after 2014.
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