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My service adviser was trying to very helpful as I correctly informed him about other such things in the past (I told him about the n63 recall and got my car done much sooner than if i'd waited to be notified), but he could not find anything. Neither their original i3 tech, recently trained i3/i8 tech, nor anyone else had heard about it. I looked over his shoulder as we went through all recent SB's for all cars and it simply wasn't on the list. He said he'll look into it further and I know he'd never charge me, but they simply can't find the information necessary to do it.
Thanks Mary, that worked! My service advisor just called me back to schedule and appointment with loaner for the update. I have reattached that notice in PDF for convenient e-mailing to service advisors, especially those claiming it is not covered under warranty.
They should learn from the best, Tesla. They give out free OTA updates all the time. I'm shocked these modern cars don't get the updates OTA. Then you don't need to deal with crappy dealerships. Thankfully mines been good.
Tesla, unlike BMW, has been an early adapter of 4G/LTE telematics control units. Germans are distinct laggards in that regard. Possibly correlated with the slow pace of LTE rollout in Europe.
It's painfully slow to deploy large OTA updates over 1X/GSM/3G
But not to worry - BMW will get there. Eventually.