Vehicle check due since 01/2000

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    I’ve had this message for a while now and just seeing if anyone else has had this and what the fix was. I’ve tried the usual reset and just says reset unsuccessful. It’s not the mot check but vehicle check.
     

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    I could be wrong
    In the I drive, under inspection, if you right nudge and highlight the icon you should be able to toggle the idrive with the wheel and set / adjust the date by right nudging, clicking then rotating the wheel and scroll through the numbers and repeating the sequence
    Christ it’s alot easier to do than explain how to do!

    I believe the icon is for the Mot
     
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    Hi.
    Thanks for the reply but it’s not the mot check it’s vehicle check.
     
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    Yes, it definitely looks like the MOT . MOT comes up as a Vehicle Check on the I Drive .
     
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    No it’s not the statuary vehicle check, there is another one with same icon. The statuary check for the mot isn’t due till September this is a separate one. When I have the car later I’ll take a pic of it on the I drive.
     
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    Vehicle check service

    • A full inspection of your vehicle is carried out
    • All fluids will be checked and topped up if required
    • All wheels and tyres will be checked for damage, wear and tyre pressure
    • All electrical systems and lights will be checked for damage and correct set up
    • Headlights will be adjusted if required
    • All seat belts will be checked for wear and safe operation
    • A road test will be carried out if required
    • Relevant service light reset
    • Recommended every 4 years or 36,000 miles depending on driving style and road conditions
     
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    Yes that’s the one that won’t reset. I reset it and just keeps saying unsuccessful and due since year 2000!
     
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    Do the other service items reset ok on the F10? Without being plugged in I mean.
     
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    442B39B9-9DBD-49E7-BD62-03293B70ACEF.jpeg Yes everything else resets ok. Just that one for some strange reason. More weird that it says it’s overdue since before the car was made. I know the oil needs doing now but this has been on for about 18months just tried to reset the other day again and same reset unsuccessful.
     
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    Strange

    I'd try taking your key into your local BMW for a key read (free). See what the print out looks like and if that's way off too
     
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    Ok thanks.
     
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    It's a known issue with the F10 and has been for a good few years now. I can't recall whether the advice is a full update of the car first, I think it was. After that via ista/d its something like reset of the instrument cluster then put back the clock, then reset oil and vehicle check then do a cbs correction on them both. Am sure your local dealer will be able to look on their technical system and advise you on how long to put it right
     
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    Thanks Markyboyt. I’ll ask them but sounds expensive :(. Been a bad year for the car and house needing money! :banghead:
     
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    it shouldn't be too bad, failing that find someone local with ista/d
     
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    Vehicle check is, AIUI, a health check that you pay for when on another occasion would be free if I’m right?


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    Cant see anything on the health check that would not be covered by routine servicing and or mot except maybe a road test if required...seems like paying BMW dealers north of £100 to rest an otherwise unnecessary service light.
    Apologies to Ed !
     
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    It’s what other manufacturers call big service or in the old days when bmw used to have an oil service, inspection 1 and inspection 2. Bmw split them off with cbs into oil then every 2nd/3rd oil had a few extras and then vehicle check covers the inspection bits like tyre pressures etc. Where the problem lies is that in the old days big services did things like valve clearances etc which other than on M cars don’t need doing them the vhc became almost compulsory so most of the vehicle check is redundant.
     
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    I still think it's just a way for BMW to make money for doing nothing that isnt covered during normal servicing.They do a visual health check and the video tells you hopefully your tyres look, so why only this "health check" are the pressures tested, after years of driving. Fluids etc done at normal servicing, headlights, lights and seatbelts done at MoT, and the vehicle is inspected as part of the MoT and normal servicing
     
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    I'm not disagreeing but its BMW that set the servicing and the dealer who take your money and they don't share bank accounts.
    To the letter, normal servicing, i.e. oil service doesn't cover it as that's literally replace oil and filter, microfilter and reset service indicator. The reality is the dealers now do the free vehicle health checks which they didn't use to do and as a matter of course the majority also check the levels.
    Technically they don't get paid for the VHC but the reality is they're looking for work to upsell as well as covering their arse, the tech is taking the hit on the VHC as he usually doesn't get time for it either so his 20-25 minutes for changing the oil and filter now has to go a lot further in a bonus/efficiency led world.

    The reality is, if you want your car to be classed as full service history then you need to pay and have it done. Other brands still charge you for the same things, they just do it on every service like Ford etc. Not related but I remember my mum having a clio on pcp and for the guaranteed value at the end you had to have Renault servicing, a 1.2 clio cost more for a service than a 4 pot BMW.
     
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    I’ve got this on our 640d due since 2000 miles.....
    Ignorance is bliss... one day I’ll get it reset by a highly intelligent computer whizz like Dave...@bishbosh....
    But until that day it can just stay there, because there’s no way I’ll be going into bmw to get it carried out and / or reset


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