Featured X3 G01 Flat Battery

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    I was away for a couple of days last weekend and when I jumped in the car to head for work on Tuesday the battery was completely flat.

    The roadside assist chap arrived fairly quickly to get me going again and noted that a couple of faults had been recorded and suggested that a dealer visit would be in order.

    To cut a long story short, the problem turned out to be the dash cam, which hadn't turned itself off when it was supposed to. I have the BMW camera which was fitted by the supplying dealer, my local dealer checked the installation and it had indeed been carried out in accordance with the BMW fitting instructions.

    Following discussions with Germany (I guess) it transpires that the instructions were in fact incorrect for this model and I had the dubious honour of being the first person anywhere to experience this issue, although probably not the last.

    Anyway, car is now repaired and I'll be getting it back later.
     
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    These things happen , but it s very inconvenient when they do that s for sure . As you re the first that this has happened to you could always consider yourself a trailblazer and I m sure others will benefit from it being revealed .Hopefully the fault won t occur again , good luck with it .
     
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    Thought with ConnectedDrive it was supposed to notify you via text when the battery was experiencing a high discharge rate?

    This is from my ConnectedDrive account. Perhaps check that yours has been activated.

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    Battery Guard had been activated and I should have received an email, which I didn't, which is odd.

    But I have to say that the service from BMW Assist and Cotswold Cheltenham was excellent, almost a pleasure to break down.

    I will also pay more attention to any warning that the car flags up in the future.
     
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