I just got a new 550 (about 300 miles) and sometimes the idrive screen comes
right up, and sometimes it sits on the "BMW" screen for 5-10 seconds. And
at least once it stayed on the "BMW" screen for the entire time I drove it
(about 15 minutes). Any ideas? Problems with the software?
The electronics in general stink compared to Lexus. But it is fun to drive!
Took it back to the dealer as you suggested. The sales manager said "well,
I've seen this on 6 series and a few other 5's, but if you have service work
on it they usually make it worse."
Pretty bad. It is clearly some sort of software issue. Sometimes it comes
up to the "accept menu" right away, other times it just sits on the BMW for
Don't think so. What is strange is sometimes it comes up right away with the
accept button. Sometimes the BMW screen just sits there and I can hear the
parking "beep" for the park distance, but no screen.
Some sort of startup software issue in the system itself.
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