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      04-23-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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520i and the auto start stop function

I test drived 520i

The auto start stop function seems to be very annoying, and whenever the engine is off and on, the vibration is pretty noticeable. I feels odd and feels like a stall.

Can I defaults the auto start stop function to be off?
I don't want to be forced to turn it off manually every time I start the car.

Other than the auto start stop function, I am really satisfied with the car.

And to all 520i owner, are you happy with the car?
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      04-23-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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I test drived 520i

The auto start stop function seems to be very annoying, and whenever the engine is off and on, the vibration is pretty noticeable. I feels odd and feels like a stall.

Can I defaults the auto start stop function to be off?
I don't want to be forced to turn it off manually every time I start the car.

Other than the auto start stop function, I am really satisfied with the car.

And to all 520i owner, are you happy with the car?
There's no option for defaulting to off I think, it sort of defeats the purpose of having this feature in the first place. That's why I love my 523
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      04-24-2012, 02:11 AM   #3
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I test drived 520i

The auto start stop function seems to be very annoying, and whenever the engine is off and on, the vibration is pretty noticeable. I feels odd and feels like a stall.

Can I defaults the auto start stop function to be off?
I don't want to be forced to turn it off manually every time I start the car.

Other than the auto start stop function, I am really satisfied with the car.

And to all 520i owner, are you happy with the car?
As far as I know, there is no EFC tax concession if the start-stop function is default to OFF.
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      05-02-2012, 10:58 PM   #4
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Yep no default to OFF for the start-stop function. And I am still happy with my 520i even though didn't drive it for a long time because of latest long leave
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      05-03-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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I thought it was a pain to start with but you soon get used to it. I automatically turn it off when I press the start button and don't give it a second thought!
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      05-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #6
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I have a 535 and I dont feel anything on stop/start....I recently had my idrive programmed and to put it to off was an option which I declined because I like having it on (gas expensive ). Maybe you can hit up Alex@alpine, he did the programming for me, maybe he has a way to put it on a disc and send it out to you guys.
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      06-25-2012, 04:20 AM   #7
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Grayfox

After I took my car in late May 2012, I found my 528 has the same problem to you, that is vibration for start/stop during the journey is more obvious than start/stop at P position.

My complaint is vibration level when start/stop at P position should be the same vibration level when start/stop during the journey.

I brought the car back to BMW and they said such virabation is normal.
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      06-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #8
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Wait for software update to solve this issue, or code the car so that ASS defaults to "off" or last setting used.
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      07-05-2012, 01:56 AM   #9
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I had mine re-coded by BMW Australia and now it remains OFF when I started the car. Just ask the dealer in HK and see if they could do the same. Its free of charge.
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      07-13-2012, 01:18 AM   #10
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It's definitely need time in getting used to it....one thing worries me is that when the engine shut down cause the auto start/stop, doesn't the audio and the air conditioning eating up the battery juice?
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