Software Modification Not Listed on Repair Order / Invoice!?
Brought my car in for battery replacement and when picking it up, noticed one or two settings were changed; nothing major (i.e.: whether or not suspension setting changes are shown on the center screen). After driving around for a little, I got home just when it was getting dark, but felt / thought something was different about the instrument cluster.
After spending more time in the car today, it was getting to me that something seemed ‘off’. I Googled pictures of our instrument clusters and came up with the below; I could swear my car had the instrument cluster lines / graphics of the cluster with 25 miles shown.
So, something was changed without reference to same on my repair order / invoice. Anyone have any insight into this? Can anyone identify what type of software may have been modified and which components may be affected?
Reminds me of the N54 HPFP failure cover-up, where BMWNA and its authorized dealers actively / covertly modified vehicle software, where they detuned engines to mask symptoms; after which it took nothing short of a class action lawsuit to elicit a response...
Last edited by dbs600; 05-17-2013 at 02:08 AM.