Originally Posted by Jenny09E82
Finally got the answer from our Techs. There is a Service Bulletin that says they know it's a problem but don't have the software yet to reprogram it. They said for now wait about 10 seconds to turn on the heated steering wheel after you have started the car. They said if you have on the radio, the heated seats, the climate control, etc it is too much of a load and the least needed thing is the wheel so it turns off. We've had some cold snowy weather here and I tried it and the wheel heats up every time. If there is a software update that comes out I'll let you guys know!
Thanks, good to know it's an officially acknowledged problem with a fix in the pipeline. It hasn't been terribly cold here the last couple months so it hasn't happened to me recently. But I also had gotten in the habit of waiting 30 sec or so before turning it on and doing so before turning on the heated seats. Hopefully by next winter it will be fixed.
2013 335i xDrive sedan, sport line, melbourne red/black/black trim/red accent, premium, cold weather, tech pkg, dhp, sport AT, PDC, rear cam, auto high beams
2009 335i xDrive sedan (gone, my first BMW)