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      03-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Stupid email from bmw to scheduale service to reset time ?!

Do any of you think that somebody actually came in to have bmw reset the time on their car ?

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      03-11-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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LOL if you can't figure out how to set your clock, you have bigger issues...
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      03-11-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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Seriously? P. T. Barnum was absolutely correct, and they darn well know it LOL. Gimmicky but effective...
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      03-11-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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At least it's no charge, my dealer told me I had to register the clock so it was $385 and CPO didn't cover it. They said I have to do it again in Nov.
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At least it's no charge, my dealer told me I had to register the clock so it was $385 and CPO didn't cover it. They said I have to do it again in Nov.
register your clock? does that mean change the time on it, damn how can they say something like that to you with a straight face.
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At least it's no charge, my dealer told me I had to register the clock so it was $385 and CPO didn't cover it. They said I have to do it again in Nov.
So you did it?
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holyshit for FREE?!! O_O
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holyshit for FREE?!! O_O
My thoughts exactly
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uhhhh is there a real reason to go in and have them do it..? it's not any different from us going into the time/date settings and manually changing it ourselves right? or am i missing something here...
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They're probably figuring a lot of people treat their car clock like their VCR clock and never touch it. Some marketing bright light then thought, "I know, we'll tell them we'll fix it for FREE! It will bring them in and we can sell them other stuff." Still, it is pretty high on the ridiculous list.
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Que is, what time do you show up if you actually have an appointment with them to reset the clock? Pre / Post daylight saving time?
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uhhhh is there a real reason to go in and have them do it..? it's not any different from us going into the time/date settings and manually changing it ourselves right? or am i missing something here...
Im guessing some people dont know how to do that

They must have had a really terrible Client Advisor.
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didnt get any emails from my dealer. Reset my time today this morning. I can't believe they sent u an email. But hey, it's FREE haha
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LOL, thats funny.

But now that I think about it, to us this is hilarious since its such a simple task and we are on an enthusiast board. But then I think about how my mother would react to the email, she would be "Oh, thats very nice of them. I will stop by on my way home from work and don't have to bug my son about this." Which would result in the dealer getting +1 brownie points for the effort. So people who don't know shit about fuck about cars, would def go to the dealer for something this simple if it's free lol.
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Everyone should call and make an appointment to have this done
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I can't believe the car is not smart enough to change the time itself in this day and age.
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you should so totally call and schedule an appointment, talk to the SA and tell him/her you want to do the FREE clock reset, see what he said LOL, if he say you can do that yourself, blah blah blah... tell him you got the email and want the free service done by them
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I can't believe the car is not smart enough to change the time itself in this day and age.
Exactly. My 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid did it. My friend's 2011 Civic handled it on its own. I was annoyed that I had to do this myself in a car that cost almost twice as much as my Fusion and over three times what the Civic costs. They have two time sources: GPS and Sirius. Use one of them.

Does the time not change automatically if I drive in to a new time zone?
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Sure they'll rest the clock for free, but then hand over a sheet of other recommended service items at the same time. Free is just to suck you in.
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Do any of you think that somebody actually came in to have bmw reset the time on their car ?
BMW owners... yeah.

I also believe bmw thinks bmw owners are IdIoTs!

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