2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test


2009 BMW 750i: Seat Calibration

July 31, 2009

750 seat calibration 800.jpg

Yes, seat calibration. It's what our longterm 2009 BMW 750i requested upon shutdown yesterday with a ding and this message. Apparently HAL lost track of where in its range of travel the driver's seat was.

750 seat calibration more 800.jpg Here's what the owner's manual--accessible right on the spot with one turn and press of the iDrive knob--had to say about it.

I suppose this is used to ensure the seat memory functions are accurate, but they seemed to work normally.

I obeyed the electronic overlord's prescribed instructions, though, and motored the seat all the way forward and then back to my normal driving position. This seemed to please the machine.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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