2014 BMW i3: First Service Completed
by Cameron Rogers on December 3, 2015
A maintenance light on the instrument panel and alerts on the BMW i Remote app led us to schedule the first service for our 2014 BMW i3. I drove to Santa Monica BMW at 7:45 on a Monday morning to meet with the service advisor. In addition to cycling the battery to make sure charging was kosher, our EV would undergo a series of inspections and an oil change for the scooter engine that serves as a range extender.
The advisor told me the i3 would be ready at least by Tuesday morning, but in all likelihood could be finished some time Monday afternoon. I told him that was fine, surrendered the keys and hitched a ride on the Mike Schmidt Courtesy Shuttle Express.
True to his word, our advisor rang at 1:30 p.m. to tell us the i3 would be ready in 30 minutes. The service cost us nothing thanks to BMW's 4-year/50,000-mile complimentary maintenance program.
Cameron Rogers @ 9,746 miles