European Auto Source
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   BMW M3 and BMW M4 Forum > BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 Forum > BMW M3 (F80) and BMW M4 (F82) General Forum

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-10-2016, 09:08 PM   #45
sandjam
First Lieutenant
sandjam's Avatar
United_States
220
Rep
370
Posts

Drives: 2016 M4 Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Wilmington, Delaware

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlterZgo View Post
Are you waving your foot left and right? Or are you giving it a simple and quick kick forward and back? You should be standing about 1 foot back and give it a quick forward and back kick right in the middle just below the rear diffuser. It works for me 100% of the time. When I waved my foot left and right, it's very hard to make it work. Also doesn't work if you stand closer than 1 feet as it's a safety feature so the trunk lid doesn't hit you in the head when it opens.
That's exactly right. I don't know why people keep waving their foot around. Does anyone read the manual? You have to interrupt two sensor signals. You simply do a simple forward and back kick right in middle. It also works 100% of time for me. The manual clearly spells this out.
__________________
Sean
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2016, 09:18 PM   #46
dzvero
Major
357
Rep
1,444
Posts

Drives: 2015 M$4 F82
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: CA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by teapotc View Post
I secured keys. I have to hold trunk key for second for opening it. There is no chance I can do it by accident
False, I had my key in my pocket and was doing some things in the back of the car when accidentally pushed my leg to the back of the seat and voila trunk opened itself, mistery . Have i not been in the car i wont noticed it and its quiet long range on these keys
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2016, 11:51 PM   #47
colossians323
Private First Class
colossians323's Avatar
85
Rep
189
Posts

Drives: M4 AY
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Somewhere in time

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by omgwtfbbqm4 View Post
Even worse, I've accidentally set off the panic alarm while the keyfob was in my pocket. Have no idea how long the alarm was going off either.
Yep, did this one today. was laughing when I walked out of my office and saw it
Appreciate 1
      06-12-2016, 03:25 AM   #48
1scruffynerfherder
New Member
United_States
34
Rep
28
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW M4 ZCP
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RowanBuds View Post
Do you by any chance have an aftermarket diffuser? I was out with a forum member recently to hear an exhaust and he had a non-OEM diffuser on the car. The trunk intermittently opened on its own when we were outside of the car, with no foot waving around under bumper or key button pressed.

If all OEM, ensure you're not hitting the key fob while in your pocket inadvertently. I've done it before that just how you turn/ move/sit can hit a button unintentionally. good luck.
I have the OEM carbon rear diffuser and mine does this occasionally. I can stand there kicking my foot back and forth like a lunatic and it won't automatically open but I've been standing pumping petrol and the thing just pops open by itself FML! I have also had it do it when I was running a microfibre towel over the bumper to get dust off and it popped open.

The "Genius" at the dealer told me with that CF diffuser the auto opening/kick trunk feature won't work properly. No shit mate!

I did read that you can code this off in another thread. That's what I'll be doing.
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2016, 04:07 AM   #49
Marlonisonfire
Private
27
Rep
84
Posts

Drives: BSM F82 ZCP
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: South Bay L.A.

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1scruffynerfherder View Post
I have the OEM carbon rear diffuser and mine does this occasionally. I can stand there kicking my foot back and forth like a lunatic and it won't automatically open but I've been standing pumping petrol and the thing just pops open by itself FML! I have also had it do it when I was running a microfibre towel over the bumper to get dust off and it popped open.

The "Genius" at the dealer told me with that CF diffuser the auto opening/kick trunk feature won't work properly. No shit mate!

I did read that you can code this off in another thread. That's what I'll be doing.
Same here I have the oem cf diffuser installed from factory and my trunk pops open a few times since I got the car. BMW genius also told me the same and sales rep said to bring it up to SA at the 1,200 mile service.
Appreciate 0
      06-13-2016, 04:32 PM   #50
KnightedBMW
Second Lieutenant
129
Rep
245
Posts

Drives: M3
Join Date: May 2016
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

So I'm taking delivery of my 2016 M3 in a few short weeks and I'm becoming a little concerned that this trunk issue is an actual thing. The first few posts I read I thought this was just an issue with one or two cars, but it seems its more of an issue than that. It can't be that everyone here just happens to inadvertently push the trunk button on the key fob or put their foot under the bumper.

Is this an actual cause for concern? I'm not planning on a diffuser (yet) so there won't be anything disabling the kick feature.

Although my car will remain garaged mostly, when it's not and it rains or it's in public, that's a major cause for concern if this happens.

Have there been any tech bulletins put out by BMW for this?
__________________
2016 M3 /// MW/// BK Extended Leather /// 19" BK Wheels /// DCT /// CF Roof
Appreciate 0
      06-13-2016, 04:56 PM   #51
FLOSS M
///M4
FLOSS M's Avatar
United_States
160
Rep
758
Posts

Drives: 2016 M4 SSII/SO
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NJ

iTrader: (1)

It happens to me as well, only when its very hot from time to time - close it and it pops up - I move the locking mechanism around on the trunk lid and it seems to go away. Will have it looked at during my next service visit,
Appreciate 0
      06-14-2016, 10:17 PM   #52
aajjcc
Lieutenant
United_States
358
Rep
591
Posts

Drives: F82
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: 34.0522 N 118.2437 W

iTrader: (0)

WTF this happened to me twice today. Got in the car, placed the fob in the cup holder, turned on the engine and a few seconds later, I got a warning saying the trunk was open. Second time I was at a parking lot and the moment I got in my car the trunk popped opened.
Appreciate 0
      06-15-2016, 07:09 AM   #53
GOLFFRR
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
GOLFFRR's Avatar
5163
Rep
24,028
Posts


Drives: GOLFFRR cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA

iTrader: (4)

I had this happen to me the other day at the gym. I got out of my car locked it and had the keys in my hand so I know I didn't push the button plus I always look back at my car every time I walk away from it, bc its sexy .. well I come back out to the lot after the workout and my trunk is wide open. Very odd indeed. Now I'm super paranoid all the time bc I'm afraid it will open and someone will break into the car ugh
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, PM ME FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Jimmy Bach: jbach@stevethomasbmw.com - Cell:805-807-1989
If you have any issues getting a hold of Jimmy B PLEASE PM me, I'm available everyday till 545pm!
Appreciate 0
      06-15-2016, 08:46 AM   #54
64-bit
Major
64-bit's Avatar
United_States
272
Rep
1,088
Posts

Drives: 19 Ford Raptor - On Order
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (1)

I have it happened in front of a state police 3x consecutive , looked like someone was inside trying to get out hurrrr!!!!

Mine is also a 2016 (November 2015 built)
__________________
2016 M3, Mineral White, SO Leather, MANUAL - ED 11/26/2015
2013 335i, Blue, M-Sport, Auto w/Sport Trans - ED 06/10/2013
Appreciate 0
      06-15-2016, 09:40 AM   #55
KnightedBMW
Second Lieutenant
129
Rep
245
Posts

Drives: M3
Join Date: May 2016
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Mine is a May 2016 build (yet to be delivered). Hoping they worked this out.
__________________
2016 M3 /// MW/// BK Extended Leather /// 19" BK Wheels /// DCT /// CF Roof
Appreciate 0
      06-15-2016, 09:43 AM   #56
boss2k
Lieutenant Colonel
411
Rep
1,839
Posts

Drives: 18 MG M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (2)

Could these issues be resolved if the kick feature for opening trunk is disabled? Did any of you report it as an issue to BMW or is there a known fix for it.
__________________
2018 MG M3/ 6MT/ZCP/ZEC

Gone 2016 M3 AW 6MT
Appreciate 0
      06-15-2016, 10:48 AM   #57
Bch53211
First Lieutenant
138
Rep
338
Posts

Drives: 2015 M4
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Shorewood, WI

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 M4  [0.00]
2015 M4  [0.00]
2015 M4  [0.00]
I have had my trunk open by itself many, many times. I have never successfully done it on purpose. I have a diffuser but it was happening before I got it too.
Appreciate 0
      06-15-2016, 10:55 AM   #58
rr006rbc
Colonel
United_States
1138
Rep
2,779
Posts

Drives: '17 Nardo Grey M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: California

iTrader: (38)

I have never had this happen before lol. You guys are hilarious. Maybe because I have the poor man's F80 and couldn't afford the exec pkg. Glad I didn't check that box.
Appreciate 0
      06-16-2016, 12:32 AM   #59
F80_M
Lieutenant Colonel
F80_M's Avatar
511
Rep
1,942
Posts

Drives: Pinto
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fl

iTrader: (0)

This has happened with my boss with his 435i. Happens randomly and on a few occasions the trunk has randomly opened by itself during pouring rain. Trunk gets completely soaked and he took it to BMW and they said there aren't any issues with it....
Appreciate 0
      06-16-2016, 09:01 AM   #60
firedown31
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
844
Rep
1,610
Posts

Drives: '16 AW M3
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: NH

iTrader: (0)

I never use my kick to open and have had it pop open a few times. There is coding to disable it.

http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...91&postcount=5

Problem solved and it hasn't opened ever since.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2016, 09:02 PM   #61
Ian1973
Colonel
687
Rep
2,094
Posts

Drives: 15 M3
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Charlton, NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rr006rbc View Post
I have never had this happen before lol. You guys are hilarious. Maybe because I have the poor man's F80 and couldn't afford the exec pkg. Glad I didn't check that box.
I also don't have the Executive Package and it's happened to me twice.
Appreciate 1
      06-17-2016, 09:09 PM   #62
rr006rbc
Colonel
United_States
1138
Rep
2,779
Posts

Drives: '17 Nardo Grey M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: California

iTrader: (38)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian1973
Quote:
Originally Posted by rr006rbc View Post
I have never had this happen before lol. You guys are hilarious. Maybe because I have the poor man's F80 and couldn't afford the exec pkg. Glad I didn't check that box.
I also don't have the Executive Package and it's happened to me twice.
Interesting. Maybe you have excessive ass blubber. jk. hopefully it doesn't happen to me. I have a very expensive set of golf clubs I carry most of the time.
Appreciate 0
      06-18-2016, 10:13 AM   #63
dhoggm3
Major
dhoggm3's Avatar
United_States
97
Rep
1,177
Posts

Drives: F80 E93SC M3, F430, 991 GTS
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: York, PA

iTrader: (1)

I've had my trunk open by itself while driving - not good. Pretty sure it was because the key fob in my right pocket squeezed against the center console or the seat bolster. This is a crappy design flaw in the M3. Fortunately, it's only happened once a year so far.
__________________

Never leave a car completely stock!
Appreciate 0
      06-18-2016, 11:31 AM   #64
sandjam
First Lieutenant
sandjam's Avatar
United_States
220
Rep
370
Posts

Drives: 2016 M4 Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Wilmington, Delaware

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by dhoggm3 View Post
I've had my trunk open by itself while driving - not good. Pretty sure it was because the key fob in my right pocket squeezed against the center console or the seat bolster. This is a crappy design flaw in the M3. Fortunately, it's only happened once a year so far.

My April 2016 build has not experienced this (hopefully it won't) but when you are driving it should be locked out from opening. That's a serious design flaw if not. Is it possible you coded something that disabled that safety feature and don't realize it?
__________________
Sean
Appreciate 0
      06-18-2016, 01:56 PM   #65
Jim B
Wingman
Jim B's Avatar
United_States
648
Rep
1,208
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW M4
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Sacramento, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dhoggm3 View Post
I've had my trunk open by itself while driving - not good. Pretty sure it was because the key fob in my right pocket squeezed against the center console or the seat bolster. This is a crappy design flaw in the M3. Fortunately, it's only happened once a year so far.
I keep my key fob in my LEFT pocket. I've never had this happen to me.
Appreciate 0
      06-18-2016, 03:51 PM   #66
RickFLM4
Brigadier General
RickFLM4's Avatar
United_States
2787
Rep
3,048
Posts

Drives: M4
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: PB County, FL

iTrader: (0)

I've had my car 11+ mos. I use the "kick to open" feature all the time and it always works for me. I have never had the trunk open on its own and usually keep the key in my right pocket (no other keys just that one). Hopefully I won't be here tomorrow saying it happened right after this post but scratching my head about how many people are saying they have had this issue.
__________________
Current: 2018 SO/SS F83
Gone: 2015 SO/SO F82
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:42 AM.




f80post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST