Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: S.E. Pennsylvania
TFT display acting up
I am posting this just in case anyone else has experienced it.
I bought a 2018 GS Premium with TFT display in mid-December. Due to weather I have yet to get to ride it. (9 pre-delivery miles)
Yesterday I tried to go for a ride, but when I pushed the button for the keyless there was nothing on the display. The idiot lights on the right side were flashing, so I knew it was trying to respond, but the main display was all blank. The battery was fully charged, so no issue there.
I tried it 3 times, and had the same result. On the third time, I decided to see if the engine would start, and it did. The problem was no speedo, tach, gauges, etc.
When I called the dealer they were mystified. After contacting BMW they were told that this has been a problem with some bikes, and BMW is working on a software update.
In the meantime the dealer suggested disconnecting the battery to reset the system. Before doing so, I tried it again and the display came up as it should but I disconnected battery anyway. Now I have to wait and see if it recurs.
Last edited by Jughead; 21-Jan-2018 at 05:32 PM (980).