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Old 04-23-2018, 11:03 AM
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I just purchased a 2017 and have not been able to have the seat memory retain its settings consistently. It seems to work a few times and then when you start the car it does not move from the exit position. Does this particular model have a problem with them? If you change any setting when I am driving does it void the entire memory? Thanks, Jon.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:11 AM
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Make sure the park brake is set. Mine has never failed after I realized that was my problem.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:17 AM
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Make sure the park brake is set. Mine has never failed after I realized that was my problem.
Wow, who would have guessed. I will try it. Thanks, Jon.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:20 AM
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Wow, who would have guessed. I will try it. Thanks, Jon.
lol. Hope it works for you as well. Sounds like it's the probable cause to me. Keep us updated 👍🏻
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I had my exit position too far back, changed it, worked.
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I had my exit position too far back, changed it, worked.
I will try that as well. Thanks, Jon.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:28 AM
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I had my exit position too far back, changed it, worked.
Does it work without the park brake set? If so is it an auto?
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I never set the park brake unless on an incline with an A8.
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I never set the park brake unless on an incline with an A8.
Okay. I'm guessing with the M7 it's a requirement for it to work. Not setting mine is the only thing that will make it fail.
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So the parking brake has to be set during the programming process? Or it just has to be set if you want it to work after it has been properly programmed?
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Try the other fob..
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So the parking brake has to be set during the programming process? Or it just has to be set if you want it to work after it has been properly programmed?

In my M7 it needs to be set for the memory to work. Not sure about programming as I did it when I got the car last August. Out of habit I just pull the switch after shutting car offf. Then I never have an issue.
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Page 60 of the manual says parking brake must be on for manual and be in park for automatic.
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Originally Posted by proeagles View Post
Page 60 of the manual says parking brake must be on for manual and be in park for automatic.
Can you post a snippet of that page? My 2017's owner manual doesn't say anything like that...
And I can confirm that 2017 M7 Z06, recall works fine without having engaged the e-brake when you turned it off.
Let me add that I also had issues with auto-recall feature but it started working once I changed the exit position from all the way back to couple of inches short.

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Old 04-23-2018, 03:19 PM
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Make sure the second fob is not in the car... meaning in your wife's or SO's possession. Mine takes Driver two settings all the time when that second fob is in the car. Dont ask me why but it says in the DIC "you are using drive two memory now" or something like that and then tries to squish me... LOL
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by proeagles View Post
I had my exit position too far back, changed it, worked.
Mine has worked fine for a year in my 2017, M7 Grand Sport- until last week. Than did the stumble move both with a press on the Start button and a press of my #1 button.

Since I have seen the issue posted many times on the forum knew I was up against the safety stop in exit. Moved the seat 1/2 inch forward, memorized the new exit position and all is fine again! (Note:I did not mess with the Setting on the dash. I set me seat when driving by moving the seat, back angle etc to where I want. Then I press set and then my seat number within 1 second. Memorizes just fine and I get a beep! Don’t need two hands!)

I never put my car in gear when parked (old habit from my first manual shift cars) so parking brake always ON when parked.

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Mine's auto and I have had problems. The initial set-up worked fine, but when I've tried to fine tune it again, it keeps going back to the original setting. I'm assuming that it's a user error.
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Make sure the second fob is not in the car... meaning in your wife's or SO's possession. Mine takes Driver two settings all the time when that second fob is in the car. Dont ask me why but it says in the DIC "you are using drive two memory now" or something like that and then tries to squish me... LOL
Also, make sure you are using the same FOB every time.
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Originally Posted by jonnys07 View Post
I just purchased a 2017 and have not been able to have the seat memory retain its settings consistently. It seems to work a few times and then when you start the car it does not move from the exit position. Does this particular model have a problem with them? If you change any setting when I am driving does it void the entire memory? Thanks, Jon.
I have a '18 GS and had the same problem. Seat memory was very sporadic at best. I believe most seat memory problems are due to the car recognizing different FOB's. Even if you program #1 without #2 being present and vise versa, it will still loose the memory.

If you are the primary driver you can try doing what I did. Program both FOB's the SAME settings. The memory will not get confused between FOB's 'cause the settings are the same. Did this months ago and it has been perfect. Did the same thing on our Caddy where the wife is the primary driver and it hasn't skipped a beat.

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