New Formentor - Software Version?

MDY933

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Nov 2, 2021
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Hi All,

The software updates seem to be a hot topic at the moment...I am due to have my car delivered on the 15th June (car is already built and in the UK).
I was just wondering what software I should expect to be on the car when I take delivery. My assumption would be that it will have the latest version (1896) - does anyone know if this is likely to be the case? Should I request this so I don't have to take it back to a dealer in order to get this update in the future?
 

Supa Koopa

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Mar 13, 2022
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I can't say what yours will come with but I collected my car on the 8th April and it came with 1890. I asked the dealer to update it to the latest 1896 version which was available and they said it wasn't an option for my car, so I'm still on 1890. Hopefully yours will have the latest version or they'll be more cooperative.
 

MDY933

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Nov 2, 2021
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I can't say what yours will come with but I collected my car on the 8th April and it came with 1890. I asked the dealer to update it to the latest 1896 version which was available and they said it wasn't an option for my car, so I'm still on 1890. Hopefully yours will have the latest version or they'll be more cooperative.
Thanks! I will try to speak to them and see what they say. How are you finding 1890, many issues?
 
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There are some Seat Leon in Spain receiving via OTA software version A896, from 1896.

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Leonfr140

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Yeah picked my Leon up end of April mine was on 1890, booked in 6th To hopefully get the update

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Supa Koopa

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Thanks! I will try to speak to them and see what they say. How are you finding 1890, many issues?
Errm! Maybe I'm not the best to give an opinion. :ROFLMAO:

However you did ask so, I'm having continuous issues with the infotainment system, nothing really major and nothing making the car unusable but annoying all the same. The system just feels a bit flaky at times with different things not working on different days which need an engine restart to fix. So basically like turning your PC off and on again to fix a software glitch. For example the climate control not working so you can't adjust the temperature, heated seats option disappearing, drive profile vanishing, voice assist not working, etc, etc. A restart fixed them so not a real problem just not what you'd expect.

Sometimes it just feels like it's still in beta phase, which it obviously isn't, or was designed by someone sat in a room who had never owned a car before or actually used the system after they've fished coding it. :ROFLMAO:
 

MDY933

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Nov 2, 2021
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Errm! Maybe I'm not the best to give an opinion. :ROFLMAO:

However you did ask so, I'm having continuous issues with the infotainment system, nothing really major and nothing making the car unusable but annoying all the same. The system just feels a bit flaky at times with different things not working on different days which need an engine restart to fix. So basically like turning your PC off and on again to fix a software glitch. For example the climate control not working so you can't adjust the temperature, heated seats option disappearing, drive profile vanishing, voice assist not working, etc, etc. A restart fixed them so not a real problem just not what you'd expect.

Sometimes it just feels like it's still in beta phase, which it obviously isn't, or was designed by someone sat in a room who had never owned a car before or actually used the system after they've fished coding it. :ROFLMAO:
I have also been told that my car has software version 1890 and that 1896 is not available on my car - this makes me slightly nervous based on your experience with the software...!! :LOL:
 

Spivvy

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Nov 21, 2021
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still on 1890 not many problems , a couple of OTA updates were applied
the only thing i see is profile change comes up for some reason even though i don't think i changed anything
 

MDY933

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Nov 2, 2021
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ll on 1890 not many problems , a couple of OTA updates were applied
the only thing i see is profile change comes up for some reason even though i don't think i changed an
Cheers Spivvy - that sounds more promising! I'm not doing a huge amount of miles now so I'm hoping I'll be able to put up with any niggles/glitches it may have. Had my heart set on a Formentor since I test drove one!
 

ChrisGerr

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Feb 6, 2022
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Cheers Spivvy - that sounds more promising! I'm not doing a huge amount of miles now so I'm hoping I'll be able to put up with any niggles/glitches it may have. Had my heart set on a Formentor since I test drove one!
Picke up my VZ3 first week of April and it came with 1890. I too asked for 1896 and was 'recommended' this wasn't done unless I had problems. Thankfully I've had 3300 miles of trouble free driving (so far....)
Chris
 
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MDY933

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Picke up my VZ3 first week of April and it came with 1890. I too asked for 1896 and was 'recommended' this wasn't done unless I had problems. Thankfully I've had 3300 miles of trouble free driving (so far....)
Chris
Very glad to hear this too! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for when I get mine in a couple of weeks.
 
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