TSB List for the 1994 BMW 540

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1994 540 are official communications between BMW & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:BRAKE FLUID LOW WARNING: LAMP
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
  • AIR BAGS
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
  • INTERIOR LIGHTING
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:BRAKE FLUID LOW WARNING: LAMP

    • TSB #34 02 98

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601210

      SUBJECT REGARDING THE ABS/ASC WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED DURING DYNAMOMETER TEST. *YC *JN Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #SI-B37-01-09

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029444

      BMW: VEHICLE HAS A CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE SELF LEVELING SUSPENSION FAILED/MALFUNCTIONING DISPLAYED. AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES IS STORED AND IS CURRENTLY PRESENT IN THE EHC CONTROL UNIT: 5F98 CONTROL TIME FAULT LIFTING REAR ... Read More »

    • TSB #SI-B-11-01-07

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029025

      BMW: SMALL NUMBER OF VEHICLES EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS RANGING FROM LEAKING OIL FILLER CAPS, LEAKING OR BROKEN VALVE COVERS, TO COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATE CONDITIONS. Read More »

    • TSB #SI B11 13 07

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025584

      N54 RATTLE NOISE FROM TURBOCHARGER AREA. MODELS E90, E92 AND E93 (3 SERIES) 335I AND 335XI; E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES) 535I AND 535XI, ALL WITH N54 ENGINE FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION TO JANUARY 17, 2008 PRODUCTION. Read More »

    • TSB #SI B12 01 08

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025573

      N52 EDK THROTTLE JAMMING FAULTS 2D09, 2CED AND 2CEC. MODEL E90 AND E91 (3 SERIES) AND E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES), ALL MODELS UP TO 11/2005 WITH N52 ENGINE. *PE Read More »

    • TSB #120405

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015410

      CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED AND/OR VEHICLE OVERHEATS. BMW E90 (3 SERIES) ALL E90 (3 SERIES) AND E60 (5 SERIES) MODELS EQUIPPED WITH N52 ENGINE. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

    • TSB #SI B11 13 07

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025584

      N54 RATTLE NOISE FROM TURBOCHARGER AREA. MODELS E90, E92 AND E93 (3 SERIES) 335I AND 335XI; E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES) 535I AND 535XI, ALL WITH N54 ENGINE FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION TO JANUARY 17, 2008 PRODUCTION. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

    • TSB #SI-B-11-01-07

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029025

      BMW: SMALL NUMBER OF VEHICLES EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS RANGING FROM LEAKING OIL FILLER CAPS, LEAKING OR BROKEN VALVE COVERS, TO COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATE CONDITIONS. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

    • TSB #SI B11 13 07

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025584

      N54 RATTLE NOISE FROM TURBOCHARGER AREA. MODELS E90, E92 AND E93 (3 SERIES) 335I AND 335XI; E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES) 535I AND 535XI, ALL WITH N54 ENGINE FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION TO JANUARY 17, 2008 PRODUCTION. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)

    • TSB #SI-B-11-01-07

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029025

      BMW: SMALL NUMBER OF VEHICLES EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS RANGING FROM LEAKING OIL FILLER CAPS, LEAKING OR BROKEN VALVE COVERS, TO COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATE CONDITIONS. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

    • TSB #SI-B12-02-09

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029684

      BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP OR THE CHECK GAS CAP WARNINGS ARE ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING. WHEN DIAGNOSED, THE DME HAS STORED FAULTS FOR SMALL LEAK, MICRO LEAK, SUPER FINE LEAK, OR LARGE LEAK IN RELATION TO THE TANK VENTILATION OR ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #SI-B12-02-09

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029684

      BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP OR THE CHECK GAS CAP WARNINGS ARE ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING. WHEN DIAGNOSED, THE DME HAS STORED FAULTS FOR SMALL LEAK, MICRO LEAK, SUPER FINE LEAK, OR LARGE LEAK IN RELATION TO THE TANK VENTILATION OR ... Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #SIB240812

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10051439

      BMW: INTERMITTENTLY GOES INTO PARK DURING A MSA ENGINE START. THE TRANSMISSION CAN INTERMITTENTLY GO INTO THE PARK POSITION (P) WHEN MSA ENGINE START IS OCCURRING. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #SIB-61-37-12

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10051519

      BMW: THE HIGH-VOLTAGE (HV) BATTERY CELLS COULD BE DAMAGED IF THE VEHICLE IS PREVENTED FROM ENTERING SLEEP MODE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. UPDATED 03/11/2013 *JS Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

    • TSB #SI-B-62-01-09

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029257

      BMW: ALL INSTRUMENT DIALS ARE INOPERATIVE AND THE ILLUMINATION OF THE INFORMATION DISPLAY IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IS VERY BRIGHT. *PE Read More »

    • TSB #SI B62 0406

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025571

      INSTRUMENT CLUSTER: FAILURE OF DISPLAYS/FUNCTIONS. MODEL E60, E61 (5 SERIES) AND E63, E64 (6 SERIES). *PE Read More »

    • TSB #SIB-62-04-06

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2007
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032987

      BMW: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER-FAILURE OF DISPLAYS/FUNCTIONS. TOTAL OR PARTIAL FAILURE OF DISPLAYS OR FUNCTIONS IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. THE DISPLAYS OR FUNCTIONS START WORKING AGAIN AFTER THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN PARKED (SLEEP MODE). Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

    • TSB #MSG1016

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50897

      RECALL 96V111 - THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN INVOLVES THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. *TW Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #B61-17-12

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10044024

      BMW: WIPERS LIGHTS AND FRONT POWER WINDOWS ARE INOPERATIVE. THIS SITUATION MAY START AND LEAD TO A PERMANENT FAULT. ALSO INCLUDED MODEL F07 (5 SERIES GRAN TURISMO) MODEL YEARS UP TO MARCH 2012. *JS Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

    • TSB #B61-17-12

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10044024

      BMW: WIPERS LIGHTS AND FRONT POWER WINDOWS ARE INOPERATIVE. THIS SITUATION MAY START AND LEAD TO A PERMANENT FAULT. ALSO INCLUDED MODEL F07 (5 SERIES GRAN TURISMO) MODEL YEARS UP TO MARCH 2012. *JS Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #SIB-65-75-06

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029605

      BMW SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP (AWL) IS ILLUMINATED, TOGETHER WITH THE PASSENGER AIRBAG STATUS LAMP (POL). THE PROBLEM MAY BE INTERMITTENT. MICROCRACKS IN THE OC3 SEAT MAT. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    INTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #B61-17-12

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10044024

      BMW: WIPERS LIGHTS AND FRONT POWER WINDOWS ARE INOPERATIVE. THIS SITUATION MAY START AND LEAD TO A PERMANENT FAULT. ALSO INCLUDED MODEL F07 (5 SERIES GRAN TURISMO) MODEL YEARS UP TO MARCH 2012. *JS Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #B122917

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10135028

      SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module. Read More »

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