TSB List for the 1996 BMW 740

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1996 740 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
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE WARNING
  • SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:PADS
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER
  • 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
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
  • AIR BAGS
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
  • STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
  • INTERIOR LIGHTING
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #34 01 98

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600434

      EXPERIENCING AN INTERMITTENT MOMENTARY EVENT WHERE THE BRAKE PEDAL DOES NOT IMMEDIATLELY RETURN. MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 3/97 *DB*YC Read More »

    • TSB #34 01 98

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600434

      EXPERIENCING AN INTERMITTENT MOMENTARY EVENT WHERE THE BRAKE PEDAL DOES NOT IMMEDIATLELY RETURN. MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 3/97 *DB*YC Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE WARNING

    • 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 »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:PADS

    • TSB #62 01 98

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600431

      CONDITION WITH BRAKE PAD WARNING STAYS ILLUMINATED AFTER BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #62 01 98

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600431

      CONDITION WITH BRAKE PAD WARNING STAYS ILLUMINATED AFTER BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #SI B12 55 06

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037700

      BMW: THERE MAY BE EXCESSIVE CRANKING BEFORE THE VEHICLE STARTS. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT MAY ALSO BE ON WITH A LACK OF ENGINE POWER. *RM Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #SIB-12-15-05

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032990

      BMW: DIAGNOSIS OF DME ME 9.2 MAP THERMOSTAT FAULT 2EF4/279B. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE ENGINE DOES NOT OVERHEAT AND THE MAP THERMOSTAT OPERATES PROPERLY. Read More »

    • TSB #SI-B12-11-09

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029604

      BMW: VEHICLE MAY INTERMITTENTLY EXHIBIT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: HARD TO START OR MAY NOT START; ENGINE RUNS ROUGH AND LACKS OR LOSES POWER; ENGINE POWER REDUCED. 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 #16 04 97

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600433

      NEW EVAPORATIVE (CHARCOAL) CANISTER PURGE LINE. ALL E38 AND E39 MODELE INTRODUCED INTO PRODUCTION APPROXIMATELY 3/97 *DB*YC Read More »

    • TSB #16 04 97

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600433

      NEW EVAPORATIVE (CHARCOAL) CANISTER PURGE LINE. ALL E38 AND E39 MODELE INTRODUCED INTO PRODUCTION APPROXIMATELY 3/97 *DB*YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #12 01 98

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600237

      INFORMATION ON HEAT EXCHANGER OPERATION. E38 740IA/ILA WITH M62 ENGINE PRODUCED UP TO 1/96 *DB*YC Read More »

    • TSB #12 01 98

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600237

      INFORMATION ON HEAT EXCHANGER OPERATION. E38 740IA/ILA WITH M62 ENGINE PRODUCED UP TO 1/96 *DB*YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER

    • TSB #SIB-17-03-09

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033132

      BMW VEHICLES: N63 TURBOCHARGER AUXILIARY WATER PUMP FAULTS. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED WITH THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES STORED IN THE DME CONTROL MODULE. 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-CHARGER

    • TSB #SIB-17-03-09

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033132

      BMW VEHICLES: N63 TURBOCHARGER AUXILIARY WATER PUMP FAULTS. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED WITH THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES STORED IN THE DME CONTROL MODULE. 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 »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #SIB-17-03-09

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033132

      BMW VEHICLES: N63 TURBOCHARGER AUXILIARY WATER PUMP FAULTS. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED WITH THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES STORED IN THE DME CONTROL MODULE. Read More »

    • TSB #SIB-12-15-05

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032990

      BMW: DIAGNOSIS OF DME ME 9.2 MAP THERMOSTAT FAULT 2EF4/279B. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE ENGINE DOES NOT OVERHEAT AND THE MAP THERMOSTAT OPERATES PROPERLY. Read More »

    • TSB #SI-B61-06-09

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029348

      BMW: SPORADICALLY, THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR-WIPERS ARE RUNNING ON A DRY WINDOW; SPEEDOMETER AND TACHOMETER ARE INOPERATIVE; CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE EMF DROPPED OUT (DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEM EMERGENCY MODE). Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: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:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

    • TSB #61/1//96R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50673

      FLICKERING ILLUMINATION IN MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL (MFL) SWITCHES. *TW Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #SI-B61-06-09

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029348

      BMW: SPORADICALLY, THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR-WIPERS ARE RUNNING ON A DRY WINDOW; SPEEDOMETER AND TACHOMETER ARE INOPERATIVE; CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE EMF DROPPED OUT (DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEM EMERGENCY MODE). Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

    • TSB #SI-B630409

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029264

      BMW: LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS ARE SWITCHED ON, OR AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE, ONE OF THE XENON LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS FLASHES SERVERAL TIMES, AND THEN INTERMITTENLY SWITCHES OFF. *PE Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH

    • TSB #SI-B630409

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029264

      BMW: LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS ARE SWITCHED ON, OR AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE, ONE OF THE XENON LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS FLASHES SERVERAL TIMES, AND THEN INTERMITTENLY SWITCHES OFF. *PE 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 »

    • TSB #61 13 96A

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52228

      ONE IOR BOTH REAR POWER WINDOWS INOPERATIVE. *TW 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 »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT

    • TSB #SI-B72-01-09

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029964

      BMW: THE SAFETY BELTS FOR THE FRONT SEATS HAVE AN ELECTRIC MOTOR-DRIVEN REEL (EMA) WHICH WILL RETRACT/PRETENSION THE SEAT BELT A SPECIFIED AMOUNT WHEN CERTAIN HAZARDOUS DRIVING SITUATIONS ARE PRESENT. Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

    • TSB #SI-B72-01-09

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029964

      BMW: THE SAFETY BELTS FOR THE FRONT SEATS HAVE AN ELECTRIC MOTOR-DRIVEN REEL (EMA) WHICH WILL RETRACT/PRETENSION THE SEAT BELT A SPECIFIED AMOUNT WHEN CERTAIN HAZARDOUS DRIVING SITUATIONS ARE PRESENT. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

    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

    • TSB #B650916

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152674

      Radio / Navigation / Head Unit Identification Guide Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #64 07 96

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52202

      CONDENSER ON AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY DEVELOP A LEAK DUE TO CONTACT CORROSION (PITTING) BETWEEN THE PLATE AND THE FLAT TUBES. *TW Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #72/07/96

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50678

      CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #72/07/96

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50678

      CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW 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 »

    • 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 »

    • 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 »

    • TSB #SIB-17-03-09

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033132

      BMW VEHICLES: N63 TURBOCHARGER AUXILIARY WATER PUMP FAULTS. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED WITH THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES STORED IN THE DME CONTROL MODULE. Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

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