TSB List for the 2002 BMW M3

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SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #SIB-33-01-02

    NHTSA ID #10040853

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: A GRINDING NOISE IS COMING FROM THE DIFFERENTIAL DURING SLOW CORNERING. WHEN TURNING A SLIP/STICK EFFECT IS CREATED ON THE LINING AND STEEL DISCS INCORPORATED IN THE DIFFERENTIAL CLUTCH CAUSES A GRINDING NOISE. *RM

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BRAKES (PWS)

  • TSB #B340414

    NHTSA ID #10145331

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles:

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

  • TSB #B340414

    NHTSA ID #10147242

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI 34 04 14 dated December 2014. Designates changes to the bulletin. INFORMATION 1.Visible cracks are caused by high thermal stresses d

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  • TSB #340414

    NHTSA ID #10148179

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles. INFORMATION 1. Visible cracks are caused by high thermal stresses during rapid heating and cooling of the brake discs. Braking from high speed with cold brake components (less tha

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

  • TSB #B340414

    NHTSA ID #10147242

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI 34 04 14 dated December 2014. Designates changes to the bulletin. INFORMATION 1.Visible cracks are caused by high thermal stresses d

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #SI-B11-07-09

    NHTSA ID #10030850

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: THERMOSTAT HOUSING INSPECTION. THE RETAINING SPRINGS OF THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING QUICK RELEASE COUPLINGS FOR THE COOLANT HOSES MAY NOT BE LOCKED CORRECTLY. THIS SITUATION MAY RESULT IN A COOLANT LEAK. MODELS AFFECTED ARE M3 SEDAN (E

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE

  • TSB #SI-B11-07-09

    NHTSA ID #10030850

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: THERMOSTAT HOUSING INSPECTION. THE RETAINING SPRINGS OF THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING QUICK RELEASE COUPLINGS FOR THE COOLANT HOSES MAY NOT BE LOCKED CORRECTLY. THIS SITUATION MAY RESULT IN A COOLANT LEAK. MODELS AFFECTED ARE M3 SEDAN (E

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

  • TSB #SI-B12-22-08

    NHTSA ID #10029304

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: AS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED, THE DME PROGRAMMING MAY CAUSE THE OBD DIAGNOSTIC TO ERRONEOUSLY EVALUATE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS. MODEL E46 (M3) COUPE AND CONVERTIBLES. *PE

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

  • TSB #SI-B12-22-08

    NHTSA ID #10032574

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL 08E-A03; M3 S54-DME REPROGRAMMING FOR CATALYST CONVERSION DIAGNOSIS. THE DME PROGRAMMING, AS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED, MAY CAUSE THE OBD DIAGNOSTIC TO ERRONEOUSLY EVALUATE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE CATALYTIC CONVER

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  • TSB #SI-B12-22-08

    NHTSA ID #10029304

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: AS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED, THE DME PROGRAMMING MAY CAUSE THE OBD DIAGNOSTIC TO ERRONEOUSLY EVALUATE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS. MODEL E46 (M3) COUPE AND CONVERTIBLES. *PE

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

  • TSB #SIB-16-02-09

    NHTSA ID #10033130

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW VEHICLES: FUEL LEVEL SENSOR REPAIRS. WHERE IT IS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE RIGHT OR THE LEFT SIDE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR DUE TO A FAILURE, THE ENTIRE PUMP AND HOUSING OR DELIVERY UNIT (SUCTION JET ASSEMBLY) DO NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED AS WEL

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #B011718

    NHTSA ID #10149558

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: For the above-referenced vehicles with passenger?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. This ?co

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  • TSB #B011618

    NHTSA ID #10149557

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: For the above-referenced vehicles with driver?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. This ?comp

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  • TSB #120204

    NHTSA ID #10012783

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2006
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BREMI IGNITION COIL REPLACEMENT ON S54 ENGINE. THIS SERVICE BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SI120803 DATED MAY 2004. *EH *SC

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #SI-B12-22-08

    NHTSA ID #10032574

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL 08E-A03; M3 S54-DME REPROGRAMMING FOR CATALYST CONVERSION DIAGNOSIS. THE DME PROGRAMMING, AS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED, MAY CAUSE THE OBD DIAGNOSTIC TO ERRONEOUSLY EVALUATE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE CATALYTIC CONVER

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

  • TSB #SIB-63-02-01

    NHTSA ID #10037025

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING AND REPLACING INCANDESCENT AND HALOGEN LIGHT BULBS UNDER WARRANTY. *RM

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AIR BAGS

  • TSB #B011618

    NHTSA ID #10153726

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES.

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  • TSB #B011618

    NHTSA ID #10149557

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: For the above-referenced vehicles with driver?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. This ?comp

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  • TSB #B011718

    NHTSA ID #10149558

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: For the above-referenced vehicles with passenger?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. This ?co

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  • TSB #B080119

    NHTSA ID #10154816

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: In an effort to improve the completion rate on Takata air bag recall affected vehicles; BMW NA has expanded the BMW Ultimate Rewards platform to include a new Recall Support page. This page will allow IRFs to check their customers VINs for

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  • TSB #651414

    NHTSA ID #10148100

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Special Technical Campaign. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has urged vehicle manufacturers to conduct an investigation into air bags which may not deploy correctly. BMW is cooperating with this request. Takata is

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141100: AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE

  • TSB #B011618

    NHTSA ID #10153726

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES.

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #120913

    NHTSA ID #10150160

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: State Inspection and Emission (I/M) Test Fails Due To an Invalid VIN Number. The customer of an affected vehicle may fail to pass an I/M test due to a non-compliant 17digit vehicle identification number (VIN) stored in the DME (Digital Moto

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