TSB List for the 2010 BMW X3

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

  • TSB #B270216

    NHTSA ID #10147008

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "REPAIRING TRANSFER CASE ACTUATOR (VTG SERVO-MOTOR). The Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Brakes and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) warnings are on and there may also be a ""Drivetrain Malfunction"" warning on in the Control Display. There is also

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #B110616

    NHTSA ID #10151300

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: N51, N52, N52K and N52T Engines: Various Eccentric Shaft Sensor Faults stored in the DME - Diagnostic Hints This Service Information bulletin and attachment supersedes SI B11 06 16 dated April 2016.. The customer may complain about one of t

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  • TSB #SIB-16-16-14

    NHTSA ID #10057527

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

    Summary: BMW: SELECTIVE CATALYST REDUCTION MODULE (SCR) HAS A STORED FAULT, PRESSURE BUILD UP IS LOW, CAUSING SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE. *

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  • TSB #SIB-16-15-14

    NHTSA ID #10057341

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

    Summary: BMW: MALFUNCTION WARNING LIGHT FOR ENGINE IS ILLUMINATED DUE TO PURGE AIR SYSTEM MICRO LEAKAGE AND VENTILATION OF FUEL TANK FROM CONTAMINATION. *PE

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  • TSB #SIB-16-15-14

    NHTSA ID #10057341

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

    Summary: BMW: MALFUNCTION WARNING LIGHT FOR ENGINE IS ILLUMINATED DUE TO PURGE AIR SYSTEM MICRO LEAKAGE AND VENTILATION OF FUEL TANK FROM CONTAMINATION. *PE

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  • TSB #SIB-12-14-12

    NHTSA ID #10045283

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

    Summary: BMW: EXPERIENCING LOSS OF ENGINE POWER, SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED, A NOISE, LIKE RATTLING, COMING FROM ENGINE COMPARTMENT. *PE UPDATED 10/31/12. *PE MODELS 2010 E70, 71, 82, 88, 90, 92, 93, F07, 10, 12, 13, 25.

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  • TSB #011014

    NHTSA ID #10149277

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

    Summary: Engine Camshaft (VANOS) Adjustment Units: Limited Warranty Extension to 10 Years Without Mileage Limitation. INFORMATION BMW of North America, LLC ("BMW NA") is extending the limited warranty for the Camshaft (VANOS) Adjustment Units on cer

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  • TSB #SIB-24-03-13

    NHTSA ID #10052360

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

    Summary: BMW: SOME VEHICLE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE A DELAY IN RESPONSE TO ACCELERATION, AFTER SLOWING DOWN, DUE TO AN UNFAVORABLE SOFTWARE CALIBRATION. MODELS F10, 25, 07, E70, 71. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. *PE

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  • TSB #SIB-12-12-13

    NHTSA ID #10052358

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

    Summary: BMW: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE ALTERNATOR WOULD MALFUNCTION, DUE TO SPORADICALLY CHARGING OR NOT CHARGE AT ALL, INTERMITTENTLY, WHEN ENGINE'S AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE. MODELS F10, F25. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. *PE

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #010414

    NHTSA ID #10148087

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

    Summary: External Engine Oil Leaks and Repairs. During the vehicle's operational life, normal engine oil seepage or sweating, in addition to accumulated road dust, dirt and grime in the engine compartment can cause the appearance of a more severe oi

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #SIB-12-14-12

    NHTSA ID #10053326

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

    Summary: BMW: DIFFERENT FAULT CODES STORED FOR THE N51, N52K, N52T, AND N55 ENGINES IN THE DME RELATED TO VANOS AND CAMSHAFT POSITION. *KB UPDATED 11/1/13. *PE UPDATED 05/05/2014 *JS

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  • TSB #SIB-12-16-11

    NHTSA ID #10041407

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

    Summary: BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON AND THE ENGINE HAS REDUCED POWER WITH TROUBLE CODES STORED. *RM UPDATED ON 4/24/2013. *KB

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #240413

    NHTSA ID #10147930

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

    Summary: GM6 - 6L45R: Diagnostic Procedure for Shudder or Vibration Issues. A shudder or vibration can be felt under light acceleration or when driving at constant suburban speeds. This can be most noticeable in the 1700 - 2200 engine rpm range whil

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #SIB270212

    NHTSA ID #10051459

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: DSC WARNING LIGHT IS ON. THE WARNING LAMPS FOR DSC, ABS AND BRAKE WARNING ILLUMINATED. THERE MAY ALSO BE A WARNING IN THE CONTROL DISPLAY FOR CHASSIS CONTROL SYSTEM FAILURE. *JS

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POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

  • TSB #B270216

    NHTSA ID #10147008

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "REPAIRING TRANSFER CASE ACTUATOR (VTG SERVO-MOTOR). The Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Brakes and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) warnings are on and there may also be a ""Drivetrain Malfunction"" warning on in the Control Display. There is also

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POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

  • TSB #B270415

    NHTSA ID #10147241

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

    Summary: Shudder from the Driveline on Vehicles with xDrive. There is a shudder or vibration from the driveline when taking off from a stop, or when accelerating at highway speeds. CAUSE Possible multiple root causes related to the engine, wheels &

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • 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 #B070314

    NHTSA ID #10146779

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015.. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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  • TSB #B070314

    NHTSA ID #10147123

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

    Summary: Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Analysis of FASTA data and repeat repair visit reports indicates that there are many fault codes that are stored in the above vehicles, but they are not diagnosed to identify

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  • TSB #070314

    NHTSA ID #10147067

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

    Summary: This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated February 2015. designates changes to this revision SUBJECT Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Analysis of FASTA data and repeat repair visit repo

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  • TSB #610314

    NHTSA ID #10148120

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

    Summary: Check Control Messages Related to Battery Charge During Cold Ambient Temperatures. On cold days with an outside ambient temperature of less than 15F, customers may notice a check control message related to the battery that is displayed on

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  • TSB #610314

    NHTSA ID #10148273

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

    Summary: Check Control Messages Related to Battery Charge During Cold Ambient Temperatures. On cold days with an outside ambient temperature of less than 15F, customers may notice a check control message related to the battery that is displayed on t

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  • TSB #SIB-61-02-12

    NHTSA ID #10043862

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION AND VARIOUS CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES ARE DISPLAYED IN CID (CENTRAL INFORMATION DISPLAY) AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *PE MODELS 2009-2012 E70, E71, E72, E82, E88, E90, E91, E92, E93, F01, F02, F04, F07, F10, F1

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

  • TSB #SIB-61-13-05

    NHTSA ID #10052012

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

    Summary: BMW: BATTERY HAS AN INCREASED DEMAND DUE TO DEVELOPEMENTAL PROCESS OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. THIS IS CAUSING THE BATTER TO NEED TO UNDERGO AN ENERGY DIAGNOSIS. *KB

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

  • TSB #SIB-12-12-13

    NHTSA ID #10052358

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

    Summary: BMW: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE ALTERNATOR WOULD MALFUNCTION, DUE TO SPORADICALLY CHARGING OR NOT CHARGE AT ALL, INTERMITTENTLY, WHEN ENGINE'S AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE. MODELS F10, F25. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. *PE

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

  • TSB #SIB-61-18-14

    NHTSA ID #10056324

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

    Summary: BMW: IN SOME VEHICLES, WHEN THE K CAN2 WIRING IS SHORTED, NO COMMUNICATION WITH ANY CONTROL MODULES (BOX ELECTRONICS, TELEMATIC CONTROL MODULE,CAR ACCESS SYSTEM, RADIO/NAVIGATION, CENTRAL GATEWAY MODEL OR FOOTWELL MODULE) DURING VEHICLE TE

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

  • TSB #B61-13-12

    NHTSA ID #10044023

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

    Summary: BMW:VARIOUS FUNCTIONS OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAIL. IN RARE CASES, THE VEHICLE MAY NOT START. ONE OF THE 100-AMP FUSES IN THE REAR POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX (X3) MOUNTED ON THE BATTERY HAS FAILED. *JS UPDATED ON 4/25/2013. *KB

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DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

  • TSB #SB-62-03-13

    NHTSA ID #10051899

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

    Summary: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY IS INTERMITTENTLY INOPERATIVE. BMW F25, AND F30 MODELS. *KB

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  • TSB #SIB-62-01-12

    NHTSA ID #10043865

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: GAUGE NEEDLES RANDOMLY STOP IN WRONG POSITION ON INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, MOVING THE WRONG WAY, SHOWING INCORRECT VALUES AND REMAIN IN WRONG POSITION AFTER IGNITION IS SWITCHED OFF.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #SIB-84-03-14

    NHTSA ID #10056099

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

    Summary: BMW: WHEN USING IPHONE, VARIOUS CONNECTIVITY FAILURES OCCUR, SUCH AS DISCONNECTION OF CALL, LIST OF CONTACTS INCOMPLETE, DUE TO THE VARIANTS AND SOFTWARE USED. MODEL 2008-2014.

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  • TSB #SIB-61-02-12

    NHTSA ID #10043862

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION AND VARIOUS CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES ARE DISPLAYED IN CID (CENTRAL INFORMATION DISPLAY) AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *PE MODELS 2009-2012 E70, E71, E72, E82, E88, E90, E91, E92, E93, F01, F02, F04, F07, F10, F1

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

  • TSB #SIB-63-09-14

    NHTSA ID #10057566

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

    Summary: BMW: SOME VEHICLES, WITH 552 OPTION, ARE EXPERIENCING A MALFUNCTION OF LED HEADLIGHT ON ONE WHERE IT FLICKERS ON AN DOFF DURING DRIVING AND THE CONTROL CHECK MESSAGE IS INDICATING DEFECTIVE DRIVING LIGHT OR PARKING LIGHT. *PE

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  • TSB #B63-02-12

    NHTSA ID #10044026

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BMW: HEAVY CONDENSATION ON XENON HEADLIGHTS. IN HEAVY RAIN CONDITIONS OR HIGH HUMIDTY, CONDENSATION MAY BUILD UP INSIDE ONE OR BOTH HEADLIGHT(S). THE CONDENSATION IS STILL PRESENT EVEN AFTER A FEW DRY DAYS. *JS

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH

  • TSB #SIB-63-11-14

    NHTSA ID #10057568

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

    Summary: BMW: ON SOME VEHICLES, WHEN STARTING, LOW BEAM, WITH 0552 OPTION, WOULD BRIEFLY FLASHES, DUE TO A FAULTY LED MAIN LIGHT MODULE THAT NEEDS REPLACING. MODEL 2008-14 F01, F02, F06, F07, F10, F12, F13, F25. *PE

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VISIBILITY

  • TSB #541309

    NHTSA ID #10149603

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

    Summary: "Panoramic Sunroof Repair Instructions. INFORMATION Sunroof Repair Instructions: The panoramic sunroof contains several ""mechanism sets"" which can be repaired and/or replaced independently in the event of a mechanical failure. When perfor

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VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #541309

    NHTSA ID #10150039

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

    Summary: "?Panoramic Sunroof Repair Instructions. INFORMATION Sunroof Repair Instructions: The panoramic sunroof contains several ""mechanism sets"" which can be repaired and/or replaced independently in the event of a mechanical failure. When perfo

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VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW

  • TSB #CSC-512911

    NHTSA ID #10044679

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

    Summary: BMW: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEFECT IN THE REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER THAT FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. *PE

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AIR BAGS

  • 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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WHEELS

  • TSB #B270415

    NHTSA ID #10147241

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

    Summary: Shudder from the Driveline on Vehicles with xDrive. There is a shudder or vibration from the driveline when taking off from a stop, or when accelerating at highway speeds. CAUSE Possible multiple root causes related to the engine, wheels &

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC)

  • TSB #B270216

    NHTSA ID #10147008

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "REPAIRING TRANSFER CASE ACTUATOR (VTG SERVO-MOTOR). The Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Brakes and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) warnings are on and there may also be a ""Drivetrain Malfunction"" warning on in the Control Display. There is also

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COMMUNICATION

  • TSB #SIB-84-03-14

    NHTSA ID #10056099

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

    Summary: BMW: WHEN USING IPHONE, VARIOUS CONNECTIVITY FAILURES OCCUR, SUCH AS DISCONNECTION OF CALL, LIST OF CONTACTS INCOMPLETE, DUE TO THE VARIANTS AND SOFTWARE USED. MODEL 2008-2014.

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #B110616

    NHTSA ID #10151300

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: N51, N52, N52K and N52T Engines: Various Eccentric Shaft Sensor Faults stored in the DME - Diagnostic Hints This Service Information bulletin and attachment supersedes SI B11 06 16 dated April 2016.. The customer may complain about one of t

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  • TSB #B070314

    NHTSA ID #10147758

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

    Summary: This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated May 2015. designates changes to this revision SUBJECT Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not be

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  • TSB #070314

    NHTSA ID #10149279

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

    Summary: Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Analysis of FASTA data and repeat repair visit reports indicates that there are many fault codes that are stored in the above vehicles, but they are not diagnosed to identify

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  • TSB #610314

    NHTSA ID #10148273

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

    Summary: Check Control Messages Related to Battery Charge During Cold Ambient Temperatures. On cold days with an outside ambient temperature of less than 15F, customers may notice a check control message related to the battery that is displayed on t

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  • TSB #541309

    NHTSA ID #10150039

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

    Summary: "?Panoramic Sunroof Repair Instructions. INFORMATION Sunroof Repair Instructions: The panoramic sunroof contains several ""mechanism sets"" which can be repaired and/or replaced independently in the event of a mechanical failure. When perfo

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #B650709

    NHTSA ID #10145306

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

    Summary: NAVIGATION SYSTEM: REPORTING MISSING OR INCORRECT ROAD MAP DATA: The route guidance is inaccurate and therefore irritating to the customer; or it is not possible to locate certain addresses, for instance:

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  • TSB #B650709

    NHTSA ID #10143564

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

    Summary: NAVIGATION SYSTEM: REPORTING MISSING OR INCORRECT ROAD MAP DATA: The route guidance is inaccurate and therefore irritating to the customer; or it is not possible to locate certain addresses, for instance:

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #011014

    NHTSA ID #10149277

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

    Summary: Engine Camshaft (VANOS) Adjustment Units: Limited Warranty Extension to 10 Years Without Mileage Limitation. INFORMATION BMW of North America, LLC ("BMW NA") is extending the limited warranty for the Camshaft (VANOS) Adjustment Units on cer

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  • TSB #541309

    NHTSA ID #10150039

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

    Summary: "?Panoramic Sunroof Repair Instructions. INFORMATION Sunroof Repair Instructions: The panoramic sunroof contains several ""mechanism sets"" which can be repaired and/or replaced independently in the event of a mechanical failure. When perfo

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #SIB-01-10-14

    NHTSA ID #10057335

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

    Summary: BMW: THE CAMSHAFT (VANOS) ADJUSTMENT UNITS, ON CERTAIN VEHICLE, HAD THE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENDED, WITHOUT THE LIMITATION OF MILEAGE, TO 10 YEARS. *PE

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  • TSB #610314

    NHTSA ID #10148273

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

    Summary: Check Control Messages Related to Battery Charge During Cold Ambient Temperatures. On cold days with an outside ambient temperature of less than 15F, customers may notice a check control message related to the battery that is displayed on t

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