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TSB List for the 2013 BMW X3

The TSB information displayed below are summaries. Unfortunately we do not have access to the full versions. To get full information about a particular TSB, write down the TSB title & date, & either contact your local dealer or click on the links below.

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

  • TSB #320218

    NHTSA ID #10136305

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

    Summary: CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE (CCM): ASSISTANCE SYSTEM RESTRICTED AFTER DELETING TRANSPORT MODE: The CCM assistance systems restricted or pedestrian protection system failed is displayed after deleting transport mode.

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #B110115

    NHTSA ID #10135019

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

    Summary: Engine Oil Quick Reference Chart and Drain Plug Torque: The current version of ISTA/D has an error in the engine oil capacity specification for all vehicles with the N63R engine and xDrive.

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  • TSB #11 10 12

    NHTSA ID #10058975

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

    Summary: WHEN ACCELERATING, IN HOT AMBIENT TEMPERATURES, BETWEEN 3,000 RPM AND 5,000 RPM, CAUSES JUDDERS OR SURGES IN VEHICLE, REPEATEDLY, DUE TO THE ELECTROPNEUMATIC PRESSURE CONVERTOR. *MA

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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-11-14-14

    NHTSA ID #10057337

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

    Summary: BMW: DUE TO DEBRIS ENTERING OIL PASSAGE OF ENGINE, IT WILL KNOCK AND LOSE POWER, DURING CYLINDER HEAD MATING SURFACES AND CLEANING OF ENGINE BLOCK AFTER REPAIR TO ENGINE. *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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  • 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-12-17-12

    NHTSA ID #10052618

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

    Summary: BMW: WHEN TRANSMISSION IS IN HIGH GEAR, DUE TO DELAY IN DOWNSHIFTING, THE ENGINE HAS A DELAY RESPONSE AFTER DECELERATING AT LOW SPEEDS AND THEN REACCELERATING. MODELS F25 (X3), F10 (5 SERIES), F07 (5 GT), E70 (X5), E71 (X6). NO MODEL YEA

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #B010116

    NHTSA ID #10136705

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: N20 Engine Coolant Thermostat: Limited Warranty Extension to 10 Years/120,000 Miles

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  • TSB #B122617

    NHTSA ID #10136714

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: MIL IS ON WITH DME FAULT 195014 - DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE SENSOR: The Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) is illuminated and the following fault is stored in the Digital Motor Electronics (DME) fault memory:

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #SIB-12-15-13

    NHTSA ID #10053485

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

    Summary: BMW: SERVICE ENGINE AND ENGINE MALFUNCTION LIGHT ILLUMINATES. VEHICLE MAY HAVE REDUCED POWER OUTPUT. FAULT CODE MAY NOT CLEAR FROM DME FAULT MEMORY. *KB UPDATED ON 11/8/2013. *KB UPDATED 2/21/2014 *JS UPDATED 3/11/14. *

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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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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

  • TSB #SIB-16-02-15

    NHTSA ID #10057340

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

    Summary: BMW: CALCULATION ERROR BY SCR MODULE SOFTWARE OF DEF LINE PRESSURE CAUSING SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *PE

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

  • TSB #SIB-12-33-14

    NHTSA ID #10058476

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

    Summary: BMW: DUE TO TRANSMISSION OIL HEAT EXCHANGER'S FAULTY THERMOSTAT OR ENGINE FAULTY CHARACTERISTIC MAP THERMOSTAT, ENGINE COOLANT FAILS TO REACH OPERATING TEMPERATURE, WITH LOW HEAT OUTPUT AND SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT COMES ON. NO MODEL YEA

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

  • TSB #B662317

    NHTSA ID #10135050

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

    Summary: CONTACTLESS TAILGATE (SMART OPENER) IS TOO SENSITIVE: When the remote is located in the range of the Smart Opener operation may be the contactless tailgate (Smart Opener) opens / close unintentionally from objects in the vicinity of the rea

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  • TSB #B111116

    NHTSA ID #10135022

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

    Summary: N20 ENGINE OIL FEED LINE TO THE TURBOCHARGER:Within the BMW “model” vehicles listed above, BMW of North America, LLC (“BMW NA”) is extending the limited warranty for the engine oil feed line to the turbocharger

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #B840818

    NHTSA ID #10143570

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

    Summary: HEAD UNIT HIGH 2 RESET WHILE BLUETOOTH IS CONNECTED: The following event may cause an unexpected reset of the Head Unit High 2 (NBT EVO) when:

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  • TSB #B840616

    NHTSA ID #10143569

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

    Summary: BMW ONLINE NON-FUNCTIONAL: CHECK ICC-ID IN ACCOUNT: BMW Online/BMW ConnectedDrive not functional.

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  • TSB #B840218

    NHTSA ID #10135052

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

    Summary: HEAD UNIT HIGH RESETS WITH CONNECTION OF IPHONE 8, IPHONE 8+ OR IPHONE X

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  • TSB #B840214

    NHTSA ID #10136745

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist System Diagnosis Information

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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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  • TSB #SIB-66-01-13

    NHTSA ID #10051999

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

    Summary: BMW: DUE TO WIRING HARNESS SHORT CIRCUIT, THE FRONT AND/OR REAR PDC SENSORS FAILS TO WORK WHEN REVERSE GEAR IS SELECTED OR BUTTON (PDC) IS PRESSED. MODEL 2011-2013 F25. *PE

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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 #B621215

    NHTSA ID #10138402

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

    Summary: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY IMPLAUSIBLE: In the Instrument Cluster (Kombi) display you may observe an implausible outside temperature reading.

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  • 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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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #B840818

    NHTSA ID #10143570

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

    Summary: HEAD UNIT HIGH 2 RESET WHILE BLUETOOTH IS CONNECTED: The following event may cause an unexpected reset of the Head Unit High 2 (NBT EVO) when:

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  • TSB #B840616

    NHTSA ID #10143569

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

    Summary: BMW ONLINE NON-FUNCTIONAL: CHECK ICC-ID IN ACCOUNT: BMW Online/BMW ConnectedDrive not functional.

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  • TSB #SIB-16-02-15

    NHTSA ID #10057340

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

    Summary: BMW: CALCULATION ERROR BY SCR MODULE SOFTWARE OF DEF LINE PRESSURE CAUSING SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *PE

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  • 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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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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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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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

  • TSB #SI B65 04 14

    NHTSA ID #10057707

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

    Summary: BMW:SOME BMW MODELS MAY OR MAY NOT DISPLAY AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT. *TA

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STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

  • TSB #B660517

    NHTSA ID #10143566

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

    Summary: DOOR CANNOT BE OPENED WITH COMFORT ACCESS: One or more doors are unable to be opened from the outside of the vehicle using the Comfort Access System.

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STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE

  • TSB #B513016

    NHTSA ID #10142933

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

    Summary: TAILGATE UNINTENTIONALLY OPENS: Trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked.

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STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

  • TSB #B540617

    NHTSA ID #10136729

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: WATER LEAK NEAR ROOF FUNCTION CENTER (FZD): Dampness is noticed on the roof liner near the Roof Function Center and/or the hands free microphone.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH

  • TSB #B513016

    NHTSA ID #10136344

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

    Summary: TAILGATE UNINTENTIONALLY OPENS: Trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK

  • TSB #B513016

    NHTSA ID #10136344

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

    Summary: TAILGATE UNINTENTIONALLY OPENS: Trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked.

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INTERIOR LIGHTING

  • TSB #SI B65 04 14

    NHTSA ID #10057707

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

    Summary: BMW:SOME BMW MODELS MAY OR MAY NOT DISPLAY AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT. *TA

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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 #B840718

    NHTSA ID #10138410

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

    Summary: IPHONE: CALL LIST MISSING AFTER RESTART: The call list from iPhone 8 or iPhone X, that is displayed, is missing after cycling the ignition.

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  • TSB #SIB-01-13-14

    NHTSA ID #10057336

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

    Summary: BMW: NEW SERVICE PROGRAM PROCEDURE IS NOW AVAILABLE REGARDING THE BRAKE FLUID, TIRE PRESSURES, LOCK/STRIKER ADJUSTMENTS FOR TRUNK OR TAILGATE, BATTERY, EXTERIOR LIGHTING. *PE

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #B840718

    NHTSA ID #10138410

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

    Summary: IPHONE: CALL LIST MISSING AFTER RESTART: The call list from iPhone 8 or iPhone X, that is displayed, is missing after cycling the ignition.

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  • TSB #B662317

    NHTSA ID #10135995

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

    Summary: CONTACTLESS TAILGATE (SMART OPENER) IS TOO SENSITIVE: When the remote is located in the range of the Smart Opener operation may be the contactless tailgate (Smart Opener) opens / close unintentionally from objects in the vicinity of the rea

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  • TSB #B651216

    NHTSA ID #10136360

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

    Summary: Integrated Navigation Voice Not Loud Enough: Integrated Navigation voice guidance is not loud enough to be heard over loud music.

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  • TSB #B650318

    NHTSA ID #10142940

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

    Summary: NO AUDIO PLAYBACK AFTER REPLACING THE HEAD UNIT HIGH 2 (HU-H2): After replacing the Head Unit High (HU-H2) and performing ISTA4 programming, there is no audio playback.

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  • TSB #B840314

    NHTSA ID #10142945

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

    Summary: Bluetooth Connection Failures: There are various connectivity failures with the following devices: Apple iPhones: Samsung S6 and the S6 Edge.

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  • TSB #B650915

    NHTSA ID #10136738

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: NBT Head Unit High (HU-H) Resets Intermittently or Permanently

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

  • TSB #B840618

    NHTSA ID #10136000

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

    Summary: CONNECTEDDRIVE-REMOTE SERVICES DO NOT FUNCTION: Remote Services (such as locking and unlocking the car, vehicle location by honking the horn, flashing the lights or on the map in the BMW Connected App) do not function after vehicle has been

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

  • TSB #B841117

    NHTSA ID #10135054

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

    Summary: BMW APPS RANDOMLY STARTS PLAYING ON ITS OWN: While listening to FM, or AM, or Satellite Radio (SDARs), the audio source randomly switches to BMW Apps (Pandora, Spotify, Audible etc.) with no input from driver or passenger.

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  • TSB #B650318

    NHTSA ID #10142940

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

    Summary: NO AUDIO PLAYBACK AFTER REPLACING THE HEAD UNIT HIGH 2 (HU-H2): After replacing the Head Unit High (HU-H2) and performing ISTA4 programming, there is no audio playback.

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #B651117

    NHTSA ID #10143565

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

    Summary: NAVIGATION PRO (NBT EVO) MAP UPDATE NOT POSSIBLE, NAVIGATION DOES NOT START: Navigation system will not start at all or the: “Navigation system starts” message is permanently displayed; or

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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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  • TSB #B651216

    NHTSA ID #10136360

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

    Summary: Integrated Navigation Voice Not Loud Enough: Integrated Navigation voice guidance is not loud enough to be heard over loud music.

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  • TSB #B651312

    NHTSA ID #10136361

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: HEADUNIT NAVIGATION MAPS (HU-H HU-H2 HU-B): The Headunit High (HU-H), also called NBT, began replacing the Car Information Computer (CIC) on certain MY2013 vehicles with option 609 (7/2012+).

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #B840616

    NHTSA ID #10143569

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

    Summary: BMW ONLINE NON-FUNCTIONAL: CHECK ICC-ID IN ACCOUNT: BMW Online/BMW ConnectedDrive not functional.

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