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TSB List for the 2017 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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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #B310417

    NHTSA ID #10136720

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

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: CHECK, AND IF REQUIRED, REPLACE THE RIGHT FRONT HALF SHAFT: An oil leak may develop at the right front axle output shaft where the shaft enters the output shaft extension housing.

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  • 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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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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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

  • TSB #B620618

    NHTSA ID #10143563

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

    Summary: FUEL GAUGE INCORRECTLY DISPLAYING LOW FUEL LEVEL: Occasionally, on restart after refueling, the fuel gauge will display the fuel level as low (minimum) and the range display will be at an implausible (maximum) value.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • 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 #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 #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 #B621917

    NHTSA ID #10136734

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

    Summary: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REMAINS DARK AFTER STARTING THE VEHICLE: Upon starting the vehicle (terminal 15 switched on), the instrument cluster does not function (stays dark, no needle response, no bus communication).

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  • TSB #B513517

    NHTSA ID #10136726

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

    Summary: TAILGATE CLOSING AUDIBLE WARNING IS DISTORTED: Audible warning, that tailgate is being closed, is inconsistent or distorted.

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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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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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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 #B651316

    NHTSA ID #10138404

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

    Summary: NBT-EVO Head Unit Cannot be Swapped between Vehicles for Testing: If either the NBT-EVO head unit or Body Domain Controller (BDC) are swapped into a different vehicle they will cause the head unit NBT-EVO to enter a locked mode once it reco

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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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BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA

  • TSB #B661717

    NHTSA ID #10136742

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

    Summary: MISSING DISPLAY OF SURROUND VIEW CAMERA: Central Information Display (CID) sporadically does not display Surround View Camera image.

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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 #B651316

    NHTSA ID #10138404

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

    Summary: NBT-EVO Head Unit Cannot be Swapped between Vehicles for Testing: If either the NBT-EVO head unit or Body Domain Controller (BDC) are swapped into a different vehicle they will cause the head unit NBT-EVO to enter a locked mode once it reco

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  • TSB #B840818

    NHTSA ID #10138411

    • Date Announced: APRIL 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 #B651316

    NHTSA ID #10135992

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

    Summary: NBT-EVO Head Unit Cannot be Swapped between Vehicles for Testing. 'Component Protection Active': If either the NBT-EVO head unit or Body Domain Controller (BDC) are swapped into a different vehicle they will cause the head unit NBT-EVO to e

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #B840818

    NHTSA ID #10138411

    • Date Announced: APRIL 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #B651316

    NHTSA ID #10138404

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

    Summary: NBT-EVO Head Unit Cannot be Swapped between Vehicles for Testing: If either the NBT-EVO head unit or Body Domain Controller (BDC) are swapped into a different vehicle they will cause the head unit NBT-EVO to enter a locked mode once it reco

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  • TSB #B651316

    NHTSA ID #10142941

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

    Summary: NBT-EVO (NEXT GENERATION NAVIGATION PROFESSIONAL) HEAD UNIT CANNOT BE SWAPPED BETWEEN VEHICLES FOR TESTING. ’COMPONENT PROTECTION ACTIVE’

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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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