TSB List for the 2018 BMW X4

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2018 X4 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.

  • STEERING
  • STEERING:COLUMN
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
  • PARKING BRAKE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
  • POWER TRAIN
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR
  • AIR BAGS
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE
  • WHEELS
  • SEATS
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION
  • COMMUNICATION:MANUFACTURER TELEMATICS
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • STEERING

    • TSB #B320518

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145330

      POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE UNAVAILABLE AFTER ENGINE START: Sporadically, upon start up, the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) is not functioning. Read More »

    • TSB #B320418

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138389

      NOISY OR STIFF MANUAL STEERING COLUMN MOVEMENT: Movement of the manual adjusting steering column is either noisy or stiff. Read More »

    STEERING:COLUMN

    • TSB #B320418

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138389

      NOISY OR STIFF MANUAL STEERING COLUMN MOVEMENT: Movement of the manual adjusting steering column is either noisy or stiff. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #B340517

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10178996

      TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: Ticking noise coming from front wheel while cornering without brakes applied, noticeable at low speeds. The vehicle must be moving. Read More »

    • TSB #B340517

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174009

      TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B34 05 17 dated September 2017. Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE

    • TSB #B513016

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174015

      TAILGATE UNINTENTIONALLY OPENS: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 4) replaces SI B51 30 16 dated March 2018. Read More »

    • TSB #B340318

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138390

      ELECTROMECHANICAL HOLDING BRAKE (EMF) ERROR Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #B011321

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10199287

      CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT: N54/N54T/N55 ELECTRIC ENGINE COOLANT PUMP . With the court's FINAL approval, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) has entered a nationwide settlement with the plaintiffs in the following class action: Oliver, et al v. Read More »

    • TSB #B011321

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10198894

      CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT: N54/N54T/N55 ELECTRIC ENGINE COOLANT PUMP . With the court's FINAL approval, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) has entered a nationwide settlement with the plaintiffs in the following class action: Oliver, et al v. Read More »

    • TSB #B110317

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186213

      N20 AND N26 ENGINE TIMING CHAIN AND OIL PUMP DRIVE CHAIN: Whining noise from the lower engine area near the engine oil pump that increases frequency when increasing the engine RPM. Read More »

    • TSB #B123314

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172490

      Fault Code 1D2008 Stored in DME: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 5) replaces SI B12 33 14 dated February 2016. The Service Engine Soon light is on. Read More »

    • TSB #B120718

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149572

      DME FC 1C0102 IS STORED WITH NO OTHER RELATED FAULTS. The following fault has been stored in the Digital Motor electronics (DME) fault memory with no other engine oil pressure faults stored: ??1C0102 - oil pressure control, plausibility, ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #B011321

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10199287

      CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT: N54/N54T/N55 ELECTRIC ENGINE COOLANT PUMP . With the court's FINAL approval, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) has entered a nationwide settlement with the plaintiffs in the following class action: Oliver, et al v. Read More »

    • TSB #B011321

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10198894

      CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT: N54/N54T/N55 ELECTRIC ENGINE COOLANT PUMP . With the court's FINAL approval, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) has entered a nationwide settlement with the plaintiffs in the following class action: Oliver, et al v. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

    • TSB #B620618

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143563

      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. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #B120115

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179810

      N20 and N26 Differential Pressure Sensor Fault: 195002 Stored in DME: The Service Engine Soon (MIL) light is on with the following differential pressure sensor fault stored: 195002 - Differential pressure sensor, tank vent valve, ... Read More »

    • TSB #B340517

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174009

      TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B34 05 17 dated September 2017. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #B610419

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179003

      VEHICLE DOES NOT START BATTERY TOTALLY DISCHARGED: The customer's vehicle does not start due to a totally discharged battery. Read More »

    • TSB #B610419

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177628

      VEHICLE DOES NOT START BATTERY TOTALLY DISCHARGED: The customer's vehicle does not start due to a totally discharged battery. Read More »

    • TSB #B840214

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174320

      CONNECTEDDRIVE/BMW ASSIST SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 7) replaces SI B84 02 14 dated May 2019. ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist features are partially or completely inoperative. Read More »

    • TSB #B612115

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174024

      THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAYS VARIOUS CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAYS VARIOUS CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 7) replaces SI B61 21 15 dated October 2018. Read More »

    • TSB #B120718

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149572

      DME FC 1C0102 IS STORED WITH NO OTHER RELATED FAULTS. The following fault has been stored in the Digital Motor electronics (DME) fault memory with no other engine oil pressure faults stored: ??1C0102 - oil pressure control, plausibility, ... Read More »

    • TSB #B620718

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145343

      INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REMAINS DARK AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE: When power Terminal 15 (key on) is energized, the instrument cluster does not initialize – no meters/dials are displayed and it remains completely black. Read More »

    • TSB #B840616

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143569

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

    • TSB #B840818

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143570

      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: Read More »

    • TSB #B621917

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136734

      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). Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

    • TSB #B621717

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10135041

      ERRONEOUS HEAD-UP DISPLAY FAULT IN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER: B7F6E3 - HUD: Fault in the communication (HUD not answering) in instrument cluster fault. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    • TSB #B840221

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200249

      The discontinuation of 3G cellular communication for Combox, TCB 3G and ATM 3G (Telematics ControlModule) can no longer be supported by the cellular network provider starting February 2022. Read More »

    • TSB #B650709

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179009

      NAVIGATION SYSTEM - REPORTING MISSING OR INCORRECT ROADMAP DATA: Do not replace parts and do not program the vehicle. Roads can change by up to 15% every year. Read More »

    • TSB #B620518

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143562

      HEADS UP DISPLAY SPORADICALLY INOPERATIVE: Fault memory entry “B7F6E4 HUD: Fault in display backlighting “is stored in the instrument cluster. Read More »

    • TSB #B840616

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143569

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

    • TSB #B840818

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143570

      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: Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR

    • TSB #B640518

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145304

      EXCESS NOISE WHEN DEFROST BLOWER IS AT MAX: Loud, rushing, wind noise is heard from ventilation outlets, as shown in video, https://tinyurl.com/V640418 when defroster blower is set at maximum speed. Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #B513016

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174015

      TAILGATE UNINTENTIONALLY OPENS: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 4) replaces SI B51 30 16 dated March 2018. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE

    • TSB #B513016

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10142933

      TAILGATE UNINTENTIONALLY OPENS: Trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked. Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #B340517

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10178996

      TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: Ticking noise coming from front wheel while cornering without brakes applied, noticeable at low speeds. The vehicle must be moving. Read More »

    • TSB #B340517

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174009

      TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B34 05 17 dated September 2017. Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #B520318

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145298

      MEMORY SEAT ADJUSTMENT IS LIMITED: After programming the vehicle with ISTA 4.10.2x, the adjustment range of the memory seat may restricted. Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION

    • TSB #B340517

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174009

      TICKING NOISE WHILE CORNERING WITHOUT THE BRAKES APPLIED: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B34 05 17 dated September 2017. Read More »

    COMMUNICATION:MANUFACTURER TELEMATICS

    • TSB #B840221

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200249

      The discontinuation of 3G cellular communication for Combox, TCB 3G and ATM 3G (Telematics ControlModule) can no longer be supported by the cellular network provider starting February 2022. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #B040221

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200226

      Distribution of the following tool will be through the Automatic Tool Shipment Program Read More »

    • TSB #B840221

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200249

      The discontinuation of 3G cellular communication for Combox, TCB 3G and ATM 3G (Telematics ControlModule) can no longer be supported by the cellular network provider starting February 2022. Read More »

    • TSB #B610419

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179003

      VEHICLE DOES NOT START BATTERY TOTALLY DISCHARGED: The customer's vehicle does not start due to a totally discharged battery. Read More »

    • TSB #B840214

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145320

      CONNECTEDDRIVE/BMW ASSIST SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION: ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist features are partially or completely inoperative. Read More »

    • TSB #B651316

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145316

      COMPONENT PROTECTION ACTIVE. HEAD UNITS CANNOT BE SWAPPED BETWEEN VEHICLES FOR TESTING.: If either the head unit (NBT-EVO or ENTRY-NAV-EVO) or the Body Domain Controller (BDC) are swapped into a different vehicle they will cause the head ... Read More »

    • TSB #B320418

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138389

      NOISY OR STIFF MANUAL STEERING COLUMN MOVEMENT: Movement of the manual adjusting steering column is either noisy or stiff. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #B840221

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200489

      TELEMATICS UNIT RETROFIT TO 4G CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY: The discontinuation of 3G cellular communication for Combox, TCB 3G and ATM 3G (Telematics ControlModule) can no longer be supported by the cellular network provider starting February ... Read More »

    • TSB #B840121

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200487

      TELEMATICS UNIT DEACTIVATION DUE TO 3G CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY DISCONTINUATION: The discontinuation of 3G cellular communication for Combox, TCB 3G and ATM 3G (Telematics ControlModule) can no longer be supported by the cellular network ... Read More »

    • TSB #B650318

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10142940

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #B840314

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10142945

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

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

    • TSB #B650318

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10142940

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #B652517

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136739

      ENTRY EVO HEAD UNIT WILL NOT PLAY MP3 FORMATTED CD's: Data CD’s (encoded as MP3’s) can NOT be played. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #B652214

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174032

      AUTOMATED ACTIVATION OF NAVIGATION SYSTEM DURING PDI/QC1: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 2) replaces SI B65 22 14 dated October 2015. Read More »

    • TSB #B650709

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145306

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #B650709

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143564

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #B651117

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143565

      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 Read More »

    • TSB #B651316

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10142941

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

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #B110221

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10201140

      With the court's FINAL approval, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) has entered into a nationwide settlement with the plaintiffs in the following class action: Gelis, et al. v. Read More »

    • TSB #B040221

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200226

      Distribution of the following tool will be through the Automatic Tool Shipment Program Read More »

    • TSB #B840616

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143569

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

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #B040221

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200226

      Distribution of the following tool will be through the Automatic Tool Shipment Program Read More »

    • TSB #B840221

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200249

      The discontinuation of 3G cellular communication for Combox, TCB 3G and ATM 3G (Telematics ControlModule) can no longer be supported by the cellular network provider starting February 2022. Read More »

    • TSB #B840214

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174320

      CONNECTEDDRIVE/BMW ASSIST SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION: This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 7) replaces SI B84 02 14 dated May 2019. ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist features are partially or completely inoperative. Read More »

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