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TSB List for the 2015 BMW i3

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

  • TSB #B310118

    NHTSA ID #10136339

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

    Summary: NOISE FROM FRONT AXLE WHEN STEERING: Chattering or squeaking noise is heard (refer to attached video https://tinyurl.com/y9kwrucl ) from the front axle under the following steering conditions:

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

  • TSB #B120118

    NHTSA ID #10142924

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

    Summary: EME FAULTS CANNOT BE READ IN ISTA: While diagnosing faults with in the EME, no fault details will appear and no relevant test plans will be linked.

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #B614617

    NHTSA ID #10142937

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

    Summary: LACK OF POWER OR DRIVING READINESS CANNOT BE ESTABLISHED: Drive parameters (speed and torque) may be restricted.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #B610418

    NHTSA ID #10136348

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

    Summary: EME SETS FAULT CODE 222931 OR LOW COST CHARGING NOT FUNCTIONAL AFTER PROGRAMMING: Fault code "222931 Charge management function: settings not calibrated" is stored in the Electrical Machine Electronics (EME), and/or "Low Cost Charging" is

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  • TSB #B122517

    NHTSA ID #10136713

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

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM CONTROL UNITS (EME): Due to EME software error, the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may not illuminate in the cases of OBD-relevant faults of charging electronics.

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  • TSB #B614317

    NHTSA ID #10136732

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

    Summary: EME FAULT CODES S0728 / S0729: A fault (S0728 for F15 PHEV or S0729 for i3) is found stored in the EME during ISTA short test. Diagnostic instructions indicate to reprogram EME.

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  • TSB #B614217

    NHTSA ID #10136731

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

    Summary: MIL ACTIVATED AFTER DC CHARGING LIM FC 805526: While DC charging, the charge session may fail to start and a Check Engine Light is illuminated. Fault Code 805526 is stored in the LIM as well

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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 #B612016

    NHTSA ID #10136350

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

    Summary: POWER LOSS AT VERY LOW SOC OF HV BATTERY: The vehicle may exhibit any of the following at very low State of Charge (SOC) less than 8%:

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  • TSB #B612116

    NHTSA ID #10136351

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

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAMMING CONTROL UNITS (RANGE): The actual range can be inaccurate in relation to the state of charge of the high-voltage battery.

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  • TSB #B660118

    NHTSA ID #10142942

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

    Summary: REMOTE KEY WILL NOT OPEN OR START VEHICLE: Remote key battery in service significantly less (under a year) than expected two-year life-span.

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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 #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 #B614117

    NHTSA ID #10136730

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

    Summary: END OF SERVICE (EOS) TEST FAILS: After repairing the high-voltage battery, the EoS (End of Service) test fails.

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LIGHTING (PWS)

  • TSB #B630516

    NHTSA ID #10136355

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

    Summary: HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES HAVE VISIBLE INTERNAL MOISTURE/CONDENSATION: Water on the inside (A) or misting (B) of both headlight lenses that is visible from outside.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES

  • TSB #B630516

    NHTSA ID #10136355

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

    Summary: HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES HAVE VISIBLE INTERNAL MOISTURE/CONDENSATION: Water on the inside (A) or misting (B) of both headlight lenses that is visible from outside.

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VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #B54 01 16

    NHTSA ID #10076068

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 29 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: A Delivery Stop has been issued on i01 (i3 Battery Electric Vehicle) produced from December 09, 2015 to January 22, 2016. These vehicles are equipped with a sunroof as part of the Shadow Sport limited edition. The sunroof may not be prope

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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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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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TIRES

  • TSB #P-17-04

    NHTSA ID #10130073

    • Date Announced: JULY 05 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The 175/55R20 89Q XL Rear tire is an acceptable replacement on 2014-2016 model years equipped with the 20 inch wheel option.

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  • TSB #P1702

    NHTSA ID #10123976

    • Date Announced: MAY 18 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Model year 2014 thru 2016 i3 was specified with 175/55R20 85Q Bridgestone Ecopia EP500. BMW specifies the 2017 model year i3 with 175/55R20 89Q XL Bridgestone Ecopia EP500.

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WHEELS

  • TSB #P-17-04

    NHTSA ID #10130073

    • Date Announced: JULY 05 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The 175/55R20 89Q XL Rear tire is an acceptable replacement on 2014-2016 model years equipped with the 20 inch wheel option.

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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 #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 #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 #B641316

    NHTSA ID #10136358

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

    Summary: A/C FAILURE: FC 801252 ELECTRIC A/C COMPRESSOR: INTERNAL FAULT DETECTED: Air conditioning (A/C) failure with IHKA fault code "801252 - Electric A/C compressor: Internal fault detected".

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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 #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 #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:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #B641316

    NHTSA ID #10136358

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

    Summary: A/C FAILURE: FC 801252 ELECTRIC A/C COMPRESSOR: INTERNAL FAULT DETECTED: Air conditioning (A/C) failure with IHKA fault code "801252 - Electric A/C compressor: Internal fault detected".

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