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TSB List for the 2017 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 #B610518

    NHTSA ID #10143558

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

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: KLE - CONVENIENCE CHARGING ELECTRONICS I01 REX: OBD relevant diagnoses of the KLE (convenience charging electronics) cannot be processed correctly because of a data transmission error in the EME (electrical machine electroni

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  • 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 #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 #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 л 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 #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 #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 #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 #B610815

    NHTSA ID #10136349

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

    Summary: High-Voltage Charging Cable Lock Malfunction: The vehicle cannot be charged via the high-voltage charging procedure. The indicator light on the charging socket lights up white and does not change colors. The high-voltage charging cable cann

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  • 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) л 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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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

  • TSB #B610815

    NHTSA ID #10136349

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

    Summary: High-Voltage Charging Cable Lock Malfunction: The vehicle cannot be charged via the high-voltage charging procedure. The indicator light on the charging socket lights up white and does not change colors. The high-voltage charging cable cann

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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 #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 #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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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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EQUIPMENT

  • 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 #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 #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 #B610518

    NHTSA ID #10143558

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

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: KLE - CONVENIENCE CHARGING ELECTRONICS I01 REX: OBD relevant diagnoses of the KLE (convenience charging electronics) cannot be processed correctly because of a data transmission error in the EME (electrical machine electroni

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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 #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 #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 #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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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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