2003 BMW X5

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

3 Recalls for 2003 BMW X5

Recall Date Component Summary
January 20, 2017 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci, M3, 323iT, 325iT and 325xiT vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, M5, 525iT and 540iT vehicles, and 2001-2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, and X5 4.6is vehicles. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. These replacement modules contain an air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side air bag module, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

May 28, 2015 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 325i, 325xi, 330i, and 330xi Sedans, and 325xi and 325i Sportswagons, 2002-2006 330Ci, 325Ci, and M3 Convertibles and 325i, 330i, and M3 Coupes, 2002-2003 M5, 540i, 525i Sedan, and 530i Sedans, and 540i and 525i Sportswagons, and 2003 X5 3.0i and 4.4i Sports Activity Vehicles. Please note that the 5-series and X5 vehicles are only included if they are equipped with the optional sports steering wheel. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag module, free of charge. The recall began Aug 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-348 in its entirety. Additionally, vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Note: On December 17, 2015 BMW removed the model year 2004 X5 3.0i and 4.4i Sports Activity vehicle from this recall. Those vehicles were mistakenly identified as including the air bags that are subject to this recall.

May 27, 2003 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINE AND THE STEERING SHAFT JOINT IS NOT SUFFICIENT. IF THIS OCCURS, THE BRAKE LINE COULD COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE JOINT AND EVENTUALLY SUFFER DAMAGE AND CORROSION.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINE AND THE STEERING SHAFT JOINT, AND IF NECESSARY, INCREASE THE DISTANCE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 23, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2003 BMW X5

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94 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2003 BMW X5

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AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11399509
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10914803
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10983684
AIR BAGS | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10990584
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10980857
POWER TRAIN | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10967325
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10899471
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10956730
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11384008
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11351088
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11317929
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11291245
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11232480
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11253660
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11229271
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11088722
AIR BAGS | ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11084493
STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11104867
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11022057
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10865839
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 10870873
AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10779353
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10748486
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10705895
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10691854
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | STEERING
ODI Number: 10659101
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10644872
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10604531
POWER TRAIN | POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
ODI Number: 10588282
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10561450
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
ODI Number: 10563304
SEATS
ODI Number: 10559247
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10552069
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10537503
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10509828
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10501123
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10483690
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10472941
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10471334
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10471730
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10463341
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10461381
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10457023
SEATS
ODI Number: 10453246
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10452466
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10444463
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10440195
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10428389
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
ODI Number: 10413306
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10393675
SEATS
ODI Number: 10386484
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10381183
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10378375
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10378809
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10377736
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10375523
SEATS
ODI Number: 10373665
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10373812
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10355411
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10344973
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10328379
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10294931
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10294708
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10289363
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10285767
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10264312
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10261467
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10260726
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10258028
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10259087
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10257406
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10256885
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10257184
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10236304
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10218134
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10212892
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10159308
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 10153576
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10145303
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10140239
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 10106009
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10103870
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
ODI Number: 10104039
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10093172
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10067323
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
ODI Number: 10062946
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10058238
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 10056841
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10050912
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10034533
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10010443
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10005662
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10005661
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 10000964
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85 Service Alerts for 2003 BMW X5

Date Description
April 1, 2019 140000 AIR BAGS

TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL-RELATED SHORT-TERM ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL REPAIRS This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B01 31 18 dated October 2018.

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April 1, 2019 140000 AIR BAGS

TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL-RELATED SHORT-TERM ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL REPAIRS This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B01 31 18 dated October 2018.

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February 1, 2018 140000 AIR BAGS

In an effort to improve the completion rate on Takata air bag recall affected vehicles; BMW NA has expanded the BMW Ultimate Rewards platform to include a new Recall Support page. This page will allow IRFs to check their customers VINs for

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January 1, 2019 140000 AIR BAGS

TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES.

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January 1, 2019 140100 AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES.

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November 1, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

Radio / Navigation / Head Unit Identification Guide

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July 1, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

?Panoramic Sunroof Repair Instructions. INFORMATION Sunroof Repair Instructions: The panoramic sunroof contains several “mechanism sets” which can be repaired and/or replaced independently in the event of a mechanical failure. When perfo
5

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December 1, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SI B12 08 08 Engine Electrical Systems December 2015 Technical Service This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B12 08 08 dated April 2008. The vehicle’s NOx emissions may exceed the legally mandated limits. By completing this Servi

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August 1, 2016 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

REPAIRING TRANSFER CASE ACTUATOR (VTG SERVO-MOTOR). The Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Brakes and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) warnings are on and there may also be a “Drivetrain Malfunction” warning on in the Control Display. There is also
B2

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March 1, 2013 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW: BATTER DISCHARGED BECAUSE OF UNFAVORABLE DRIVING PROFILE. THIS IS CAUSED ON SHORT TRIPS (LESS THAN 3 MILES) OR WHEN THE TELEPHONE OR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM IS USED FOR UP TO 30 MINUTES WHILE VEHICLE IS STATIONARY. MODELS X5, X6 ALL MOD

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March 1, 2013 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

BMW: BATTER DISCHARGED BECAUSE OF UNFAVORABLE DRIVING PROFILE. THIS IS CAUSED ON SHORT TRIPS (LESS THAN 3 MILES) OR WHEN THE TELEPHONE OR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM IS USED FOR UP TO 30 MINUTES WHILE VEHICLE IS STATIONARY. MODELS X5, X6 ALL MOD

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August 1, 2010 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

BMW: MODEL E70 EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TAILGATE. THE REAR TAILGATE MAY NOT OPERATE IN EITHER DIRECTION DUE TO WIRING DAMAGE. *RM

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August 1, 2010 162500 STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE

BMW: MODEL E70 EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TAILGATE. THE REAR TAILGATE MAY NOT OPERATE IN EITHER DIRECTION DUE TO WIRING DAMAGE. *RM

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August 1, 2010 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW: ELCTRONICALLY DISCONNECTING THE JUNCTION BOX WITHOUT DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE REAR POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX. *RM

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August 1, 2010 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

BMW: ELCTRONICALLY DISCONNECTING THE JUNCTION BOX WITHOUT DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE REAR POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX. *RM

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August 1, 2010 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

BMW: ELCTRONICALLY DISCONNECTING THE JUNCTION BOX WITHOUT DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE REAR POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX. *RM

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March 1, 2009 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW: SMALL NUMBER OF VEHICLES EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS RANGING FROM LEAKING OIL FILLER CAPS, LEAKING OR BROKEN VALVE COVERS, TO COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATE CONDITIONS. MOISTURE ACCUMULATING IN ENGINE CRANKCASE VENTILATION V

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March 1, 2009 061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

BMW: SMALL NUMBER OF VEHICLES EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS RANGING FROM LEAKING OIL FILLER CAPS, LEAKING OR BROKEN VALVE COVERS, TO COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATE CONDITIONS. MOISTURE ACCUMULATING IN ENGINE CRANKCASE VENTILATION V

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March 1, 2009 063110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)

BMW: SMALL NUMBER OF VEHICLES EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS RANGING FROM LEAKING OIL FILLER CAPS, LEAKING OR BROKEN VALVE COVERS, TO COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATE CONDITIONS. MOISTURE ACCUMULATING IN ENGINE CRANKCASE VENTILATION V

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November 1, 2008 160000 STRUCTURE

BMW: WATER LEAK IN THE FRONT RIGHT FOOTWELL AREA CAUSING THE CARPET TO BECOME WET. *PE

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November 1, 2008 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

BMW: WATER LEAK IN THE FRONT RIGHT FOOTWELL AREA CAUSING THE CARPET TO BECOME WET. *PE

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November 1, 2008 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

BMW: WATER LEAK IN THE FRONT RIGHT FOOTWELL AREA CAUSING THE CARPET TO BECOME WET. *PE

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November 1, 2008 162800 STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

BMW: WATER LEAK IN THE FRONT RIGHT FOOTWELL AREA CAUSING THE CARPET TO BECOME WET. *PE

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March 1, 2013 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

BMW: THE BRAKE LIGHT FAILS AND THE BULB HOLDER IS DEFORMED DUE TO HIGH TEMPERATURES AND THE COMPOSITION OF THE HOLDER. *RM UPDATED ON 4/25/2013. *KB

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June 1, 2008 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

BMW: HEADLAMP MOISTURE: FAULT DIAGNOSTICS. WATER OR CONDENSATION IN ONE OR BOTH HEADLAMPS. MODELS 5 SERIES, 6 SERIES, 7 SERIES, X5, X6, 1 SERIES, AND 3 SERIES. MODEL YEARS 2000-20008. *PE

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October 1, 2014 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

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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February 1, 2008 062200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

BMW VEHICLE: DRIVEABILITY COMPLAINTS DUE TO COOLING FAN RELAY FAILURE. THE CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF INTERMITTENT DRIVEABILITY PROBLEMS, DESCRIBED AS-ENGINE IS LACKING POWER WHEN ACCELERATING UPHILL; TRANSMISSION WILL NOT UPSHIFT UNDER HEA

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February 1, 2008 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW VEHICLE: DRIVEABILITY COMPLAINTS DUE TO COOLING FAN RELAY FAILURE. THE CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF INTERMITTENT DRIVEABILITY PROBLEMS, DESCRIBED AS-ENGINE IS LACKING POWER WHEN ACCELERATING UPHILL; TRANSMISSION WILL NOT UPSHIFT UNDER HEA

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December 1, 2012 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

BMW: SERVICE ACTION: REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT FUEL LEVEL SENSOR. DUE TO HIGH PROPORTION OF ETHANOL IN THE FUEL, THE INTERNAL MECHANISMS OF THE FUEL LEVEL SENSORS MAY SWELL. THIS MAY INHIBIT THE MOVEMENT OF ONE OR BOTH OF THE FUEL LEVEL SE

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December 1, 2012 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

BMW: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. N52K ENGINE DMTL PUMP: EMISSIONS WARRANTY EXTENSIONS TO 10 YEARS/120,000 MILES. BMW HAS BECOME AWARE OF A POTENTIAL PROBLEM WITH THE DURABILITY OF THE TANK LEAK DIAGNOSTIC MODULE (DMTL) PU

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September 1, 2009 105200 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT

BMW: REPLACEMENT OF FRONT OUTER CV JOINT. COMPLAINTS OF CLICKING OR GRINDING NOISES COMING FROM THE FRONT AXLE AREA WHEN MAKING A TURN. THE FRONT OUTER CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT BOOT IS SPLIT OPEN AND THE JOINT IS ALREADY DAMAGED.

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September 1, 2009 106200 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

BMW: REPLACEMENT OF FRONT OUTER CV JOINT. COMPLAINTS OF CLICKING OR GRINDING NOISES COMING FROM THE FRONT AXLE AREA WHEN MAKING A TURN. THE FRONT OUTER CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT BOOT IS SPLIT OPEN AND THE JOINT IS ALREADY DAMAGED.

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April 1, 2010 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW: VARIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. ON THE VEHICLE, VARIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS ARE POSSIBLE. WARNING LAMPS ILLUMINATED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES; SYSTEMS INOPERATIVE; FUSE BLOWN; WIPERS IN DEFAULT MODE (PERMANENTLY O

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April 1, 2010 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

BMW: VARIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. ON THE VEHICLE, VARIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS ARE POSSIBLE. WARNING LAMPS ILLUMINATED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES; SYSTEMS INOPERATIVE; FUSE BLOWN; WIPERS IN DEFAULT MODE (PERMANENTLY O

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December 1, 2007 199000 TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

BMW: TIRE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED DUE TO LOW AMBIENT TEMPERATURE. MODEL E90, E91(3 SERIES);E92, E92 (3 SERIES); E60 (5 SERIES); E60 (M5); E63, E64 (6 SERIES); E63, E64 (M6); E65, E66 (7 SERIES); E70 (X5); E83 (X3); AND E85, E86 (Z4).

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August 1, 2010 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

BMW: PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING AND REPLACING INCANDESCENT AND HALOGEN LIGHT BULBS UNDER WARRANTY. *RM

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February 1, 2007 176100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

INSTALL HOOD LATCH CORROSION RESISTANT CLIP. *KB

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March 1, 2009 080000 FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

BMW: DIESEL: DIAGNOSIS FOR LOW PRESSURE FUEL SUPPLY FAULTS. SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED (A FUEL PUMP MALFUNCTION MESSAGE IS DISPLAYED IN THE CC) AND A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES MAY BE STORED IN THE DDE CONTROL MOD

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September 1, 2010 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

BMW: THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR. *RM

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September 1, 2010 140000 AIR BAGS

BMW: THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR. *RM

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September 1, 2010 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR. *RM

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April 21, 2005 134000 VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

PANORAMIC ROOF WON’T CLOSE FROM THE VENT POSITION. *EH

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January 1, 2006 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

HARSH 2-1 DOWNSHIFT. *EH BMW E35. *SC X5 FROM 10/03 UP TO 04/05. *TT

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October 22, 2004 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

POOR THROTTLE RESPONSE FROM A STOP. THIS SERVICE MEASURE SUPERSEDES SMM1220404 DATED 04/07/2004. *EH

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July 1, 2011 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW: THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON. THERE ARE TROUBLE CODES STORED FOR THE CRANKSHAFT SENSOR. NO DRIVEABILITY ISSUES. *RM

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June 1, 2010 015000 STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

BMW: A NEW TECHNICAL PROCESS HAS BEEN CREATED FOR BMW TO IDENTIFY CAUSES OF STEERING COMPLAINTS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF MODELS. *RM

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June 1, 2010 016000 STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

BMW: A NEW TECHNICAL PROCESS HAS BEEN CREATED FOR BMW TO IDENTIFY CAUSES OF STEERING COMPLAINTS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF MODELS. *RM

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March 1, 2010 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

BMW: THE BULB HAS FAILED ON THE DAYTIME RUNNING LAMP. *PE

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March 1, 2010 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

BMW: THE BULB HAS FAILED ON THE DAYTIME RUNNING LAMP. *PE

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December 1, 2009 072100 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

BMW VEHICLES: FUEL LEVEL SENSOR REPAIRS. WHERE IT IS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE RIGHT OR THE LEFT SIDE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR DUE TO A FAILURE, THE ENTIRE PUMP AND HOUSING OR DELIVERY UNIT (SUCTION JET ASSEMBLY) DO NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED AS WEL

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June 1, 2008 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

DSC WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED. E70 (X5) VEHICLES PRODUCED UP TO JANUARY 28, 2007. *PE UPDATED 9/10/08. *PE

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September 1, 2011 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

BMW: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE XENON HEADLAMP OFTEN HAVE NO TROUBLE FOUND WHEN RETURNED AND TESTED THRU WARRANTY PARTS SYSTEM. THE ROOT CAUSE IS NOT POSSIBLE TO BE IDENTIFY. *PE

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October 1, 2010 221600 SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

BMW: THERE ARE NOISES WHEN ADJUSTING THE FRONT DRIVER OR PASSENGER SEATES. *RM

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April 1, 2008 053000 PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT

THE PARKING BRAKE WARNING IS ILLUMINATED AND FAULT CODE 6032 IS STORED. FOR MODEL E70 (X5). *PE

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April 1, 2008 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

E53 WITH M54 AND GM5 – REPROGRAM DME. E53 (X5) WITH M54 ENGINE AND GM5 TRANSMISSION PRODUCED 9/3003 – 10/2004. *PE

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April 1, 2008 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

E53 WITH M54 AND GM5 – REPROGRAM DME. E53 (X5) WITH M54 ENGINE AND GM5 TRANSMISSION PRODUCED 9/3003 – 10/2004. *PE

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February 1, 2015 141100 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

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

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February 1, 2015 330000 INTERIOR LIGHTING

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

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October 1, 2009 061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

BMW VEHICLES: DIAGNOSIS FOR LOW PRESSURE FUEL SUPPLY FAULTS. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED (A FUEL PUMP MALFUCTION MESSAGE IS DISPLAYED IN THE CC), AND A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES MAY BE STORED IN THE DDE CONT

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October 1, 2009 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW VEHICLES: DSC WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED. THE DSC (DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL) WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AND SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES ARE STORED: 6E58; 6E04; 53BA; D36F; 55C3; 6ECA; AND THE WIPERS MAY ALSO BE OPERATING

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October 1, 2009 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

BMW VEHICLES: DSC WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED. THE DSC (DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL) WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AND SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES ARE STORED: 6E58; 6E04; 53BA; D36F; 55C3; 6ECA; AND THE WIPERS MAY ALSO BE OPERATING

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October 1, 2009 136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

BMW VEHICLES: DSC WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED. THE DSC (DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL) WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AND SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES ARE STORED: 6E58; 6E04; 53BA; D36F; 55C3; 6ECA; AND THE WIPERS MAY ALSO BE OPERATING

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October 1, 2009 250000 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

BMW VEHICLES: DSC WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED. THE DSC (DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL) WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AND SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES ARE STORED: 6E58; 6E04; 53BA; D36F; 55C3; 6ECA; AND THE WIPERS MAY ALSO BE OPERATING

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April 1, 2010 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW VEHICLES: VARIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE VEHICLE: WARNING LAMPS ILLUMINATED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES; SYSTEMS INOPERATIVE; FUSE BLOWN; WIPERS IN DEFAULT MODE (PERMANENTLY ON); AND FAULT CODES F

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April 1, 2010 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

BMW VEHICLES: VARIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE VEHICLE: WARNING LAMPS ILLUMINATED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES; SYSTEMS INOPERATIVE; FUSE BLOWN; WIPERS IN DEFAULT MODE (PERMANENTLY ON); AND FAULT CODES F

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October 1, 2003 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

SERVICE ACTION ON CHECKING REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL BOLTS. *TT

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November 1, 2007 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

MISSING CLIP ON POWER CABLE CAUSES VARIOUS ELECTRICAL COMPLAINTS. *NJ

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January 1, 2008 020000 SUSPENSION

BMW: DYNAMIC DRIVE (ARS) FRONT SWAY BAR REPAIRS. E70 (X5) WITH SPORT PACKAGE OPTION CODE ZSP. *PE

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August 1, 2011 140000 AIR BAGS

BMW SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP (AWL) IS ILLUMINATED, TOGETHER WITH THE PASSENGER AIRBAG STATUS LAMP (POL). THE PROBLEM MAY BE INTERMITTENT. MICROCRACKS IN THE OC3 SEAT MAT. *PE

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July 1, 2010 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW: SIX DIFFERENT MODELS EQUIPPED WITH THE M54 ENGINE COULD HAVE VALVE COVERS BREAK IN COLD WEATHER AND RUIN THE ENGINE. THIS IS DUE TO MOISTURE ACCUMULATION. *RM

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June 1, 2010 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW: A SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT COMES ON. THE ENGINE WILL ONLY OPERATE TO 1500 RPMS AND LACKS POWER. THERE IS A SOFTWARE APPLICATION ERROR. *RM

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June 1, 2010 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: A SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT COMES ON. THE ENGINE WILL ONLY OPERATE TO 1500 RPMS AND LACKS POWER. THERE IS A SOFTWARE APPLICATION ERROR. *RM

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June 1, 2010 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

BMW: IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO PERFORM A FUEL QUALITY DETECTION TEST ON VEHICLES WITH AN N54 ENGINE. *RM

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June 1, 2010 080000 FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

BMW: IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO PERFORM A FUEL QUALITY DETECTION TEST ON VEHICLES WITH AN N54 ENGINE. *RM

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June 1, 2010 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW: THERE IS A ROUGH ENGINE IDLE AND “SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT” WHEN DRIVING DOWNHILL IN HIGH ALTITUDES DURING COLD WEATHER. THERE MAY BE SIX DIFFERENT FAULT CODES. *RM

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June 1, 2010 061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

BMW: WARNING MESSAGE ON ABOUT LOW DIESEL EXHAUST FUEL LEVEL AND THAT THE ENGINE WILL NOT RESTART WITHIN 999 MILES. THE LIGHT COMES ON A FEW THOUSAND MILES EARLIER THAN A RECOMMENDED OIL CHANGE. *RM

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June 1, 2010 080000 FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

BMW: WARNING MESSAGE ON ABOUT LOW DIESEL EXHAUST FUEL LEVEL AND THAT THE ENGINE WILL NOT RESTART WITHIN 999 MILES. THE LIGHT COMES ON A FEW THOUSAND MILES EARLIER THAN A RECOMMENDED OIL CHANGE. *RM

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November 1, 2007 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW VEHICLE: ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION CC MESSAGE CAUSED BY SHORTED WIRING. THE ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE MAY BE DISPLAYED; THE SOUNDS SYSTEM EMITS A STATIC NOISE FROM THE SPEAKERS; THE RFK (REAR VIEW CAMERA) DOES NOT PAN;

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November 1, 2007 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

BMW VEHICLE: ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION CC MESSAGE CAUSED BY SHORTED WIRING. THE ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE MAY BE DISPLAYED; THE SOUNDS SYSTEM EMITS A STATIC NOISE FROM THE SPEAKERS; THE RFK (REAR VIEW CAMERA) DOES NOT PAN;

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November 1, 2007 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

BMW VEHICLE: ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION CC MESSAGE CAUSED BY SHORTED WIRING. THE ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE MAY BE DISPLAYED; THE SOUNDS SYSTEM EMITS A STATIC NOISE FROM THE SPEAKERS; THE RFK (REAR VIEW CAMERA) DOES NOT PAN;

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November 1, 2007 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW VEHICLE: ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION CC MESSAGE CAUSED BY SHORTED WIRING. THE ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE MAY BE DISPLAYED; THE SOUNDS SYSTEM EMITS A STATIC NOISE FROM THE SPEAKERS; THE RFK (REAR VIEW CAMERA) DOES NOT PAN;

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November 1, 2007 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW VEHICLE: MISSING CLIP ON POWER CABLE CAUSES VARIOUS ELECTRICAL COMPLAINTS. VEHICLE WILL NOT START. INSTRUMENT CLUSTER OR DISPLAYS ARE FLICKERING. REMOTE CONTROL WILL NOT UNLOCK VEHICLE. VARIOUS CONTROL MODULES CANNOT BE ACCESSED USIN

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November 1, 2007 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW VEHICLE: FC 2EF4 CHARACTERISTIC MAP THERMOSTAT. COMPLAINTS THAT THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED. FAULT CODE 2EF4 CHARACTERISTIC MAP THERMOSTAT IS STORED IN DME FAULT MEMORY. DME SOFTWARE CALIBRATION RELATED TO HIGH HEATIN

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November 1, 2007 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

BMW VEHICLE: FC 2EF4 CHARACTERISTIC MAP THERMOSTAT. COMPLAINTS THAT THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED. FAULT CODE 2EF4 CHARACTERISTIC MAP THERMOSTAT IS STORED IN DME FAULT MEMORY. DME SOFTWARE CALIBRATION RELATED TO HIGH HEATIN

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November 1, 2007 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW VEHICLE: FC 2EF4 CHARACTERISTIC MAP THERMOSTAT. COMPLAINTS THAT THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED. FAULT CODE 2EF4 CHARACTERISTIC MAP THERMOSTAT IS STORED IN DME FAULT MEMORY. DME SOFTWARE CALIBRATION RELATED TO HIGH HEATIN

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