2006 BMW X3

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

2 Recalls for 2006 BMW X3

Recall Date Component Summary
September 28, 2017 AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2006-2010 BMW X3 2.5i, X3 3.0i and X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicles. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if, and how, the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on November 27, 2017. A second notification letter will be sent when parts are available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

August 5, 2008 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

BMW IS RECALLING 200,000 MY 2006 3 SERIES SPORT SEAT, MY 2004-2006 5 SERIES STANDARD AND SPORT SEAT, AND MY 2004-2006 X3 PASSENGER VEHICLES. DEPENDING ON THE MANNER AND FREQUENCY OF THE FRONT PASSENGER’S ENTRY AND EXIT, SMALL CRACKS HAVE DEVELOPED IN THE MAT. IF THIS OCCURS, THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAGS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE HEAD PROTECTION SYSTEM, WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP AS WELL AS THE PASSENGER AIR BAG “ON-OFF” LAMP WILL BE ILLUMINATED.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REWORK THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT SENSOR MAT SO THAT EXTERNAL FORCE APPLICATION TO THE SEAT DOES NOT CAUSE A CRACK TO THE MAT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2008. BMW WILL ALSO EXTEND THE WARRANTY ON THESE VEHICLES TO 10 YEARS FROM FIRST REGISTRATION WITHOUT ANY MILEAGE LIMIT. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.

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139 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2006 BMW X3

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Date Component  
SEATS
ODI Number: 11164415
SEATS
ODI Number: 11151354
AIR BAGS | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11399912
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10914959
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10907082
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10904562
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10902048
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10990462
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10991785
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10955163
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10894216
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10894166
SEATS
ODI Number: 10947937
ENGINE | SEATS
ODI Number: 10948378
SEATS
ODI Number: 10944491
SEATS
ODI Number: 10935658
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11386209
SEATS
ODI Number: 10927844
SEATS
ODI Number: 11351786
SEATS
ODI Number: 11289704
SEATS
ODI Number: 11286503
SEATS
ODI Number: 11288114
SEATS
ODI Number: 11277158
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11265234
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11222555
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11196953
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION
ODI Number: 11218323
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11203652
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11203607
SEATS
ODI Number: 11164415
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE | SEATS
ODI Number: 11153582
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11151188
SEATS
ODI Number: 11151354
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION
ODI Number: 11120328
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11122697
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11118476
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11092747
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11084295
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11088732
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11082141
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11081498
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11081332
SEATS
ODI Number: 11179810
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11174232
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11067052
SEATS
ODI Number: 11063767
AIR BAGS | SEATS
ODI Number: 11061218
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11061517
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11063338
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11061689
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11144729
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11140749
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11133446
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11102412
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11057503
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11054295
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11052375
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11052016
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10853608
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10855388
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10853046
SEATS
ODI Number: 10838870
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10837040
SEATS
ODI Number: 10821346
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
ODI Number: 10820968
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10808624
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10795287
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10721120
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10711793
SEATS
ODI Number: 10705869
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10704681
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10683248
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
ODI Number: 10670111
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10663170
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10640599
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10629146
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10626946
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10579746
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10579188
SEATS
ODI Number: 10566613
SEATS
ODI Number: 10558759
SEATS
ODI Number: 10553071
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10552271
SEATS
ODI Number: 10552984
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10552151
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10533565
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 10522621
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10520113
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10520142
SEATS
ODI Number: 10520139
SEATS
ODI Number: 10510989
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10505025
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10502472
SEATS | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10496543
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10498154
SEATS
ODI Number: 10495024
SEATS
ODI Number: 10483966
SEATS
ODI Number: 10473001
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10471680
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10467004
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10469019
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10463969
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEATS
ODI Number: 10455878
SEATS
ODI Number: 10443671
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEATS
ODI Number: 10445930
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10438764
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10435643
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10433003
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10428849
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10430125
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10429133
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10427848
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10418826
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10419486
SEATS
ODI Number: 10410475
EQUIPMENT
ODI Number: 10405958
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10393908
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10389880
SEATS
ODI Number: 10383002
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10379172
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10378441
SEATS
ODI Number: 10376536
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEATS
ODI Number: 10376284
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10373137
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEATS
ODI Number: 10368850
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10369375
SEATS
ODI Number: 10363973
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10356602
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10349208
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10328015
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10327110
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10323535
SEATS
ODI Number: 10320623
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10315778
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10290337
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10281975
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 10276249
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
ODI Number: 10239542
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10238010
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6 Investigations for 2006 BMW X3

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
AIR BAGS
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
AIR BAGS
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

81 Service Alerts for 2006 BMW X3

Date Description
July 1, 2008 125100 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

BMW: THE BULB-OUT WARNING IS DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *PE

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October 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Discharged Battery Energy Diagnosis Must Be Performed: The electrical system of BMW vehicles has been subject to an ongoing development process over the last few years. This has led to increased demands being placed on the battery. This doc

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October 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Discharged Battery Energy Diagnosis Must Be Performed: The electrical system of BMW vehicles has been subject to an ongoing development process over the last few years. This has led to increased demands being placed on the battery. This doc

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October 1, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Discharged Battery Energy Diagnosis Must Be Performed: The electrical system of BMW vehicles has been subject to an ongoing development process over the last few years. This has led to increased demands being placed on the battery. This doc

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April 1, 2020 100000 POWER TRAIN

Power Reduction FC2A82 Intake VANOS and/or FC2 A87 Exhaust VANOS Camshaft Fault: The “Service Engine Soon” (MIL) lamp is illuminated and engine power reduction is perceived. This situation can occur after driving for some time with the engi

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April 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Power Reduction FC2A82 Intake VANOS and/or FC2 A87 Exhaust VANOS Camshaft Fault: The “Service Engine Soon” (MIL) lamp is illuminated and engine power reduction is perceived. This situation can occur after driving for some time with the engi

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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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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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May 1, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Analysis of FASTA data and repeat repair visit reports indicates that there are many fault codes that are stored in the above vehicles, but they are not diagnosed to identify

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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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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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February 1, 2016 010000 STEERING

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015. Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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February 1, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015. Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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February 1, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015. Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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February 1, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015. Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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January 1, 2016 140000 AIR BAGS

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B65 69 06 dated June 2008. designates changes to this revision SUBJECT Airbag Warning Lamp Illuminated, FC 93EB or FC 55 . The red airbag warning lamp (AWL) in the instrument cluster is illu

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January 1, 2016 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Whistling Noise Coming from the Center Vent – A/C is Off . A very high pitched whistling or beeping noise is heard coming from the center vents. The flow of refrigerant through the expansion valve at certain temperature differentials.

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October 1, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Analysis of FASTA data and repeat repair visit reports indicates that there are many fault codes that are stored in the above vehicles, but they are not diagnosed to identify

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February 1, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SUBJECT Audio System Speaker Testing. For audio system speaker testing there is a NED (Non Electrical Diagnosis) Test Plan available. CAUSE We previously recommended use of the Audio Test CD (ATC) from BMW. This CD has been discontinued.

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February 1, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

SUBJECT Audio System Speaker Testing. For audio system speaker testing there is a NED (Non Electrical Diagnosis) Test Plan available. CAUSE We previously recommended use of the Audio Test CD (ATC) from BMW. This CD has been discontinued.

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May 1, 2015 194000 TIRES:VALVE

Valve Stem Replacement with Wheel Electronics. INFORMATION The valve stems are single-use only, and must be replaced every time the wheel electronics are replaced. If you loosen the nut (1), you must replace the valve stem. Failure to repla

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May 1, 2015 200000 WHEELS

Valve Stem Replacement with Wheel Electronics. INFORMATION The valve stems are single-use only, and must be replaced every time the wheel electronics are replaced. If you loosen the nut (1), you must replace the valve stem. Failure to repla

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February 1, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated February 2015. designates changes to this revision SUBJECT Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Analysis of FASTA data and repeat repair visit repo

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August 1, 2016 251000 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC)

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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August 1, 2016 104000 POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

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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November 1, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015.. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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May 1, 2018 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

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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January 1, 2018 220000 SEATS

FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANCY (OC3) MAT FOR SRS: LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION TO 15 YEARS/UNLIMITED MILES

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September 1, 2015 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

Shudder from the Driveline on Vehicles with xDrive. There is a shudder or vibration from the driveline when taking off from a stop, or when accelerating at highway speeds. CAUSE Possible multiple root causes related to the engine, wheels &

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September 1, 2015 200000 WHEELS

Shudder from the Driveline on Vehicles with xDrive. There is a shudder or vibration from the driveline when taking off from a stop, or when accelerating at highway speeds. CAUSE Possible multiple root causes related to the engine, wheels &

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June 1, 2018 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

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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March 1, 2011 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW: A SOFTWARE ERROR IS CAUSING THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT OR CHECK GAS CAP LIGHT TO COME ON ALONG WITH STORED TROUBLE CODES. *RM

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March 1, 2011 071110 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

BMW: A SOFTWARE ERROR IS CAUSING THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT OR CHECK GAS CAP LIGHT TO COME ON ALONG WITH STORED TROUBLE CODES. *RM

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March 1, 2011 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: A SOFTWARE ERROR IS CAUSING THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT OR CHECK GAS CAP LIGHT TO COME ON ALONG WITH STORED TROUBLE CODES. *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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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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November 1, 2012 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW VEHICLE: THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON (MIL) LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AND A POWER REDUCTION IS CLEARLY PERCEPTIBLE. THIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR AFTER DRIVING FOR SOME TIME WITH THE ENGINE ALREADY AT FULL OPERATING TEMPERATURE. IF THE IGNITION IS C

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November 1, 2012 061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

BMW VEHICLE: THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON (MIL) LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AND A POWER REDUCTION IS CLEARLY PERCEPTIBLE. THIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR AFTER DRIVING FOR SOME TIME WITH THE ENGINE ALREADY AT FULL OPERATING TEMPERATURE. IF THE IGNITION IS C

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August 1, 2011 138200 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW

BMW: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEFECT IN THE REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER THAT FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. *PE

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December 1, 2012 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

BMW: DSC WARNING LIGHT IS ON. THE WARNING LAMPS FOR DSC, ABS AND BRAKE WARNING ILLUMINATED. THERE MAY ALSO BE A WARNING IN THE CONTROL DISPLAY FOR CHASSIS CONTROL SYSTEM FAILURE. *JS

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September 1, 2009 010000 STEERING

BMW: THE STEERING ANGLE SENSOR MUST BE ADJUSTED AFTER CERTAIN REPAIR WORK IS PERFORMED, SUCH AS A WHEEL ALIGNMENT OR CODING/PROGRAMMING OF THE DXC MODULE. DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR OF THE STEERING ANGLE SENSOR, THE DXC WARNING MAY BE DISPLA

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July 1, 2008 032100 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

BMW: THE BULB-OUT WARNING IS DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *PE

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July 1, 2008 122000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS

BMW: THE BULB-OUT WARNING IS DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *PE

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July 1, 2008 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

BMW: THE BULB-OUT WARNING IS DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *PE

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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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March 1, 2009 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW VEHICLE: VEHICLES MAY BE DIFFICULT TO START, RUN ROUGH AND HAVE THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP ILLUMINATED. THE VANOS SOLENOID VALVE IS JAMMED OR STICKING. *PE

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

BMW VEHICLE: VEHICLES MAY BE DIFFICULT TO START, RUN ROUGH AND HAVE THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP ILLUMINATED. THE VANOS SOLENOID VALVE IS JAMMED OR STICKING. *PE

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December 1, 2009 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

BMW VEHICLES: DELAYED UPSHIFT MAY OCCUR UPHILL IN 3RD OR 4TH GEAR. THE TRANSMISSION WILL NOT UPSHIFT, USUALLY AFTER GOING UP A SLIGHT INCLINE, AND STAYS IN EITHER 3RD OR 4TH GEAR TOO LONG. CALIBRATON SENSITIVITY IN THE HILL RECOGNITION P

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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 140000 AIR BAGS

BMW: AIRBAG WARNING LAMP, FC93EB OR FC 55. MODEL E90, E91 (3 SERIES) AND E83 (X3) VEHICLES PRODUCED BETWEEN 8/31/05 AND 4/26/06. RED AIRBAG WARNING LAMP (AWL) IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IS ILLUMINATED AND A FAULT CODE FOR EMERGENCY CALL FU

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January 1, 2012 091100 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

BMW: THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON WHILE DRIVING. THIS IS A PROGRAMMING ISSUE. *RM UPDATED 1/4/12. *PE UPDATED 4/24/12. *PE

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January 1, 2012 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON WHILE DRIVING. THIS IS A PROGRAMMING ISSUE. *RM UPDATED 1/4/12. *PE UPDATED 4/24/12. *PE

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May 1, 2011 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW VEHICLE: WATER HAS ENTERED ELECTRONICS BOX BECAUSE THE LID IS NOT PROPERLY FITTED. ONCE IT IS VERIFIED THAT WATER HAS INDEED ENTERED THE ELECTRONICS BOX, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO REPLACE BOTH THE LOWER PART OF THE ELECTRONICS BOX AND T

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May 1, 2011 061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

BMW VEHICLE: WATER HAS ENTERED ELECTRONICS BOX BECAUSE THE LID IS NOT PROPERLY FITTED. ONCE IT IS VERIFIED THAT WATER HAS INDEED ENTERED THE ELECTRONICS BOX, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO REPLACE BOTH THE LOWER PART OF THE ELECTRONICS BOX AND T

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May 1, 2011 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

BMW VEHICLE: WATER HAS ENTERED ELECTRONICS BOX BECAUSE THE LID IS NOT PROPERLY FITTED. ONCE IT IS VERIFIED THAT WATER HAS INDEED ENTERED THE ELECTRONICS BOX, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO REPLACE BOTH THE LOWER PART OF THE ELECTRONICS BOX AND T

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May 1, 2009 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW VEHICLES: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP OR CHECK GAS CAP WARNING ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING. SOFTWARE ERROR IN THE DME FOR THE TANK LEAK DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM. MODELS E60, E61 (5 SERIES); E70 (X5); E71 (X6); E82, E88 (1 SERIES); E83 (X3); E90,

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May 1, 2009 071110 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

BMW VEHICLES: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP OR CHECK GAS CAP WARNING ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING. SOFTWARE ERROR IN THE DME FOR THE TANK LEAK DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM. MODELS E60, E61 (5 SERIES); E70 (X5); E71 (X6); E82, E88 (1 SERIES); E83 (X3); E90,

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January 1, 2013 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY IS INTERMITTENTLY INOPERATIVE. BMW F25, AND F30 MODELS. *KB

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

BMW: BATTERY HAS AN INCREASED DEMAND DUE TO DEVELOPEMENTAL PROCESS OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. THIS IS CAUSING THE BATTER TO NEED TO UNDERGO AN ENERGY DIAGNOSIS. *KB

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July 1, 2014 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

BMW: IN SOME VEHICLES, WHEN THE K CAN2 WIRING IS SHORTED, NO COMMUNICATION WITH ANY CONTROL MODULES (BOX ELECTRONICS, TELEMATIC CONTROL MODULE,CAR ACCESS SYSTEM, RADIO/NAVIGATION, CENTRAL GATEWAY MODEL OR FOOTWELL MODULE) DURING VEHICLE TE

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October 1, 2009 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP ILLUMINATED-FC 23F4 MAP THERMOSTAT. IN SOME VEHICLES HAVE INSUFFICIENT HEAT. E90, E91 (3 SERIES), E60, E61 (5 SERIES) 3/06 AND E83 (X3 SERIES) 9/08. *PE

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

BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP ILLUMINATED-FC 23F4 MAP THERMOSTAT. IN SOME VEHICLES HAVE INSUFFICIENT HEAT. E90, E91 (3 SERIES), E60, E61 (5 SERIES) 3/06 AND E83 (X3 SERIES) 9/08. *PE

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October 1, 2009 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP ILLUMINATED-FC 23F4 MAP THERMOSTAT. IN SOME VEHICLES HAVE INSUFFICIENT HEAT. E90, E91 (3 SERIES), E60, E61 (5 SERIES) 3/06 AND E83 (X3 SERIES) 9/08. *PE

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April 1, 2008 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

BMW: REPLACE THE CHAIN TENSIONING RAIL BEARING BOLT THAT COULD COME LOOSE AND CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE. MODELS E60 (5 SERIES), E70 (X5 SERIES), E83 (X3 SERIES), E9X (3 SERIES). *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, 2008 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW VEHICLE: ENGINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. POOR THROTTLE RESPONSE; LACK OF POWER WHEN ACCELERATING; ENGINE MAY CRANK TOO LONG BEFORE STARTING; LOSS OF POWER AT IDLE OR WHEN SLOWING TO A STOP. E83 (X3) MODELS. *PE

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June 1, 2008 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

BMW VEHICLE: ENGINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. POOR THROTTLE RESPONSE; LACK OF POWER WHEN ACCELERATING; ENGINE MAY CRANK TOO LONG BEFORE STARTING; LOSS OF POWER AT IDLE OR WHEN SLOWING TO A STOP. E83 (X3) MODELS. *PE

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September 1, 2008 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW: THE TELEMATICS CONTROL UNIT (TCU) IN VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ACTIVATED. THIS CAUSES THE MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY CALL AND ROADSIDE CALL (BMW ASSIST) NOT TO FUNCTION. MODELS E53, E60, E90, E83 ARE AFFECTED.

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September 1, 2008 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

BMW: THE TELEMATICS CONTROL UNIT (TCU) IN VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ACTIVATED. THIS CAUSES THE MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY CALL AND ROADSIDE CALL (BMW ASSIST) NOT TO FUNCTION. MODELS E53, E60, E90, E83 ARE AFFECTED.

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September 1, 2008 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

BMW: THE TELEMATICS CONTROL UNIT (TCU) IN VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ACTIVATED. THIS CAUSES THE MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY CALL AND ROADSIDE CALL (BMW ASSIST) NOT TO FUNCTION. MODELS E53, E60, E90, E83 ARE AFFECTED.

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November 1, 2010 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW: CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED AND/OR VEHICLE OVERHEATS. MODELS E83, E85, E86, E70, E90, E91, E92, E93, E60 AND E61. *PE UPDATED 5/24/11. *PE

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November 1, 2010 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW: CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED AND/OR VEHICLE OVERHEATS. MODELS E83, E85, E86, E70, E90, E91, E92, E93, E60 AND E61. *PE UPDATED 5/24/11. *PE

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

BMW: CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED AND/OR VEHICLE OVERHEATS. MODELS E83, E85, E86, E70, E90, E91, E92, E93, E60 AND E61. *PE UPDATED 5/24/11. *PE

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September 1, 2008 140000 AIR BAGS

BMW VEHICLE: AIR BAG WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED AND FAULT CODE A1 IS STORED. A LOW VOLTAGE CONDITION CAUSED THE STEERING ANGLE SENSOR POSITION DATA TO BE LOST. THE BATTERY MAY HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED OR DISCONNECTED. (MODEL E83).

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September 1, 2008 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

BMW VEHICLE: AIR BAG WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED AND FAULT CODE A1 IS STORED. A LOW VOLTAGE CONDITION CAUSED THE STEERING ANGLE SENSOR POSITION DATA TO BE LOST. THE BATTERY MAY HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED OR DISCONNECTED. (MODEL E83).

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