2013 BMW 3 Series

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0 Recalls for 2013 BMW 3 Series

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2 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2013 BMW 3 Series

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21 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2013 BMW 3 Series

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AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10899248
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11169906
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11191736
WHEELS
ODI Number: 11062979
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11061217
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10855404
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10723832
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 10691962
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10598385
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10569337
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10567982
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10567979
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10561210
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10552529
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10550631
ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10546219
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10513158
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10508639
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10500706
POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10494881
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10490036
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0 Investigations for 2013 BMW 3 Series

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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

47 Service Alerts for 2013 BMW 3 Series

Date Description
June 1, 2017 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

Visual Inspection of Brake discs/Rotors for new car deliveries

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June 1, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

Shipping specific non-deployed vehicle safety devices to lighting resources, llc. This service Information bulletin provides information on shipping “specific” noin-deployed vehicle safety devices that are classified as Dangerous Goods (DG)

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June 1, 2017 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

The engine?s intake charge-air duct limited warranty extension to 10 years/120,000 miles applies to ?eligible USspecification

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April 6, 2015 130000 VISIBILITY

The customer complains of rattling noises from the rear window when driving on rough roads.

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August 1, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Butt connector for repairing a plug connection. The ?top up coolant? message is displayed in the central display (CC message ID 166). When checking the cooling system there are no leaks found and the expansion tank is filled to the proper l

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March 1, 2013 063110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)

BMW: CRANKCASE PRESSURE DIAGNOSIS AND INFORMATION FOR ALL VEHICLES. *RM UPDATED ON 4/24/2013. *KB

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May 1, 2013 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW: IN REAR OF VEHICLE, VARIOUS ELECTRICAL FAULTS ARE DUE TO REM (REAR ELECTRONIC MODULE) NOT RESPONDING TO DIAGNOSIS. MODELS 2011-2012 3 SERIES. *PE UPDATED 7/10/13. *PE

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April 1, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

BMW: THE DRIVER MUST ACTIVATE REAR VIEW CAMERA, USING IDRIVE CONTROLLER, DUE TO REAR VIEW CAMERA FAILING TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN, WHEN REVERSE GEAR IS SELECTED. MODEL 2012-2013 F30. *PE

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April 1, 2013 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

BMW: THE DRIVER MUST ACTIVATE REAR VIEW CAMERA, USING IDRIVE CONTROLLER, DUE TO REAR VIEW CAMERA FAILING TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN, WHEN REVERSE GEAR IS SELECTED. MODEL 2012-2013 F30. *PE

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April 1, 2013 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

BMW: THE DRIVER MUST ACTIVATE REAR VIEW CAMERA, USING IDRIVE CONTROLLER, DUE TO REAR VIEW CAMERA FAILING TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN, WHEN REVERSE GEAR IS SELECTED. MODEL 2012-2013 F30. *PE

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April 1, 2013 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: THE DRIVER MUST ACTIVATE REAR VIEW CAMERA, USING IDRIVE CONTROLLER, DUE TO REAR VIEW CAMERA FAILING TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN, WHEN REVERSE GEAR IS SELECTED. MODEL 2012-2013 F30. *PE

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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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June 1, 2015 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

BMW: ON TRANSMISSION SIDE, IN SOME VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION FLUID IS LEAKING AROUND THE AREA OF THE OIL COOLER LINES CAUSING UNFAVORABLE COOLING LINE CONNECTION TOLERANCES TO DAMAGE O RINGS. MODEL E84 (X1), E89 (Z4), F22 & 23 (2 SERIES)

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June 1, 2015 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

BMW: ON TRANSMISSION SIDE, IN SOME VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION FLUID IS LEAKING AROUND THE AREA OF THE OIL COOLER LINES CAUSING UNFAVORABLE COOLING LINE CONNECTION TOLERANCES TO DAMAGE O RINGS. MODEL E84 (X1), E89 (Z4), F22 & 23 (2 SERIES)

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March 1, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

DURING THE DME’S TIME LIMITS ENGINE COOLANT DOES NOT REACH OPERATING TEMPERATURE CAUSE BY FAULTY THERMOSTAT INSIDE TRANSMISSION *CN

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March 1, 2015 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

DURING THE DME’S TIME LIMITS ENGINE COOLANT DOES NOT REACH OPERATING TEMPERATURE CAUSE BY FAULTY THERMOSTAT INSIDE TRANSMISSION *CN

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March 1, 2015 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

BMW: DUE TO TRANSMISSION OIL HEAT EXCHANGER’S FAULTY THERMOSTAT OR ENGINE FAULTY CHARACTERISTIC MAP THERMOSTAT, ENGINE COOLANT FAILS TO REACH OPERATING TEMPERATURE, WITH LOW HEAT OUTPUT AND SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT COMES ON. NO MODEL YEA

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April 1, 2015 091200 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

BMW: FUEL GAUGE FAILS TO SHOW CORRECT LEVEL OF FUEL WHEN FILLING FUEL TANK BUT WOULD UPDATE ITSELF AFTER DRIVING AWHILE AND ILLUMINATION OF ENGINE MALFUNCTION LAMP (MIL) COMES ON, DUE TO SOFTWARE ERROR IN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. MODEL 2011-15

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April 1, 2015 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: FUEL GAUGE FAILS TO SHOW CORRECT LEVEL OF FUEL WHEN FILLING FUEL TANK BUT WOULD UPDATE ITSELF AFTER DRIVING AWHILE AND ILLUMINATION OF ENGINE MALFUNCTION LAMP (MIL) COMES ON, DUE TO SOFTWARE ERROR IN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. MODEL 2011-15

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April 1, 2015 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

BMW: FUEL GAUGE FAILS TO SHOW CORRECT LEVEL OF FUEL WHEN FILLING FUEL TANK BUT WOULD UPDATE ITSELF AFTER DRIVING AWHILE AND ILLUMINATION OF ENGINE MALFUNCTION LAMP (MIL) COMES ON, DUE TO SOFTWARE ERROR IN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. MODEL 2011-15

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October 1, 2014 121300 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH

BMW: ON SOME VEHICLES, WHEN STARTING, LOW BEAM, WITH 0552 OPTION, WOULD BRIEFLY FLASHES, DUE TO A FAULTY LED MAIN LIGHT MODULE THAT NEEDS REPLACING. MODEL 2008-14 F01, F02, F06, F07, F10, F12, F13, F25. *PE

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July 1, 2015 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

DUE TO SOFTWARE ERROR BOTH FRONT PARKING LIGHTS IS DEACTIVATED AND CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE DOESN’T DISPLAY. *MA

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June 1, 2014 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: WHEN USING IPHONE, VARIOUS CONNECTIVITY FAILURES OCCUR, SUCH AS DISCONNECTION OF CALL, LIST OF CONTACTS INCOMPLETE, DUE TO THE VARIANTS AND SOFTWARE USED. MODEL 2008-2014.

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June 1, 2014 340000 COMMUNICATION

BMW: WHEN USING IPHONE, VARIOUS CONNECTIVITY FAILURES OCCUR, SUCH AS DISCONNECTION OF CALL, LIST OF CONTACTS INCOMPLETE, DUE TO THE VARIANTS AND SOFTWARE USED. MODEL 2008-2014.

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March 1, 2013 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON AND THE ENGINE HAS REDUCED POWER WITH TROUBLE CODES STORED. *RM UPDATED ON 4/24/2013. *KB

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September 1, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

BMW: IMPROPER ROUTING OF THE BOWDEN CABLE CAUSES THE DRIVER OR PASSENGER FRONT DOOR NOT TO OPEN OCCASIONALLY WHEN TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 37 DEGREES. *MA

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August 1, 2015 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

BMW – BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM MIGHT REDUCE IF TEMPERATURE GETS BELOW 14 DEGREES *MA

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July 1, 2015 010000 STEERING

BMW: CAUTIONING LIGHT IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER OR A CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE IN THE DISPLAY INDICATE THE POWER-ASSISTED STEERING HAS FAIL. *MA

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December 1, 2014 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

BMW: MALFUNCTION WARNING LIGHT FOR ENGINE IS ILLUMINATED DUE TO PURGE AIR SYSTEM MICRO LEAKAGE AND VENTILATION OF FUEL TANK FROM CONTAMINATION. *PE

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February 1, 2015 061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

BMW: CALCULATION ERROR BY SCR MODULE SOFTWARE OF DEF LINE PRESSURE CAUSING SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *PE

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February 1, 2015 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: CALCULATION ERROR BY SCR MODULE SOFTWARE OF DEF LINE PRESSURE CAUSING SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *PE

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October 1, 2014 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

BMW: DUE TO DEBRIS ENTERING OIL PASSAGE OF ENGINE, IT WILL KNOCK AND LOSE POWER, DURING CYLINDER HEAD MATING SURFACES AND CLEANING OF ENGINE BLOCK AFTER REPAIR TO ENGINE. *PE

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

BMW: THE EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM LEAKAGE IS FOUND, WHEN USING THE NVLD TANK LEAKAGE TEST PLAN. *PE UPDATED 1/18/13. *PE

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November 1, 2012 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW: TRUNK LID FAILS TO OPEN, HAZARD LIGHTS FLASHES PERMANENTLY, VEHICLE WILL LOCK AND UNLOCK ON ITS OWN, ALL INTERIOR LIGHTS, BY THEMSELVES, WILL TURN ON AND WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED OFF, WIPERS CONTINUE TO OPERATE. MODEL 2011-2012 F30.

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November 1, 2012 136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

BMW: TRUNK LID FAILS TO OPEN, HAZARD LIGHTS FLASHES PERMANENTLY, VEHICLE WILL LOCK AND UNLOCK ON ITS OWN, ALL INTERIOR LIGHTS, BY THEMSELVES, WILL TURN ON AND WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED OFF, WIPERS CONTINUE TO OPERATE. MODEL 2011-2012 F30.

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November 1, 2012 130000 VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

BMW: TRUNK LID FAILS TO OPEN, HAZARD LIGHTS FLASHES PERMANENTLY, VEHICLE WILL LOCK AND UNLOCK ON ITS OWN, ALL INTERIOR LIGHTS, BY THEMSELVES, WILL TURN ON AND WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED OFF, WIPERS CONTINUE TO OPERATE. MODEL 2011-2012 F30.

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October 1, 2012 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW: ON SOME VEHICLES, LED ON HEADLIGHT SWITCH, FLASHES. THE POWER MIRRORS AND WINDOWS BECOME INOPERATIVE, DUE TO POSSIBLE WATER IN BOTH HEADLIGHTS OR RIGHT AND LEFT STEPPER BOX ARE DEFECTIVE. MODEL 2012 E90. *PE

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October 1, 2012 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

BMW: ON SOME VEHICLES, LED ON HEADLIGHT SWITCH, FLASHES. THE POWER MIRRORS AND WINDOWS BECOME INOPERATIVE, DUE TO POSSIBLE WATER IN BOTH HEADLIGHTS OR RIGHT AND LEFT STEPPER BOX ARE DEFECTIVE. MODEL 2012 E90. *PE

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October 1, 2012 135200 VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR

BMW: ON SOME VEHICLES, LED ON HEADLIGHT SWITCH, FLASHES. THE POWER MIRRORS AND WINDOWS BECOME INOPERATIVE, DUE TO POSSIBLE WATER IN BOTH HEADLIGHTS OR RIGHT AND LEFT STEPPER BOX ARE DEFECTIVE. MODEL 2012 E90. *PE

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November 1, 2012 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: THE OBD (ON BOARD DIAGNOSIS) EXPERIENCE AN ERROR IN ITS DATA AND REQUIRES AN UPDATE ON DME SOFTWARE. MODEL 2012-2013 F30. *PE

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June 1, 2015 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

ON THE TRANSMISSION SIDE, THERE IS A TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK AROUND THE OIL COOLER LINES. *MA

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June 1, 2015 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

ON THE TRANSMISSION SIDE, THERE IS A TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK AROUND THE OIL COOLER LINES. *MA

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August 1, 2012 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW: ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION AND VARIOUS CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES ARE DISPLAYED IN CID (CENTRAL INFORMATION DISPLAY) AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *PE MODELS 2009-2012 E70, E71, E72, E82, E88, E90, E91, E92, E93, F01, F02, F04, F07, F10, F1

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August 1, 2012 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW: ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION AND VARIOUS CHECK CONTROL MESSAGES ARE DISPLAYED IN CID (CENTRAL INFORMATION DISPLAY) AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *PE MODELS 2009-2012 E70, E71, E72, E82, E88, E90, E91, E92, E93, F01, F02, F04, F07, F10, F1

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October 1, 2014 015000 STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

BMW: IN CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE OR INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, A FAILURE WITH POWER ASSISTED STEERING IS ILLUMINATED, DUE TO SOFTWARE RELATED ISSUES. *PE

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October 1, 2014 016000 STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

BMW: IN CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE OR INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, A FAILURE WITH POWER ASSISTED STEERING IS ILLUMINATED, DUE TO SOFTWARE RELATED ISSUES. *PE

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January 1, 2015 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

BMW: SELECTIVE CATALYST REDUCTION MODULE (SCR) HAS A STORED FAULT, PRESSURE BUILD UP IS LOW, CAUSING SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE. *

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