2021 BMW 228i

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

2 Recalls for 2021 BMW 228i

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July 21, 2021 SEAT BELTS

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2021 2 Series (230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive), 330e, 330e Xdrive, 4 Series Coupe (430i, 430i xDrive, M440i xDrive) M4 Coupe, M4 Competition Coupe, BMW 4 Series Convertible (430i, M440i), BMW X1 sDrive28i, xDrive28i, 2 Series Gran Coupe (228i, 228i xDrive, M235i xDrive), M2 Competition Coupe, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, M340i xDrive, M3, M3 Competition, 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, MINI Hardtop 2 Door (Cooper, CooperS, JCW), X2 sDrive28i, X2 xDrive28i, X2 M35i, Z4 sDrive30i, Z4 M40i, MINI Hardtop 2 Door (Cooper SE), MINI Convertible (Cooper, Cooper S, JCW), MINI Clubman (Cooper S, Cooper S All4, JCW), MINI Countryman (Cooper, Cooper All4, Cooper S, Cooper S All4, JCW All4), Rolls Royce Ghost, MINI Countryman (Cooper S E All4), Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls Royce Cullinan, and Toyota Supra vehicles. The passenger seat belt Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) may deactivate early, before the webbing fully retracts. As such, these assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

Remedy:

Dealers will inspect the seat belt retractors (including the seat belts) and, if necessary, replace the retractors, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 13, 2021. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417; 1-866-825-1525 (MINI); 1-877-877-3735 (Rolls Royce); and 1-888-270-9371 (Toyota).

February 18, 2021 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS | VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 228i, 228i xDrive, and M235i xDrive vehicles. If the driver initiates an automatic closure of the sunroof, and the vehicle key status is changed to “off” or “lock,” the sunroof may continue to close. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, “Power-operated Window Systems.”

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the sunroof electronic coding software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 12, 2021. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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102 Service Alerts for 2021 BMW 228i

Date Description
May 1, 2022 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

The customer finds an indication in themyBMWapp that the tires need service due to wear. Even afterreplacing the tires, the tire service indicator is still present in the myBMW app.

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May 1, 2022 190000 TIRES

The customer finds an indication in themyBMWapp that the tires need service due to wear. Even afterreplacing the tires, the tire service indicator is still present in the myBMW app.

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May 1, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

The customer finds an indication in themyBMWapp that the tires need service due to wear. Even afterreplacing the tires, the tire service indicator is still present in the myBMW app.

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May 1, 2022 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW offers a new special ISTA Installation made available for Roadside Assistance / Mobile Service technicians. The new ISTA Version is also able to be used in case of a Remote Software Upgrade (RSU) programming failure to get the customer

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May 1, 2022 061610 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECU/ECM):SOFTWARE

BMW offers a new special ISTA Installation made available for Roadside Assistance / Mobile Service technicians. The new ISTA Version is also able to be used in case of a Remote Software Upgrade (RSU) programming failure to get the customer

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May 1, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The Headunit High (HU-H), also called NBT, began replacing the Car Information Computer (CIC) on certain MY2013 vehicles with option 609 (as of 7/2012 production). This uses map North America NEXT. The Headunit High 2 (HU-H2), also called N

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May 1, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Mist formation on the windshield inside surface may occur at departure or after MSA (automaticstart/stop). Acoustic abnormality in the area of the recirculated air flap (recirculation flap closing and opening severaltimes). The above may oc

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February 1, 2022 280100 BACK OVER PREVENTION:SOFTWARE

In some rare cases a customer vehicle might be excluded from one or more Remote Software Upgrade(RSU) campaigns. This SIB gives an overview how to identify these vehicles and how to proceed in case of a customer complaint.

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February 1, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

Customer complains of musty odor or damp front footwell carpet.

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March 1, 2022 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

After replacing tires and successfully programming the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) using the RDC tool to transfer the QR code information on the sidewall, the “back-end” support systems need time to update the new tire informatio

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March 1, 2022 199000 TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

After replacing tires and successfully programming the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) using the RDC tool to transfer the QR code information on the sidewall, the “back-end” support systems need time to update the new tire informatio

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March 1, 2022 200000 WHEELS

After replacing tires and successfully programming the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) using the RDC tool to transfer the QR code information on the sidewall, the “back-end” support systems need time to update the new tire informatio

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December 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

While using the wireless charger, one or both of the following may occur: 1) The BMW display key or mobile phone becomes hot to the touch. 2) The device switches off due to over temperature (built-in device protection).

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December 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

While using the wireless charger, one or both of the following may occur: 1) The BMW display key or mobile phone becomes hot to the touch. 2) The device switches off due to over temperature (built-in device protection).

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December 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The SIM card installed in the telematics control unit (ATM2) connects to different mobile providers’ networks. However, due to a missing parameter, this does not work and can cause disruption in BMW ConnectedDrive services in areas with ins

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December 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

The SIM card installed in the telematics control unit (ATM2) connects to different mobile providers’ networks. However, due to a missing parameter, this does not work and can cause disruption in BMW ConnectedDrive services in areas with ins

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December 1, 2021 346000 COMMUNICATION:MANUFACTURER TELEMATICS

The SIM card installed in the telematics control unit (ATM2) connects to different mobile providers’ networks. However, due to a missing parameter, this does not work and can cause disruption in BMW ConnectedDrive services in areas with ins

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December 1, 2021 010000 STEERING

Vehicle cannot be opened or closed using comfort access, engine start is not possible, and the vehicle may not start when placing the key against the steering column.

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December 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Vehicle cannot be opened or closed using comfort access, engine start is not possible, and the vehicle may not start when placing the key against the steering column.

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December 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Vehicle cannot be opened or closed using comfort access, engine start is not possible, and the vehicle may not start when placing the key against the steering column.

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December 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

SiriusXM satellite radio is not working and does not display a channel list.

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December 1, 2021 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

SiriusXM satellite radio is not working and does not display a channel list.

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November 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

BMW offers a new special ISTA Installation made available for Roadside Assistance / Mobile Service technicians.

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November 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW of North America (BMW NA) has made information available online to customers about software versions, including any changes to vehicle functionality that will result from each update.

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November 1, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

The “energy management” Check control message (ID code 415) is falsely displayed when entering the vehicle.

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September 1, 2021 061400 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:HARD PARTS INTERNAL/MECHANICAL

Different air temperatures are felt from left to right out of the front fresh air grilles (air vents).

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November 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Customer states the following about their vehicle: active radio or music source is interrupted, the navigation is no longer available, a black screen is shown in the Control Display, the system works again after a short interruption.

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September 1, 2021 010000 STEERING

Vehicle cannot be opened or closed using comfort access, engine start is not possible, and the vehicle maynot start when placing the key against the steering column.

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October 1, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

In some rare cases a customer vehicle might be excluded from one or more Remote Software Upgrade (RSU) campaigns. This SIB gives an overview how to identify these vehicles and how to proceed in case of a customer complaint.

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October 1, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

With the introduction of BMW Remote Software Upgrade, all Service Pack 18 vehicles and partial Service Pack 15 vehicles may receive new functionalities or modifications in their features with a new Software Update.

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December 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

REMOTE CONTROL IS NOT DETECTED: Vehicle cannot be opened or closed using comfort access, engine start is not possible, and the vehicle may not start when placing the key against the steering column.

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December 1, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

REMOTE CONTROL IS NOT DETECTED: Vehicle cannot be opened or closed using comfort access, engine start is not possible, and the vehicle may not start when placing the key against the steering column.

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December 1, 2020 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

REMOTE CONTROL IS NOT DETECTED: Vehicle cannot be opened or closed using comfort access, engine start is not possible, and the vehicle may not start when placing the key against the steering column.

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December 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) IS ILLUMINATED WITH FAULT MEMORY CDC152: The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated in the instrument cluster. The vehicles has no operating failures; only the MIL is illuminated.

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December 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) IS ILLUMINATED WITH FAULT MEMORY CDC152: The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated in the instrument cluster. The vehicles has no operating failures; only the MIL is illuminated.

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December 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

WHEN LOCKING VEHICLE, DOORS ARE LOCKED BUT VEHICLE IS NOT SECURED: The customer complains that when locking the vehicle from the outside using the remote control: The doors lock The alarm system is not activated The side mirrors (when th

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December 1, 2020 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

WHEN LOCKING VEHICLE, DOORS ARE LOCKED BUT VEHICLE IS NOT SECURED: The customer complains that when locking the vehicle from the outside using the remote control: The doors lock The alarm system is not activated The side mirrors (when th

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December 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

WHEN LOCKING VEHICLE, DOORS ARE LOCKED BUT VEHICLE IS NOT SECURED: The customer complains that when locking the vehicle from the outside using the remote control: The doors lock The alarm system is not activated The side mirrors (when th

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December 1, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

WHEN LOCKING VEHICLE, DOORS ARE LOCKED BUT VEHICLE IS NOT SECURED: The customer complains that when locking the vehicle from the outside using the remote control: The doors lock The alarm system is not activated The side mirrors (when th

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December 1, 2020 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

?PROGRAM HEAD UNIT: Satellite radio content is not available over IP, this does not affect channels received over satellite.

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December 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

?FIZZING / GURGLING NOISES FROM CENTER VENT IN DASHBOARD: The Air Conditioning system is cooling the vehicle interior. The customer hears a fizzing / gurgling noise coming from the center ventilation grille in the vehicle interior.

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December 1, 2020 163100 STRUCTURE:INTERIOR PANELS:DASHBOARD

?FIZZING / GURGLING NOISES FROM CENTER VENT IN DASHBOARD: The Air Conditioning system is cooling the vehicle interior. The customer hears a fizzing / gurgling noise coming from the center ventilation grille in the vehicle interior.

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December 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

BMW REMOTE SOFTWARE UPGRADE IS NOT OFFERED FOR INSTALLATION: The customer complaints that the BMW Remote Software Upgrade (RSU) is not possible in their vehicle, though the Remote Software Upgrade menu is available in the vehicle and a down

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December 1, 2020 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

BMW MAINTENANCE BOOKLET AND OEM TIRE MANUFACTURERS’ WARRANTIES: In efforts to provide a digital experience to our customers, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) is proud to announce a digital version of both the BMW Maintenance Booklet and B

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September 1, 2021 010000 STEERING

Groaning, scraping, or squeaking noise coming from the steering wheel area in the interior of the vehicle,when turning the steering wheel.

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July 1, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

The customer may complain of a check control message stating “Safe share detected” (CCM-ID 953). Check control message can be verified by checking key reader information or performing the Check control message history service function.

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July 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

When the vehicle is operated in Sport Mode, the engine speed is no longer displayed in the BMW Head-Up Display (HUD).

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July 1, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

When the vehicle is operated in Sport Mode, the engine speed is no longer displayed in the BMW Head-Up Display (HUD).

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July 1, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

The BMW key card cannot be activated. The activation menu in the BMW iDrive is missing.

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July 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW AG has issued a Delivery Stop (effective June 9, 2021) on certain Model Year 2021 BMW vehicles that were produced between May 7, 2021 and May 21, 2021. The Receiver Audio Module (RAM) will need to be added to the affected vehicles. Most

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July 1, 2021 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Different air temperatures are felt from left to right out of the front fresh air grilles (air vent). The following fault code is saved in the IHKA (integrated automatic heating/air conditioning system) control unit: 801189 – Engine mixed a

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May 1, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

REMOTE CONTROL IS NOT DETECTED: Vehicle cannot be opened or closed using comfort access, engine start is not possible, and the vehicle maynot start when placing the key against the steering column.

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May 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

HU-H3 MGU RESETS DUE TO BLUETOOTH CONNECTION WITH SAMSUNG ANDROID 11 : The head unit resets when using various apps (e.g., YouTube, Spotify, etc) on the connected mobile phone. This affects Samsung mobile phones (e.g., Galaxy S20 / S21) w

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May 1, 2021 353630 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:INFOTAINMENT:BLUETOOTH/WIFI

HU-H3 MGU RESETS DUE TO BLUETOOTH CONNECTION WITH SAMSUNG ANDROID 11 : The head unit resets when using various apps (e.g., YouTube, Spotify, etc) on the connected mobile phone. This affects Samsung mobile phones (e.g., Galaxy S20 / S21) w

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May 1, 2021 011000 STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

WHIRRING NOISES FROM THE STEERING WHEEL . When driving over rough road surfaces/cobblestones, there is a whirring/squeaking noise coming from the steering wheel-mounted air bag assembly.

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May 1, 2021 140000 AIR BAGS

WHIRRING NOISES FROM THE STEERING WHEEL . When driving over rough road surfaces/cobblestones, there is a whirring/squeaking noise coming from the steering wheel-mounted air bag assembly.

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May 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

WHIRRING NOISES FROM THE STEERING WHEEL . When driving over rough road surfaces/cobblestones, there is a whirring/squeaking noise coming from the steering wheel-mounted air bag assembly.

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June 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

The customer may complain of a check control message stating “Safe share detected” (CCM-ID 953). Check control message can be verified by checking key reader information or performing the Check control message history service function.

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June 1, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

The customer may complain of a check control message stating “Safe share detected” (CCM-ID 953). Check control message can be verified by checking key reader information or performing the Check control message history service function.

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June 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

The customer may complain of a check control message stating “Safe share detected” (CCM-ID 953). Check control message can be verified by checking key reader information or performing the Check control message history service function.

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June 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW AG has issued a Delivery Stop (effective June 9, 2021) on certain Model Year 2021 BMW vehicles that were produced between May 7, 2021 and May 21, 2021. The Receiver Audio Module (RAM) will need to be added to the affected vehicles

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June 1, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

BMW AG has issued a Delivery Stop (effective June 9, 2021) on certain Model Year 2021 BMW vehicles that were produced between May 7, 2021 and May 21, 2021. The Receiver Audio Module (RAM) will need to be added to the affected vehicles

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June 1, 2021 353640 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AUX AUDIO JACK/PLUG

BMW AG has issued a Delivery Stop (effective June 9, 2021) on certain Model Year 2021 BMW vehicles that were produced between May 7, 2021 and May 21, 2021. The Receiver Audio Module (RAM) will need to be added to the affected vehicles

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June 1, 2021 010000 STEERING

A groaning and/or squeaking noise from the front axle occurs when turning at low speeds or idle

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June 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

A groaning and/or squeaking noise from the front axle occurs when turning at low speeds or idle

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June 1, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

A groaning and/or squeaking noise from the front axle occurs when turning at low speeds or idle

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June 1, 2021 220000 SEATS

Front seat will not calibrate/initialize, and the stored faults cannot be deleted

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June 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Front seat will not calibrate/initialize, and the stored faults cannot be deleted

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June 1, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Front seat will not calibrate/initialize, and the stored faults cannot be deleted

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April 1, 2021 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER BASIC PROGRAMMING ABORT: While programming with the current ISTA version, there is a repeated programming abort for the instrument cluster (Kombi).

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April 1, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER BASIC PROGRAMMING ABORT: While programming with the current ISTA version, there is a repeated programming abort for the instrument cluster (Kombi).

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April 1, 2021 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

INCREASED EFFORT REQUIRED TO OPEN DOORS: One or more doors may require increased effort to open.

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March 1, 2021 280100 BACK OVER PREVENTION:SOFTWARE

BMW REMOTE SOFTWARE UPGRADE IS NOT OFFERED FOR INSTALLATION: The customer complains that the BMW Remote Software Upgrade (RSU) is not possible in his/her vehicle, though the Remote Software Upgrade menu is available in the vehicle and a dow

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February 1, 2021 220000 SEATS

SEAT FAILS TO INITIALIZE DUE TO MISSING END STOP: Front seat will not calibrate/initialize.

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February 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

SPORADIC FAILURE OR CRACKING NOISE IN BASS SPEAKERS: No Bass or a cracking noise can be heard from the bass speakers.

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December 1, 2020 190000 TIRES

BMW MAINTENANCE BOOKLET AND OEM TIRE MANUFACTURERS’ WARRANTIES: In efforts to provide a digital experience to our customers, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) is proud to announce a digital version of both the BMW Maintenance Booklet and B

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December 1, 2020 010000 STEERING

REMOTE CONTROL IS NOT DETECTED: Vehicle cannot be opened or closed using comfort access, engine start is not possible, and the vehicle may not start when placing the key against the steering column.

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December 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

?PROGRAM HEAD UNIT: Satellite radio content is not available over IP, this does not affect channels received over satellite.

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December 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

?FIZZING / GURGLING NOISES FROM CENTER VENT IN DASHBOARD: The Air Conditioning system is cooling the vehicle interior. The customer hears a fizzing / gurgling noise coming from the center ventilation grille in the vehicle interior.

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November 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

HEAD UNIT RESETS WITH FAULT CODE B7F8F9 RESET WATCHDOG: Customer states the following about their vehicle: Active radio or music source is interrupted. The navigation is no longer available. A black screen is shown in the Control Display.

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November 1, 2020 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

HEAD UNIT RESETS WITH FAULT CODE B7F8F9 RESET WATCHDOG: Customer states the following about their vehicle: Active radio or music source is interrupted. The navigation is no longer available. A black screen is shown in the Control Display.

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November 1, 2020 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

HEAD UNIT RESETS WITH FAULT CODE B7F8F9 RESET WATCHDOG: Customer states the following about their vehicle: Active radio or music source is interrupted. The navigation is no longer available. A black screen is shown in the Control Display.

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November 1, 2020 160000 STRUCTURE

Water Ingress In Footwell Area From A/C Condensate Drain: Water Ingress In Footwell Area From A/C Condensate Drain. Customer complains of musty odor or damp front footwell carpet.

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November 1, 2020 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Water Ingress In Footwell Area From A/C Condensate Drain: Water Ingress In Footwell Area From A/C Condensate Drain. Customer complains of musty odor or damp front footwell carpet.

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November 1, 2020 136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Low Washer Fluid Warning Light is illuminated when the Washer Fluid Tank is Full: Low Washer Fluid Warning Light is illuminated when the Washer Fluid Tank is Full.There are no faults stored in the system for the washer fluid level switch.

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November 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Low Washer Fluid Warning Light is illuminated when the Washer Fluid Tank is Full: Low Washer Fluid Warning Light is illuminated when the Washer Fluid Tank is Full.There are no faults stored in the system for the washer fluid level switch.

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November 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

WHEN LOCKING VEHICLE, DOORS ARE LOCKED BUT VEHICLE IS NOT SECURED: The customer complains that when locking the vehicle from the outside using the remote control: The doors lock. The alarm system is not activated. The side mirrors (when th

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November 1, 2020 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

WHEN LOCKING VEHICLE, DOORS ARE LOCKED BUT VEHICLE IS NOT SECURED: The customer complains that when locking the vehicle from the outside using the remote control: The doors lock. The alarm system is not activated. The side mirrors (when th

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October 1, 2020 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

CONDENSATION FROM AIR CONDITIONING LEAKS INTO PASSENGER FOOTWELL: Condensation from the air conditioning systems evaporator drips, below the instrument panel, into the passenger’s footwell. During assembly, the cover of the fresh air intake

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October 1, 2020 220000 SEATS

SEAT HEATING NOT ACTIVATED WHEN ENGINE IS STARTED USING REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM: When preheating/precooling the vehicle via the remote starting system (Remote Engine Start), the seat heating on the driver’s side is not activated.

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December 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

REMOTE CONTROL IS NOT DETECTED: Vehicle cannot be opened or closed using comfort access, engine start is not possible, and the vehicle may not start when placing the key against the steering column.

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December 1, 2020 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) IS ILLUMINATED WITH FAULT MEMORY CDC152: The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated in the instrument cluster. The vehicles has no operating failures; only the MIL is illuminated.

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December 1, 2020 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

WHEN LOCKING VEHICLE, DOORS ARE LOCKED BUT VEHICLE IS NOT SECURED: The customer complains that when locking the vehicle from the outside using the remote control: The doors lock The alarm system is not activated The side mirrors (when th

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December 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

BMW REMOTE SOFTWARE UPGRADE IS NOT OFFERED FOR INSTALLATION: The customer complaints that the BMW Remote Software Upgrade (RSU) is not possible in their vehicle, though the Remote Software Upgrade menu is available in the vehicle and a down

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December 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

?PROGRAM HEAD UNIT: Satellite radio content is not available over IP, this does not affect channels received over satellite.

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December 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

?FIZZING / GURGLING NOISES FROM CENTER VENT IN DASHBOARD: The Air Conditioning system is cooling the vehicle interior. The customer hears a fizzing / gurgling noise coming from the center ventilation grille in the vehicle interior.

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October 1, 2020 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

CONDENSATION FROM AIR CONDITIONING LEAKS INTO PASSENGER FOOTWELL: Condensation from the air conditioning systems evaporator drips, below the instrument panel, into the passenger’s footwell. During assembly, the cover of the fresh air intake

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October 1, 2020 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

CONDENSATION FROM AIR CONDITIONING LEAKS INTO PASSENGER FOOTWELL: Condensation from the air conditioning systems evaporator drips, below the instrument panel, into the passenger’s footwell. During assembly, the cover of the fresh air intake

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September 1, 2020 160000 STRUCTURE

SERVICE ACTION – PROGRAM HEAD UNIT: Incorrect encoding of the head unit, US type-specific scopes were not included. Software in the Head Unit.

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September 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

SERVICE ACTION – PROGRAM HEAD UNIT: Incorrect encoding of the head unit, US type-specific scopes were not included. Software in the Head Unit.

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September 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SERVICE ACTION – PROGRAM THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER: The Instrument Cluster needle illumination can occasionally fail in the event of a long-term power overload. The brightness of the needle illumination is automatically regulated by a sensor i

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October 1, 2020 221700 SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

SEAT HEATING NOT ACTIVATED WHEN ENGINE IS STARTED USING REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM: When preheating/precooling the vehicle via the remote starting system (Remote Engine Start), the seat heating on the driver’s side is not activated.

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