2021 BMW Z4

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

3 Recalls for 2021 BMW Z4

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August 2, 2021 ENGINE

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 M340i, M340i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, X3 M40i, 2020-2021 X4 M40i, 745Le xDrive, 2019-2021 Z4 M40i, and 2020-2021 Toyota Supra vehicles. During engine start, the engine management software may cause loss of braking assist. Full mechanical braking (without assist) remains available.

Remedy:

Dealers will update the engine management software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 1, 2021. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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).

November 12, 2020 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Z4 and 2020-2021 Toyota Supra vehicles. The weld between the fuel tank halves may have been insufficiently welded, causing the weld to fail.

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall began December 18, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.

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139 Service Alerts for 2021 BMW Z4

Date Description
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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May 1, 2022 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Check Control Message (CCM) displays “Vehicle key missing” after engine start.

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February 1, 2022 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

When driving off from a standstill, a delayed or sluggish throttle response may be noticed sporadically.

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February 1, 2022 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

When driving off from a standstill, a delayed or sluggish throttle response may be noticed sporadically.

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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 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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April 1, 2022 116340 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:IMMOBILIZER/PROXIMITY:KEY/SENDER

Check Control message (CCM) displays “Vehicle key missing” after engine start.

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March 1, 2022 010000 STEERING

The steering intervention for Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is too strong (severe), which can create an uncomfortable feeling for the driver. Background: Steering intervention helps keep the vehicle in the lane if the system detects that a

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March 1, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

The steering intervention for Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is too strong (severe), which can create an uncomfortable feeling for the driver. Background: Steering intervention helps keep the vehicle in the lane if the system detects that a

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March 1, 2022 270000 LANE DEPARTURE

The steering intervention for Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is too strong (severe), which can create an uncomfortable feeling for the driver. Background: Steering intervention helps keep the vehicle in the lane if the system detects that a

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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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December 1, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

BMW AG has issued a Delivery Stop (effective October 25, 2021) on certain Model Year 2022 BMW vehicles that were produced after October 25, 2021. Due to supply chain limitations, certain vehicles were produced without a CID with touch funct

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December 1, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

BMW AG has issued a Delivery Stop (effective October 25, 2021) on certain Model Year 2022 BMW vehicles that were produced after October 25, 2021. Due to supply chain limitations, certain vehicles were produced without a CID with touch funct

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December 1, 2021 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

The customer states that the vehicle locks itself when the last door was closed, even though the remote control/display key was inside the vehicle.

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December 1, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

The customer states that the vehicle locks itself when the last door was closed, even though the remote control/display key was inside the vehicle.

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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 138000 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

After replacing the microfilter during a previous service, the customer notices that the ventilation system airflow rate is noticeably less.

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November 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

After replacing the microfilter during a previous service, the customer notices that the ventilation system airflow rate is noticeably less.

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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 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING 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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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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July 1, 2021 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

The yellow CCM, ID code 42, lights up when starting the vehicle. ID code 00042: Brake system. It is possible to continue driving. Additional notes: Avoid abrupt braking as far as possible. Drive at a moderate speed. Have it checked by your

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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 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 top view image of the vehicle is misaligned when observed in the Control Information Display (CID). When the vehicle is parked in a parking spot with line markings, it is clearly noticed in the CID that the lines are not parallel to the

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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 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Navigation announcement is very loud when the convertible top is open and can not be adjusted to a lower volume.

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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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May 1, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

BMW CONNECTEDDRIVE SERVICES ARE NOT AVAILABLE: The BMW ConnectedDrive services are not available for an extended period.

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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 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

REMOTE 3D VIEW NOT AVAILABLE: Remote 3D View cannot be launched In the BMW ConnectedDrive App.

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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

On rare occasions during an engine oil service, the BMW Original (Genuine) engine oil filter insert is either difficult to remove or breaks apart in the oil filter housing.

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June 1, 2021 061520 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION:FILTER/SCREEN

On rare occasions during an engine oil service, the BMW Original (Genuine) engine oil filter insert is either difficult to remove or breaks apart in the oil filter housing.

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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 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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June 1, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

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

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June 1, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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

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June 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Customer states the Central Information Display is flickering and the picture is shifting.

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

Customer states the Central Information Display is flickering and the picture is shifting.

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June 1, 2021 163100 STRUCTURE:INTERIOR PANELS:DASHBOARD

Customer states the Central Information Display is flickering and the picture is shifting.

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May 1, 2021 220000 SEATS

B58 ENGINE: ENGINE OIL FILTER REMOVAL PROCEDURE AND TOOLS . A. For the B58 engines, a BMW Oil Catch special tool for use in conjunction with removing the engine oilfilter insert is now available.

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May 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

B58 ENGINE: ENGINE OIL FILTER REMOVAL PROCEDURE AND TOOLS . A. For the B58 engines, a BMW Oil Catch special tool for use in conjunction with removing the engine oilfilter insert is now available.

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May 1, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

B58 ENGINE: ENGINE OIL FILTER REMOVAL PROCEDURE AND TOOLS . A. For the B58 engines, a BMW Oil Catch special tool for use in conjunction with removing the engine oilfilter insert is now available.

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May 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

B58 ENGINE: ENGINE OIL FILTER REMOVAL PROCEDURE AND TOOLS . A. For the B58 engines, a BMW Oil Catch special tool for use in conjunction with removing the engine oilfilter insert is now available.

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May 1, 2021 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM OR REPLACE DUAL STORAGE SYSTEM BATTERY: A software error intermittently causes a continuous resetting of the microcontroller in the power management system. This causes the red Check Control Message (CCM) “Replace Ba

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May 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM OR REPLACE DUAL STORAGE SYSTEM BATTERY: A software error intermittently causes a continuous resetting of the microcontroller in the power management system. This causes the red Check Control Message (CCM) “Replace Ba

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May 1, 2021 100000 POWER TRAIN

SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM OR REPLACE DUAL STORAGE SYSTEM BATTERY: A software error intermittently causes a continuous resetting of the microcontroller in the power management system. This causes the red Check Control Message (CCM) “Replace Ba

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May 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM OR REPLACE DUAL STORAGE SYSTEM BATTERY: A software error intermittently causes a continuous resetting of the microcontroller in the power management system. This causes the red Check Control Message (CCM) “Replace Ba

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April 1, 2021 045000 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC

Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles: 1. Visible cracks are caused by high thermal stresses during rapid heating and cooling of the brake discs. Braking from high speed with cold brake components (less than 212 degree

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April 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles: 1. Visible cracks are caused by high thermal stresses during rapid heating and cooling of the brake discs. Braking from high speed with cold brake components (less than 212 degree

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April 1, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles: 1. Visible cracks are caused by high thermal stresses during rapid heating and cooling of the brake discs. Braking from high speed with cold brake components (less than 212 degree

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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 134000 VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE “ROOF NOT LOCKED”: A check control message is displayed stating “Roof not locked”, although the roof is securely locked.

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April 1, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE “ROOF NOT LOCKED”: A check control message is displayed stating “Roof not locked”, although the roof is securely locked.

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April 1, 2021 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

ROUTING OF DRIVER’S SEAT WIRING HARNESS: The seat wiring harness on the left front area of the driver’s seat of the affected vehicles may have been routed incorrectly.

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April 1, 2021 220000 SEATS

ROUTING OF DRIVER’S SEAT WIRING HARNESS: The seat wiring harness on the left front area of the driver’s seat of the affected vehicles may have been routed incorrectly.

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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 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

TOP VIEW CAMERA IMAGE IS MISALIGNED: The top view image of the vehicle is misaligned when observed in the Control Information Display (CID).

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March 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

PROGRAMING THE DUAL STORAGE SYSTEM AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY: The 12 V battery’s dual storage system (DSS) may contain a software error which intermittently causes a continuous resetting of the microcontroller and communication failure.

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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 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CONDENSATION IN TAILLIGHT: Condensation is present on the inner surfaces in one or both taillights

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February 1, 2021 130000 VISIBILITY

LIN BUS FAULTS WITH EXTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR GLASS DAMAGE: Faulty exterior rearview mirror electronics have created a short on the LIN bus, damaging the mirror glass and causing functional errors in power window and exterior mirror operatio

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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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January 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

CHECKING THE DUAL STORAGE SYSTEM AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY: In the event of an accident, the two-battery Dual Storage System (DSS) is disconnected from the electrical system via an internal relay.

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January 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

CHECKING THE DUAL STORAGE SYSTEM AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY: In the event of an accident, the two-battery Dual Storage System (DSS) is disconnected from the electrical system via an internal relay.

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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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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 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

CHECKING THE DUAL STORAGE SYSTEM AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY: In the event of an accident, the two-battery Dual Storage System (DSS) is disconnected from the electrical system via an internal relay. In some cases, the relay is stuck closed and

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November 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

CHECKING THE DUAL STORAGE SYSTEM AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY: In the event of an accident, the two-battery Dual Storage System (DSS) is disconnected from the electrical system via an internal relay. In some cases, the relay is stuck closed and

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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 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ACCESSORIES DO NOT POWER ON: Customer is unable to power up or charge accessories through a plug adapter inserted in the front 12-volt power socket plug. Alternatively, it will only operate when constant downward hand pressure is maintained

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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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November 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TOP VIEW CAMERA: The top view image of the vehicle is misaligned when observed in the Control Information Display (CID). When the vehicle is parked in a parking spot with line markings, it is clearly noticed in the CID that the lines are no

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November 1, 2020 284000 BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

TOP VIEW CAMERA: The top view image of the vehicle is misaligned when observed in the Control Information Display (CID). When the vehicle is parked in a parking spot with line markings, it is clearly noticed in the CID that the lines are no

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October 1, 2020 020000 SUSPENSION

SERVICE ACTION – REPLACE THE WISHBONE OR TENSION STRUT: An incorrectly pressed-in rubber mount in the wishbone, or hydraulic mount in the tension strut can lead to acoustic abnormalities in the front axle. A process fault at the supplier re

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October 1, 2020 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

DELIVERY STOP – REPLACE FUEL TANK: Over time, a fuel tank weld seam may start to separate at locations in which welding may have beeninsufficient.

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October 1, 2020 020000 SUSPENSION

SERVICE ACTION – REPLACE THE WISHBONE OR TENSION STRUT: An incorrectly pressed-in rubber mount in the wishbone, or hydraulic mount in the tension strut can lead to acoustic abnormalities in the front axle. A process fault at the supplier re

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October 1, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

SERVICE ACTION – REPLACE THE WISHBONE OR TENSION STRUT: An incorrectly pressed-in rubber mount in the wishbone, or hydraulic mount in the tension strut can lead to acoustic abnormalities in the front axle. A process fault at the supplier re

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September 1, 2020 160000 STRUCTURE

KIDNEY GRILL ACTIVE AIR FLAP FAULTS: A check control message or MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) may be illuminated.

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September 1, 2020 020000 SUSPENSION

SERVICE ACTION – REPLACE THE WISHBONE OR TENSION STRUT: An incorrectly pressed-in rubber mount in the wishbone, or hydraulic mount in the tension strut can lead to acoustic abnormalities in the front axle. A process fault at the supplier re

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October 1, 2020 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

DELIVERY STOP – REPLACE FUEL TANK: Over time, a fuel tank weld seam may start to separate at locations in which welding may have beeninsufficient.

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October 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

DELIVERY STOP – REPLACE FUEL TANK: Over time, a fuel tank weld seam may start to separate at locations in which welding may have beeninsufficient.

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October 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ACCESSORIES DO NOT POWER ON: Customer is unable to power up or charge accessories through a plug adapter inserted in the front 12-volt power socket plug. Alternatively, it will only operate when constant downward hand pressure is maintained

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October 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

ACCESSORIES DO NOT POWER ON: Customer is unable to power up or charge accessories through a plug adapter inserted in the front 12-volt power socket plug. Alternatively, it will only operate when constant downward hand pressure is maintained

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October 1, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

ACCESSORIES DO NOT POWER ON: Customer is unable to power up or charge accessories through a plug adapter inserted in the front 12-volt power socket plug. Alternatively, it will only operate when constant downward hand pressure is maintained

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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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