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 1997 BMW 5-Series 540IA 4dr Sdn 5-Spd Auto

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MSRP: $49,900
Invoice: $43,700

Gas Mileage:
CTY: N/A    HWY: N/A    CMB: N/A
Engine/Fuel: Gas V8 /4.4L/268
Transmission: Automatic w/OD,
Door/Body Style: /4 Door Sedan
Drive Type:

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  • General
  • MSRP: $49,900
  • Invoice Price: $43,700
  • Destination Charge: $0
  • Warranty
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Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 4.4L DOHC 32 valve V8 engine
  • Direct ignition system w/adaptive knock control
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: Gas V8
  • Displacement (CC): 4.4L/268
  • Fuel System: EFI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 282 @ 5700
  • Torque @ RPM: 310 @ 3900

Dimensions

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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Front: 59.5
  • Track Rear: 60.0
  • Ground Clearance (in): -TBD-
  • Overall Length (in): 188.0
  • Overall Width (in): 56.5
  • Wheelbase (in): 111.4
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 5
  • Headroom front (in): 37.6
  • Hip room front (in): -TBD-
  • Leg room front (in): 41.7
  • Shoulder room front (in): 56.8

Features

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  • Exterior
    • Courtesy lights w/time delay, automatic activation
    • Halogen free-form headlights/foglights
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Automatic climate control w/separate temp controls, automatic recirculation control, charcoal microfilter ventilation
    • Automatic ventilation system
    • Rear window defroster
  • Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
    • 4-channel FM diversity antenna system
    • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: 10-channel/200-watt amplification, 10-speakers
    • Pre-wiring for BMW cellular phone
    • Pre-wiring for CD changer
  • Instrumentation
    • Cruise control
    • Electronic analog speedometer/tachometer
    • LCD main/trip odometers
    • Multi information display-inc: audio/phone controls, onboard computer
    • Steering wheel controls for cruise control, radio, air recirculation
  • Sunroof/Moonroof & Removeable/Convertible Top
    • Driver door lock controls for windows, moonroof
    • Pwr 2-way moonroof w/key-off feature, 1-touch opening, sliding sunshade
  • Wheels & Tires
    • 16" x 7.0" 20-spoke alloy wheels
    • 225/55R16 all-season tires
    • Full use spare tire/wheel
    • Rear wheel drive
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Automatic dimming rearview mirror
    • Color-keyed heated pwr mirrors w/RH automatic tilt-down feature
    • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
    • Pwr windows w/key-off operation, 1-touch raising/lowering, anti-trapping feature
    • Variable speed intermittent wipers-inc: articulated RH wiper, vehicle-speed sensitive wiping interval/speed, single-wipe control, heated washer jets

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • 3-point seatbelts w/automatic locking retractors, front automatic height adjusters/tensioners
  • 3-setting memory feature for driver seat, seatbelt height, steering wheel, mirrors
  • Driver & front passenger airbag system w/differentiated deployment system
  • Hydraulic energy-absorbing bumpers
  • Impact sensor system
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Anti-Theft
  • Central locking system w/double-lock anti-theft feature, 2-step unlocking
  • Braking & Traction
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • All season traction control
  • All season traction control
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Anti-lock brakes

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    Service Bulletins for 1997 BMW

    1997 BMW 318
    Bulletin Number: 62 02 97
    REPLACEMENT OF INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *TW
    1997 BMW 318I
    Bulletin Number: 12 15 96
    ROUGH IDLE
    Bulletin Number: 16 01 98
    INFORMATION ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL AND FUEL FILLER CAP / FILLER DOOR LABELS. *YC
    1997 BMW 318IC
    Bulletin Number: 00/11/96R
    NEW VEHICLE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    1997 BMW 318ICA
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    1997 BMW 318TI
    Bulletin Number: 12 15 96
    ROUGH IDLE
    1997 BMW 325
    Bulletin Number: 62 02 97
    REPLACEMENT OF INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    1997 BMW 328I
    Bulletin Number: 12 01 97
    INTERMITTENT CRANK/NO START. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    SUBJECT ON VOLUNTARY EXHAUST EMISSION SERVICE ACTION NO. 98E-A01. *YC *JN
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    OXYGEN SENSOR FAULTS. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    SUBJECT ON VOLUNTARY EXHAUST EMISSION SERVICE ACTION NO. 98E-A01. PRODUCED FROM 10/95 - 11/97 *YC*DB
    Bulletin Number: 13 02 97
    AN INCORRECT THROTTLE BODY COOLANT RETURN HOSE WAS INSTALLED. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 16 01 98
    INFORMATION ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL AND FUEL FILLER CAP / FILLER DOOR LABELS. *YC
    1997 BMW 328IA
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    OXYGEN SENSOR FAULTS. *AK
    1997 BMW 328IC
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    SUBJECT ON VOLUNTARY EXHAUST EMISSION SERVICE ACTION NO. 98E-A01. PRODUCED FROM 10/95 - 11/97 *YC*DB
    1997 BMW 3 SERIES
    Bulletin Number: 120405
    CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED AND/OR VEHICLE OVERHEATS. BMW E90 (3 SERIES) ALL E90 (3 SERIES) AND E60 (5 SERIES) MODELS EQUIPPED WITH N52 ENGINE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 34 02 98
    SUBJECT REGARDING THE ABS/ASC WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED DURING DYNAMOMETER TEST. *YC *JN
    Bulletin Number: 62 02 97
    REPLACEMENT OF INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 72 04 96
    SITUATION ON THE SRS AIRBAG LIGHT COMES "ON" AND STAYS ILLUMINATED FOR UP TO TWO MINUTES AFTER STARTING VEHICLE. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 980701720398
    SITUATION WITH THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATES INTERMITTENTLY. *YC
    Bulletin Number: B63-03-12
    BMW: THE LEFT OR RIGHT REAR LIGHT IN THE SIDE PANEL HAS CONDENSATION CONCERNING VEHICLES PRODUCED UP TO FEBRUARY 27,2012. *JS
    Bulletin Number: SI B11 13 07
    N54 RATTLE NOISE FROM TURBOCHARGER AREA. MODELS E90, E92 AND E93 (3 SERIES) 335I AND 335XI; E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES) 535I AND 535XI, ALL WITH N54 ENGINE FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION TO JANUARY 17, 2008 PRODUCTION. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SI B12 01 08
    N52 EDK THROTTLE JAMMING FAULTS 2D09, 2CED AND 2CEC. MODEL E90 AND E91 (3 SERIES) AND E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES), ALL MODELS UP TO 11/2005 WITH N52 ENGINE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SIB-12-12-08
    BMW: SERVICE ENGINE LAMP IS ILLUMINATED. DME FC 2A15 MINOR LEAK AND 2A16 SUPERFINE LEAK IN EVAPORATION SYSTEM. TANK VENTILATION CORRUGATED HOSE MAY CONTACT THE LOW SIDE AIR CONDITIONING PRESSURE LINE ALUMINUM FERREL. THIS CONTACT MAY CAUSE
    Bulletin Number: SIB122512
    BMW: VEHICLE DOES NOT START: LOOSE GROUND Z6000 *4B. COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THE BMW NEW VEHICLE/SAV LIMITED WARRANTY. *JS
    Bulletin Number: SIB-16-01-06
    BMW: FUEL LEVEL SENSOR REPAIR PROCEDURE. THE CASE WHERE IT IS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR DUE TO A FAILURE, THE ENTIRE PUMP AND HOUSING DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SIB-16-08-06
    BMW VEHICLES: ENGINE CRANKS BUT DOES NOT START; FUEL LEVEL GAUGE DISPLAYS A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF FUEL, ALTHOUGH THE FUEL TANK IS EMPTY; FAULT CODE 2A1C (FUEL LEVEL PLAUSIBILITY) IS STORED IN MSV80. RIGHT SIDE FUEL SENDING UNIT IS DISLODGE
    Bulletin Number: SIB-22-01-07
    BMW VEHICLE: NOISE FROM FRONT AXLE/RIGHT SIDE. A GRINDING OR SCRAPING NOISE MAY BE HEARD WHILE CORNERING AT VEHICLE SPEEDS UP TO 30 MPH. THE NOISE IS MORE PRONOUNCED WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN THE WARM UP PHASE AND MAY CHANGE INTENSITY DURIN
    Bulletin Number: SIB270212
    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
    Bulletin Number: SI-B-34-11-08
    BMW VEHICLES: TEILECLEARING FOR DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC). A PART REPLACEMENT AUTHORIZATION MUST BE OBTAINED BY SUBMITTING A TC CASE IN PUMA BEFORE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DSC COMPONENTS ARE REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY FOR THE VEHICLES LIS
    Bulletin Number: SIB-41-02-09
    BMW VEHICLES: REAR AXLE CARRIER (SUB FRAME) SUPPORT PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, A FRACTURE IN THE STEEL BODY STRUCTURE COULD FORM IN THE AREA AROUND ONE OF THE REAR AXLE CARRIER MOUNTING POINTS. AS A RE
    Bulletin Number: SI B52 05 08
    BMW: SEAT FRAME DESIGN CHANGED FOR 392 (3 SERIES COUPE) PRODUCED UP TO MAY 2007. ON EARLY PRODUCTION E92S, THE SOCKET WHICH SECURES THE SEAT BACKREST RELEASE CABLE TO THE RELEASE MECHANISM COULD PULL FREE FROM THE RELEASE MECHANISM. *
    Bulletin Number: SIB-61-37-12
    BMW: THE HIGH-VOLTAGE (HV) BATTERY CELLS COULD BE DAMAGED IF THE VEHICLE IS PREVENTED FROM ENTERING SLEEP MODE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. UPDATED 03/11/2013 *JS
    Bulletin Number: SI B63 02 08
    REAR BULB FAILURE. MODEL E92 (3 SERIES COUPE) VEHICLES PRODUCED UP TO JANUARY 21, 2008 ARE AFFECTED. THE BULB OUT WARNING SHOWS IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SIB-65-36-09
    BMW: THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR. *RM
    Bulletin Number: SIB-65-75-06
    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
    Bulletin Number: SIB-72-05-07
    BMW: A SOFTWARE PROBLEM IS CAUSING ONE OR BOTH OF THE SEAT BELT ASSISTANTS TO NOT EXTEND FULLY OR MAY NOT EXTEND AT ALL. THE POSITION AT WHICH THE ASSISTANT COMES TO REST VARIES. E92. *RM
    Bulletin Number: SIB-72-28-06
    BMW: THE END OF THE SEATBELT ASSISTANT BREAKS/FALLS OFF WHEN RETRACTING. THE RETAINING TAB IS NOT ROBUST ENOUGH. E92. *RM
    1997 BMW 525
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    Bulletin Number: B122917
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module.
    1997 BMW 525I
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    1997 BMW 525IA
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    1997 BMW 525ITA
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    1997 BMW 528
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    1997 BMW 528I
    Bulletin Number: 00/11/96R
    NEW VEHICLE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 04 01 98
    SUBJECT ON TANK VENTILATION LEAK COUPLERS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 04 17 97
    SITUATION WITH THE TENSION ROD TEST GAUGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 11 02 97
    M52 ENGINE CONTROL MODULE FAULT CODE 12. *JD
    Bulletin Number: 12 01 97
    INTERMITTENT CRANK/NO START. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    SUBJECT ON VOLUNTARY EXHAUST EMISSION SERVICE ACTION NO. 98E-A01. *YC *JN
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    OXYGEN SENSOR FAULTS. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    SUBJECT ON VOLUNTARY EXHAUST EMISSION SERVICE ACTION NO. 98E-A01. PRODUCED FROM 10/95 - 11/97 *YC*DB
    Bulletin Number: 16 01 98
    INFORMATION ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL AND FUEL FILLER CAP / FILLER DOOR LABELS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 16 04 97
    NEW EVAPORATIVE (CHARCOAL) CANISTER PURGE LINE. ALL E38 AND E39 MODELE INTRODUCED INTO PRODUCTION APPROXIMATELY 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 16 06 97
    FUEL LEVEL SENSOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION WHICH WILL CAUSE FUEL GAUGE TO READ APPROXIMATELY 3/4 FULL EVEN IF TANK IS COMOPLETELY FULL. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 34 01 98
    EXPERIENCING AN INTERMITTENT MOMENTARY EVENT WHERE THE BRAKE PEDAL DOES NOT IMMEDIATLELY RETURN. MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 34 04 97
    A LOUD SQUEAKING /SQUEALING NOISE CAME FROM FRONT WHEEL. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 34 06 96
    FRONT BRAKE COMPONENTS - NEW DESIGN. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 51 03 97
    EXHIBITING A CREAKING NOISE FROM THE UPPER DOOR AREA EXHIBITED IN SOME E39 MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 4/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 62 01 98
    CONDITION WITH BRAKE PAD WARNING STAYS ILLUMINATED AFTER BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 65 04 98
    CONDITION WITH DSP AMPLIFIER DRAINS BATTERY.*YC
    Bulletin Number: 65 05 96
    TRIP ODOMETER RESETS BY ITSELF. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 84 01 97
    BMW NAVIGATION SYSTEM CD V 05 OPERATING SOFTWARE FOR MARK I SYSTEM.
    Bulletin Number: B011618
    For the above-referenced vehicles with driver?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. This ?comp
    Bulletin Number: B011618
    TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES.
    Bulletin Number: B013118
    TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL-RELATED SHORT-TERM ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL REPAIRS This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B01 31 18 dated October 2018.
    Bulletin Number: B080119
    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
    Bulletin Number: B122817
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME (FOR O2 SENSORS): Due to DME software error, the following oxygen sensors plausibility fault codes may be stored in DME 5.2.1 control module:
    Bulletin Number: B122917
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module.
    Bulletin Number: B650916
    Radio / Navigation / Head Unit Identification Guide
    Bulletin Number: MSG0350
    CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN THAT THE ILLUMINATION FOR THE BUTTONS ON THE MULTI FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL FLICKERS. *TW
    Bulletin Number: MSG0772
    LISTING OF PART NUMBERS THAT NEED TO BE ORDERED IN PAIRS. *TW
    1997 BMW 528IA
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    OXYGEN SENSOR FAULTS. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 16 06 97
    FUEL LEVEL SENSOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION WHICH WILL CAUSE FUEL GAUGE TO READ APPROXIMATELY 3/4 FULL EVEN IF TANK IS COMOPLETELY FULL. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 65 05 96
    TRIP ODOMETER RESETS BY ITSELF. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 84 01 97
    BMW NAVIGATION SYSTEM CD V 05 OPERATING SOFTWARE FOR MARK I SYSTEM.
    Bulletin Number: B011618
    For the above-referenced vehicles with driver?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. This ?comp
    Bulletin Number: B011618
    TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES.
    Bulletin Number: B013118
    TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL-RELATED SHORT-TERM ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL REPAIRS This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B01 31 18 dated October 2018.
    Bulletin Number: B080119
    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
    Bulletin Number: B650916
    Radio / Navigation / Head Unit Identification Guide
    1997 BMW 540
    Bulletin Number: 00/11/96R
    NEW VEHICLE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *TW
    1997 BMW 540I
    Bulletin Number: 04 01 98
    SUBJECT ON TANK VENTILATION LEAK COUPLERS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 04 17 97
    SITUATION WITH THE TENSION ROD TEST GAUGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 11 05 97
    LEFT SIDE ENGINE SUPPORT MAY CONTACT THE FRONT SUBFRAME, CAUSING A DRONE NOISE. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 16 01 98
    INFORMATION ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL AND FUEL FILLER CAP / FILLER DOOR LABELS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 16 04 97
    NEW EVAPORATIVE (CHARCOAL) CANISTER PURGE LINE. ALL E38 AND E39 MODELE INTRODUCED INTO PRODUCTION APPROXIMATELY 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 16 06 97
    FUEL LEVEL SENSOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION WHICH WILL CAUSE FUEL GAUGE TO READ APPROXIMATELY 3/4 FULL EVEN IF TANK IS COMOPLETELY FULL. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 34 01 98
    EXPERIENCING AN INTERMITTENT MOMENTARY EVENT WHERE THE BRAKE PEDAL DOES NOT IMMEDIATLELY RETURN. MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 51 03 97
    EXHIBITING A CREAKING NOISE FROM THE UPPER DOOR AREA EXHIBITED IN SOME E39 MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 4/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 62 01 98
    CONDITION WITH BRAKE PAD WARNING STAYS ILLUMINATED AFTER BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 65 04 98
    CONDITION WITH DSP AMPLIFIER DRAINS BATTERY.*YC
    Bulletin Number: 84 01 97
    BMW NAVIGATION SYSTEM CD V 05 OPERATING SOFTWARE FOR MARK I SYSTEM.
    Bulletin Number: B011618
    TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES.
    Bulletin Number: B011618
    For the above-referenced vehicles with driver?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. This ?comp
    Bulletin Number: B013118
    TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL-RELATED SHORT-TERM ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL REPAIRS This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B01 31 18 dated October 2018.
    Bulletin Number: B080119
    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
    Bulletin Number: B122817
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME (FOR O2 SENSORS): Due to DME software error, the following oxygen sensors plausibility fault codes may be stored in DME 5.2.1 control module:
    Bulletin Number: B122917
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module.
    Bulletin Number: B650916
    Radio / Navigation / Head Unit Identification Guide
    1997 BMW 540IA
    Bulletin Number: 11 05 97
    LEFT SIDE ENGINE SUPPORT MAY CONTACT THE FRONT SUBFRAME, CAUSING A DRONE NOISE. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 16 06 97
    FUEL LEVEL SENSOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION WHICH WILL CAUSE FUEL GAUGE TO READ APPROXIMATELY 3/4 FULL EVEN IF TANK IS COMOPLETELY FULL. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 84 01 97
    BMW NAVIGATION SYSTEM CD V 05 OPERATING SOFTWARE FOR MARK I SYSTEM.
    Bulletin Number: B011618
    For the above-referenced vehicles with driver?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. This ?comp
    Bulletin Number: B011618
    TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES.
    Bulletin Number: B013118
    TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL-RELATED SHORT-TERM ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL REPAIRS This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B01 31 18 dated October 2018.
    Bulletin Number: B080119
    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
    Bulletin Number: B650916
    Radio / Navigation / Head Unit Identification Guide
    1997 BMW 5 SERIES
    Bulletin Number: 04192004
    RECALL CAMPAIGN 04V-183 FRONT STRUT PLATE REPAIR FOR POTENTIAL BREAKAGE. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS MOSTLY ASKED BY CUSTOMERS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 04V183
    RECALL CAMPAIGN 04V-183 FRONT SPRING STRUT PLATE COULD POTENTIALLY CRACK. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 120405
    CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED AND/OR VEHICLE OVERHEATS. BMW E90 (3 SERIES) ALL E90 (3 SERIES) AND E60 (5 SERIES) MODELS EQUIPPED WITH N52 ENGINE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 34 02 98
    SUBJECT REGARDING THE ABS/ASC WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED DURING DYNAMOMETER TEST. *YC *JN
    Bulletin Number: 65 05 97
    RADIO DISOLAY ON MID DOES NOT APPEAR WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED ON. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 72 04 96
    SITUATION ON THE SRS AIRBAG LIGHT COMES "ON" AND STAYS ILLUMINATED FOR UP TO TWO MINUTES AFTER STARTING VEHICLE. *AK
    Bulletin Number: B122917
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module.
    Bulletin Number: B61-17-12
    BMW: WIPERS LIGHTS AND FRONT POWER WINDOWS ARE INOPERATIVE. THIS SITUATION MAY START AND LEAD TO A PERMANENT FAULT. ALSO INCLUDED MODEL F07 (5 SERIES GRAN TURISMO) MODEL YEARS UP TO MARCH 2012. *JS
    Bulletin Number: SI-B-11-01-07
    BMW: SMALL NUMBER OF VEHICLES EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS RANGING FROM LEAKING OIL FILLER CAPS, LEAKING OR BROKEN VALVE COVERS, TO COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATE CONDITIONS. MOISTURE ACCUMULATING IN ENGINE CRANKCASE VENTILATION V
    Bulletin Number: SI B11 13 07
    N54 RATTLE NOISE FROM TURBOCHARGER AREA. MODELS E90, E92 AND E93 (3 SERIES) 335I AND 335XI; E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES) 535I AND 535XI, ALL WITH N54 ENGINE FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION TO JANUARY 17, 2008 PRODUCTION. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SI B12 01 08
    N52 EDK THROTTLE JAMMING FAULTS 2D09, 2CED AND 2CEC. MODEL E90 AND E91 (3 SERIES) AND E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES), ALL MODELS UP TO 11/2005 WITH N52 ENGINE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SI-B12-02-09
    BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP OR THE CHECK GAS CAP WARNINGS ARE ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING. WHEN DIAGNOSED, THE DME HAS STORED FAULTS FOR SMALL LEAK, MICRO LEAK, SUPER FINE LEAK, OR LARGE LEAK IN RELATION TO THE TANK VENTILATION OR EVAPORATI
    Bulletin Number: SIB240812
    BMW: INTERMITTENTLY GOES INTO PARK DURING A MSA ENGINE START. THE TRANSMISSION CAN INTERMITTENTLY GO INTO THE PARK POSITION (P) WHEN MSA ENGINE START IS OCCURRING. A DRIVE GEAR CAN BE SELECTED IN ORDER TO DRIVE AWAY, AND NO RELEVANT FAULTS
    Bulletin Number: SI-B37-01-09
    BMW: VEHICLE HAS A CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE SELF LEVELING SUSPENSION FAILED/MALFUNCTIONING DISPLAYED. AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES IS STORED AND IS CURRENTLY PRESENT IN THE EHC CONTROL UNIT: 5F98 CONTROL TIME FAULT LIFTING REAR LE
    Bulletin Number: SIB-61-37-12
    BMW: THE HIGH-VOLTAGE (HV) BATTERY CELLS COULD BE DAMAGED IF THE VEHICLE IS PREVENTED FROM ENTERING SLEEP MODE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. UPDATED 03/11/2013 *JS
    Bulletin Number: SI-B-62-01-09
    BMW: ALL INSTRUMENT DIALS ARE INOPERATIVE AND THE ILLUMINATION OF THE INFORMATION DISPLAY IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IS VERY BRIGHT. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SI B62 0406
    INSTRUMENT CLUSTER: FAILURE OF DISPLAYS/FUNCTIONS. MODEL E60, E61 (5 SERIES) AND E63, E64 (6 SERIES). *PE
    Bulletin Number: SIB-62-04-06
    BMW: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER-FAILURE OF DISPLAYS/FUNCTIONS. TOTAL OR PARTIAL FAILURE OF DISPLAYS OR FUNCTIONS IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. THE DISPLAYS OR FUNCTIONS START WORKING AGAIN AFTER THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN PARKED (SLEEP MODE). INTERNAL E
    Bulletin Number: SIB-65-75-06
    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
    1997 BMW 6 SERIES
    Bulletin Number: SI-B12-02-09
    BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP OR THE CHECK GAS CAP WARNINGS ARE ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING. WHEN DIAGNOSED, THE DME HAS STORED FAULTS FOR SMALL LEAK, MICRO LEAK, SUPER FINE LEAK, OR LARGE LEAK IN RELATION TO THE TANK VENTILATION OR EVAPORATI
    Bulletin Number: SIB-12-15-05
    BMW: DIAGNOSIS OF DME ME 9.2 MAP THERMOSTAT FAULT 2EF4/279B. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE ENGINE DOES NOT OVERHEAT AND THE MAP THERMOSTAT OPERATES PROPERLY. POSSIBLE CAUSES ARE DETERIORATION OF COOLANT QUALITY; INCREAS
    Bulletin Number: SI-B-51-26-08
    BMW VEHICLE: MODIFYING THE REAR WATER DRAIN HOSES. OVER TIME THE 4 DRAINS MAY BECOME BLOCKED BY LEAVES AND DEBRIS. ONCE CLOGGED, WATER MAY COLLECT AND OVERFLOW INTO TRUNK, DAMAGING VARIOUS ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SIB-62-04-06
    BMW: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER-FAILURE OF DISPLAYS/FUNCTIONS. TOTAL OR PARTIAL FAILURE OF DISPLAYS OR FUNCTIONS IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. THE DISPLAYS OR FUNCTIONS START WORKING AGAIN AFTER THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN PARKED (SLEEP MODE). INTERNAL E
    Bulletin Number: SIB-65-75-06
    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
    1997 BMW 735
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    Bulletin Number: B122917
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module.
    1997 BMW 740
    Bulletin Number: 61/17/96
    FLICKERING ILLUMINATION OR FLICKERING INDICATOR LAMP IN MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL (MFL) SWITCHES. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    1997 BMW 740I
    Bulletin Number: 00/11/96R
    NEW VEHICLE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 04 01 98
    SUBJECT ON TANK VENTILATION LEAK COUPLERS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 16 01 98
    INFORMATION ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL AND FUEL FILLER CAP / FILLER DOOR LABELS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 16 04 97
    NEW EVAPORATIVE (CHARCOAL) CANISTER PURGE LINE. ALL E38 AND E39 MODELE INTRODUCED INTO PRODUCTION APPROXIMATELY 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 34 01 98
    EXPERIENCING AN INTERMITTENT MOMENTARY EVENT WHERE THE BRAKE PEDAL DOES NOT IMMEDIATLELY RETURN. MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 61/17/96
    FLICKERING ILLUMINATION OR FLICKERING INDICATOR LAMP IN MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL (MFL) SWITCHES. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 62 01 98
    CONDITION WITH BRAKE PAD WARNING STAYS ILLUMINATED AFTER BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 64 01 98
    REPLACEMENT HEATER CORES FOR E38 VEHICLES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 84 10 97
    INSTALLATION ON MOUNTING BRACKETS FOR CMT 5000/CPT 6000 PHONES. *AK
    Bulletin Number: B122817
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME (FOR O2 SENSORS): Due to DME software error, the following oxygen sensors plausibility fault codes may be stored in DME 5.2.1 control module:
    Bulletin Number: B122917
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module.
    Bulletin Number: MSG0350
    CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN THAT THE ILLUMINATION FOR THE BUTTONS ON THE MULTI FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL FLICKERS. *TW
    1997 BMW 740IA
    Bulletin Number: 84 01 97
    BMW NAVIGATION SYSTEM CD V 05 OPERATING SOFTWARE FOR MARK I SYSTEM.
    Bulletin Number: B650916
    Radio / Navigation / Head Unit Identification Guide
    1997 BMW 740IL
    Bulletin Number: 00/11/96R
    NEW VEHICLE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 04 01 98
    SUBJECT ON TANK VENTILATION LEAK COUPLERS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 16 01 98
    INFORMATION ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL AND FUEL FILLER CAP / FILLER DOOR LABELS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 16 04 97
    NEW EVAPORATIVE (CHARCOAL) CANISTER PURGE LINE. ALL E38 AND E39 MODELE INTRODUCED INTO PRODUCTION APPROXIMATELY 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 34 01 98
    EXPERIENCING AN INTERMITTENT MOMENTARY EVENT WHERE THE BRAKE PEDAL DOES NOT IMMEDIATLELY RETURN. MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 51 10 97
    SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING MISSING DAMPER PADS FOR BREAK RESISTANT GLASS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 62 01 98
    CONDITION WITH BRAKE PAD WARNING STAYS ILLUMINATED AFTER BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 64 01 98
    REPLACEMENT HEATER CORES FOR E38 VEHICLES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 84 01 97
    BMW NAVIGATION SYSTEM CD V 05 OPERATING SOFTWARE FOR MARK I SYSTEM.
    Bulletin Number: 84 10 97
    INSTALLATION ON MOUNTING BRACKETS FOR CMT 5000/CPT 6000 PHONES. *AK
    Bulletin Number: B122817
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME (FOR O2 SENSORS): Due to DME software error, the following oxygen sensors plausibility fault codes may be stored in DME 5.2.1 control module:
    Bulletin Number: B122917
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module.
    Bulletin Number: B650916
    Radio / Navigation / Head Unit Identification Guide
    Bulletin Number: MSG0350
    CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN THAT THE ILLUMINATION FOR THE BUTTONS ON THE MULTI FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL FLICKERS. *TW
    1997 BMW 750
    Bulletin Number: 61/17/96
    FLICKERING ILLUMINATION OR FLICKERING INDICATOR LAMP IN MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL (MFL) SWITCHES. *TW
    Bulletin Number: B122917
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module.
    Bulletin Number: MSG0350
    CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN THAT THE ILLUMINATION FOR THE BUTTONS ON THE MULTI FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL FLICKERS. *TW
    1997 BMW 750IL
    Bulletin Number: 00/11/96R
    NEW VEHICLE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 04 01 98
    SUBJECT ON TANK VENTILATION LEAK COUPLERS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 16 01 98
    INFORMATION ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL AND FUEL FILLER CAP / FILLER DOOR LABELS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 34 01 98
    EXPERIENCING AN INTERMITTENT MOMENTARY EVENT WHERE THE BRAKE PEDAL DOES NOT IMMEDIATLELY RETURN. MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 51 10 97
    SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING MISSING DAMPER PADS FOR BREAK RESISTANT GLASS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 61/17/96
    FLICKERING ILLUMINATION OR FLICKERING INDICATOR LAMP IN MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL (MFL) SWITCHES. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 62 01 98
    CONDITION WITH BRAKE PAD WARNING STAYS ILLUMINATED AFTER BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 64 01 98
    REPLACEMENT HEATER CORES FOR E38 VEHICLES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 84 01 97
    BMW NAVIGATION SYSTEM CD V 05 OPERATING SOFTWARE FOR MARK I SYSTEM.
    Bulletin Number: 99EA03
    A VOLUNTARY EMISSION RECALL CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN INITIATED REQUIRING INSTALLATION OF TWO CRANKCASE VENTILATION VALVES ON THE ENGINE OF CERTAIN VEHICLES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: B122817
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME (FOR O2 SENSORS): Due to DME software error, the following oxygen sensors plausibility fault codes may be stored in DME 5.2.1 control module:
    Bulletin Number: B122917
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module.
    Bulletin Number: B650916
    Radio / Navigation / Head Unit Identification Guide
    Bulletin Number: MSG0350
    CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN THAT THE ILLUMINATION FOR THE BUTTONS ON THE MULTI FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL FLICKERS. *TW
    1997 BMW 7 SERIES
    Bulletin Number: 34 02 98
    SUBJECT REGARDING THE ABS/ASC WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED DURING DYNAMOMETER TEST. *YC *JN
    Bulletin Number: 65 05 96
    TRIP ODOMETER RESETS BY ITSELF. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 65 05 97
    RADIO DISOLAY ON MID DOES NOT APPEAR WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED ON. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 65 05 97
    COMPLAINTS OF RADIO DISPLAY ON MID DOES NOT APPEAR WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED ON. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 72 04 96
    SITUATION ON THE SRS AIRBAG LIGHT COMES "ON" AND STAYS ILLUMINATED FOR UP TO TWO MINUTES AFTER STARTING VEHICLE. *AK
    Bulletin Number: B122917
    SERVICE ACTION: PROGRAM DME: The incorrect dataset could be programmed into DME 5.2.1 control module.
    Bulletin Number: B61-17-12
    BMW: WIPERS LIGHTS AND FRONT POWER WINDOWS ARE INOPERATIVE. THIS SITUATION MAY START AND LEAD TO A PERMANENT FAULT. ALSO INCLUDED MODEL F07 (5 SERIES GRAN TURISMO) MODEL YEARS UP TO MARCH 2012. *JS
    Bulletin Number: SI-B-11-01-07
    BMW: SMALL NUMBER OF VEHICLES EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS RANGING FROM LEAKING OIL FILLER CAPS, LEAKING OR BROKEN VALVE COVERS, TO COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATE CONDITIONS. MOISTURE ACCUMULATING IN ENGINE CRANKCASE VENTILATION V
    Bulletin Number: SI-B12-02-09
    BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP OR THE CHECK GAS CAP WARNINGS ARE ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING. WHEN DIAGNOSED, THE DME HAS STORED FAULTS FOR SMALL LEAK, MICRO LEAK, SUPER FINE LEAK, OR LARGE LEAK IN RELATION TO THE TANK VENTILATION OR EVAPORATI
    Bulletin Number: SI-B12-11-09
    BMW: VEHICLE MAY INTERMITTENTLY EXHIBIT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: HARD TO START OR MAY NOT START; ENGINE RUNS ROUGH AND LACKS OR LOSES POWER; ENGINE POWER REDUCED. VAPOR LOCK IN THE FUEL SYSTEM COULD OCCUR UNDER CERTAIN ENGINE OPERATING CONDITI
    Bulletin Number: SIB-12-15-05
    BMW: DIAGNOSIS OF DME ME 9.2 MAP THERMOSTAT FAULT 2EF4/279B. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE ENGINE DOES NOT OVERHEAT AND THE MAP THERMOSTAT OPERATES PROPERLY. POSSIBLE CAUSES ARE DETERIORATION OF COOLANT QUALITY; INCREAS
    Bulletin Number: SI B12 55 06
    BMW: THERE MAY BE EXCESSIVE CRANKING BEFORE THE VEHICLE STARTS. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT MAY ALSO BE ON WITH A LACK OF ENGINE POWER. *RM
    Bulletin Number: SIB-17-03-09
    BMW VEHICLES: N63 TURBOCHARGER AUXILIARY WATER PUMP FAULTS. THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP IS ILLUMINATED WITH THE FOLLOWING FAULT CODES STORED IN THE DME CONTROL MODULE. TURBOCHARGER COOLANT PUMP, CONTROL LINE, ELECTRIC, 0X1016-LINE INTER
    Bulletin Number: SI-B61-06-09
    BMW: SPORADICALLY, THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR-WIPERS ARE RUNNING ON A DRY WINDOW; SPEEDOMETER AND TACHOMETER ARE INOPERATIVE; CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE EMF DROPPED OUT (DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEM EMERGENCY MODE). *PE
    Bulletin Number: SIB-61-37-12
    BMW: THE HIGH-VOLTAGE (HV) BATTERY CELLS COULD BE DAMAGED IF THE VEHICLE IS PREVENTED FROM ENTERING SLEEP MODE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. UPDATED 03/11/2013 *JS
    Bulletin Number: SI-B630409
    BMW: LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS ARE SWITCHED ON, OR AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE, ONE OF THE XENON LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS FLASHES SERVERAL TIMES, AND THEN INTERMITTENLY SWITCHES OFF. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SIB-65-75-06
    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
    Bulletin Number: SI-B72-01-09
    BMW: THE SAFETY BELTS FOR THE FRONT SEATS HAVE AN ELECTRIC MOTOR-DRIVEN REEL (EMA) WHICH WILL RETRACT/PRETENSION THE SEAT BELT A SPECIFIED AMOUNT WHEN CERTAIN HAZARDOUS DRIVING SITUATIONS ARE PRESENT. *PE
    1997 BMW 840CI
    Bulletin Number: 00/11/96R
    NEW VEHICLE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    1997 BMW 850
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 97100198822
    INFORMATION PERTAINING TO CHANGING TEXT IN SEVICE MANUALS. *YC
    1997 BMW 850CI
    Bulletin Number: 00/11/96R
    NEW VEHICLE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *TW
    1997 BMW 850CIA
    Bulletin Number: 99EA03
    A VOLUNTARY EMISSION RECALL CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN INITIATED REQUIRING INSTALLATION OF TWO CRANKCASE VENTILATION VALVES ON THE ENGINE OF CERTAIN VEHICLES. *TT
    1997 BMW BMW
    Bulletin Number: 00 03 97
    NEW VEHICLE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 04 11 97
    SITUATION WITH SPRING COMPRESSOR JAWS EXCHANGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 04 15 97
    INFORMATION AND THE USE OF A NEW BMW SPECIAL TOOL. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 120400
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINS THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AND SECONDARY AIR SYSTEM FAULT CODES ARE SET IN THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 12 15 97
    A JOLT MAY BE FELT WHEN ACCELERATING IN 2ND AND 3RD GEAR WITH AN ENGINE SPEED OF APPROXIMATELY 4800 RPM. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 12 16 97
    SITUATION PERTAINING TO OXYGEN SENSOR REPLACEMENT MAY BE WIRED IN CORRECTLY. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 18 02 97
    SITUATION WITH A RATTLING NOISE FROM THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 24 04 97
    CONCERNS WITH TRANSMISSION DOES NOT SHIFT WHEN COLD. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 32 04 97
    TILT WHEEL FAILS TO OPERATE WITH DRIVER'S DOOR OPENS. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 51 06 97
    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ON CONSOLE VALET RUBBER BUMPERS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 51 10 97
    SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING MISSING DAMPER PADS FOR BREAK RESISTANT GLASS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 61 05 97
    INFORMATION CONTAINS SEND/RECEIVE (S/E) MODULE FOR EWS II. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 61 07 88
    INFORMATION ON BATTERY MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 6107 97
    SITUATION REGARDING ROLLOVER PROTECTION SYSTEM SENSOR CHECK. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 64 04 97
    COMPLAINTS OF OCCASIONAL INSUFFICIENT COOLING CAPACITY AFTER ENGINE START. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 64 06 97
    CONCERNS OF HUMMING / DRONING TYPE NOISE FROM A/C SYSTEM. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 65 02 97
    SITUATION REGARDING FALSE ALARMS (DWA) DUE TO INTERIOR PROTECTION SENSOR (FIS). *YC
    Bulletin Number: 65 04 97
    INFORMATION ON SOUND SYSTEM UPGRADE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 65 06 97
    INADEQUATE RADIO RECEPTION. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 72 04 96
    SITUATION ON THE SRS AIRBAG LIGHT COMES "ON" AND STAYS ILLUMINATED FOR UP TO TWO MINUTES AFTER STARTING VEHICLE. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 84 01 97
    SITUATION WITH THE LOADING OPERATING SOFTWARE NAVIGATION SYSTEM. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 84 05 97
    SUBJECT CONTAINS INFORMATION ON CALIBRATION PROCEDURE FOR MARK II VEHICLES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 84 08 97
    SUBJECT REGARDING THE LOCATION OF THE CPT 4000 TELEPHONE PRE-WIRE CONNECTOR ON VARIOUS VEHICLES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 84 10 97
    INSTALLATION ON MOUNTING BRACKETS FOR CMT 5000/CPT 6000 PHONES. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 84 O6 97
    INFORMATION TO IDENTIFY TRANSFER KIT FOR CMT 5000VR AND CPT 6000VR PHONES. *YC
    1997 BMW BMW MOTORCYCLE
    Bulletin Number: 971118982800
    SUBJECT PERTAINING TO RIGHT ENGINE MOUNTING BOLT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: SB-00-021-07
    BMW MOTORCYCLE: ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING ETHANOL. BMW MOTORRAD HAS NO OBJECTION TO THE USE OF SI ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 10% ETHANOL AND IMPOSES NO WARRANTY RESTRICTIONS. ETHANOL MIXTURES IN PROPORTIONS HIGHER THAN 10%
    1997 BMW E31
    Bulletin Number: 06 10 97
    TECH RETURN 24 FOR RATTLING NOISE FROM CATALYTIC CONVERTER. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 11 04 97
    INTAKE AIR SYSTEMS- UNMETERED AIR LEAKS. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 110499
    SOME COSTUMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF AN INTERMITTENT ROUGH IDLE WITH CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS. *TT
    1997 BMW E36
    Bulletin Number: 120299
    CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF MOTORSPORT ENGINE RUNS ROUGH ON COLD START. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 121099
    INFORMATION REGARDING VOLUNTARY EMISSION RECALL CAMPAIGN NO. 99E-A01. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 121299
    INFORMATION PERTAINING TO QUALITY MONITORING OF M44 / M62 CAMSHAFT SENSOR. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 13 02 97
    AN INCORRECT THROTTLE BODY COOLANT RETURN HOSE WAS INSTALLED. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 540200
    INFORMATION REGARDING CONVERTIBLE TOP JAMS AGAINST STORAGE LID WHEN OPENING ON CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES. **MR
    Bulletin Number: 720496
    CONCERNS WITH THE SRS AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND FAULT CODES STORED IN THE SRS AIRBAG CONTROL MODULE FAULT MEMORY. *TT
    1997 BMW E38
    Bulletin Number: 040600
    INFORMATION REGARDING THE DSC III TEST CABLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 06 10 97
    TECH RETURN 24 FOR RATTLING NOISE FROM CATALYTIC CONVERTER. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 11 04 97
    INTAKE AIR SYSTEMS- UNMETERED AIR LEAKS. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 120200
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED AND THERMOSTAT SOFTWARE, OXYGEN SENSOR AND VARIOUS MISFIRE FAULT CODES ARE STORED IN THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM). *TT
    Bulletin Number: 120200
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINS THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED WITH FAULT CODE 139 OR 140 ACTIVATION MAP COOLING IS STORED IN THE ECU / DME. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 121299
    INFORMATION PERTAINING TO QUALITY MONITORING OF M44 / M62 CAMSHAFT SENSOR. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 240400
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINT OF A HARD 5-4 AND / OR 3-2 DOWNSHIFT, OR TRANS PROG. DISPLAYED IN THE MATRIX. **MR
    Bulletin Number: 65 05 96
    TRIP ODOMETER RESETS BY ITSELF. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 65 05 97
    RADIO DISOLAY ON MID DOES NOT APPEAR WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED ON. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 720496
    CONCERNS WITH THE SRS AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND FAULT CODES STORED IN THE SRS AIRBAG CONTROL MODULE FAULT MEMORY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 84 01 97
    BMW NAVIGATION SYSTEM CD V 05 OPERATING SOFTWARE FOR MARK I SYSTEM.
    Bulletin Number: 84 07 97
    IMPROVED SOFTWARE FOR CMT 500VR PHONE ON VEHICLES WITH MK 11 NAV SYSTEM. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 840801
    SUBJECT REGARDING VOICE INPUT SYSTEM ADAPTER HARNESS FOR DIGITAL PHONES. *JG
    1997 BMW E39
    Bulletin Number: 040600
    INFORMATION REGARDING THE DSC III TEST CABLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 06 10 97
    TECH RETURN 24 FOR RATTLING NOISE FROM CATALYTIC CONVERTER. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 11 04 97
    INTAKE AIR SYSTEMS- UNMETERED AIR LEAKS. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 11 05 97
    LEFT SIDE ENGINE SUPPORT MAY CONTACT THE FRONT SUBFRAME, CAUSING A DRONE NOISE. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 120200
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINS THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED WITH FAULT CODE 139 OR 140 ACTIVATION MAP COOLING IS STORED IN THE ECU / DME. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 120200
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED AND THERMOSTAT SOFTWARE, OXYGEN SENSOR AND VARIOUS MISFIRE FAULT CODES ARE STORED IN THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM). *TT
    Bulletin Number: 121099
    INFORMATION REGARDING VOLUNTARY EMISSION RECALL CAMPAIGN NO. 99E-A01. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 121299
    INFORMATION PERTAINING TO QUALITY MONITORING OF M44 / M62 CAMSHAFT SENSOR. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 16 06 97
    FUEL LEVEL SENSOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION WHICH WILL CAUSE FUEL GAUGE TO READ APPROXIMATELY 3/4 FULL EVEN IF TANK IS COMOPLETELY FULL. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 240400
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINT OF A HARD 5-4 AND / OR 3-2 DOWNSHIFT, OR TRANS PROG. DISPLAYED IN THE MATRIX. **MR
    Bulletin Number: 65 05 97
    RADIO DISOLAY ON MID DOES NOT APPEAR WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED ON. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 720496
    CONCERNS WITH THE SRS AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND FAULT CODES STORED IN THE SRS AIRBAG CONTROL MODULE FAULT MEMORY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 84 01 97
    BMW NAVIGATION SYSTEM CD V 05 OPERATING SOFTWARE FOR MARK I SYSTEM.
    Bulletin Number: 84 07 97
    IMPROVED SOFTWARE FOR CMT 500VR PHONE ON VEHICLES WITH MK 11 NAV SYSTEM. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 840801
    SUBJECT REGARDING VOICE INPUT SYSTEM ADAPTER HARNESS FOR DIGITAL PHONES. *JG
    1997 BMW K1200RS
    Bulletin Number: MC62133778
    Map data should be stored on a 64 GB SD card. In GARMIN Express the note appears that a maximum of 32 GB is possible.
    Bulletin Number: SB-00-021-07
    BMW MOTORCYCLE: ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING ETHANOL. BMW MOTORRAD HAS NO OBJECTION TO THE USE OF SI ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 10% ETHANOL AND IMPOSES NO WARRANTY RESTRICTIONS. ETHANOL MIXTURES IN PROPORTIONS HIGHER THAN 10%
    1997 BMW K SERIES
    Bulletin Number: 2794
    SUBJECT REGARDING FUEL FILTER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: SB-00-021-07
    BMW MOTORCYCLE: ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING ETHANOL. BMW MOTORRAD HAS NO OBJECTION TO THE USE OF SI ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 10% ETHANOL AND IMPOSES NO WARRANTY RESTRICTIONS. ETHANOL MIXTURES IN PROPORTIONS HIGHER THAN 10%
    1997 BMW M3
    Bulletin Number: 120299
    CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF ENGINE RUNNING ROUGH ON COLD START. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    SUBJECT ON VOLUNTARY EXHAUST EMISSION SERVICE ACTION NO. 98E-A01. PRODUCED FROM 10/95 - 11/97 *YC*DB
    Bulletin Number: 12 10 97
    SUBJECT ON VOLUNTARY EXHAUST EMISSION SERVICE ACTION NO. 98E-A01. *YC *JN
    Bulletin Number: 16 01 98
    INFORMATION ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL AND FUEL FILLER CAP / FILLER DOOR LABELS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: SI-B11-07-09
    BMW: THERMOSTAT HOUSING INSPECTION. THE RETAINING SPRINGS OF THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING QUICK RELEASE COUPLINGS FOR THE COOLANT HOSES MAY NOT BE LOCKED CORRECTLY. THIS SITUATION MAY RESULT IN A COOLANT LEAK. MODELS AFFECTED ARE M3 SEDAN (E
    Bulletin Number: SIB-33-01-02
    BMW: A GRINDING NOISE IS COMING FROM THE DIFFERENTIAL DURING SLOW CORNERING. WHEN TURNING A SLIP/STICK EFFECT IS CREATED ON THE LINING AND STEEL DISCS INCORPORATED IN THE DIFFERENTIAL CLUTCH CAUSES A GRINDING NOISE. *RM
    1997 BMW M5
    Bulletin Number: 04 01 98
    SUBJECT ON TANK VENTILATION LEAK COUPLERS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 04 17 97
    SITUATION WITH THE TENSION ROD TEST GAUGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 110106
    S85 ENGINE OIL LEVEL AND OIL SERVICE INFORMATION. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 16 04 97
    NEW EVAPORATIVE (CHARCOAL) CANISTER PURGE LINE. ALL E38 AND E39 MODELE INTRODUCED INTO PRODUCTION APPROXIMATELY 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 34 01 98
    EXPERIENCING AN INTERMITTENT MOMENTARY EVENT WHERE THE BRAKE PEDAL DOES NOT IMMEDIATLELY RETURN. MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 3/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 51 03 97
    EXHIBITING A CREAKING NOISE FROM THE UPPER DOOR AREA EXHIBITED IN SOME E39 MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO 4/97 *DB*YC
    Bulletin Number: 62 01 98
    CONDITION WITH BRAKE PAD WARNING STAYS ILLUMINATED AFTER BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 65 04 98
    CONDITION WITH DSP AMPLIFIER DRAINS BATTERY.*YC
    1997 BMW R1100
    Bulletin Number: SB-00-021-07
    BMW MOTORCYCLE: ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING ETHANOL. BMW MOTORRAD HAS NO OBJECTION TO THE USE OF SI ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 10% ETHANOL AND IMPOSES NO WARRANTY RESTRICTIONS. ETHANOL MIXTURES IN PROPORTIONS HIGHER THAN 10%
    1997 BMW R1100 RT
    Bulletin Number: SB-00-021-07
    BMW MOTORCYCLE: ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING ETHANOL. BMW MOTORRAD HAS NO OBJECTION TO THE USE OF SI ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 10% ETHANOL AND IMPOSES NO WARRANTY RESTRICTIONS. ETHANOL MIXTURES IN PROPORTIONS HIGHER THAN 10%
    1997 BMW R850
    Bulletin Number: SB-00-021-07
    BMW MOTORCYCLE: ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING ETHANOL. BMW MOTORRAD HAS NO OBJECTION TO THE USE OF SI ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 10% ETHANOL AND IMPOSES NO WARRANTY RESTRICTIONS. ETHANOL MIXTURES IN PROPORTIONS HIGHER THAN 10%
    1997 BMW R SERIES
    Bulletin Number: 2794
    SUBJECT REGARDING FUEL FILTER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: MC50349142
    Bluetooth issues between Navigators, mobile phones, communication and audio systems.
    Bulletin Number: SB-00-021-07
    BMW MOTORCYCLE: ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING ETHANOL. BMW MOTORRAD HAS NO OBJECTION TO THE USE OF SI ENGINE FUELS CONTAINING UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 10% ETHANOL AND IMPOSES NO WARRANTY RESTRICTIONS. ETHANOL MIXTURES IN PROPORTIONS HIGHER THAN 10%
    1997 BMW Z3
    Bulletin Number: 00/11/96R
    NEW VEHICLE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 121099
    INFORMATION REGARDING VOLUNTARY EMISSION RECALL CAMPAIGN NO. 99E-A01. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 121299
    INFORMATION PERTAINING TO QUALITY MONITORING OF M44 / M62 CAMSHAFT SENSOR. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 12 15 96
    ROUGH IDLE
    Bulletin Number: 12 15 96
    M44 MISFIRE FAULTS 50, 51, 52 OR 53. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 16 01 98
    INFORMATION ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL AND FUEL FILLER CAP / FILLER DOOR LABELS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 16 03 97
    REPOSITIONING OF FUEL LINE DUE TO INSTALLATION OF AN INCORRECT FUEL HOSE. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 32 01 97
    ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 51 02 97
    INSTALLATION OF AIR DEFLECTORS. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 51 08 96
    FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET. *TW
    Bulletin Number: 51 09 97
    INSTALLATION OF HOOD LATCH GUIDE PLATE. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 72/07/96
    CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW
    Bulletin Number: SI B12 12 10
    BMW: WHEN AT LOWER SPEEDS OR STOPPING THE ENGINE IDLE DIPS TOO LOW BECAUSE OF A SOFTWARE PROBLEM. *RM

     

    Recalls for 1997 BMW

    1997 BMW 318I
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:07/01/1992 - 07/30/1997
    Potential Units Affected:410000

    Defect Description:

    THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.

    Consequence:

    THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE VALVE TO REMAIN PARTIALLY OPEN. IT HIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE CAR MIGHT NOT DECELERATE AS EXPECTED INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPRING STEEL CLIP ON THE OUTER TUBE OF EACH CABLE IN THE AREA OF THE ADJUSTING SCREW AND PLASTIC BUSHING. THE CLIP IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE OUTER TUBE FROM DISLODGING FROM THE BUSHING.
    1997 BMW 318IC
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:02/01/1994 - 07/30/1997
    Potential Units Affected:410000

    Defect Description:

    THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.

    Consequence:

    THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE VALVE TO REMAIN PARTIALLY OPEN. IT HIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE CAR MIGHT NOT DECELERATE AS EXPECTED INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPRING STEEL CLIP ON THE OUTER TUBE OF EACH CABLE IN THE AREA OF THE ADJUSTING SCREW AND PLASTIC BUSHING. THE CLIP IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE OUTER TUBE FROM DISLODGING FROM THE BUSHING.
    1997 BMW 318IS
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:07/01/1992 - 07/30/1997
    Potential Units Affected:410000

    Defect Description:

    THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.

    Consequence:

    THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE VALVE TO REMAIN PARTIALLY OPEN. IT HIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE CAR MIGHT NOT DECELERATE AS EXPECTED INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPRING STEEL CLIP ON THE OUTER TUBE OF EACH CABLE IN THE AREA OF THE ADJUSTING SCREW AND PLASTIC BUSHING. THE CLIP IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE OUTER TUBE FROM DISLODGING FROM THE BUSHING.
    1997 BMW 318TI
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:12/01/1994 - 07/30/1997
    Potential Units Affected:410000

    Defect Description:

    THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.

    Consequence:

    THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE VALVE TO REMAIN PARTIALLY OPEN. IT HIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE CAR MIGHT NOT DECELERATE AS EXPECTED INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPRING STEEL CLIP ON THE OUTER TUBE OF EACH CABLE IN THE AREA OF THE ADJUSTING SCREW AND PLASTIC BUSHING. THE CLIP IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE OUTER TUBE FROM DISLODGING FROM THE BUSHING.
    1997 BMW 5 SERIES
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:02/27/1996 - 01/31/1997
    Potential Units Affected:25270

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DUE TO LONG EXPOSURES TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL AND OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE MATERIAL STRUCTURE OF THE FRONT SPRING STRUT PLATE COULD BE AFFECTED. IN SOME CASES, THE STRUT PLATE COULD BEGIN TO CRACK, AND EVENTUALLY IT COULD BREAK. IF THIS OCCURRED, THE PLATE COULD CONTACT THE TIRE.

    Consequence:

    THIS COULD LEAD TO A SUDDEN LOSS OF TIRE PRESSURE OR TIRE FAILURE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RETAINING CLIP TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FRONT SPRING STRUT PLATES. THE RECALL BEGAN MAY 17, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.
    1997 BMW 740I
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:06/01/1992 - 07/30/1997
    Potential Units Affected:410000

    Defect Description:

    THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.

    Consequence:

    THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE VALVE TO REMAIN PARTIALLY OPEN. IT HIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE CAR MIGHT NOT DECELERATE AS EXPECTED INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPRING STEEL CLIP ON THE OUTER TUBE OF EACH CABLE IN THE AREA OF THE ADJUSTING SCREW AND PLASTIC BUSHING. THE CLIP IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE OUTER TUBE FROM DISLODGING FROM THE BUSHING.
    1997 BMW 740I
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:09/01/1994 - 08/30/1996
    Potential Units Affected:29000

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ROAD GRIT AND GRAVEL ASSOCIATED WITH WINTER ROAD CONDITIONS CAN PENETRATE THE RUBBER OF THE LOWER FRONT SPRING MOUNTS AND ACCUMULATE IN THE MOUNTS CAUSING NOTCHES OR PITS TO DEVELOP. THESE NOTCHES CAN DEVELOP CRACKS RESULTING IN BREAKAGE OF A BOTTOM COIL OF THE SPRING.

    Consequence:

    THE VEHICLE'S RIDE HEIGHT COULD BE AFFECTED CAUSING NOISE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN. THE VEHICLE'S DYNAMIC STABILITY CAN BE AFFECTED REDUCING THE DRIVER'S ABILITY TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH FRONT SPRINGS AND LOWER SPRING MOUNTS.
    1997 BMW 740IL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:09/01/1994 - 08/30/1996
    Potential Units Affected:29000

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ROAD GRIT AND GRAVEL ASSOCIATED WITH WINTER ROAD CONDITIONS CAN PENETRATE THE RUBBER OF THE LOWER FRONT SPRING MOUNTS AND ACCUMULATE IN THE MOUNTS CAUSING NOTCHES OR PITS TO DEVELOP. THESE NOTCHES CAN DEVELOP CRACKS RESULTING IN BREAKAGE OF A BOTTOM COIL OF THE SPRING.

    Consequence:

    THE VEHICLE'S RIDE HEIGHT COULD BE AFFECTED CAUSING NOISE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN. THE VEHICLE'S DYNAMIC STABILITY CAN BE AFFECTED REDUCING THE DRIVER'S ABILITY TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH FRONT SPRINGS AND LOWER SPRING MOUNTS.
    1997 BMW 750IL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
    Manufacturer:US Specs
    Manufacture Dates:01/01/1997 - 02/28/1997
    Potential Units Affected:4

    Defect Description:

    US Specs is recalling one 2002 Porsche Carrera, one 1997 BMW 750IL, and two 1986 BMW 635 CSI vehicles for failing to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 111, "Rearview Mirrors." While performing conformity-related modifications for the US market, labels with an incorrect size font were applied to the passenger side mirror.

    Consequence:

    Drivers of these vehicles may not know the proximity of the objects in the passenger side mirror, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    US Specs will notify owners and correct the statement on the passenger mirror of the affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact US Specs at 1-443-502-2331.
    1997 BMW 750IL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:09/01/1994 - 08/30/1996
    Potential Units Affected:29000

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ROAD GRIT AND GRAVEL ASSOCIATED WITH WINTER ROAD CONDITIONS CAN PENETRATE THE RUBBER OF THE LOWER FRONT SPRING MOUNTS AND ACCUMULATE IN THE MOUNTS CAUSING NOTCHES OR PITS TO DEVELOP. THESE NOTCHES CAN DEVELOP CRACKS RESULTING IN BREAKAGE OF A BOTTOM COIL OF THE SPRING.

    Consequence:

    THE VEHICLE'S RIDE HEIGHT COULD BE AFFECTED CAUSING NOISE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN. THE VEHICLE'S DYNAMIC STABILITY CAN BE AFFECTED REDUCING THE DRIVER'S ABILITY TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH FRONT SPRINGS AND LOWER SPRING MOUNTS.
    1997 BMW 750IL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR
    Manufacturer:US Specs
    Manufacture Dates:01/01/1997 - 02/28/1997
    Potential Units Affected:4

    Defect Description:

    US Specs is recalling one 2002 Porsche Carrera, one 1997 BMW 750IL, and two 1986 BMW 635 CSI vehicles for failing to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 111, "Rearview Mirrors." While performing conformity-related modifications for the US market, labels with an incorrect size font were applied to the passenger side mirror.

    Consequence:

    Drivers of these vehicles may not know the proximity of the objects in the passenger side mirror, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    US Specs will notify owners and correct the statement on the passenger mirror of the affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact US Specs at 1-443-502-2331.
    1997 BMW 840CI
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:09/01/1993 - 12/30/1996
    Potential Units Affected:410000

    Defect Description:

    THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.

    Consequence:

    THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE VALVE TO REMAIN PARTIALLY OPEN. IT HIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE CAR MIGHT NOT DECELERATE AS EXPECTED INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPRING STEEL CLIP ON THE OUTER TUBE OF EACH CABLE IN THE AREA OF THE ADJUSTING SCREW AND PLASTIC BUSHING. THE CLIP IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE OUTER TUBE FROM DISLODGING FROM THE BUSHING.
    1997 BMW M3
    NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:03/01/1997 - 08/31/1999
    Potential Units Affected:16749

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES ARE BUILT WITH A SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM CONSISTING OF DOOR-MOUNTED THORAX AIR BAGS (REAR DOOR AIR BAGS ARE OPTIONAL), A CENTRAL ELECTRONIC SENSOR AND DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM, LEFT AND RIGHT SATELLITE IMPACT SENSORS, AND ASSOCIATED WIRING. THIS SYSTEM IS UNDULY SENSITIVE TO CERTAIN NON-CRASH IMPACTS, SUCH AS CONTACTING LARGE POTHOLES OR CURBS AT SUBSTANTIAL SPEED.

    Consequence:

    THIS COULD CAUSE THE SIDE AIR BAG TO DEPLOY WITHOUT AN ACTUAL SIDE CRASH. IN ADDITION, THE BATTERY SAFETY TERMINAL (BST) COULD ALSO ACTIVATE, DISCONNECTING THE STARTER CABLE FROM THE BATTERY. IN THIS CASE, THE VEHICLE'S ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COULD CONTINUE TO OPERATE AND THE ENGINE WOULD CONTINUE TO RUN, BUT AFTER STOPPING, COULD NOT BE RESTARTED.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE CENTRAL COMPUTER CONTROL MODULE THAT REGULATES THE PERFORMANCE OF ALL OF THE VEHICLE'S OCCUPANT PROTECTION SYSTEMS.
    1997 BMW M3
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:03/01/1994 - 07/30/1997
    Potential Units Affected:410000

    Defect Description:

    THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.

    Consequence:

    THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE VALVE TO REMAIN PARTIALLY OPEN. IT HIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE CAR MIGHT NOT DECELERATE AS EXPECTED INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPRING STEEL CLIP ON THE OUTER TUBE OF EACH CABLE IN THE AREA OF THE ADJUSTING SCREW AND PLASTIC BUSHING. THE CLIP IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE OUTER TUBE FROM DISLODGING FROM THE BUSHING.
    1997 BMW R1100
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:10/01/1994 - 08/30/1996
    Potential Units Affected:2000

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. A SHEET METAL PLATE MOUNTED TO THE FRONT OF THE FRAME BELOW THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER CAN CAUSE THE WIRING HARNESS TO BE STRETCHED TOO TIGHT AS THE HANDLEBARS ARE TURNED FULLY TO ONE SIDE. IN ADDITION, THE WIRING HARNESS IS ATTACHED TO ANOTHER HARNESS WITH A CABLE TIE THAT IS PLACED TOO FAR FORWARD LIMITING THE HANDLEBAR MOVEMENT.

    Consequence:

    THE HARNESS WIRES CAN BE DAMAGED OR COULD BREAK OR PULL OUT OF THE IGNITION SWITCH. IF THE HARNESS WIRES WERE DAMAGED BUT NOT BROKEN OR DISCONNECTED, THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COULD BE AFFECTED WHILE THE MOTORCYCLE IS BEING DRIVEN. HESITATION, MISFIRING, OR "CUTTING OUT" COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE WIRE TIE CONNECTING THE TWO WIRING HARNESSES TO A POINT FURTHER BACK FROM THE ORIGINAL LOCATION SO THAT THE IGNITION SWITCH WIRING HARNESS HAS SUFFICIENT FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT. ALSO IF THE WIRING HARNESS IS FOUND TO BE DAMAGED, THE IGNITION SWITCH (WITH HARNESS) WILL BE REPLACED.
    1997 BMW R850
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:10/01/1994 - 08/30/1996
    Potential Units Affected:2000

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. A SHEET METAL PLATE MOUNTED TO THE FRONT OF THE FRAME BELOW THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER CAN CAUSE THE WIRING HARNESS TO BE STRETCHED TOO TIGHT AS THE HANDLEBARS ARE TURNED FULLY TO ONE SIDE. IN ADDITION, THE WIRING HARNESS IS ATTACHED TO ANOTHER HARNESS WITH A CABLE TIE THAT IS PLACED TOO FAR FORWARD LIMITING THE HANDLEBAR MOVEMENT.

    Consequence:

    THE HARNESS WIRES CAN BE DAMAGED OR COULD BREAK OR PULL OUT OF THE IGNITION SWITCH. IF THE HARNESS WIRES WERE DAMAGED BUT NOT BROKEN OR DISCONNECTED, THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COULD BE AFFECTED WHILE THE MOTORCYCLE IS BEING DRIVEN. HESITATION, MISFIRING, OR "CUTTING OUT" COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE WIRE TIE CONNECTING THE TWO WIRING HARNESSES TO A POINT FURTHER BACK FROM THE ORIGINAL LOCATION SO THAT THE IGNITION SWITCH WIRING HARNESS HAS SUFFICIENT FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT. ALSO IF THE WIRING HARNESS IS FOUND TO BE DAMAGED, THE IGNITION SWITCH (WITH HARNESS) WILL BE REPLACED.
    1997 BMW Z3
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Manufacture Dates:07/01/1995 - 07/30/1997
    Potential Units Affected:410000

    Defect Description:

    THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.

    Consequence:

    THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE VALVE TO REMAIN PARTIALLY OPEN. IT HIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE CAR MIGHT NOT DECELERATE AS EXPECTED INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPRING STEEL CLIP ON THE OUTER TUBE OF EACH CABLE IN THE AREA OF THE ADJUSTING SCREW AND PLASTIC BUSHING. THE CLIP IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE OUTER TUBE FROM DISLODGING FROM THE BUSHING.

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