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Service Bulletins for 2018 BMW

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Recalls for 2018 BMW

2018 BMW 230I
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:02/22/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:3188

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Consequence:

If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW 430I
NHTSA Campaign ID:SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:07/07/2017 - 07/25/2017
Potential Units Affected:67

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, and M4 convertible vehicles. The Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) within the front seat belt assemblies may have been produced with incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism housings.

Consequence:

If the vehicle has an incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism, the seat belt may not restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary replace, the front seat belt assemblies, free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW 440I
NHTSA Campaign ID:SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:07/07/2017 - 07/25/2017
Potential Units Affected:67

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, and M4 convertible vehicles. The Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) within the front seat belt assemblies may have been produced with incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism housings.

Consequence:

If the vehicle has an incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism, the seat belt may not restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary replace, the front seat belt assemblies, free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW I3
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:09/01/2013 - 11/14/2017
Potential Units Affected:32000

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2018 BMW i3 electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Unbelted, small adult, drivers may be at a higher risk of neck injury in the event of a frontal crash. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence:

During a frontal impact, unbelted, small adult, drivers could be at a higher risk of neck injury.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the Driver air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at the dedicated i3 recall number 1-855-269-3361.
2018 BMW M2
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:02/22/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:3188

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Consequence:

If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW M240I
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:02/22/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:3188

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Consequence:

If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW M4
NHTSA Campaign ID:SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:07/07/2017 - 07/25/2017
Potential Units Affected:67

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, and M4 convertible vehicles. The Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) within the front seat belt assemblies may have been produced with incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism housings.

Consequence:

If the vehicle has an incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism, the seat belt may not restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary replace, the front seat belt assemblies, free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW M760LI
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:05/10/2016 - 06/01/2017
Potential Units Affected:206

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles. The affected vehicles may have had incorrect engine oil cooler line installed, causing an oil leak in the engine compartment.

Consequence:

If oil leaks onto the front brake discs, a greater distance may be needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil cooler line, free of charge. The recall began August 11, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall supersedes recall 17V-240.
2018 BMW R1200 GS
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:08/01/2013 - 09/18/2017
Potential Units Affected:47775

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2017 F800R and F800GT motorcycles, 2014-2018 R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS, 2008-2012 F650GS, 2008-2018 F800GS, and 2014-2017 F800GS Adventure motorcycles. When equipped with the optional aluminum luggage cases, the rear reflex reflectors may be partially blocked. The aluminum case mounts for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure may also partially block the reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:

If the rear reflex reflectors are obscured from view, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install reflectors on the cases or for the case mounts, an additional bracket with rear reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall began October 16, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW X3
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:01/18/2017 - 11/08/2017
Potential Units Affected:3188

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Consequence:

If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW X3
NHTSA Campaign ID:STRUCTURE:BODY
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:07/12/2017 - 02/23/2018
Potential Units Affected:17008

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles. The rear spoiler may not have been properly attached during assembly, or may be missing screws, possibly causing the spoiler to detach while driving.

Consequence:

If the spoiler detaches while driving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spoiler, correcting its attachment as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW X5
NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:10/03/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:33

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.

Consequence:

Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW X5 M
NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:10/03/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:33

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.

Consequence:

Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW X6
NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:10/03/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:33

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.

Consequence:

Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW X6 M
NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:10/03/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:33

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.

Consequence:

Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.