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2009 BMW 1-Series Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10135011
TSB ID: B011014

Engine camshaft (vanos) adjustment units: BMW of north america, llc (ÒBMW naÓ) is extending the limited warranty for the camshaft (vanos) adjustment units on certain model BMW vehicles equipped with the non-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine
11/08/13 NHTSA ID: 10053585
TSB ID: SIB-17-02-09

BMW: oil leaks from the air hose on turbocharger. this is designated for e70, and e90 models with m57y diesel engines. service engine soon lamp may be illuminated.
10/17/12 NHTSA ID: 10046721
TSB ID: SIB-61-25-12

BMW: reinstall the eps harness in correctly, factory position, after replacing eps steering rack. if routed incorrectly, may contact subframe member and damage harness insulation. model e82e (1 series). no model year listed.
08/27/12 NHTSA ID: 10045283
TSB ID: SIB-12-14-12

BMW: experiencing loss of engine power, service engine soon lamp is illuminated, a noise, like rattling, coming from engine compartment. updated 10/31/12. models 2010 e70, 71, 82, 88, 90, 92, 93, f07, 10, 12, 13, 25.
08/27/12 NHTSA ID: 10045279
TSB ID: SIB-01-02-12

BMW: a failure of the turbocharger wastegates, caused by a defect, has an emissions extended warranty, 8 years or 82,000 miles, whichever comes first, not otherwise falling within coverage exclusion.
01/06/12 NHTSA ID: 10042684
TSB ID: SIB-13-13-10

BMW: on some vehicles, the high pressure fuel pump has an internal component that may fail and causing drivability symptoms such as erratic engine operation and longer starting times.
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09/30/11 NHTSA ID: 10041407
TSB ID: SIB-12-16-11

BMW: service engine soon light is on and the engine has reduced power with trouble codes stored. updated on 4/24/2013.
09/26/11 NHTSA ID: 10041276
TSB ID: TS-12-19-10

BMW: service engine soon light is on with a fault code stored. internal dmtl pump failure.
09/13/11 NHTSA ID: 10040852
TSB ID: SIB-12-15-11

BMW: the service engine soon light is on. there are trouble codes stored for the crankshaft sensor. no driveability issues.
08/24/11 NHTSA ID: 10040368
TSB ID: CN-10E-A02

BMW service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. there may be a problem with the fuel pump which could not meet emissions requirements. there may be a long crank and a service engine soon light.
06/10/11 NHTSA ID: 10038217
TSB ID: SIB-11-03-08

BMW: crankcase pressure diagnosis and information for all vehicles. updated on 4/24/2013.
06/03/11 NHTSA ID: 10037700
TSB ID: 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.
06/03/11 NHTSA ID: 10037704
TSB ID: SI B12 02 11

BMW: on low mileage vehicles the engine runs rough, mifires, or fails to crank. this is caused by multiple short start-ups without the engine properly going through a warm-up phase.
05/25/11 NHTSA ID: 10037537
TSB ID: SIB-32-01-09

BMW: immediately after a cold start if electronic components are turned on such as heated seats it may switch off after 5-10 seconds because of a voltage level dip.
04/25/11 NHTSA ID: 10036979
TSB ID: SIB-32-04-07

BMW: a new technical process has been created for BMW to identify causes of steering complaints with a wide range of models.
02/07/11 NHTSA ID: 10035007
TSB ID: SI-B12-22-10

BMW vehicle: program control units. service engine soon (mil) lamp may come on due to a diagnostic error. to determine whether a specific vehicle has had this service completed or is affected by this service, first check the b pillar lab
02/07/11 NHTSA ID: 10035009
TSB ID: SIB-16-04-10

BMW vehicle: teileclearing for diagnostic module tank leakage (dmtl) system. teileclearing process has been developed to help identify the root causes of customer complaints relating to the dmtl system (e.g., evaporative system leaks, che
07/14/10 NHTSA ID: 10033131
TSB ID: 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
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07/14/10 NHTSA ID: 10033130
TSB ID: SIB-16-02-09

BMW vehicles: fuel level sensor repairs. where it is necessary to replace the right or the left side fuel level sensor due to a failure, the entire pump and housing or delivery unit (suction jet assembly) do not need to be replaced as wel
07/02/10 NHTSA ID: 10033086
TSB ID: SIB-12-24-09

BMW: service action-retrofit oil level sensor ground strap. the ground strap between the oil level sensor (qlt) and the bracket for the sensor connector was not fitted during production. a poor oil level sensor ground connection may lead
08/27/12 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10045281
TSB ID: SIB-07-01-12

BMW: parking lock adaption needs to be relearned, via service functions of ista activee, after eme, transmission/parking lock replacement of actuator.
08/27/12 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10045285
TSB ID: SIB-51-25-12

BMW: water penetrates the passenger compartment due to openings in service transmission tunnel with insufficient sealing, causing carpet to be wet in center tunnel area.
08/15/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10040045
TSB ID: SIB-23-01-08

BMW: a new technical support process has been created regarding transmission concerns.
05/02/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037069
TSB ID: SIB-28-01-10

BMW: there is a software problem with the dual clutch transmission module. data can't be read from the module's memory. updated 8/10/11.
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04/25/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10036980
TSB ID: SIB-28-02-08

BMW: a new technical process is being used on many models to determine the root cause of double-clutch transmission problems.
04/18/13 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10051892
TSB ID: SB-34-01-13

Asc (automatic stability control) operation to sensitive. cruise control action function can occasionally activate and deactivate due to the asc implausability when the dsc warning lamp is flashing on the instrument cluster. BMW.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136745
TSB ID: B840214

Connecteddrive/BMW assist system diagnosis information
09/02/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056099
TSB ID: SIB-84-03-14

BMW: when using iphone, various connectivity failures occur, such as disconnection of call, list of contacts incomplete, due to the variants and software used. model 2008-2014.
05/02/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10052013
TSB ID: SIB-65-10-13

BMW: replacement of the oc3 sensor seat mat on the passenger seat. models e82, e88, e90, e91, e92, e93. model years unknown. updated 12/6/13.
05/01/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10052012
TSB ID: SIB-61-13-05

BMW: battery has an increased demand due to developemental process of the electrical system. this is causing the batter to need to undergo an energy diagnosis.
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04/18/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051898
TSB ID: SB-62-01-13

Instrument panel and guages are inoperative. BMW model f30.
04/18/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051897
TSB ID: SB-61-19-12

During the scheduled 3 month/ 5,000 mile service it could possibly be determined that some of the contact protective sleeve s in the charging socket may be missing. BMW model e28e.
04/18/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051899
TSB ID: SB-62-03-13

Instrument cluster display is intermittently inoperative. BMW f25, and f30 models.
11/01/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10046899
TSB ID: SIB-61-24-12

BMW: information on maintenance to e motor greasing where the eme/e motor assembly is removed. the cables, eme high voltage, should be reinstalled in original factory position to avoid contact with exposed fasteners in rear right wheel h
04/30/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043862
TSB ID: SIB-61-02-12

BMW: electronic malfunction and various check control messages are displayed in cid (central information display) and instrument cluster. models 2009-2012 e70, e71, e72, e82, e88, e90, e91, e92, e93, f01, f02, f04, f07, f10, f1
01/06/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10042686
TSB ID: SIB-61-06-11

BMW: on certain vehicles, the jbe (junction box electronics) module fails programming during a software update of the vehicle.
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09/13/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10040854
TSB ID: SIB-61-08-11

BMW: the vehicle electrical system fails and the vehicle fails to start. the central locking system fails to operate with the remote key. the key cannot be inserted into the key slot. communication to the vehicle is not possible. the positi
08/16/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10040170
TSB ID: SIB-12-16-07

BMW: a software error is causing the the service engine soon light to come on. there will be stored trouble codes.
08/10/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10039765
TSB ID: SIB-12-01-11

BMW: the service engine soon light is on while driving. this is a programming issue. updated 1/4/12. updated 4/24/12.
08/03/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10039591
TSB ID: SIB-17-05-10

BMW: the service engine light is on with stored fault codes. there is a wiring/connection problem or a faulty sensor.
06/07/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037915
TSB ID: SIB-52-12-10

BMW: the front seat heater activates on its own because of defective wiring contacts.
05/04/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037078
TSB ID: SIB-65-36-09

BMW: the airbag warning lamp is illuminated due to a software error.
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04/27/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037025
TSB ID: SIB-63-02-01

BMW: procedure for determining and replacing incandescent and halogen light bulbs under warranty.
04/25/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10036986
TSB ID: SIB-63-10-08

BMW: mounting tension or the cutout area of the trunk for the light is causing the third brake light lens to crack. this is allowing water to leak in. updated 1/06/12.
03/02/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10035584
TSB ID: SI-B63-03-10

BMW: replace rear lamps or replace rear lamp seals. the seals on the rear lamps emit a gas that causes damage to the electrical connectors on the leds (light emitting diodes) inside the rear lamp. in some cases, the leds become inoperati
11/17/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034467
TSB ID: SIB-61-18-09

BMW vehicles: various simultaneous electrical problems. there is a software error in the jbbfe-3r control module. very intermittently, the jbbfe-3r wakes up in bootloader ode instead of application mode. perform diagnostics with ista and
05/19/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10057335
TSB ID: SIB-01-10-14

BMW: the camshaft (vanos) adjustment units, on certain vehicle, had the limited warranty extended, without the limitation of mileage, to 10 years.
08/21/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10052615
TSB ID: SIB-01-02-12

BMW: on certain vehicles, an emissions warranty has been extended to 8 years/82,00 miles on engine turbocharger wastegate. models 2008-2010 e60, e61, e71, e82, e88, and 2009-2010 e89, and 2007-2010 e90, e92, e93.
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09/26/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10041277
TSB ID: SIB-51-46-10

BMW: the door cannot be locked or unlocked when using the key or key remote. lubrication of the door can cause defects.

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BMW 1-Series TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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