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2000 BMW 5-Series Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
09/13/11 NHTSA ID: 10040853
TSB ID: 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.
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.
04/27/11 NHTSA ID: 10037010
TSB ID: SIB-11-08-03

BMW: six different models equipped with the m54 engine could have valve covers break in cold weather and ruin the engine. this is due to moisture accumulation.
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.
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
05/26/10 NHTSA ID: 10032809
TSB ID: SIB-11-14-07

BMW vehicle: n54 turbocharger waste gate control noises and operation. after turning off engine, a slight rattle noise is heard from the engine compartment. this noise is similar to a mechanical typewriter. in addition, the complaints o
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05/21/10 NHTSA ID: 10032779
TSB ID: SIB-11-02-08

BMW vehicle: the service engine soon (mil) lamp is illuminated and a power reduction is clearly perceptible. this situation may occur after driving for some time with the engine already at full operating temperature. if the ignition is c
07/13/09 NHTSA ID: 10029684
TSB ID: 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
07/08/09 NHTSA ID: 10029444
TSB ID: 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
06/12/09 NHTSA ID: 10029025
TSB ID: 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
08/22/08 NHTSA ID: 10025584
TSB ID: 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.
08/21/08 NHTSA ID: 10025573
TSB ID: 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.
05/09/06 NHTSA ID: 10019897
TSB ID: 110106

S85 engine oil level and oil service information. *ak
07/15/05 NHTSA ID: 10015410
TSB ID: 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.
12/18/03 NHTSA ID: 10004531
TSB ID: 120903

A potential problem that could affect the durability of air mass meter of certain BMWs equipped with the 4.4l engine. vehicles affected will have an illuminated check engine light and an air mass meter signal plausibility fault fc 73 store
09/23/02 NHTSA ID: 633492
TSB ID: SIB110901

Subject regarding voluntary emissions recall campaign no. 02e-a01 relating to the premature failure of the crankcase ventilation hose.
10/06/00 NHTSA ID: 614292
TSB ID: 110500

Experiencing a buzzing or rattling noise heard coming from engine compartment.
10/06/00 NHTSA ID: 614323
TSB ID: 320100

Concerns with the steering column not moving to correct position.
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02/13/01 Engine NHTSA ID: 616159
TSB ID: 121599

Voluntary emissions recall 00e-ao1 - fault access / o2 readiness codes. BMW has determined that due to an engine control module software error, a communication conflict exists between the engine control module and the transmission contr
03/07/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10051439
TSB ID: 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
06/02/10 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10032849
TSB ID: SIB-34-07-07

BMW vehicle: dsc disabling function. due to revised dme, dsc and ccc software, the mdm (m dynamic mode) button located in the center console switch cluster (szm) now has triple functionality-default state-dsc on; short press-mdm on (green
05/28/10 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10032825
TSB ID: SIB-25-03-07

BMW vehicle: sport transmission paddle shifters inoperative-diagnosis. the direct communication input line between the paddle shifters and the egs transmission control module is interrupted. no model years listed.
09/23/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 633415
TSB ID: SIB240202

Subject regarding hard shifts, leak at torque converter seal.
09/23/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 633432
TSB ID: SIB240402

Subject regarding harsh shift complaints.
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03/08/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 628405
TSB ID: 240300

Customers may complain of an occasional hard 3-2 downshift or clunk when slowing or harsh downshift at freeway speed.
03/08/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 628420
TSB ID: 240500

Customers may complain about erratic/harsh shifting and the transmission light is illuminated and no start/no crank condition.
03/08/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 628425
TSB ID: 240200

Customers may complain of hard or no shift and gear error fault codes 50, 52, 53, or 55 in the transmission control module.
10/04/00 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 614256
TSB ID: 230100

Subject regarding transmission oil drain plug leaks.
06/08/00 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 612537
TSB ID: 240200

Customer complaint of hard or no shift along with gear error fault codes on 1999 and 2000 model year vehicles.
05/31/00 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 611232
TSB ID: 240300

Experiencing an occasional hard 3-2 downshift or clunk when slowing on vehicles with m62tu produced 9/98 - 5/99.
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03/11/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051519
TSB ID: 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
05/07/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10044024
TSB ID: 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
08/15/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10040057
TSB ID: SIB-63-03-11

BMW: wiring on the headlights may have deteriorated due to environmental conditions and the cover not being secured properly. e60/e92. updated 9/30/11.
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.
06/21/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032987
TSB ID: 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
05/21/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032781
TSB ID: SIB-12-09-08

BMW vehicle: driveability complaints due to cooling fan relay failure. the customer may complain of intermittent driveability problems, described as-engine is lacking power when accelerating uphill; transmission will not upshift under hea
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05/21/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032780
TSB ID: SIB-12-09-07

BMW vehicle: service engine soon light illuminated: s85-various vanos related faults stored. (e60 (5series), e63 & e64 (6series). no model years listed.
04/23/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032650
TSB ID: SIB-12-07-06

BMW: service engine soon lamp illuminated-fc 23f4 map thermostat. in some vehicles have insufficient heat. e90, e91 (3 series), e60, e61 (5 series) 3/06 and e83 (x3 series) 9/08.
07/13/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10029605
TSB ID: 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.
07/01/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10029257
TSB ID: 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.
09/22/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10025983
TSB ID: SI B63-04-08

BMW: headlamp moisture: fault diagnostics. water or condensation in one or both headlamps. models 5 series, 6 series, 7 series, x5, x6, 1 series, and 3 series. model years 2000-20008.
08/21/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10025571
TSB ID: SI B62 0406

Instrument cluster: failure of displays/functions. model e60, e61 (5 series) and e63, e64 (6 series).
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09/23/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 633501
TSB ID: 230702

Subject regarding intermittent accelerator pedal feel problem - revised with simplified ordering procedure for certain models including e65/e66 since series introduction up to 06/02.
09/23/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 633488
TSB ID: 350102

Subject regarding intermittent accelerator pedal feel problem for certain models especially the e65/e66 models.
09/23/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 633450
TSB ID: SIB350102

Customer may complain of the accelerator pedal feelingnotchy or not moving smoothly when depressed in small increments on certain models including e52, e53 and e65/e66 vehicles from series introduction up to 06/02. *t
12/13/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 626366
TSB ID: 840801

Subject regarding voice input system adapter harness for digital phones. *jg
10/16/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 622270
TSB ID: 840301

Service information regarding the navigation wide screen on-board monitor opening on its own accord after opening the doors or starting the vehicle.
10/06/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 614321
TSB ID: 120500

Customer complaint that the a/c is blowing warm air when accelerating lightly from a stop.
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10/06/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 614322
TSB ID: 640200

Customer complaint that the a/c is blowing warm air when accelerating lightly from a stop.
06/08/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 612539
TSB ID: 840300

Subject regarding digital phone pre-wiring harness; cpt 7000 phone installation.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135028
TSB ID: B122917

Service action: program dme: the incorrect dataset could be programmed into dme 5.2.1 control module.
02/11/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10035244
TSB ID: SIB-63-10-10

BMW vehicle: adaptive headlights. a check control (cc) message is displayed for the adaptive headlights. the headlamps no longer turn with steering wheel movement. fault code 800fc6 is entered in the footwell module (frm3). a second tu
02/11/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10035246
TSB ID: SIB-65-22-10

BMW vehicles: replaced seat occupancy sensor mat will not enable. after replacing a cis (capacitive sensing passenger occupancy mat), the new mat will not enable when using ista/p. however, ista/p shows that the acsm (active crash safety
04/21/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10024510
TSB ID: SI B65 25 07

Recode or replace oc3 seat mat. vehicles produced up to march 31, 2005. *nj
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04/06/04 Other NHTSA ID: 10006011
TSB ID: 000403

Vermont state mercury content label law. 2000 6 series, x3 and z4 models also included.
12/14/01 Other NHTSA ID: 626487
TSB ID: 103101

Subject regarding m aerodynamics retrofit kit. *jg
10/16/01 Other NHTSA ID: 622272
TSB ID: 840601

Service information regarding vehicles with cpt 8000 phone; vehicle battery discharged.
02/12/01 Other NHTSA ID: 616143
TSB ID: 360300

Subject regarding my 2000 e39 m5 replacement tires - update michelin tires.
10/06/00 Other NHTSA ID: 614313
TSB ID: 000199

Subject regarding new vehicle preparation and maintenance requirements.
07/21/00 Other NHTSA ID: 613551
TSB ID: 360100

Information regarding replacement tires. **mr
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05/31/00 Other NHTSA ID: 611181
TSB ID: 000199

Subject pertaining to new vehicles preparation and maintenance requirements.

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BMW 5-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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