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2008 BMW 7-Series Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
09/25/15 NHTSA ID: 10058483
TSB ID: SIB-13-04-15

BMW: procedural information on the installation of fuel system low pressure sensor and not correctly installed will lead to failure of low pressure sensor and metal supply line. model 2008-14.
06/05/15 NHTSA ID: 10057527
TSB ID: SIB-16-16-14

BMW: selective catalyst reduction module (scr) has a stored fault, pressure build up is low, causing service engine soon light to illuminate. *
05/19/15 NHTSA ID: 10057338
TSB ID: SIB-11-16-14

BMW: on certain vehicles, engine timing chain should be checked for early stages of wear, and a repair solution should be provided. updated 9/25/15. updated 10/6/15.
10/31/12 NHTSA ID: 10046859
TSB ID: SIB-11-08-12

BMW: due to damaged seal ring, during assembly, engine oil is leaking from engine oil pump volume control valve gasket seal ring. models e70, e71, f01, f02, f04, f07, f10, f12, f13. no model years listed.
08/27/12 NHTSA ID: 10045282
TSB ID: SIB-11-07-12

BMW: while driving vehicle, at times would be rough running; white or blue smoke seen exiting exhaust system and the engine oil is consumed above specifications. updated 1/11/13.
06/04/12 NHTSA ID: 10044281
TSB ID: RC-11V-521

BMW: see document search button for owner letter. on certain model year 2008-2011 vehicles, a defect involving the electric auxiliary water pump can over heat or fail to cool engine and fire may occur in vehicle or engine compartment.
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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.
08/10/11 NHTSA ID: 10039764
TSB ID: SB-11-04-11

BMW: a noise is heard from the engine while running. the alternator drive belt tensioner is loose and/or shows wear.
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: 10037703
TSB ID: SI B12 11 10

BMW: there are high fuel pressure faults stored due to a software error.
04/29/11 NHTSA ID: 10037049
TSB ID: SIB-13-09-10

BMW: some models equipped with the n54 engine may have an excessive crank time before starting.
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: 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
01/03/11 NHTSA ID: 10034669
TSB ID: SI-B12-06-10

BMW: n54 engines-misfire faults, diagnosis with istad. situation (1) service engine soon lamp is illuminated with various misfire fault codes (e.g., 29cc, 29d2, 29d1, 29d0, 29c0, 29cf) stored in dme control module. do not follow the reco
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
04/23/10 NHTSA ID: 10032646
TSB ID: SIB-12-26-09

BMW vehicles: edk throttle potentiometer faults-diagnosis. models e60, e63, e64, e65, e66, and e70. the service engine soon and dsc/dtc warning lamps are illuminated. the engine enters the power reduction (fail safe) mode.
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
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07/13/09 NHTSA ID: 10029604
TSB ID: 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
06/08/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037934
TSB ID: SIB-24-01-10

BMW: the emergency park release cable has been removed in these models and there is a procedure to disengage the park lock. 2011 e70/e71. updated on 06/08/2011. updated on 06/21/2011.
05/02/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037071
TSB ID: SIB-24-02-10

The transmission warning light is on and the vehicle will not move forward or backwards. engine speed only increases while in neutral or park. updated on 5/1/2012.
04/29/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037061
TSB ID: SIB-27-01-07

BMW: a fault for oil wear is stored in the memory, but it does not illuminate the warning lamp.
02/07/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10035010
TSB ID: SIB-24-01-08

BMW vehicle: transmission warning light is illuminated and the transmission enters failsafe mode. fault code 4f81 (ratio monitoring, clutch a), in some cases combined with the subsequent faults 507b/507c (parking gear sensor implausible s
01/05/09 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10026964
TSB ID: SI-B12-17-08

BMW: service action on e65 and e66 with n62, n62tu, or n73,obd communication on models e65, e66 with n62tu, e65 (alpina b7) with n62.
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06/09/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057568
TSB ID: SIB-63-11-14

BMW: on some vehicles, when starting, low beam, with 0552 option, would briefly flashes, due to a faulty led main light module that needs replacing. model 2008-14 f01, f02, f06, f07, f10, f12, f13, f25.
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.
07/17/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10052365
TSB ID: SIB-34-06-12

BMW: warning lamps are illuminated for the dsc, abs and brake and a possible warning in control display for chassis control system failure. models 2012 f25, 30, 01, 02, 07, 10, 12, 13, e70, 71, 84.
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.
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
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04/23/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043714
TSB ID: SIB-61-06-12

BMW: steering column switch center contains one or more faults: internal control, steering wheel lock range exceeded, wiper angle defective. various check control messages appear with airbag warning lamp illuminated.
04/20/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043689
TSB ID: SIB-61-07-12

BMW: after a few miles or several thousand miles, check control message, hybrid malfunction, may appear after programming of software for vehicle.
12/12/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10042487
TSB ID: SIB-12-19-11

BMW: after being removed, the electric motor electronics connector, that leads to ac compressor, must be sealed properly in order to prevent water ingress after being reinstalled.
04/29/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037050
TSB ID: SIB-65-24-03

BMW: operating description of the passenger airbag status light.
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.
12/06/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034574
TSB ID: SI-B63-02-10

BMW: check control message displayed; turn signals flash fast. intermittently or permanently, a bulb out check control message is displayed, together with the turn signal flashing fast. updated on 11/8/2013.
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11/01/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034267
TSB ID: SIB-12-10-10

BMW: program control units (dme). due to errors in the data in the dme (digital motor electronics), in the test module no values can be read out for the following error codes-oxygen sensor check response time; charge air temperature senso
10/25/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034185
TSB ID: SI-B 64-02-10

BMW: blower speed is greatly reduced when the vehicle is stationary. the blower indicator in the ihka control panel remains unchanged. system control software for the heating/air conditioning system is cause.
10/25/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034184
TSB ID: SI-B13-07-10

BMW: air bag warning lamp illuminated; low resistance fault stored. one or more of the following low resistance ce faults may be stored for the passenger front airbag 930915, , and 930921. no model years listed.
07/02/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033085
TSB ID: SIB-24-03-08

BMW: complaint of a delayed engagement and a harsh jolt when accelerating from a stop. the situation occurs only during the engine warm up phase (cold engine), and cannot be reproduced in the sport mode. egs software-unfavorable nic cali
07/06/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10029348
TSB ID: 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).
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.
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08/27/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10045300
TSB ID: SIB-61-23-12

BMW: cruise control is operating at 40 miles per hour, when high voltage battery discharges, due to possibly installed incorrect or non approved size tires and wheels on vehicle.
08/15/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10040046
TSB ID: SIB-51-11-11

BMW: when outside temp is below freezing the outside doors will not close or are difficult to open. a door cable has moisture intrusion and freezes.
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
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
07/14/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10033132
TSB ID: 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
06/21/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10032988
TSB ID: SIB-36-05-07

BMW: tire warning light illuminated due to low ambient temperature. model e90, e91(3 series);e92, e92 (3 series); e60 (5 series); e60 (m5); e63, e64 (6 series); e63, e64 (m6); e65, e66 (7 series); e70 (x5); e83 (x3); and e85, e86 (z4).
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07/20/09 Other NHTSA ID: 10029964
TSB ID: 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.

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BMW 7-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.