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2012 BMW 7-Series Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10135019
TSB ID: B110115

Engine oil quick reference chart and drain plug torque: the current version of ista/d has an error in the engine oil capacity specification for all vehicles with the n63r engine and xdrive.
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: 10057337
TSB ID: SIB-11-14-14

BMW: due to debris entering oil passage of engine, it will knock and lose power, during cylinder head mating surfaces and cleaning of engine block after repair to engine.
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.
05/19/15 NHTSA ID: 10057341
TSB ID: SIB-16-15-14

BMW: malfunction warning light for engine is illuminated due to purge air system micro leakage and ventilation of fuel tank from contamination.
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02/11/14 NHTSA ID: 10054641
TSB ID: SIB-12-19-13

BMW: an erroneous message, from oil level sensor, indicating oil service is due, after traveling a short distance. model f15, f13, f12, f10, f07, f06, f02, f01. no years listed.
07/17/13 NHTSA ID: 10052359
TSB ID: SIB-13-07-12

BMW: on some vehicles, the high pressure fuel injector, can lead to an internal failure due to incorrect operation and would need to be repaired and/or replaced. models f01, 02, 04, 07, 10, 12, 13, e70, 71. no model years listed.
05/01/13 NHTSA ID: 10052011
TSB ID: SIB-13-01-13

BMW: fuel tank pressure. check engine light may illuminate with a fault code of 19401b. this light indicates that the pressure may be low as opposed to ambient.
01/18/13 NHTSA ID: 10049679
TSB ID: SIB-12-18-12

BMW: if bsd communication is disrupted, oil level sensor data is no longer received by dme. bsd communication fault(s), after repairs are shortly set, requires removal of ignition harness from cylinder head cover. all models. no model
01/15/13 NHTSA ID: 10049439
TSB ID: SB-1214

BMW: vehicles needs diagnosing for n63 misfire faults when service engine soon lamp is illuminated. lack of diagnosing engine or fuel system could cause incorrect diagnosis and repeated repair attempts. no models or model years listed.
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.
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.
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10135021
TSB ID: B110916

N63, n63tu, s63 and s63tu engines: oil leak from the rear: customer complains that engine oil is leaking from the center of the vehicle. when verified, the engine oil residue can be seen leaking from between the engine and the transmission
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136738
TSB ID: B650915

Nbt head unit high (hu-h) resets intermittently or permanently
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136745
TSB ID: B840214

Connecteddrive/BMW assist system diagnosis information
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136361
TSB ID: B651312

Headunit navigation maps (hu-h hu-h2 hu-b): the headunit high (hu-h), also called nbt, began replacing the car information computer (cic) on certain my2013 vehicles with option 609 (7/2012+).
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136352
TSB ID: B613014

BMW maintenance program: 12-volt battery replacement measure: this bulletin outlines a customer satisfaction measure that has been designed exclusively for the BMW vehicles listed above.
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04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135054
TSB ID: B841117

BMW apps randomly starts playing on its own: while listening to fm, or am, or satellite radio (sdars), the audio source randomly switches to BMW apps (pandora, spotify, audible etc.) with no input from driver or passenger.
08/10/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058164
TSB ID: SIB650414

BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, series sedan, x3, 4, 5, 6, m4: regarding airbag warning light seat occupancy detection may or may not be on. *lj
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: 10052366
TSB ID: SIB-64-05-13

BMW: on some activehybrid (3,5,7), the high voltage battery is cooled by refrigerant and is regulated by expansion valve at base of battery and it can become stuck in open position, either permanently or intermittently. models f02h, f10h,
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.
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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.
04/25/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051970
TSB ID: SIB-61-03-13

BMW: high battery discharge warning: battery needs replacement. the "high battery discharge warning" will illuminate on the central information display (cid). updated 05/13/2013 *js updated 11/1/13.
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
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.
12/06/10 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.
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136344
TSB ID: B513016

Tailgate unintentionally opens: trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked.
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04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135020
TSB ID: B110118

N63t ccm low oil level not displayed: drivetrain malfunction warning is illuminated, and dme fault code 1c4002 (engine oil level: too low) is stored. customer complains that check control message (?low oil level?) has never been displayed.
05/19/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10057336
TSB ID: SIB-01-13-14

BMW: new service program procedure is now available regarding the brake fluid, tire pressures, lock/striker adjustments for trunk or tailgate, battery, exterior lighting.
01/15/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10049319
TSB ID: SIB-31-01-12

BMW: while maneuvering at low speeds, movement between surface contacts of swivel bearing and wheel bearing, can cause clicking noises. models e70, 71, f01, 02, 04, 07, 10, 12, and 13. no model years listed. updated 11/1
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.

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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.