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2016 BMW 7-Series Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10135029
TSB ID: B160118

Removing fuel feed line for parked car heating from replacement fuel pump: modify the universal replacement fuel pump assembly to allow it to be correctly installed in a us market vehicle.
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.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136716
TSB ID: B123017

Service action: program control units (eme): due to the eme software error, obd diagnostics may not detect emission relevant fault codes stored in the ihka (heating & a/c) control module
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136715
TSB ID: B122717

Erroneous internal fault 10501d is stored in the dme: the following fault is erroneously store in the digital motor electronics (dme).
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136734
TSB ID: B621917

Instrument cluster remains dark after starting the vehicle: upon starting the vehicle (terminal 15 switched on), the instrument cluster does not function (stays dark, no needle response, no bus communication).
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136743
TSB ID: B662517

Display key not detected in vehicle: after display key remains motionless in the vehicle (or in the trunk) for more than two minutes, it is no longer detected.
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05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136745
TSB ID: B840214

Connecteddrive/BMW assist system diagnosis information
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136741
TSB ID: B660817

Rear view camera fails to display image: sporadically, when the rear view camera is activated, either via selecting reverse with the shift selector or by direct camera selection, no image appears in the display.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136742
TSB ID: B661717

Missing display of surround view camera: central information display (cid) sporadically does not display surround view camera image.
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135994
TSB ID: B661016

Garage door opener cannot be programmed: the vehicle's rear view mirror integrated universal remote control is incompatible with some garage door (or fence) opener devices installed at the driver's residence and/or business.
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135993
TSB ID: B660218

Radio remote sporadically inoperative: sporadically one or both of the below situations can occur:
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136333
TSB ID: B120818

Rough running and various vanos faults stored: the check engine light is illuminated and the vehicle may run rough at idle and while driving.
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: 10136355
TSB ID: B630516

Headlight assemblies have visible internal moisture/condensation: water on the inside (a) or misting (b) of both headlight lenses that is visible from outside.
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136347
TSB ID: B610118

High voltage system: isolation faults: the check control message (ccm), "powertrain malfunction!" is displayed.
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.
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136354
TSB ID: B621917

Instrument cluster remains dark after starting the vehicle: upon starting the vehicle (terminal 15 switched on), the instrument cluster does not function (stays dark, no needle response, no bus communication).
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136353
TSB ID: B620218

Vehicle check displays due in cbs data after reset for 2nd oil service: after reset of service interval (e.g. oil change), the vehicle check is displayed as "due" (yellow).
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05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136000
TSB ID: B840618

Connecteddrive-remote services do not function: remote services (such as locking and unlocking the car, vehicle location by honking the horn, flashing the lights or on the map in the BMW connected app) do not function after vehicle has been
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135049
TSB ID: B661317

Surround view camera displays incorrect vehicle model: after programming the vehicle, the incorrect vehicle model is displayed in the cid (central information display) when surround view camera function is active.
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.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135039
TSB ID: B612717

Replace battery check control message: in-stock, new vehicle instrument cluster displays the red ccm Òreplace batteryÓ (id # 460).
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135041
TSB ID: B621717

Erroneous head-up display fault in instrument cluster: b7f6e3 - hud: fault in the communication (hud not answering) in instrument cluster fault.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135042
TSB ID: B621817

Fuel gauge erroneous display: vehicle runs out of fuel but the instrument cluster still displays fuel remaining in the tank.
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04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135043
TSB ID: B630118

Flickering lights- interior and exterior: intermittently interior and/or exterior lights are flickering or flashing and no audio function.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135025
TSB ID: B120618

Dme fault code cdc203: various control units contain faults indicating missing messages from the battery management electronics
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136344
TSB ID: B513016

Tailgate unintentionally opens: trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked.
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135997
TSB ID: B720417

False warnings that the front passenger seat is occupied without the seat belt buckled: acoustic and visual warnings indicate that the front passenger seat is occupied and the seat belt is not fastened, when the seat is actually unoccupied.
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135992
TSB ID: B651316

Nbt-evo head unit cannot be swapped between vehicles for testing. 'component protection active': if either the nbt-evo head unit or body domain controller (bdc) are swapped into a different vehicle they will cause the head unit nbt-evo to e
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135046
TSB ID: B660218

Comfort access sporadically inoperative: sporadically, vehicle is unable to be locked or unlocked via the door handle.
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04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135047
TSB ID: B660418

During parking maneuvering assistant operation, driver gear input is ignored: sporadically, during a parking maneuvering assistant or parking assistant operation the gear change requested (r to d or d to r) by the driver is ignored.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135053
TSB ID: B840318

Touch command: seat control function missing after programming: the seat adjustment function for front passenger and rear seats is missing from the BMW touch command.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135035
TSB ID: B510218

Water leak in luggage compartment causes automatic tailgate to fail: the automatic tailgate may not function intermittently or permanently.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135044
TSB ID: B640118

Temperature regulation of automatic climate control system is not acceptable: air distribution and/or temperature regulation variation exceeds design parameters.

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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.