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2014 BMW X1 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136705
TSB ID: B010116

N20 engine coolant thermostat: limited warranty extension to 10 years/120,000 miles
02/06/15 NHTSA ID: 10056719
TSB ID: SIB-12-26-14

BMW: with drivetrain malfunction message displayed and service engine soon, engine can go into reduced power mode, due to engine position management (epm) unfavorable parameters in dme software.
10/28/14 NHTSA ID: 10056321
TSB ID: SIB-12-07-14

BMW: engine runs poorly or no longer starts and malfunction indicator lamp (mil) is illuminated due to water corrosion and damage to dme harness connectors and pins. model 2014 e84 (x1).
11/01/13 NHTSA ID: 10053485
TSB ID: SIB-12-15-13

BMW: service engine and engine malfunction light illuminates. vehicle may have reduced power output. fault code may not clear from dme fault memory. updated on 11/8/2013. updated 2/21/2014 *js updated 3/11/14. *
10/06/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058551
TSB ID: SIB-24-02-15

BMW: on transmission side, in some vehicles, the transmission fluid is leaking around the area of the oil cooler lines causing unfavorable cooling line connection tolerances to damage o rings. model e84 (x1), e89 (z4), f22 & 23 (2 series)
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136745
TSB ID: B840214

Connecteddrive/BMW assist system diagnosis information
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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.
09/25/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058488
TSB ID: SIM-65-02-15

BMW: the chrome material adhesion is poor and causes chrome ring to peel on idrive controller and needs to be replaced.

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BMW X1 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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