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2015 BMW X3 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
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136714
TSB ID: B122617

Mil is on with dme fault 195014 - differential pressure sensor: the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) is illuminated and the following fault is stored in the digital motor electronics (dme) fault memory:
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.
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10135050
TSB ID: B662317

Contactless tailgate (smart opener) is too sensitive: when the remote is located in the range of the smart opener operation may be the contactless tailgate (smart opener) opens / close unintentionally from objects in the vicinity of the rea
01/11/16 NHTSA ID: 10059009
TSB ID: 16 06 15

Due to insufficient venting of the fuel tank, the vehicle loses power while driving and there may also difficulty refilling the tank.
09/28/15 NHTSA ID: 10058490
TSB ID: B-123314

During the dme's time limits engine coolant does not reach operating temperature cause by faulty thermostat inside transmission
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09/25/15 NHTSA ID: 10058476
TSB ID: SIB-12-33-14

BMW: due to transmission oil heat exchanger's faulty thermostat or engine faulty characteristic map thermostat, engine coolant fails to reach operating temperature, with low heat output and service engine soon light comes on. no model yea
09/25/15 NHTSA ID: 10058467
TSB ID: SIB-12-21-14

BMW: fuel gauge fails to show correct level of fuel when filling fuel tank but would update itself after driving awhile and illumination of engine malfunction lamp (mil) comes on, due to software error in instrument cluster. model 2011-15
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. *
05/14/18 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: 10136738
TSB ID: B650915

Nbt head unit high (hu-h) resets intermittently or permanently
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135995
TSB ID: B662317

Contactless tailgate (smart opener) is too sensitive: when the remote is located in the range of the smart opener operation may be the contactless tailgate (smart opener) opens / close unintentionally from objects in the vicinity of the rea
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: 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: 10135052
TSB ID: B840218

Head unit high resets with connection of iphone 8, iphone 8+ or iphone x
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.
06/22/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057707
TSB ID: SI B65 04 14

BMW:some BMW models may or may not display airbag warning light. *ta
06/09/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057569
TSB ID: SIB-63-12-14

BMW: due to one or more rear light failures, the check control message (ccm), intermittently will be displaying brake light, rear indicator, and/or rear light. model f25. updated 9/25/15.
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10/30/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056324
TSB ID: SIB-61-18-14

BMW: in some vehicles, when the k can2 wiring is shorted, no communication with any control modules (box electronics, telematic control module,car access system, radio/navigation, central gateway model or footwell module) during vehicle te
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136729
TSB ID: B540617

Water leak near roof function center (fzd): dampness is noticed on the roof liner near the roof function center and/or the hands free microphone.
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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BMW X3 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.