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2017 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: 10136720
TSB ID: B310417

Service action: check, and if required, replace the right front half shaft: an oil leak may develop at the right front axle output shaft where the shaft enters the output shaft extension housing.
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
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: 10136745
TSB ID: B840214

Connecteddrive/BMW assist system diagnosis information
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.
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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: 10136726
TSB ID: B513517

Tailgate closing audible warning is distorted: audible warning, that tailgate is being closed, is inconsistent or distorted.
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).
05/07/18 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: 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: 10135052
TSB ID: B840218

Head unit high resets with connection of iphone 8, iphone 8+ or iphone x
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.
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

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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.

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