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2018 BMW X3 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10136335
TSB ID: B130118

Service action: check routing of fuel line: the fuel feed line is not correctly routed behind the tank ventilation line and may conflict with components of the intake system.
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: 10136739
TSB ID: B652517

Entry evo head unit will not play mp3 formatted cd's: data cd?s (encoded as mp3?s) can not be played.
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
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: 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.
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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: 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).
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136346
TSB ID: B540318

Panoramic sunroof does not function or causes noise during operation: the panoramic sunroof may not be functioning, or may be causing noises during operation from the area of the roof function center (fzd).
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135998
TSB ID: B840418

Bluetooth and usb audio playback functions missing - iphone: playlists, song titles, etc. from iphone do not display on head unit basic 2.
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.
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: 10135039
TSB ID: B612717

Replace battery check control message: in-stock, new vehicle instrument cluster displays the red ccm ?replace battery? (id # 460).
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: 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.
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136344
TSB ID: B513016

Tailgate unintentionally opens: trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135036
TSB ID: B510318

Rattle noise from b pillar area while driving: a rattle noise can be heard in the lower b pillar area on either side while driving, mostly at highway speeds.
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04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135034
TSB ID: B510118

Transportation film adhesive remains on the rear spoiler reinforcement after removal
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135030
TSB ID: B160218

Service action: replace the temperature sensor for the tank leak diagnosis module (nvld): the service engine soon light is illuminated.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135051
TSB ID: B710118

Service action: replace owners manual
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: 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 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.