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2015 BMW X5 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
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:
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136721
TSB ID: B320115

Noise when adjusting the steering column up or down: creaking noise when raising or lowering the steering column position
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.
01/11/16 NHTSA ID: 10059004
TSB ID: 12 23 15

Check control message (ccm) "drive faulty; drive at moderate speed" will display and engine power may go down when accelerating under certain conditions due to dme software error.
09/28/15 NHTSA ID: 10058491
TSB ID: B-260114

Front drive shaft universal joints may wear out prematurely
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
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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. *
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10135032
TSB ID: B340515

Ticking noise from the front axle when cornering: the customer may complain of a metallic ticking noise from the front axle when cornering, maneuvering, parking or pulling away from a parking space.
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: 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: 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: 10136357
TSB ID: B641216

Hvac blower not working: hvac blower is not working.
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: 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: 10136347
TSB ID: B610118

High voltage system: isolation faults: the check control message (ccm), "powertrain malfunction!" is displayed.
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
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.
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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
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136744
TSB ID: B710317

Recall campaign 17e-a04: replace emissions label: vehicles are non-compliant with emissions regulations (incorrectly labelled).
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136338
TSB ID: B310117

Ticking noise from front axle on turns: a hard mechanical clacking noise is heard when making turns coming from the front axle.
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136344
TSB ID: B513016

Tailgate unintentionally opens: trunk/tailgate may open when vehicle is locked.
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.
09/18/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058424
TSB ID: SIB-36-01-15

BMW: some vehicles experiencing the failure of tire pressure monitor (rdci) due to remote control unit hardware (fbd3 antenna) and needs repairing. model years 2014-15.
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06/09/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10057562
TSB ID: SIB-61-32-14

BMW: when ever vehicle is in motion, due to an error of software, in body domain controller (bdc), central locking system would unlock or lock on its own. model f15 (x5), f16 (x6).
02/06/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10056716
TSB ID: SIB-51-16-14

BMW: check control message (ccm) is displayed, when door opens to first stage due to rear or front door lock and bowden cable cover and door lock would need replacing, as needed. model 2013-15 f15 (x5). updated 6/5/15. *

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BMW X5 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.