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2005 BMW Z4 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
01/06/12 NHTSA ID: 10042684
TSB ID: SIB-13-13-10

BMW: on some vehicles, the high pressure fuel pump has an internal component that may fail and causing drivability symptoms such as erratic engine operation and longer starting times.
09/13/11 NHTSA ID: 10040853
TSB ID: SIB-33-01-02

BMW: a grinding noise is coming from the differential during slow cornering. when turning a slip/stick effect is created on the lining and steel discs incorporated in the differential clutch causes a grinding noise.
06/03/11 NHTSA ID: 10037702
TSB ID: SI B12 12 10

BMW: when at lower speeds or stopping the engine idle dips too low because of a software problem.
06/03/11 NHTSA ID: 10037700
TSB ID: SI B12 55 06

BMW: there may be excessive cranking before the vehicle starts. the service engine soon light may also be on with a lack of engine power.
04/27/11 NHTSA ID: 10037010
TSB ID: SIB-11-08-03

BMW: six different models equipped with the m54 engine could have valve covers break in cold weather and ruin the engine. this is due to moisture accumulation.
04/25/11 NHTSA ID: 10036979
TSB ID: SIB-32-04-07

BMW: a new technical process has been created for BMW to identify causes of steering complaints with a wide range of models.
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07/14/10 NHTSA ID: 10033130
TSB ID: SIB-16-02-09

BMW vehicles: fuel level sensor repairs. where it is necessary to replace the right or the left side fuel level sensor due to a failure, the entire pump and housing or delivery unit (suction jet assembly) do not need to be replaced as wel
05/26/10 NHTSA ID: 10032814
TSB ID: SIB-12-24-07

BMW vehicle: s54-catalyst protection mode while the vehicle is low on fuel. complaints that the vehicle has no power during heavy acceleration. fuel reserve light is illuminated and the fuel level, when measured with the service tester,
05/26/10 NHTSA ID: 10032812
TSB ID: SIB-12-20-07

BMW vehicle: m54/m56-mixture too lean-fault codes 2882/2883 are stored in the dme. complaints that service engine soon light is illuminated. the fault codes 2882/2883-fuel trim, mixture too lean are stored in the dme. possible causes ma
12/09/09 NHTSA ID: 10030844
TSB ID: SI-B-34-11-08

BMW vehicles: teileclearing for dynamic stability control (dsc). a part replacement authorization must be obtained by submitting a tc case in puma before any of the following dsc components are replaced under warranty for the vehicles lis
05/22/06 NHTSA ID: 10019997
TSB ID: 120806

Service action: program mss70 dme - tank ventilation diagnostics. fault code: 2a1a: tank ventilation system, function is erroneously stored in the dme. the service engine soon lamp is illuminated.
05/22/06 NHTSA ID: 10020005
TSB ID: 130206

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08/15/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10040045
TSB ID: SIB-23-01-08

BMW: a new technical support process has been created regarding transmission concerns.
04/25/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10036980
TSB ID: SIB-28-02-08

BMW: a new technical process is being used on many models to determine the root cause of double-clutch transmission problems.
05/01/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10052012
TSB ID: SIB-61-13-05

BMW: battery has an increased demand due to developemental process of the electrical system. this is causing the batter to need to undergo an energy diagnosis.
09/26/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10041281
TSB ID: SIB-63-14-10

BMW: the rear lamp is not water tight due to cracks due to stress. water may enter the lamp.
04/27/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037025
TSB ID: SIB-63-02-01

BMW: procedure for determining and replacing incandescent and halogen light bulbs under warranty.
07/13/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10029605
TSB ID: SIB-65-75-06

BMW service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. the airbag warning lamp (awl) is illuminated, together with the passenger airbag status lamp (pol). the problem may be intermittent. microcracks in the oc3 seat mat.
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03/26/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028370
TSB ID: SI-B-12-04-05

BMW: check engine lamp illuminated and/or vehicle overheats. models e83, e85, e86, e70, e90, e91, e92, e93, e60 and e61. updated 5/24/11.
09/02/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10025701
TSB ID: SI B12-55-06

N54-diagnosis for dme fc 29dc/2fbf for models e90, e92 produced from 06/06 and e93, e60, e61 produced from 03/07. updated 7/8/09. models e82, e88 produced from start 2000 and e71 produced from start 2000. updated 7/21
03/03/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10012498
TSB ID: 7220005

Airbag warning light is illuminated, and fault code 71 (seat occupancy detector) is stored in mrs4rd. BMW e83 (x3). model year unknown.
05/24/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10037464
TSB ID: SIB-51-42-10

BMW: water is leaking into the luggage compartment due to a damaged seal on rear vents.
12/09/09 Other NHTSA ID: 10030843
TSB ID: SI-B72-02-09

BMW: belt tensioner harnesses. a repair harness for the front seat safety belt tensioners at the belt retractors may have been improperly installed.
05/22/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10020004
TSB ID: 360406

Nitrogen inflated tires.

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BMW Z4 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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