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2015 BMW i3 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10136339
TSB ID: B310118

Noise from front axle when steering: chattering or squeaking noise is heard (refer to attached video https://tinyurl.com/y9kwrucl ) from the front axle under the following steering conditions:
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
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136713
TSB ID: B122517

Service action: program control units (eme): due to eme software error, the malfunction indicator light (mil) may not illuminate in the cases of obd-relevant faults of charging electronics.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136732
TSB ID: B614317

Eme fault codes s0728 / s0729: a fault (s0728 for f15 phev or s0729 for i3) is found stored in the eme during ista short test. diagnostic instructions indicate to reprogram eme.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136731
TSB ID: B614217

Mil activated after dc charging lim fc 805526: while dc charging, the charge session may fail to start and a check engine light is illuminated. fault code 805526 is stored in the lim as well
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05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136730
TSB ID: B614117

End of service (eos) test fails: after repairing the high-voltage battery, the eos (end of service) test fails.
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: 10136358
TSB ID: B641316

A/c failure: fc 801252 electric a/c compressor: internal fault detected: air conditioning (a/c) failure with ihka fault code "801252 - electric a/c compressor: internal fault detected".
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: 10136351
TSB ID: B612116

Service action: programming control units (range): the actual range can be inaccurate in relation to the state of charge of the high-voltage battery.
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136350
TSB ID: B612016

Power loss at very low soc of hv battery: the vehicle may exhibit any of the following at very low state of charge (soc) Ð less than 8%:
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136348
TSB ID: B610418

Eme sets fault code 222931 or low cost charging not functional after programming: fault code "222931 Ð charge management function: settings not calibrated" is stored in the electrical machine electronics (eme), and/or "low cost charging" is
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.
07/07/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10076068
TSB ID: B54 01 16

A delivery stop has been issued on i01 (i3 battery electric vehicle) produced from december 09, 2015 to january 22, 2016. these vehicles are equipped with a sunroof as part of the shadow sport limited edition. the sunroof may not be prope
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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03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130073
TSB ID: P-17-04

The 175/55r20 89q xl rear tire is an acceptable replacement on 2014-2016 model years equipped with the 20 inch wheel option.
11/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123976
TSB ID: P1702

Model year 2014 thru 2016 i3 was specified with 175/55r20 85q bridgestone ecopia ep500. BMW specifies the 2017 model year i3 with 175/55r20 89q xl bridgestone ecopia ep500.

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BMW i3 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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