2004 BMW 3 Series Technical Service Bulletins
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Technical Service Bulletins

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Bulletin Number:
SIB-65-14-14
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2014

Summary:
BMW: SOME AIRBAGS, DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER, ARE IMPROPERLY DEPLOYING DUE TO A POSSIBLE INFLATOR NOT PRODUCED TO SPECIFICATIONS. MODEL 2001-2006 E46 (3 SERIES). ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10056098 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Bulletin Number:
SIB-17-02-09
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2013

Summary:
BMW: OIL LEAKS FROM THE AIR HOSE ON TURBOCHARGER. THIS IS DESIGNATED FOR E70, AND E90 MODELS WITH M57Y DIESEL ENGINES. SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP MAY BE ILLUMINATED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10053585 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Bulletin Number:
SIB-61-13-05
Bulletin Date:
Mar 2013

Summary:
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. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10052012 )

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-65-10-13
Bulletin Date:
Mar 2013

Summary:
BMW: REPLACEMENT OF THE OC3 SENSOR SEAT MAT ON THE PASSENGER SEAT. MODELS E82, E88, E90, E91, E92, E93. MODEL YEARS UNKNOWN. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10052013 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SB-61-19-12
Bulletin Date:
Feb 2013

Summary:
DURING THE SCHEDULED 3 MONTH/ 5,000 MILE SERVICE IT COULD POSSIBLY BE DETERMINED THAT SOME OF THE CONTACT PROTECTIVE SLEEVE S IN THE CHARGING SOCKET MAY BE MISSING. BMW MODEL E28E. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10051897 )

SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)
Bulletin Number:
SB-34-01-13
Bulletin Date:
Jan 2013

Summary:
ASC (AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL) OPERATION TO SENSITIVE. CRUISE CONTROL ACTION FUNCTION CAN OCCASIONALLY ACTIVATE AND DEACTIVATE DUE TO THE ASC IMPLAUSABILITY WHEN THE DSC WARNING LAMP IS FLASHING ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. BMW. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10051892 )

DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL
Bulletin Number:
SB-62-01-13
Bulletin Date:
Jan 2013

Summary:
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND GUAGES ARE INOPERATIVE. BMW MODEL F30. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10051898 )

DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL
Bulletin Number:
SB-62-03-13
Bulletin Date:
Jan 2013

Summary:
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY IS INTERMITTENTLY INOPERATIVE. BMW F25, AND F30 MODELS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10051899 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Bulletin Number:
SIB-61-37-12
Bulletin Date:
Dec 2012

Summary:
BMW: THE HIGH-VOLTAGE (HV) BATTERY CELLS COULD BE DAMAGED IF THE VEHICLE IS PREVENTED FROM ENTERING SLEEP MODE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. UPDATED 03/11/2013 ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10051519 )

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Bulletin Number:
SIB270212
Bulletin Date:
Dec 2012

Summary:
BMW: DSC WARNING LIGHT IS ON. THE WARNING LAMPS FOR DSC, ABS AND BRAKE WARNING ILLUMINATED. THERE MAY ALSO BE A WARNING IN THE CONTROL DISPLAY FOR CHASSIS CONTROL SYSTEM FAILURE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10051459 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SIB-61-24-12
Bulletin Date:
Aug 2012

Summary:
BMW: INFORMATION ON MAINTENANCE TO E MOTOR GREASING WHERE THE EME/E MOTOR ASSEMBLY IS REMOVED. THE CABLES, EME HIGH VOLTAGE, SHOULD BE REINSTALLED IN ORIGINAL FACTORY POSITION TO AVOID CONTACT WITH EXPOSED FASTENERS IN REAR RIGHT WHEEL H ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10046899 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Bulletin Number:
SIB-61-24-12
Bulletin Date:
Aug 2012

Summary:
BMW: INFORMATION ON MAINTENANCE TO E MOTOR GREASING WHERE THE EME/E MOTOR ASSEMBLY IS REMOVED. THE CABLES, EME HIGH VOLTAGE, SHOULD BE REINSTALLED IN ORIGINAL FACTORY POSITION TO AVOID CONTACT WITH EXPOSED FASTENERS IN REAR RIGHT WHEEL H ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10046899 )

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Bulletin Number:
SIB-51-25-12
Bulletin Date:
Jul 2012

Summary:
BMW: WATER PENETRATES THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT DUE TO OPENINGS IN SERVICE TRANSMISSION TUNNEL WITH INSUFFICIENT SEALING, CAUSING CARPET TO BE WET IN CENTER TUNNEL AREA. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10045285 )

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Bulletin Number:
SIB-51-25-12
Bulletin Date:
Jul 2012

Summary:
BMW: WATER PENETRATES THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT DUE TO OPENINGS IN SERVICE TRANSMISSION TUNNEL WITH INSUFFICIENT SEALING, CAUSING CARPET TO BE WET IN CENTER TUNNEL AREA. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10045285 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
Bulletin Number:
B63-03-12
Bulletin Date:
Apr 2012

Summary:
BMW: THE LEFT OR RIGHT REAR LIGHT IN THE SIDE PANEL HAS CONDENSATION CONCERNING VEHICLES PRODUCED UP TO FEBRUARY 27,2012. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10044032 )

SEAT BELTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SEAT BELTS
Bulletin Number:
SIB-72-01-11
Bulletin Date:
Aug 2011

Summary:
BMW: E92. THE SEAT BELT EXTENDER ON THE FRONT DRIVER+S OR PASSENGER SIDE FAILED TO DELIVER THE BELT. THE SAFETY BELT EXTENDER EXTENDS BUT THE BELT SLIPS OFF. THE +HAND+ ON THE EXTENDER FAILS. THE SAFETY BELT IS TWISTED. THE EXTENDER WILL NO ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10041411 )

SEAT BELTS:FRONT+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Bulletin Number:
SIB-72-01-11
Bulletin Date:
Aug 2011

Summary:
BMW: E92. THE SEAT BELT EXTENDER ON THE FRONT DRIVER+S OR PASSENGER SIDE FAILED TO DELIVER THE BELT. THE SAFETY BELT EXTENDER EXTENDS BUT THE BELT SLIPS OFF. THE +HAND+ ON THE EXTENDER FAILS. THE SAFETY BELT IS TWISTED. THE EXTENDER WILL NO ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10041411 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-15-11
Bulletin Date:
Jul 2011

Summary:
BMW: THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON. THERE ARE TROUBLE CODES STORED FOR THE CRANKSHAFT SENSOR. NO DRIVEABILITY ISSUES. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10040852 )

SEAT BELTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SEAT BELTS
Bulletin Number:
SIB-72-28-06
Bulletin Date:
Apr 2011

Summary:
BMW: THE END OF THE SEATBELT ASSISTANT BREAKS/FALLS OFF WHEN RETRACTING. THE RETAINING TAB IS NOT ROBUST ENOUGH. E92. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10040050 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Bulletin Number:
SIB-63-03-11
Bulletin Date:
Apr 2011

Summary:
BMW: WIRING ON THE HEADLIGHTS MAY HAVE DETERIORATED DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND THE COVER NOT BEING SECURED PROPERLY. E60/E92. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10040057 )

SEAT BELTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SEAT BELTS
Bulletin Number:
SIB-72-05-07
Bulletin Date:
Apr 2011

Summary:
BMW: A SOFTWARE PROBLEM IS CAUSING ONE OR BOTH OF THE SEAT BELT ASSISTANTS TO NOT EXTEND FULLY OR MAY NOT EXTEND AT ALL. THE POSITION AT WHICH THE ASSISTANT COMES TO REST VARIES. E92. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10040049 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-72-05-07
Bulletin Date:
Apr 2011

Summary:
BMW: A SOFTWARE PROBLEM IS CAUSING ONE OR BOTH OF THE SEAT BELT ASSISTANTS TO NOT EXTEND FULLY OR MAY NOT EXTEND AT ALL. THE POSITION AT WHICH THE ASSISTANT COMES TO REST VARIES. E92. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10040049 )

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Bulletin Number:
SIB-23-01-08
Bulletin Date:
Apr 2011

Summary:
BMW: A NEW TECHNICAL SUPPORT PROCESS HAS BEEN CREATED REGARDING TRANSMISSION CONCERNS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10040045 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-16-07
Bulletin Date:
Mar 2011

Summary:
READY ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10040170 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-16-07
Bulletin Date:
Mar 2011

Summary:
READY ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10040170 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SIB-61-01-11
Bulletin Date:
Feb 2011

Summary:
BMW: VARIOUS FUNCTIONS IN THE VEHICLE ARE NOT WORKING INCLUDING: INSTRUMENTS, DOOR LOCKS, WIPERS, AND OTHER ELECTRICAL FUNCTIONS. THERE MAY ALSO BE WARNING LIGHTS ON. K-CAN WIRING IN THE VEHICLE SHORTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10040736 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Bulletin Number:
SIB-61-01-11
Bulletin Date:
Feb 2011

Summary:
BMW: VARIOUS FUNCTIONS IN THE VEHICLE ARE NOT WORKING INCLUDING: INSTRUMENTS, DOOR LOCKS, WIPERS, AND OTHER ELECTRICAL FUNCTIONS. THERE MAY ALSO BE WARNING LIGHTS ON. K-CAN WIRING IN THE VEHICLE SHORTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10040736 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Bulletin Number:
SI B12 55 06
Bulletin Date:
Jan 2011

Summary:
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. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10037700 )

SEAT BELTS:FRONT+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Bulletin Number:
SIB-72-03-10
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2010

Summary:
BMW: ON SOME E92 MODELS THE SAFETY BELT EXTENDER IS NOT EXTENDING THE BELT OR IS NOISY. THIS CAN BE A FAULT OF THE EXTENDER OR THE BELT IS CONTORTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10037487 )

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Bulletin Number:
SIB-72-03-10
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2010

Summary:
BMW: ON SOME E92 MODELS THE SAFETY BELT EXTENDER IS NOT EXTENDING THE BELT OR IS NOISY. THIS CAN BE A FAULT OF THE EXTENDER OR THE BELT IS CONTORTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10037487 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
Bulletin Number:
SIB-63-02-08
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2010

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: REAR BULB FAILURE. THE BULB OUT WARNING SHOWS IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. DIAGNOSIS SHOWS A FAULT FOR THE REAR LAMP. THE BULB OUT CAN BE DISPLAYED FOR 2 POSSIBLE CAUSES: POOR FIT BETWEEN THE BULB AND BULB HOLDER; BULB FAILUR ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10035224 )

SEAT BELTS:FRONT+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Bulletin Number:
SIB-72-01-10
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2010

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: FRONT SAFETY BELT DOES NOT RETRACT SMOOTHLY OR JAMS. THE UPPER PART OF THE DRIVER'S OR PASSENGER'S FRONT SAFETY BELT DOES NOT ROLL UP FULLY OR ROLLS UP SLOWLY. THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE INERTIA REEL IS INCORRECT AT THE FASTENIN ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10035247 )

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Bulletin Number:
SIB-72-01-10
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2010

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: FRONT SAFETY BELT DOES NOT RETRACT SMOOTHLY OR JAMS. THE UPPER PART OF THE DRIVER'S OR PASSENGER'S FRONT SAFETY BELT DOES NOT ROLL UP FULLY OR ROLLS UP SLOWLY. THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE INERTIA REEL IS INCORRECT AT THE FASTENIN ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10035247 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Bulletin Number:
SIB-65-36-09
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2010

Summary:
BMW: THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10037078 )

AIR BAGS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
AIR BAGS
Bulletin Number:
SIB-65-36-09
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2010

Summary:
BMW: THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10037078 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-65-36-09
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2010

Summary:
BMW: THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10037078 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-21-10
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2010

Summary:
BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON. THE VEHICLE LOST POWER AND THE ENGINE CRANKS WITH NO START. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10037079 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-21-10
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2010

Summary:
BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON. THE VEHICLE LOST POWER AND THE ENGINE CRANKS WITH NO START. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10037079 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Bulletin Number:
SIB-63-02-01
Bulletin Date:
Aug 2010

Summary:
BMW: PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING AND REPLACING INCANDESCENT AND HALOGEN LIGHT BULBS UNDER WARRANTY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10037025 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-11-08-03
Bulletin Date:
Jul 2010

Summary:
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. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10037010 )

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Bulletin Number:
SIB-28-02-08
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: A NEW TECHNICAL PROCESS IS BEING USED ON MANY MODELS TO DETERMINE THE ROOT CAUSE OF DOUBLE-CLUTCH TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036980 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-13-02-10
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO PERFORM A FUEL QUALITY DETECTION TEST ON VEHICLES WITH AN N54 ENGINE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036984 )

FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Bulletin Number:
SIB-13-02-10
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO PERFORM A FUEL QUALITY DETECTION TEST ON VEHICLES WITH AN N54 ENGINE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036984 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Bulletin Number:
SIB-16-03-10
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: WARNING MESSAGE ON ABOUT LOW DIESEL EXHAUST FUEL LEVEL AND THAT THE ENGINE WILL NOT RESTART WITHIN 999 MILES. THE LIGHT COMES ON A FEW THOUSAND MILES EARLIER THAN A RECOMMENDED OIL CHANGE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036981 )

FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Bulletin Number:
SIB-16-03-10
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: WARNING MESSAGE ON ABOUT LOW DIESEL EXHAUST FUEL LEVEL AND THAT THE ENGINE WILL NOT RESTART WITHIN 999 MILES. THE LIGHT COMES ON A FEW THOUSAND MILES EARLIER THAN A RECOMMENDED OIL CHANGE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036981 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-13-07-10
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: THERE IS A ROUGH ENGINE IDLE AND "SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT" WHEN DRIVING DOWNHILL IN HIGH ALTITUDES DURING COLD WEATHER. THERE MAY BE SIX DIFFERENT FAULT CODES. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036982 )

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SIB-32-04-07
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: A NEW TECHNICAL PROCESS HAS BEEN CREATED FOR BMW TO IDENTIFY CAUSES OF STEERING COMPLAINTS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF MODELS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036979 )

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SIB-32-04-07
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: A NEW TECHNICAL PROCESS HAS BEEN CREATED FOR BMW TO IDENTIFY CAUSES OF STEERING COMPLAINTS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF MODELS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036979 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
Bulletin Number:
SIB-63-10-08
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: MOUNTING TENSION OR THE CUTOUT AREA OF THE TRUNK FOR THE LIGHT IS CAUSING THE THIRD BRAKE LIGHT LENS TO CRACK. THIS IS ALLOWING WATER TO LEAK IN. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036986 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-13-06-10
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: A SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT COMES ON. THE ENGINE WILL ONLY OPERATE TO 1500 RPMS AND LACKS POWER. THERE IS A SOFTWARE APPLICATION ERROR. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036985 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-13-06-10
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: A SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT COMES ON. THE ENGINE WILL ONLY OPERATE TO 1500 RPMS AND LACKS POWER. THERE IS A SOFTWARE APPLICATION ERROR. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036985 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Bulletin Number:
SIB-11-02-10
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2010

Summary:
BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON WITH DIESEL ENGINES. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10036983 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Bulletin Number:
SIB-16-02-09
Bulletin Date:
Dec 2009

Summary:
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 ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10033130 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-07-06
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2009

Summary:
BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP ILLUMINATED-FC 23F4 MAP THERMOSTAT. IN SOME VEHICLES HAVE INSUFFICIENT HEAT. E90, E91 (3 SERIES), E60, E61 (5 SERIES) 3/06 AND E83 (X3 SERIES) 9/08. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032650 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-07-06
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2009

Summary:
BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP ILLUMINATED-FC 23F4 MAP THERMOSTAT. IN SOME VEHICLES HAVE INSUFFICIENT HEAT. E90, E91 (3 SERIES), E60, E61 (5 SERIES) 3/06 AND E83 (X3 SERIES) 9/08. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032650 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-07-06
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2009

Summary:
BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP ILLUMINATED-FC 23F4 MAP THERMOSTAT. IN SOME VEHICLES HAVE INSUFFICIENT HEAT. E90, E91 (3 SERIES), E60, E61 (5 SERIES) 3/06 AND E83 (X3 SERIES) 9/08. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032650 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
Bulletin Number:
SI-B12-22-08
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2009

Summary:
BMW: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL 08E-A03; M3 S54-DME REPROGRAMMING FOR CATALYST CONVERSION DIAGNOSIS. THE DME PROGRAMMING, AS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED, MAY CAUSE THE OBD DIAGNOSTIC TO ERRONEOUSLY EVALUATE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE CATALYTIC CONVER ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032574 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Bulletin Number:
SI-B12-22-08
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2009

Summary:
BMW: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL 08E-A03; M3 S54-DME REPROGRAMMING FOR CATALYST CONVERSION DIAGNOSIS. THE DME PROGRAMMING, AS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED, MAY CAUSE THE OBD DIAGNOSTIC TO ERRONEOUSLY EVALUATE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE CATALYTIC CONVER ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032574 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SIB-16-08-06
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2009

Summary:
BMW VEHICLES: ENGINE CRANKS BUT DOES NOT START; FUEL LEVEL GAUGE DISPLAYS A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF FUEL, ALTHOUGH THE FUEL TANK IS EMPTY; FAULT CODE 2A1C (FUEL LEVEL PLAUSIBILITY) IS STORED IN MSV80. RIGHT SIDE FUEL SENDING UNIT IS DISLODGE ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10033131 )

SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY
Bulletin Number:
SIB-41-02-09
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2009

Summary:
BMW VEHICLES: REAR AXLE CARRIER (SUB FRAME) SUPPORT PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, A FRACTURE IN THE STEEL BODY STRUCTURE COULD FORM IN THE AREA AROUND ONE OF THE REAR AXLE CARRIER MOUNTING POINTS. AS A RE ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10033135 )

STRUCTURE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
STRUCTURE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-41-02-09
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2009

Summary:
BMW VEHICLES: REAR AXLE CARRIER (SUB FRAME) SUPPORT PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, A FRACTURE IN THE STEEL BODY STRUCTURE COULD FORM IN THE AREA AROUND ONE OF THE REAR AXLE CARRIER MOUNTING POINTS. AS A RE ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10033135 )

STRUCTURE:BODY+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
STRUCTURE:BODY
Bulletin Number:
SIB-41-02-09
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2009

Summary:
BMW VEHICLES: REAR AXLE CARRIER (SUB FRAME) SUPPORT PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, A FRACTURE IN THE STEEL BODY STRUCTURE COULD FORM IN THE AREA AROUND ONE OF THE REAR AXLE CARRIER MOUNTING POINTS. AS A RE ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10033135 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SI-B12-28-07
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2009

Summary:
BMW: COMPLAINTS THAT THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM HAS ENTERED THE ENGINE FAILSAFE MODE AND THAT THE TURBOCHARGER BOOST IS REDUCED. E82, E88, E90, E92, E93, E60, E61, AND E71. ALL MODELS WITH NAY ENGINES. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10031684 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER
Bulletin Number:
SI-B12-28-07
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2009

Summary:
BMW: COMPLAINTS THAT THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM HAS ENTERED THE ENGINE FAILSAFE MODE AND THAT THE TURBOCHARGER BOOST IS REDUCED. E82, E88, E90, E92, E93, E60, E61, AND E71. ALL MODELS WITH NAY ENGINES. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10031684 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SI-B61-16-09
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2009

Summary:
BMW: VARIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS OR INTERMITTENTLY. SYMPTOMS TYPICALLY INCLUDE VARIOUS WARNING LAMPS IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER AND STARTING PROBLEMS. AFFECTED MAY BE THE EKP (ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED FUEL PUMP), AND CONTROL MODULES ON T ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10031584 )

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Bulletin Number:
SI-B61-16-09
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2009

Summary:
BMW: VARIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS OR INTERMITTENTLY. SYMPTOMS TYPICALLY INCLUDE VARIOUS WARNING LAMPS IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER AND STARTING PROBLEMS. AFFECTED MAY BE THE EKP (ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED FUEL PUMP), AND CONTROL MODULES ON T ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10031584 )

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Bulletin Number:
SI-28-02-09
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2009

Summary:
BMW: COMPLAINT THAT THE N (NEUTRAL) SYMBOL IS BEING DISPLAYED IN THE KOMBI AND THE MESSAGE TRANSMISSION IN N, SHIFT TO P WHEN ENGINE IS TURNED OFF IS DISPLAYED IN THE CC WHEN THE VEHICLE DECELERATES TO A STOP. IN REALTY, THE TRANSMISSION ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10031644 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
Bulletin Number:
SI-B63-10-08
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2009

Summary:
BMW: CRACKED THIRD BRAKE LIGHT. THE MOUNTING TENSION ON THE THIRD BRAKE LIGHT LENS IS CAUSING THE LENS TO CRACK FROM THE BODY. WHEN INSTALLING OR REPLACING THE THIRD BRAKE LIGHT, P/N 63 25 7 165 978, ADDITIONAL SPACERS MUST BE ADDED ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10031564 )

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER
Bulletin Number:
SI-B64-05-09
Bulletin Date:
Sep 2009

Summary:
BMW: WATER LEAKS INTO EITHER THE DRIVER'S SIDE OR PASSENGER'S SIDE FOOTWELL DURING FAST CORNERING. INSUFFICIENT SEALING AT THE POINT OF CONTACT BETWEEN THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND THE CONDENSATION DRAIN HOSE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10031544 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Bulletin Number:
SI-B-34-11-0
Bulletin Date:
Aug 2009

Summary:
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 ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10030844 )

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Bulletin Number:
SI-B-34-11-0
Bulletin Date:
Aug 2009

Summary:
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 ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10030844 )

STRUCTURE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
STRUCTURE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-51-19-09
Bulletin Date:
May 2009

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: AFTER RAINFALL, VARYING AMOUNTS OF WATER MAY BE PRESENT IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT OF THE VEHICLE. THIS WATER MAY BE PRESENT IN EITHER SIDE AREA, OR IN THE WHEEL WELL AREA. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10030627 )

STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID
Bulletin Number:
SIB-51-19-09
Bulletin Date:
May 2009

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: AFTER RAINFALL, VARYING AMOUNTS OF WATER MAY BE PRESENT IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT OF THE VEHICLE. THIS WATER MAY BE PRESENT IN EITHER SIDE AREA, OR IN THE WHEEL WELL AREA. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10030627 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SIB-51-19-07
Bulletin Date:
May 2009

Summary:
BMW VEHICLES: DOORS WILL NOT UNLOCK USING THE KEY FOB OR CENTRAL LOCKING BUTTON. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10030626 )

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
Bulletin Number:
SIB-51-19-07
Bulletin Date:
May 2009

Summary:
BMW VEHICLES: DOORS WILL NOT UNLOCK USING THE KEY FOB OR CENTRAL LOCKING BUTTON. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10030626 )

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Bulletin Number:
SIB-51-19-07
Bulletin Date:
May 2009

Summary:
BMW VEHICLES: DOORS WILL NOT UNLOCK USING THE KEY FOB OR CENTRAL LOCKING BUTTON. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10030626 )

AIR BAGS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
AIR BAGS
Bulletin Number:
SI-B65-75-06
Bulletin Date:
Apr 2009

Summary:
BMW: 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. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10029605 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-12-08
Bulletin Date:
Feb 2009

Summary:
BMW: SERVICE ENGINE LAMP IS ILLUMINATED. DME FC 2A15 MINOR LEAK AND 2A16 SUPERFINE LEAK IN EVAPORATION SYSTEM. TANK VENTILATION CORRUGATED HOSE MAY CONTACT THE LOW SIDE AIR CONDITIONING PRESSURE LINE ALUMINUM FERREL. THIS CONTACT MAY CAUSE ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10028525 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-12-08
Bulletin Date:
Feb 2009

Summary:
BMW: SERVICE ENGINE LAMP IS ILLUMINATED. DME FC 2A15 MINOR LEAK AND 2A16 SUPERFINE LEAK IN EVAPORATION SYSTEM. TANK VENTILATION CORRUGATED HOSE MAY CONTACT THE LOW SIDE AIR CONDITIONING PRESSURE LINE ALUMINUM FERREL. THIS CONTACT MAY CAUSE ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10028525 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SI-B-12-04-0
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2008

Summary:
BMW: CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED AND/OR VEHICLE OVERHEATS. MODELS E83, E85, E86, E70, E90, E91, E92, E93, E60 AND E61. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10028370 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SI-B-12-04-0
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2008

Summary:
BMW: CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED AND/OR VEHICLE OVERHEATS. MODELS E83, E85, E86, E70, E90, E91, E92, E93, E60 AND E61. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10028370 )

DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL
Bulletin Number:
SI-B-12-04-0
Bulletin Date:
Oct 2008

Summary:
BMW: CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED AND/OR VEHICLE OVERHEATS. MODELS E83, E85, E86, E70, E90, E91, E92, E93, E60 AND E61. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10028370 )

SEATS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
SEATS
Bulletin Number:
SI B52 05 08
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2008

Summary:
BMW: SEAT FRAME DESIGN CHANGED FOR 392 (3 SERIES COUPE) PRODUCED UP TO MAY 2007. ON EARLY PRODUCTION E92S, THE SOCKET WHICH SECURES THE SEAT BACKREST RELEASE CABLE TO THE RELEASE MECHANISM COULD PULL FREE FROM THE RELEASE MECHANISM. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10025848 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Bulletin Number:
SI B63-04-08
Bulletin Date:
Jun 2008

Summary:
BMW: HEADLAMP MOISTURE: FAULT DIAGNOSTICS. WATER OR CONDENSATION IN ONE OR BOTH HEADLAMPS. MODELS 5 SERIES, 6 SERIES, 7 SERIES, X5, X6, 1 SERIES, AND 3 SERIES. MODEL YEARS 2000-20008. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10025983 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
Bulletin Number:
SI B63 02 08
Bulletin Date:
May 2008

Summary:
REAR BULB FAILURE. MODEL E92 (3 SERIES COUPE) VEHICLES PRODUCED UP TO JANUARY 21, 2008 ARE AFFECTED. THE BULB OUT WARNING SHOWS IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10025585 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SI B11 13 07
Bulletin Date:
Apr 2008

Summary:
N54 RATTLE NOISE FROM TURBOCHARGER AREA. MODELS E90, E92 AND E93 (3 SERIES) 335I AND 335XI; E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES) 535I AND 535XI, ALL WITH N54 ENGINE FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION TO JANUARY 17, 2008 PRODUCTION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10025584 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER
Bulletin Number:
SI B11 13 07
Bulletin Date:
Apr 2008

Summary:
N54 RATTLE NOISE FROM TURBOCHARGER AREA. MODELS E90, E92 AND E93 (3 SERIES) 335I AND 335XI; E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES) 535I AND 535XI, ALL WITH N54 ENGINE FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION TO JANUARY 17, 2008 PRODUCTION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10025584 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER
Bulletin Number:
SI B11 13 07
Bulletin Date:
Apr 2008

Summary:
N54 RATTLE NOISE FROM TURBOCHARGER AREA. MODELS E90, E92 AND E93 (3 SERIES) 335I AND 335XI; E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES) 535I AND 535XI, ALL WITH N54 ENGINE FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION TO JANUARY 17, 2008 PRODUCTION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10025584 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-11-02-08
Bulletin Date:
Feb 2008

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON (MIL) LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AND A POWER REDUCTION IS CLEARLY PERCEPTIBLE. THIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR AFTER DRIVING FOR SOME TIME WITH THE ENGINE ALREADY AT FULL OPERATING TEMPERATURE. IF THE IGNITION IS C ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032779 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Bulletin Number:
SIB-11-02-08
Bulletin Date:
Feb 2008

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON (MIL) LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AND A POWER REDUCTION IS CLEARLY PERCEPTIBLE. THIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR AFTER DRIVING FOR SOME TIME WITH THE ENGINE ALREADY AT FULL OPERATING TEMPERATURE. IF THE IGNITION IS C ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032779 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SI B12 01 08
Bulletin Date:
Jan 2008

Summary:
N52 EDK THROTTLE JAMMING FAULTS 2D09, 2CED AND 2CEC. MODEL E90 AND E91 (3 SERIES) AND E60 AND E61 (5 SERIES), ALL MODELS UP TO 11/2005 WITH N52 ENGINE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10025573 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Bulletin Number:
SIB-16-01-06
Bulletin Date:
Dec 2007

Summary:
BMW: FUEL LEVEL SENSOR REPAIR PROCEDURE. THE CASE WHERE IT IS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR DUE TO A FAILURE, THE ENTIRE PUMP AND HOUSING DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032989 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Bulletin Number:
SIB-16-01-06
Bulletin Date:
Dec 2007

Summary:
BMW: FUEL LEVEL SENSOR REPAIR PROCEDURE. THE CASE WHERE IT IS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR DUE TO A FAILURE, THE ENTIRE PUMP AND HOUSING DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032989 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Bulletin Number:
SIB-16-01-06
Bulletin Date:
Dec 2007

Summary:
BMW: FUEL LEVEL SENSOR REPAIR PROCEDURE. THE CASE WHERE IT IS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR DUE TO A FAILURE, THE ENTIRE PUMP AND HOUSING DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032989 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-11-14-07
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: N54 TURBOCHARGER WASTE GATE CONTROL NOISES AND OPERATION. AFTER TURNING OFF ENGINE, A SLIGHT RATTLE NOISE IS HEARD FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THIS NOISE IS SIMILAR TO A MECHANICAL TYPEWRITER. IN ADDITION, THE COMPLAINTS O ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032809 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER
Bulletin Number:
SIB-11-14-07
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: N54 TURBOCHARGER WASTE GATE CONTROL NOISES AND OPERATION. AFTER TURNING OFF ENGINE, A SLIGHT RATTLE NOISE IS HEARD FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THIS NOISE IS SIMILAR TO A MECHANICAL TYPEWRITER. IN ADDITION, THE COMPLAINTS O ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032809 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER
Bulletin Number:
SIB-11-14-07
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: N54 TURBOCHARGER WASTE GATE CONTROL NOISES AND OPERATION. AFTER TURNING OFF ENGINE, A SLIGHT RATTLE NOISE IS HEARD FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THIS NOISE IS SIMILAR TO A MECHANICAL TYPEWRITER. IN ADDITION, THE COMPLAINTS O ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032809 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-20-07
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
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 ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032812 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:FUEL FILTER+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:FUEL FILTER
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-20-07
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
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 ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032812 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-24-07
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
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, ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032814 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-24-07
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
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, ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032814 )

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Bulletin Number:
SIB-34-078-0
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
BMW VEHICLES: DSC DISABLING FUNCTION. DSC OFF FUNCTION HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN M5 AND M6 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032827 )

STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Bulletin Number:
SIB-22-01-07
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: NOISE FROM FRONT AXLE/RIGHT SIDE. A GRINDING OR SCRAPING NOISE MAY BE HEARD WHILE CORNERING AT VEHICLE SPEEDS UP TO 30 MPH. THE NOISE IS MORE PRONOUNCED WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN THE WARM UP PHASE AND MAY CHANGE INTENSITY DURIN ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032815 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-22-01-07
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: NOISE FROM FRONT AXLE/RIGHT SIDE. A GRINDING OR SCRAPING NOISE MAY BE HEARD WHILE CORNERING AT VEHICLE SPEEDS UP TO 30 MPH. THE NOISE IS MORE PRONOUNCED WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN THE WARM UP PHASE AND MAY CHANGE INTENSITY DURIN ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032815 )

EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Bulletin Number:
SIB-22-01-07
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2007

Summary:
BMW VEHICLE: NOISE FROM FRONT AXLE/RIGHT SIDE. A GRINDING OR SCRAPING NOISE MAY BE HEARD WHILE CORNERING AT VEHICLE SPEEDS UP TO 30 MPH. THE NOISE IS MORE PRONOUNCED WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN THE WARM UP PHASE AND MAY CHANGE INTENSITY DURIN ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10032815 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
Bulletin Number:
630306
Bulletin Date:
Feb 2007

Summary:
POOR CONNECTION AT REAR LAMP CONNECTOR. BMW. MODEL E46. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10020856 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number:
120405
Bulletin Date:
Mar 2006

Summary:
CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED AND/OR VEHICLE OVERHEATS. BMW E90 (3 SERIES) ALL E90 (3 SERIES) AND E60 (5 SERIES) MODELS EQUIPPED WITH N52 ENGINE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10015410 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
1220405
Bulletin Date:
Feb 2005

Summary:
CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED INTAKE AND AMBIENT TEMPERATURE FAULTS STORED IN DME. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10012787 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM+
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 3 Series

Nature of Defect:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number:
SI-B-61-16-0
Bulletin Date:
Nov 2003

Summary:
BMW:VARIOUS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAILURES WHICH OCCURRED WHILE DRIVING: A/C STOPPED WORKING; FUEL GAUGE DISPLAY IS IMPLAUSIBLE (SHOWS EMPTY); REAR WINDOWS ONE TOUCH FUNCTION IS INOPERATIVE; WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE WORKING WITH BEING SWITCHED ON; ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10029107 )

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