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2003 BMW 525I
2.5L 6-cyl Engine Code M54 Engine Code M54 B25
184 bhp. @ 6000 rpm / Torque: 175 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm
24 Valves Double Overhead Camshaft Variable Valve Timing
2.5L - Inline 6-cyl (2494 cc) (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1

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  1. Engine Oil

  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, S5D320Z (5-SPD)  »  GLS28 [1]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Manual Transmission, S5D250G (5-SPD)  »  GLS28 [1]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Rear Differential

    Standard Differential, Rear  »  GLS24

    All TEMPS  » 
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear  »  GLS23

    All TEMPS  » 
    Severe Gear® 75W-140 (SVOQT)
  5. Power Steering Fluid

  6. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [3]
  7. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [3]
  8. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] Transmission that have a yellow label with the letters
    MTF-LT-1 originally required Esso/Exxon MTF-LT-1, BMW P/N
    83 22 9 408 942 which was superseded with Castrol
    MTF-LT-2 BMW P/N 83220309031 in 2004.
    [2] Models with combined power steering,
    hydraulic brake booster and self leveling suspension
    refer to label on top of reservoir for proper fluid
    recommendation.
    [3] Use BMW P/N 81 22 0 142 156 (12 oz.) or
    BMW P/N 81 22 0 142 155 (1 gallon). If unavailable, use a
    low viscosity DOT 4 brake fluid.

  9. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  6.5 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  10 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, 5HP-19 Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    5 speed 5HP-19  »  8.9 liters
    Manual Transmission, S5D250G (5-SPD)  »  1 liters
    Manual Transmission, S5D320Z (5-SPD)  »  1 liters
    Differential, Rear  »  1.1 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  10. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  11. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  M18x1.5  »  26 ft/lbs
    Oil Drain Plug  »  M22x1.5  »  45 ft/lbs
    Oil Drain Plug  »  M12x1.5  »  19 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Fill Plug 36.8 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 36.8 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter (EA15K08)  
    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (HU9254X)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51223 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter MANN Air Filter (C251141)  
    Air Filter WIX 46320 Air Filter  
    Cabin Air Filter MANN Cabin Air Filter (CUK27362) [1]
    Fuel Filter MANN Fuel Filter (WK532)  

    Filter Comments
    [1] Charcoal Impregnated; Not all models may be outfitted with a cabin air filter. Please verify before ordering.
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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EFM 5W-40 FS European Motor Oil (EFM)

Specially Formulated for European Gasoline and Diesel Engines. AMSOIL Synthetic European Motor Oil provides exceptional performance and protection for gasoline and diesel European vehicles. It meets a wide variety of specifications and carries multip...
EFO 0W-40 FS European Motor Oil (EFO)

Specially Formulated for European Gasoline and Diesel Engines. AMSOIL Synthetic European Motor Oil provides exceptional performance and protection for gasoline and diesel European vehicles. It meets a wide variety of specifications and carries multip...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
SVG 75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
SVO 75W-140 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVO)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
mann oil filter MANN-FILTERS Oil Filters

Oil filters from MANN-FILTER purify oil of dirt and solid particles such as dust, abraded metal, carbon deposits and soot particles. The filter housing is pressure-resistant, protected against corrosion and features a long-life elastomer seal. Use Part Number drop down to select filter.
mann air filter MANN-FILTERS Air Filters

MANN-FILTER air filters feature optimum pleat geometry for maximum dirt holding capacity and high filtration efficiency for engine protection. They also correct air flow, enhancing engine protection.
mann cabin filter MANN-FILTERS Cabin Air Filters

MANN-FILTER cabin air filters offer optimum ventilation inside the vehicle through low flow resistance, filtering out spores, pollen, pollution, dust and exhaust consistently throughout the entire service interval.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
72
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oxygen sensor
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a computer-controlled, fuel-injected vehicle, a sensor mounted in the exhaust stream that relays air/fuel ratio information to the fuel control computer that allows the computer to make adjustments.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
96
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
96
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
120
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
180,000 miles (288,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
144
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
180,000 miles (288,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
144
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
200,000 miles (320,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
200,000 miles (320,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oxygen sensor
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a computer-controlled, fuel-injected vehicle, a sensor mounted in the exhaust stream that relays air/fuel ratio information to the fuel control computer that allows the computer to make adjustments.
Distance:
210,000 miles (336,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
168
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
240,000 miles (384,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
192
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
240,000 miles (384,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
192
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
270,000 miles (432,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
216
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oxygen sensor
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a computer-controlled, fuel-injected vehicle, a sensor mounted in the exhaust stream that relays air/fuel ratio information to the fuel control computer that allows the computer to make adjustments.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
240
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
240
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
120802
NHTSA Item Number:
10000372

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring:front underhood.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine wiring harness section replacement for ignition coils. ( nhtsa item number - 10000372 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-10-01
Bulletin Number:
1220105
NHTSA Item Number:
10012788

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Loss of power while decelerating and turning or coming to a stop. ( nhtsa item number - 10012788 ).

Bulletin Date:
2007-11-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-11-14-07
NHTSA Item Number:
10032809

Component Description: (A) Engine and engine cooling:engine., (B) Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:turbo-charger., (C) Engine and engine cooling:engine:other fuel types:turbo-charger.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2007-11-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-25-03-07
NHTSA Item Number:
10032825

Component Description: (A) Power train:manual transmission., (B) Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw vehicle: sport transmission paddle shifters inoperative-diagnosis. The direct communication input line between the paddle shifters and the egs transmission control module is interrupted. No model years listed. ( nhtsa item number - 10032825 ).

Bulletin Date:
2007-11-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-34-07-07
NHTSA Item Number:
10032849

Component Description: (A) Power train:manual transmission., (B) Service brakes, air:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw vehicle: dsc disabling function. Due to revised dme, dsc and ccc software, the mdm (m dynamic mode) button located in the center console switch cluster (szm) now has triple functionality-default state-dsc on; short press-mdm on (green ( nhtsa item number - 10032849 ).

Bulletin Date:
2007-12-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-62-04-06
NHTSA Item Number:
10032987

Component Description: Digital instrument panel.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: instrument cluster-failure of displays/functions. Total or partial failure of displays or functions in the instrument cluster. The displays or functions start working again after the vehicle has been parked (sleep mode). Internal e ( nhtsa item number - 10032987 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-01-01
Bulletin Number:
SI B62 0406
NHTSA Item Number:
10025571

Component Description: Digital instrument panel.

Service Bulletin Summary: Instrument cluster: failure of displays/functions. Model e60, e61 (5 series) and e63, e64 (6 series). ( nhtsa item number - 10025571 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-01-01
Bulletin Number:
SI B12 01 08
NHTSA Item Number:
10025573

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-02-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-11-02-08
NHTSA Item Number:
10032779

Component Description: (A) Engine and engine cooling:engine., (B) Engine and engine cooling:engine:diesel.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-02-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-09-07
NHTSA Item Number:
10032780

Component Description: (A) Electrical system., (B) Engine and engine cooling:engine., (C) Engine and engine cooling:engine:diesel.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw vehicle: service engine soon light illuminated: s85-various vanos related faults stored. (e60 (5series), e63 & e64 (6series). No model years listed. ( nhtsa item number - 10032780 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-02-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-09-08
NHTSA Item Number:
10032781

Component Description: (A) Electrical system., (B) Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw vehicle: driveability complaints due to cooling fan relay failure. The customer may complain of intermittent driveability problems, described as-engine is lacking power when accelerating uphill; transmission will not upshift under hea ( nhtsa item number - 10032781 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-04-01
Bulletin Number:
SI B11 13 07
NHTSA Item Number:
10025584

Component Description: (A) Engine and engine cooling:engine., (B) Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:turbo-charger., (C) Engine and engine cooling:engine:other fuel types:turbo-charger.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-04-01
Bulletin Number:
SI-B11-01-08
NHTSA Item Number:
10026205

Component Description: Equipment:other:owners/service/other manual.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: replace the chain tensioning rail bearing bolt that could come loose and cause damage to the engine. Models e60 (5 series), e70 (x5 series), e83 (x3 series), e9x (3 series). ( nhtsa item number - 10026205 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-06-01
Bulletin Number:
SI B63-04-08
NHTSA Item Number:
10025983

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-02-01
Bulletin Number:
SI-B12-02-09
NHTSA Item Number:
10029684

Component Description: (A) Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap., (B) Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: service engine soon lamp or the check gas cap warnings are illuminated while driving. When diagnosed, the dme has stored faults for small leak, micro leak, super fine leak, or large leak in relation to the tank ventilation or evaporati ( nhtsa item number - 10029684 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-03-01
Bulletin Number:
SI-B-11-01-0
NHTSA Item Number:
10029025

Component Description: (A) Engine and engine cooling:engine., (B) Engine and engine cooling:engine:diesel., (C) Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:crankcase (pcv).

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: small number of vehicles experience problems ranging from leaking oil filler caps, leaking or broken valve covers, to complete engine failure in extremely cold climate conditions. Moisture accumulating in engine crankcase ventilation v ( nhtsa item number - 10029025 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-04-01
Bulletin Number:
SI-B-62-01-0
NHTSA Item Number:
10029257

Component Description: Digital instrument panel.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: all instrument dials are inoperative and the illumination of the information display in the instrument cluster is very bright. ( nhtsa item number - 10029257 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-04-01
Bulletin Number:
SI-B37-01-09
NHTSA Item Number:
10029444

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: vehicle has a check control message self leveling suspension failed/malfunctioning displayed. At least one of the following fault codes is stored and is currently present in the ehc control unit: 5f98 control time fault lifting rear le ( nhtsa item number - 10029444 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-04-01
Bulletin Number:
SI-B65-75-06
NHTSA Item Number:
10029605

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-09-01
Bulletin Number:
SI-B12-28-07
NHTSA Item Number:
10031684

Component Description: (A) Engine and engine cooling:engine., (B) Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:turbo-charger.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-10-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-07-06
NHTSA Item Number:
10032650

Component Description: (A) Electrical system: software., (B) Engine and engine cooling:engine., (C) Engine and engine cooling:engine:diesel.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-12-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-16-02-09
NHTSA Item Number:
10033130

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2010-06-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-32-04-07
NHTSA Item Number:
10036979

Component Description: (A) Steering:electric power assist system., (B) Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2010-07-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-11-08-03
NHTSA Item Number:
10037010

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2010-08-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-63-02-01
NHTSA Item Number:
10037025

Component Description: Exterior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: procedure for determining and replacing incandescent and halogen light bulbs under warranty. ( nhtsa item number - 10037025 ).

Bulletin Date:
2010-10-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-63-10-10
NHTSA Item Number:
10035244

Component Description: (A) Equipment adaptive., (B) Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw vehicle: adaptive headlights. A check control (cc) message is displayed for the adaptive headlights. The headlamps no longer turn with steering wheel movement. Fault code 800fc6 is entered in the footwell module (frm3). A second tu ( nhtsa item number - 10035244 ).

Bulletin Date:
2010-10-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-65-22-10
NHTSA Item Number:
10035246

Component Description: Seats.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw vehicles: replaced seat occupancy sensor mat will not enable. After replacing a cis (capacitive sensing passenger occupancy mat), the new mat will not enable when using ista/p. However, ista/p shows that the acsm (active crash safety ( nhtsa item number - 10035246 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-04-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-23-01-08
NHTSA Item Number:
10040045

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: a new technical support process has been created regarding transmission concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 10040045 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-04-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-51-11-11
NHTSA Item Number:
10040046

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: when outside temp is below freezing the outside doors will not close or are difficult to open. A door cable has moisture intrusion and freezes. ( nhtsa item number - 10040046 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-04-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-63-03-11
NHTSA Item Number:
10040057

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-07-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-15-11
NHTSA Item Number:
10040852

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin 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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-07-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-33-01-02
NHTSA Item Number:
10040853

Component Description: Suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: 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. ( nhtsa item number - 10040853 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-02-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-61-06-12
NHTSA Item Number:
10043714

Component Description: (A) Air bags., (B) Steering:column.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: steering column switch center contains one or more faults: internal control, steering wheel lock range exceeded, wiper angle defective. Various check control messages appear with airbag warning lamp illuminated. ( nhtsa item number - 10043714 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-04-01
Bulletin Number:
B61-17-12
NHTSA Item Number:
10044024

Component Description: (A) Interior lighting., (B) Visibility:power window devices and controls., (C) Visibility:windshield wiper/washer.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: wipers lights and front power windows are inoperative. This situation may start and lead to a permanent fault. Also included model f07 (5 series gran turismo) model years up to march 2012. ( nhtsa item number - 10044024 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-12-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB240812
NHTSA Item Number:
10051439

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: intermittently goes into park during a msa engine start. The transmission can intermittently go into the park position (p) when msa engine start is occurring. A drive gear can be selected in order to drive away, and no relevant faults ( nhtsa item number - 10051439 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-12-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-61-37-12
NHTSA Item Number:
10051519

Component Description: Electrical system:battery.

Service Bulletin 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 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

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1
Make(s):
BMW
Model(s):
1 SERIES, 3 SERIES, 5 SERIES, 6 SERIES, 7 SERIES
Year(s):
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Manufacturer:
Valeo
NHTSA ID:
12E029000
Recall Date:
August 10th, 2012
Units Affected:
585

Affected Component: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan.

Summary: This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by valeo. Valeo is recalling certain engine cooling fans, part numbers 696121, 696273, and 696275, used as service replacement parts for model year 2008-2011 bmw 1-series, 2006-2011 bmw 3-series, 2000-2009 bmw 5-series, 2004-2005 bmw 6-series, and 2006-2007 bmw 7-series vehicles. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short. .

Conequence: This condition could cause the fan motor to become inoperative, or cause the motor circuit board in the assembly to overheat, potentially leading to a fire in the engine compartment. .

Remedy: Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The safety recall began on august 22, 2012. This recall is being conducted by valeo, not by bmw. For further information, owners may contact valeo at 1-888-718-2536. .

Notes: Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

#
2
Make(s):
BMW
Model(s):
325CI, 325I, 325XI, 330CI, 330I, 330XI, 525I, 530I, 540I, M3, M5, X5
Year(s):
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Manufacturer:
BMW of North America, LLC
NHTSA ID:
15V318000
Recall Date:
May 28th, 2015
Units Affected:
419,235

Affected Component: Air bags:frontal:driver side:inflator module.

Summary: Bmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 325i, 325xi, 330i, and 330xi sedans, and 325xi and 325i sportswagons, 2002-2006 330ci, 325ci, and m3 convertibles and 325i, 330i, and m3 coupes, 2002-2003 m5, 540i, 525i sedan, and 530i sedans, and 540i and 525i sportswagons, and 2003 x5 3. 0i and 4. 4i sports activity vehicles. Please note that the 5-series and x5 vehicles are only included if they are equipped with the optional sports steering wheel. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. .

Conequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. .

Remedy: Bmw will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag module, free of charge. The recall began aug 2016. Owners may contact bmw customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: this recall supersedes recall 14v-348 in its entirety. Additionally, vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Note: on december 17, 2015 bmw removed the model year 2004 x5 3. 0i and 4. 4i sports activity vehicle from this recall. Those vehicles were mistakenly identified as including the air bags that are subject to this recall. .

Notes: Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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