Seat Mounted Air Bags may not Deploy – 2016-2017 BMW, Rolls-Royce & Mini

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V914
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 3,506

 

Seat Mounted Air Bags may not Deploy

If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the seat-mounted air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2017 BMW 640i, 640i xDrive, 650i, 650i xDrive, M6, 535i, 535i xDrive, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, M4, X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, i3, i8, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Mini Clubman Cooper, Clubman Cooper S, Cooper All4, Cooper S All4, Mini 4-Door Cooper, Cooper S, Mini 2-Door Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works and 2016 BMW 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, M5 and 535d vehicles.

The affected vehicles have seat- mounted side air bag inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash.

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RECALL CAMPAIGN 16V-832: REPLACE SENSOR CLUSTER UNIT – 2011 BMW 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i & 550xi

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V832
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 91

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

 

SUMMARY:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2011 BMW 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and 550xi vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011.

The affected vehicles may have received a replacement Sensor Cluster Unit (SCU) during a service visit. These SCUs have an acceleration sensor that may have been incorrectly programmed and, as a result, the SCU may not accurately determine if activation and deployment of the air bags, safety belt pre-tensioners and head restraints is necessary in the event of a crash.

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DME Fault P1688 – 2001-2006 Mini Cooper S

SI M12 04 05
Engine Electrical Systems
July 2005
Technical Service

DME Fault P1688

 

MODEL

R52 (Cooper S Convertible) Equipped with W11 Engine R53 (Copper S) Equipped with W11 Engine

SITUATION

Customer complains of lack of power and engine is in failsafe mode. The Service Engine Soon light is illuminated and fault code P1688 (“Electronic throttle control monitor level 2/3; Mass air flow calculation”) is stored in the DME (EMSK2000 or MS5150).

 

CAUSE

This fault can be caused by one of the following:

  • Possible air leak in the induction system.
  • MAP Sensors are indicating implausible values.
  • Failure of the Supercharger By-Pass Valve (sticking operation).

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A/C Does Not Blow Cold Air – 2004 Mini Cooper

M 64 02 04
June 2005

 

This Service Information bulletin supersedes S.I. M64 02 04 dated August 2004.

New designates changes to this revision

 

SUBJECT

A/C Does Not Blow Cold Air

 

MODEL

New R50 (Cooper) with CVT (Automatic Transmission)

Vehicles produced up to August 18, 2004

 

SITUATION

The A/C line from the condenser to the evaporator is cut by a sharp edge on the CVT oil pan.

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Fuel Pump Replacement – 2007-2012 BMW

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V746
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 136,188

 

Loose Fuel Pump Wiring may cause Stall/Fuel Leak

The loose wires may cause the connector to melt, resulting in a fuel leak. Additionally, the fuel pump may stop working, possibly causing an engine stall and increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 BMW X5 3.0si, X5 4.8i, X5 M, X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i and X5 xDrive50i, 2008-2011 X6 x Drive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6 M, 2010-2011 X6 ActiveHybrid, 535i xDrive Gran Turismo, 535i Gran Turismo, 550i xDrive Gran Turismo and 550i Gran Turismo, 2011-2012 528i, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i and 550i xDrive and 2012 535i ActiveHybrid, 640i Convertible, 650i Convertible, 650i xDrive Convertible, 650i Coupe and 650i Coupe xDrive vehicles.

The affected vehicles have in-tank fuel pumps that may have insufficiently crimped wire contacts.

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