Non-Compliance Recall 22V-267 Program Control Units (FZD) – 2019-2022 BMW X5, X5 M, X6, X6 M, X7 & 4 Series

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April 20, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V267000

Sunroof Malfunction/FMVSS 118

A sunroof that closes without the key fob present inside the vehicle can increase the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V267

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 61,221

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe (430i, 430i xDrive, M440i xDrive); 2019-2022 X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive40i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M50i, X5M; 2021-2022 X5 xdrive45e; 2020-2022 X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i, X6 xDrive50i, X6M and 2019-2023 X7 xDrive40i, X7 xDrive50i, X7 M50i, X7 xDrive60i, X7 M60i, X7M, Alpina XB7 vehicles. The roof function control unit may be programmed incorrectly, allowing the sunroof to close without the key fob present inside the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 118, “Power-Operated Window Systems.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will reprogram the roof function control unit, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed June 20, 2022. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

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SIB 61 09 22
2022-06-03

RECALL 22V-267: PROGRAM CONTROL UNITS (FZD)

This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B61 09 22 dated May, 2022.

What’s New (Specific text highlighted):

  • Claim Information – Flat Rate Operation Usage

 

MODEL

E-Series Model Description Production Date
F95 X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle December 2, 2019 – April 6, 2022
F96 X6 M Sports Activity Coupe November 15, 2019 – April 7, 2022
G05 X5 Sports Activity Vehicle June 1, 2019 – April 7, 2022
G06 X6 Sports Activity Coupe July 15, 2019 – April 7, 2022
G07 X7 Sports Activity Vehicle June 3, 2019 – April 7, 2022
G26 4 Series Gran Coupe December 16, 2020 – February 24, 2022

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicles which require this Recall Campaign to be completed will show it as “Open” when checked either in AIR, the “Service Menu” of DCSnet (Dealer Communication System), ISPA Next or Warranty Vehicle Inquiry.

 

SITUATION

BMW AG is conducting a Voluntary Non-Compliance Recall (effective April 14, 2022) on certain Model Year 2019 – 2022 BMW vehicles that were produced between June 1, 2019 and April 7, 2022.

During supplier production, FZD (roof function center) control unit software may not have been programmed to specifications. As a result, it may be possible for the sunroof to close without the remote-control key inside the vehicle.

The Recall Notice and Q&A are attached for further information.

 

CAUSE

Software error in the roof function center (FZD).

 

CORRECTION

Program the vehicle.

 

PROCEDURE

  1. Determine the vehicle’s current I-level by either using AIR or the ISPA NEXT application. If needed, usethe latest ISTA to work through test modules.

 

  1. Is the current vehicle integration level:

 

Model Integration level
F95 F96 G05 G06 G07 G26 Lower than S18A-22-03-545

 

YES: Proceed to Step 3

NO: No further action necessary

 

  1. Program the vehicle using ISTA 4.34.50 or higher (released April 14, 2022).
Model Target integration level
F95 F96 G05 G06 G07 G26 S18A-22-03-545 or higher

 

Note that ISTA will automatically reprogram and code all programmable control modules that do not have the latest software.

Always connect a BMW-approved battery charger/power supply (SI B04 23 10).

For information on programming and coding with ISTA, refer to DealerSpeed / TIS / Technical Documentation / Diagnostics and Programming / Programming Documentation.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Parts replacement will not provide a solution.

 


Non-Compliance Recall
22V-267
Program Control Units (FZD)
Model Year 2019-2022
BMW X5, X5 M, X6, X6 M, X7 and 4 Series Gran Coupe
Issue Date:  04/14/2022

 

Q1. Which BMW Group models in the US are potentially affected by this Non-Compliance Recall?

Certain Model Year 2019-2022 BMW X5, X5 M, X6, X6 M, X7, and 4 Series Gran Coupe models in the US are potentially affected.

 

Q2. What is the specific issue?

During supplier production, FZD (roof function center) control unit software may not have been programmed to specifications.  As a result, it may be possible for the sunroof to close without the remote control key inside the vehicle.

 

Q3. Why are other models / vehicles not included in this Non-Compliance Recall?

Other models have different FZD (roof function center) control units with software programmed to specifications.

 

Q4. Can I continue to drive my vehicle?

Yes.  However, when you are notified by BMW of this Non-Compliance Recall, please contact an authorized BMW center to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.  For the latest updates to this Non-Compliance Recall, please visit bmwusa.com/recallIf you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all other drivers of this important information.

 

Q5. How did BMW Group become aware of the issue?

BMW Group became aware of the issue through its quality control procedures.

 

Q6. How will I be informed of this Non-Compliance Recall?

Owners of potentially affected vehicles will be notified via First Class mail in June about this NonCompliance Recall and requested to schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center to have the remedy performed.  Owners can locate their nearest authorized BMW center at bmwusa.com/dealer.

To ensure BMW has your recent contact and vehicle information, owners should visit bmwusa.com/recall and click on “Manage recall notices and contact information”.

 

Q7. How will my vehicle be remedied?

The FZD (roof function center) control unit will be reprogrammed for free and will take approximately one hour.

 

Q8. Do I have to wait for BMW to contact me to have the remedy performed?

No.  Please schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center to have this Non-Compliance Recall performed as soon as possible.  For the latest updates to this Non-Compliance Recall, please visit bmwusa.com/recall.

 


Chronology :

In early March 2022, a potential issue involving sunroof operation was raised during a testing and analysis program. An engineering review was initiated. A review of software / coding suggested that certain aspects of the software, specifically sunroof operation for vehicles for the US market, may not have been appropriate.
Further testing and analyses were performed. A review and comparison of worldwide regulatory requirements, including FMVSS 118 was conducted.

In early April, the review indicated that inappropriate roof function control unit software, potentially containing functionality for other markets, had inadvertently been released in production and service for US market vehicles.

Vehicle assembly information and supplier production records were reviewed to determine the number and production dates of potentially affected vehicles.

On April 13, 2022, BMW decided to conduct a voluntary recall.

BMW has not received any reports, nor is BMW otherwise aware, of any accidents or injuries that may be related to this issue.

 


14 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BMW 430I 2022
BMW M440I 2022
BMW X5 2019-2022
BMW X6 2020-2022
BMW X7 2019-2023

 


14 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re BMW Recall 22V-xxx: Program Control Units (FZD)

RCMN-22V267-0600.pdf 145.227KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re BMW Recall 22V-xxx: Program Control Units (FZD) – UPDATE

RCMN-22V267-1766.pdf 152.018KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V267-2987.pdf 645.276KB

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Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V267-1355.PDF 217.399KB

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Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V267-5808.PDF 217.399KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re BMW Recall 22V-267: Program Control Units (FZD) – UPDATE

RCMN-22V267-6068.pdf 151.133KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V267-7058.pdf 228.803KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V267-7093.pdf 235.618KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V267-8604.pdf 712.561KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-2

RCLQRT-22V267-0505.PDF 211.136KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-3

RCLQRT-22V267-2765.PDF 211.237KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2022-4

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V267&docType=RCL

 


 

BMW Diagnostic & Reprogramming

Introduction

The Online Service System (OSS) has been developed specifically for independent automotive workshops to provide an extensive range of resources. The following applications are available in the OSS:

 

ISTA Diagnosis Application

Vehicle diagnostics from the Z3/E36, with the BMW ICOM, or with a J2534 pass-thru tool (from model year 1996).

  • Fault Code Diagnosis
  • Test Plans
  • Repair Instructions (E30 or higher)
  • Technical Data
  • Wiring diagrams

 

Web ISTA Information Application

WebISTA has been developed to provide an information only application for users that do not require all of the services included in the ISTA diagnostics application.

  • Repair Instructions (E30 or higher)
  • Technical Data
  • Tightening torques
  • Wiring diagrams

 

You can search using document title, document number and subject areas as the search criteria. The desired information is displayed by means of graphics and explanatory text.

 

ISTA/P Online - Control Module Reprogramming

With ISTA/P you can reprogram the onboard control modules that are capable of software reprogramming.  For ISTA/P, a data interface, a power supply and an Internet connection are required. The data interface can be a BMW Group ICOM interface or a "Pass-Thru Tool (PTT)" that fulfills the requirements of the SAE J2534 standard.

 

What is needed to diagnose and program with the BMW OSS?

The OSS consists of a desktop or laptop PC connected to BMW over the Internet. To connect to the vehicle you can use the BMW authorized diagnostic interface "integrated communication optical module (ICOM)" or use a J2534 "Pass Thru Tool (PTT)".

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Note

Connection to OSS works only on PCs where no proxy connections are used.

For information about vehicle reprogramming and diagnostics using J2534 click here.

 


 

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