September 29, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V725000
A loss of illumination from one of the parking lights can reduce visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V725
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 3,315
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2023 X7 xDrive40i, and X7 M60i vehicles. In certain vehicle operating conditions, only one of the two front parking lights may remain illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
Dealers will reprogram the electronic control unit for the front parking lights, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 21, 2022. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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.
SIB 63 05 22
RECALL 22V-725: FRONT LAMPS
Please perform the procedure outlined in this Service Information on all affected vehicles before customer delivery. In the event the customer has already taken delivery of the vehicle, please perform the procedure the next time the vehicle is in the shop.
|E-Series||Model Description||Production Date|
|G07||X7 Sports Activity Vehicle||March 9, 2022 – September 20, 2022|
Affected vehicles which require this Campaign to be completed will show it as “Open” when checked either in AIR, the “Service Menu” of DCSnet (Dealer Communication System), ISPA NEXT/AWP or Warranty Vehicle Inquiry.
Due to an electronic control unit (ECU) programming issue, affected vehicles may not meet a US Federal Requirement regarding the interaction* between the side cornering lights (circled), the daytime running lights (DRL; alternatively the low beams); and the turn signals (arrow).
*When signaling a turn, the cornering light illuminates on the intended side and the DRL goes out. After the turn, the DRL illuminates and the cornering light is supposed to go out. Instead, the cornering light remains on.
Software error in the FLM (Front Light Electronic Module).
Program the vehicle using ISTA version 4.37.4x.
1. Determine the vehicle’s current I-Level by either AIR or Key Reader/ISPA NEXT/AWP applications.
If the vehicle’s I-Level is below S18A-22-07-557, continue to step 2
Otherwise, if the I-level is greater than or equal to I-level S18A-22-07-557, continue diagnosis using ISTA
2. Program the vehicle using ISTA version 37.4x (S18A-22-07-557) or higher. The software was released October 11, 2022.
Note: ISTA will automatically reprogram and code all programmable control modules that do not have the latest software.
No parts are required.
Q1. Which BMW Group models in the US are potentially affected by this Non-Compliance Recall?
Q2. What is the specific issue?
Due to an electronic control unit (ECU) programming issue, potentially affected vehicles may not meet a Federal Requirement regarding the interaction between the turn signals and the day time running lamps.
Q3. Why are other models / vehicles not included in this Non-Compliance Recall?
Other models have appropriate ECU programming.
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/recall. If 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 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.
Q7. How will my vehicle be remedied?
The ECU 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?
Yes. We are in the process of implementing this Safety Recall to ensure that the necessary parts, tools, and procedures are available. For the latest updates to this recall, please visit bmwusa.com/recall.
On September 7, 2022, during functional quality checks at a vehicle assembly plant, it was noticed that a parking lamp on only one side of the vehicle remained illuminated. An engineering review was initiated.
Functional tests of the front lamps were conducted involving various lamp configurations and vehicle settings.
A review of front lamp regulatory requirements including FMVSS 108 was performed.
On September 16th, preliminary information suggested that a possible non-compliance might exist. Further reviews and assessments were conducted.
Vehicle assembly information and supplier production records were reviewed to determine the number and production dates of potentially affected vehicles.
On September 21, 2022, BMW decided to conduct a voluntary non-compliance recall.
1 Affected Product
5 Associated Documents
Noncompliance Notice 573 ReportRCLRPT-22V725-3863
Remedy Instructions and TSB
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Thursday, September 22, 2022RCMN-22V725-3265
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re BMW Recall 22V-725: Front Lamps – Software now available!
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