NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V431
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Potential Number of Units Affected 5


Turn Signals May Flash Multiple Colors/FMVSS 108

Turn signals that flash multiple colors may confuse other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.



BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles. The rear turn signals on the outboard side panel will illuminate red, while the inboard turn signals simultaneously illuminate amber. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”



BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear turn signal lights, and replace if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 13, 2018. 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


Check if your BMW has a Recall


SI B63 02 18
July 2018
Technical Service



New information provided by this revision is preceded by this symbol Update.

Update 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.

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B63 02 18 dated June 2018.


What’s new:

  • The “Recall statement” has been added for final repair
  • “Situation” has been updated.
  • “Affected Vehicles” added
  • ‘Correction” added
  • “Procedure” added
  • “Parts Information” added
  • “Warranty Information” added



G01 (X3)



BMW Group is conducting a Voluntary Non-Compliance Recall (effective June 21, 2018) on certain Model Year 2018 BMW X3 SAV vehicles produced from December 21, 2017 through March 30, 2018.

This recall involves one or both of the rear turn signals. Each turn signal consists of a section on the rear side panel and a section on the tailgate. The section on the tailgate may flash yellow instead of red.



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) or with the Key Reader.

This Recall Campaign involves approximately 5 vehicles are affected by this recall and all have been retailed.

The Q&A has been attached for further information.



turn signal light
  • Turn the Hazard Light switch on
  • Check that both turn signal lights mounted on the tailgate flash a red color as shown in the picture.
  • If the light is flashing yellow then replace the affected light assembly.
  • If the light is flashing red no further repair is needed.



For the above situation and If the rear light cluster on the tailgate needs to be replaced follow ISTA repair instructions:

REP 63 21 280 Replacing the rear light on the left side of the tailgate Or:

REP 63 21 282 Replacing the rear light on the right side of the tailgate.


REP 63 21 785 Removing and installing both trunk lid tail lights



If the replacement is necessary you need to submit info only case with attached a picture for the barcode of the part number. The case subject Recall SI B63 02 18.



Part Number Description Quantity
63 21 7 408 745 Left tailgate rear light 1
63 21 7 408 746 Right tailgate rear light 1



Other small parts such as screws, nuts and seals, which must be replaced according to the ISTA repair instructions, must be selected from the Electronic Parts Catalogue according to the respective vehicle type and invoiced under the special defect code.



Reimbursement for this Recall will be via normal claim entry utilizing the following information:

Defect Code: 0063560100


Completion “before” vehicle delivery to the customer or the vehicle is already in the workshop

Labor Operation: Labor Allowance: Description:
00 66 725 3 FRU Checking the rear lights on the tailgate (No repair is necessary) (Plus work)
00 66 726 6 FRU Checking the rear lights on the tailgate and replacing one rear light (Plus work)
00 66 727 7 FRU Checking the rear lights on the tailgate and replacing both rear lights (Plus work)



Completion after vehicle delivery to the customer (with no other Main work claimed)

Labor Operation: Labor Allowance: Description:
00 66 135 5 FRU Checking the rear lights on the tailgate (No repair is necessary) (Main work)
00 66 136 7 FRU Checking the rear lights on the tailgate and replacing one rear light (Main work)
00 66 137 9 FRU Checking the rear lights on the tailgate and replacing both rear lights (Main work)


TREAD Act – Previous Customer-Pay Repairs

Based on the very small number affected vehicles and their current age (produced from December 21, 2017 through March 30, 2018), reimbursement requests for prior customer-pay repairs that specifically address the issue described in this Recall bulletin are not very likely.

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018



View PDF attachment B630218 Recall Notice.

View PDF attachment 2018-MY2018-G01-RearTurnSignals-QA-(21June2018).



To:  All Center Operators, Sales Managers, Service Manager, Parts Manager and Warranty Processor

RE: Recall 18V-XXX: Rear Turn Signals B63 02 18


BMW Group is conducting a Voluntary Non-Compliance Recall (effective June 21, 2018) on certain Model Year 2018 BMW X3 SAV vehicles produced from December 21, 2017 through March 30, 2018.


Owners will be notified by First Class mail about the Recall and will be instructed to bring their vehicles in for a free repair when parts are available.


Please be reminded that it is a violation of federal law (The Safety Act) for you to sell, lease or deliver any new motor vehicle covered by this notification until the recall repair has been performed.  This means that centers may not legally deliver new motor vehicles to consumers until they are fixed or use/sell replacement equipment/parts subject to this recall.  Note also that substantial civil penalties apply to violations of the Safety Act. 


Also, you should not sell, lease or deliver any Certified Pre-Owned or used vehicles subject to a safety recall until the repair is completed. 


Please follow any special instructions that we provide to you for the return or disposition of recall parts.


We appreciate all your assistance with this Recall.

Rear Turn Signals
Non-Compliance Recall 18V-xxx
Model Year 2018
Last Updated 06/20/2018


Q1. Which BMW Group models in the US are potentially affected by this Non-Compliance Recall?
Approximately 5 Model Year 2018 BMW X3 SAV models, produced from December 21, 2017 through March 30, 2018 are potentially affected.
Q2. What is the specific issue?
This non-compliance recall involves one or both of the rear turn signals.  They do not conform to a Federal requirement.
Q3. What can happen as a result of this issue?
When a turn signal is activated, the “inboard” section of the turn signal may flash yellow instead of red.  This may occur on one, or both, of the rear turn signals.  They are required to flash in red.
Q4. How did BMW Group become aware of this issue?
BMW Group became aware of this issue through its quality control procedures.
Q5. Why are other BMW Group vehicles not included in this Non-Compliance Recall?
Other vehicles were equipped with rear turn signals that conform to the Federal requirement.
Q6. Can I determine if this issue exists in my vehicle?
This would be difficult to perform for a single person, and is not recommended.
Q7. Can I continue to drive my vehicle?

When you receive a letter asking you to have this recall performed by an authorized BMW center, please do so as soon as possible.  If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all other drivers of this important information.

Q8. How will my vehicle be repaired?
The rear turn signal lamps will be inspected and, if necessary, replaced.
Q9. Is BMW Group aware of any accidents, injuries, or fires involving these BMW Group vehicles associated with this Non-Compliance Recall?
Q10. How will I be informed of this Non-Compliance Recall?
You will receive a letter in August via First Class mail advising you of this Non-Compliance Recall and requesting you to schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center to have this Non-Compliance Recall performed.  You can locate your nearest authorized BMW center at

To ensure the BMW Group has your most recent contact and vehicle information, please register your vehicle at  Registration is free, and will give you access to factory initiated campaigns and other information specific to your vehicle.

Q11. How long will the repair take?
This repair should only take about 1 hour; however, additional time may be required depending upon your BMW center’s schedule.  The repair will be performed free of charge by your authorized BMW center.
Q12. Do I have to wait for my letter in order to have my vehicle serviced?
Yes.  We are in the process of implementing this Non-Compliance Recall campaign to ensure that the necessary parts are at the BMW centers prior to sending out the owner notification letters.  For the latest updates to this NonCompliance Recall, please visit


SI B63 02 18

July 2018



SI B63 02 18

June 2018



Recall Acknowledgement

July 24, 2018




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