Incorrect ECU Programming Causing Stall – 2013-2015 BMW 760Li

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V674
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected 3

 

Incorrect ECU Programming Causing Stall

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2015 BMW 760Li vehicles. The Engine Control Unit (ECU) may have been programmed with incompatible software during a service visit, possibly causing the engine to stall.

 

Remedy

All affected vehicles have been repaired by programming the ECU with the correct software. Therefore, owner letters will not be sent. 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.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your BMW has a Recall


Recall Acknowledgement

October 19, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V674-6351.pdf

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V674&docType=RCL


 

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)”.

CarDAQ-Plus 2 Diagnostic Code Reader and J2534 Programming Tool

Drew Technologies (DRWCDPLUSKIT) CarDAQ-Plus J2534 Flash Reprogramming Kit

CarDAQ-M Modular PassThru J2534 Vehicle Reflash Hardware
MAXIFLASH PRO (ALT-MF2534)
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer & Diagnostic Adapter
Dearborn d-Bridge Adapter J2534 OBDII Engineering Tool
JDiag Elite II Pro J2534 ECU Car Dash Automotive Diagnostic Programming Tool

 

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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