Recall 20V-443: Rearview Camera Programming – 2020 BMW X3

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July 29, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V443000

Rearview Camera Software Not Installed/FMVSS 111

An inoperative rearview camera display can increase the risk of a crash when reversing.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V443

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 5

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X3 sDrive40i, X3 xDrive40i and X3M40i vehicles. These vehicles were not programmed with rearview camera software during assembly, therefore, when the transmission is shifted to reverse, a rearview image is not displayed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, “Rearview Mirrors.”

 

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will program the affected vehicles with rearview camera software, free of charge. The recall began August 14, 2020. All vehicles have been remedied as of November 9, 2020. 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

 


SIB 66 13 20

2020-07-24

RECALL 20V-XXX: REARVIEW CAMERA PROGRAMMING

 

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.

 

MODEL

E-Series Model Description Production Date
G01 X3 Sports Activity Vehicle June 11, 2020 – June 22, 2020

 

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 July 23, 2020) on a very small number of Model Year 2020 BMW vehicles that were produced between June 11, 2020 and June 22, 2020.

Vehicles were not programmed with rearview camera software. When the transmission is placed in Reverse, an image is not displayed in the Central Information Display (CID).

Recall notice and Q&A have been attached for further information.

 

CAUSE

Software error in the rearview camera control unit.

 

CORRECTION

Program and encode the rearview camera with ISTA 4.24.2x (released July 22, 2020) to the target I-Level S15A-20-07-530 or higher.

 

PROCEDURE

  1. Connect the vehicle to ISTA 4.
  2. Program and encode the vehicle using ISTA 4.24.2x or higher.
  3. Follow the rework list.
  4. Perform a vehicle test and delete faults if needed.

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

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

 

WARRANTY INFORMATION

RDR: Delivery Stop Repair Completed

You will need the repair order (RO) number and the RO close date to retail (RDR) an affected vehicle only after it is repaired as required.

 

Delivery Stop Defect Code and Flat Rate Labor Operation Codes – Current Status

The special Defect Code and the corresponding flat rate labor operation codes (Main and Plus) for this Delivery Stop repair will be available shortly.

 

Temporary Interim Repair Order Invoicing Procedure

Until the special Defect Code and the corresponding flat rate labor operation code information becomes available for claim submission, when completed, please invoice this Delivery Stop Action on the repair order utilizing the following information:

Defect Code: TBD

 

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

Work Pkg Labor Operation Description Labor Allowance
#1 61 99 000 Programming and encoding the vehicle control units to the I-level of S15A-20-07530 or higher (includes connecting an approved battery charger/power supply

and performing a vehicle test)

8 FRUs

 

QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS BULLETIN

Technical inquiries Submit feedback at the top of this bulletin
Warranty inquiries Submit an IDS ticket to the Warranty Department
Parts inquiries Submit an IDS ticket to the Parts Department

 

Supporting Materials

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NON-COMPLIANCE RECALL NOTICE

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

RE: Recall 20V-xxx: Rearview Camera – B66 13 20

BMW AG is conducting a Voluntary Non-Compliance Recall (effective July 23, 2020) on a very small number of Model Year 2020 BMW vehicles that were produced between June 11, 2020 and June 22, 2020.

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.


Non-Compliance Recall 20V-xyz
Rearview Camera
Model Year 2020
BMW X3 SAV
Last Update: 07/24/2020

 

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

A very small number of Model Year 2020 BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle models in the US are potentially affected.

 

Q2. What is the specific issue?

Vehicles were not programmed with rearview camera software and therefore do not conform to a Federal regulation.  When the transmission is placed in Reverse, an image is not displayed.

 

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

Other models were programmed with rearview camera software.

 

Q4. Can I continue to drive my vehicle?

Yes.  However, when you are contacted by BMW advising you of this recall, please make an appointment to have this important Non-Compliance Recall performed by an authorized BMW center as soon as possible.  If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all other drivers of this important information.

 

Q5. Can I determine if this issue exists in my vehicle?

Yes.  If you do not see an image in the Navigation screen when placing the transmission in Reverse, then your vehicle is affected.

 

Q6. How did BMW become aware of the issue?

BMW became aware of the issue through our quality control procedures.

 

Q7. How will I be informed of this Non-Compliance Recall?

BMW is contacting owners by phone advising them of this Non-Compliance Recall and requesting them to schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center to have the remedy performed.  You can locate your nearest authorized BMW center at www.bmwusa.com/dealer.  To ensure BMW has the most recent contact and vehicle information, owners should register their vehicle at www.bmwusa.com/myBMW.  Registration is free, and will give them access to factory initiated campaigns and other information specific to their BMW.

 

Q8. How will my vehicle be remedied?

Your vehicle will be programmed with rearview camera software for free and will take about one hour.

 

Q9. Do I have to wait for my letter to have my vehicle serviced?

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

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BMW X3 2020

 


6 Associated Documents

Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V443-2666.pdf 463.56KB

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Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V443-8465.PDF 214.062KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-20V443-4937.pdf 299.785KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Memo re BMW Recall 20V-xxx: Rearview Camera

RCMN-20V443-6439.pdf 145.503KB

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Non Compliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V443-7140.PDF 213.988KB

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Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-20V443-5259.PDF 214.019KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=20V443&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.

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