Non-Compliance Recall 21V-091 – Sunroof Operation – 2020-2021 BMW 2-Series

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February 18, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V091000

Sunroof Malfunction/FMVSS 118

If the sunroof continues to close after the vehicle is shut off, it may increase the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V091

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 14,011

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 228i, 228i xDrive, and M235i xDrive vehicles. If the driver initiates an automatic closure of the sunroof, and the vehicle key status is changed to “off” or “lock,” the sunroof may continue to close. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, “Power-operated Window Systems.”

 

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the sunroof electronic coding software, free of charge. The recall began April 16, 2021. 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 61 02 21

2021-05-12

RECALL 21V-091: SUNROOF OPERATION

This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 1) replaces SI B61 02 21 dated February 2021.

 

What’s New (Specific text highlighted):

  • FAQ Document updated

 

MODEL

E-Series Model Description Production Date
F44 2 Series Gran Coupe March 12, 2019 – January 23, 2021

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

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.

 

SITUATION

BMW AG is conducting a Voluntary Non-Compliance Recall (effective February 18, 2021) on certain Model Year 2020-2021 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe vehicles that were produced between March 12, 2019 and January 23, 2021.

Due to a software error, in certain unique circumstances, operation of the sunroof may not meet a Federal requirement. In certain cases when the sunroof is closing, it may not stop as required. The sunroof software will be reprogrammed.

Note: The anti-trap feature of the sunroof remains functional.

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

 

CAUSE

A software error in the FZD (Roof function center).

 

CORRECTION

Update the vehicle software to S18A-20-11-557 or higher.

 

PROCEDURE

  1. Determine the vehicle’s current I-level by either using AIR or the ISPA NEXT application.
  2. If the vehicle’s I-Level is below S18A-20-11-557, continue to step 3. Otherwise, no further correction is needed.
  3. Program the vehicle using ISTA 4.27.3x or higher (released February 2020).
Model Target Integration level
F44 (2 Series Gran Coupe) S18A-20-11-557 or higher

 

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

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Parts are not required for this recall.

 


 

NON-COMPLIANCE RECALL NOTICE

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

RE: Recall 21V-xxx: Sunroof Operation – B61 02 21

BMW AG is conducting a Voluntary Non-Compliance Recall (effective February 18, 2021) on certain Model Year 2020-2021 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe vehicles that were produced between March 12, 2019 and January 23, 2021.

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.

 


 

Non-Compliance Recall 21V-xyz
Sunroof Operation
Model Year 2020-2021
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
Initial Release: 04/26/2021

 

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

Certain Model Year 2020-2021 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe models in the US are potentially affected.

 

Q2. What is the specific issue?

In certain unique circumstances, the sunroof operation may not meet a Federal requirement.

 

Q3. Why are other models / vehicles not included in this Safety Recall?

Other models do not contain the same sunroof software.

 

Q4. Can I continue to drive my vehicle?

Yes. Please contact an authorized BMW center to have this important Non-Compliance Recall performed 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?

No.

 

Q6. How did BMW Group become aware of the issue?

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

 

Q7. How will I be informed of this Safety Recall?

Letters will be mailed to owners in April via First Class mail advising them of this Non-Compliance Recall and requesting them to schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center to have the remedy performed. Owners can locate their 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 repaired?

The sunroof software will be reprogrammed for free.

 

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

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

 

Q10. Can I perform the Recall myself, as it is a software upgrade?

If you prefer, it may be possible to perform this recall via a Remote Software Upgrade process. If so, you will see a message in the Navigation screen just before you shut down and exit your vehicle. You will be prompted to perform two simple steps (confirming, initiating) the software installation process via the on-screen prompts. Upon exiting the vehicle, the process will start and typically take about twenty minutes. Please note that your vehicle cannot be restarted during this time. Therefore, we suggest you initiate this process when parking the vehicle at home at the end of the day, or perhaps at your workplace. In the unlikely situation that this process is interrupted, and your vehicle does not start, please contact BMW Roadside Assistance at 1-800-332-4269.

 


 


4 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BMW 228I 2020-2021
BMW M235I 2020-2021

 


10 Associated Documents

Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V091-5827.pdf 761.252KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V091-6948.pdf 645.219KB

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Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V091-1396.PDF 214.101KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re BMW Recall 21V091 Sunroof Operation

RCMN-21V091-8308.pdf 215.512KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-2

RCLQRT-21V091-3350.PDF 211.131KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB – TSB re RECALL 21V-091: SUNROOF OPERATION – This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B61 02 21 dated February 2021

RCRIT-21V091-3098.pdf 154.627KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V091-9529.pdf 3124.509KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2021-4

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2021-3

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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=21V091&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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