Power Mirrors and/or Windows are Inoperative – 2006-2011 BMW 3-Series E90

SI B61 04 05
General Electrical Systems
November 2012
Technical Service

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B61 04 05 dated July 2005.

New designates changes to this revision

 

SUBJECT

Power Mirrors and/or Windows are Inoperative

 

MODEL

New E90
New Equipped with option 522 (Xenon lights)

 

SITUATION

The power windows and/or power mirrors are inoperative. The LED on the headlight switch is flashing. There is a check control message for Windows / Mirrors / Headlights. There may also be a complaint of water in one or both headlights. One of the following fault codes may be stored:

  • 9CBD – Communication with stepper motor box left defective
  • 9CBE – Communication with stepper motor box right defective
  • 9CC1 – Communication with mirror driver side defective
  • New 9CC2 – Communication with mirror passenger side defective / Right Stepper Motor Controller (SMC) signaling fault
  • 9CCF – Communication with LIN control defective

Left and/or right headlight housing cover is not properly fitted allowing water ingress into the Stepper Motor Controller (SMC) connector.

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ISOFIX Child Restraint System Anchors – 2011-2017 BMW

NHTSA

16V333

SUMMARY:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2011-2017, X3 sDrive28i, X3 xDrive28i and X3 xDrive35i, vehicles manufactured July 2, 2010 to April 14, 2016, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d vehicles manufactured March 10, 2014 to March 31, 2016, and 2015-2017 x4 xDrive28i, X4 xDrive35i and X4 xDriveM40i vehicles manufactured March 3, 2014 to April 15, 2016.

The affected vehicles have lower anchor bars for securing child restraint seats that may become damaged when using the European-ISOFIX-type, rigid-style connector, child restraint system.

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Replace Front Driveshaft – 2011 BMW

NHTSA

16V311

SUMMARY:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2011 X5 xDrive 35i, xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M vehicles manufactured April 5, 2010, to November 20, 2010, 2011 X5 xDrive35d diesel vehicles manufactured April 7, 2010, to November 20, 2010, and 2011 X6 Active Hybrid vehicles manufactured April 15, 2010, to November 17, 2010.

The affected vehicles have a front driveshaft universal joint that may not seal out water and debris from getting in and damaging the joint, which could lead to its failure.

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16V364 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator – 2007-2011 BMW

NHTSA

16V364

SUMMARY:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5M vehicles, 2009-2011 X5 xDrive35d vehicles, 2008-2011 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6 M vehicles, and 2010-2011 X6 ActiveHybrid vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or “Zone A.” Additionally, unless included in “Zone A” above, BMW is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5M vehicles, and 2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6 M vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or “Zone B.”

Vehicles of these model years and models that were not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

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Recall 16V-173 : Replace “Electronic Control Unit” for the Airbags – 2016 BMW 7 Series

NHTSA

16V173

SUMMARY:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016 740Li, 750Li, and 750Lxi vehicles manufactured July 1, 2015, to December 11, 2015.

The affected vehicles have an air bag control module that may randomly reset due to an electrical short circuit as a result of residual metallic particles from the manufacturing process.

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