Technical Service Bulletins
Below, we highlight several key 'hidden' protections you may not be aware of, discovered through service campaigns and technical service bulletins. TSBs highlight common potential problems with models and provide corrective measures to dealerships. The items flagged below are of particular note, indicating a potential risk, and a potential correction, should you experience the specific issue. In some cases, an extended warranty may offer additional protection for a particular at-risk component.

2010-present

528i models might have a surging between 3,000-5,000 rpm due to the turbo waste gate valve (campaign SI B11 10 12); an oil leak from the timing chain tensioner (SI B11 02 12); four-cylinder cars built between 5/12 and 8/13 may have a defect with the camshaft and lose power brake assist (recall 13V-454); and the six-cylinder non-turbo 528i may have ignition coil and alternator problems (SI B12 12 13).

Six-cylinder models built prior to 8/11 may havea noise while the engine is running. BMW will replace the crankshaft seal (SI B11 03 11).

In addition, 535i and 640i models that were produced before 6/13 may have difficulty starting below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. A software update (SI B12 17 13) addresses non-starting issues in winter temperatures.

BMW 5 Series/6 Series

REDESIGN YEARS 2004 • 2011 REDESIGN YEARS 2004 • 2012

This includes issues for the 6 Series which is very similar to the 5 Series sedan/wagon.

2004-10

5 Series sedans built between 3/07 and 12/09 are subject to a recall (13v-407) to replace the rear taillight circuit board.

6 Series built prior to 4/09 have a high rate of power window motor failures. BMW may replace the motor as a “goodwill” gesture.

Six-cylinder cars built prior to 9/06 may have an oil line and oxygen sensor issue (campaign SI B12 10 06).

535 models built between 4/07 and 11/08 have a recall (10E-A02) to replace the fuel injectors for engine misfires.

2007-10 models have a 10-yr/120,000-mile extended warranty for the high-pressure fuel pump.

Six-cylinder cars from 2008-10 are covered by an 8-yr/82,000-mile extended warranty (SI B01 02 12) for the waste gate.

2010-present

528i models might have a surging between 3,000-5,000 rpm due to the turbo waste gate valve (campaign SI B11 10 12); an oil leak from the timing chain tensioner (SI B11 02 12); four-cylinder cars built between 5/12 and 8/13 may have a defect with the camshaft and lose power brake assist (recall 13V-454); and the six-cylinder non-turbo 528i may have ignition coil and alternator problems (SI B12 12 13).

Six-cylinder models built prior to 8/11 may havea noise while the engine is running. BMW will replace the crankshaft seal (SI B11 03 11).

In addition, 535i and 640i models that were produced before 6/13 may have difficulty starting below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. A software update (SI B12 17 13) addresses non-starting issues in winter temperatures.