Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2003 M3 are official communications between BMW & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #SIB-33-01-02

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10040853

      BMW: A GRINDING NOISE IS COMING FROM THE DIFFERENTIAL DURING SLOW CORNERING. WHEN TURNING A SLIP/STICK EFFECT IS CREATED ON THE LINING AND STEEL DISCS INCORPORATED IN THE DIFFERENTIAL CLUTCH CAUSES A GRINDING NOISE. Read More »

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #B340414

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145331

      Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles: Read More »

    • TSB #SIB-34-04-14

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10057534

      BMW: RUNNING NOISES HEARD WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED, WITH HIGH BRAKE LOADS; THROUGH WHEEL OPENING, VISIBLE CRACKS CAN BE SEEN IN BRAKE DISCS AND STEERING WHEEL TORSIONAL VIBRATES WHEN APPLYING BRAKES. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #B340414

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147242

      Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI 34 04 14 dated December 2014. Designates changes to the bulletin. INFORMATION 1. Read More »

    • TSB #340414

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10148179

      Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles. INFORMATION 1. Visible cracks are caused by high thermal stresses during rapid heating and cooling of the brake discs. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

    • TSB #B340414

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147242

      Diagnosis of Compound Brake System Complaints in M Vehicles This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI 34 04 14 dated December 2014. Designates changes to the bulletin. INFORMATION 1. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #SI-B11-07-09

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030850

      BMW: THERMOSTAT HOUSING INSPECTION. THE RETAINING SPRINGS OF THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING QUICK RELEASE COUPLINGS FOR THE COOLANT HOSES MAY NOT BE LOCKED CORRECTLY. THIS SITUATION MAY RESULT IN A COOLANT LEAK. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS

    • TSB #SI-B11-07-09

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030850

      BMW: THERMOSTAT HOUSING INSPECTION. THE RETAINING SPRINGS OF THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING QUICK RELEASE COUPLINGS FOR THE COOLANT HOSES MAY NOT BE LOCKED CORRECTLY. THIS SITUATION MAY RESULT IN A COOLANT LEAK. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #SI-B12-22-08

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029304

      BMW: AS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED, THE DME PROGRAMMING MAY CAUSE THE OBD DIAGNOSTIC TO ERRONEOUSLY EVALUATE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS. MODEL E46 (M3) COUPE AND CONVERTIBLES. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

    • TSB #SI-B12-22-08

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032574

      BMW: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL 08E-A03; M3 S54-DME REPROGRAMMING FOR CATALYST CONVERSION DIAGNOSIS. Read More »

    • TSB #SI-B12-22-08

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029304

      BMW: AS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED, THE DME PROGRAMMING MAY CAUSE THE OBD DIAGNOSTIC TO ERRONEOUSLY EVALUATE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS. MODEL E46 (M3) COUPE AND CONVERTIBLES. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

    • TSB #SIB-16-02-09

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033130

      BMW VEHICLES: FUEL LEVEL SENSOR REPAIRS. WHERE IT IS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE RIGHT OR THE LEFT SIDE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR DUE TO A FAILURE, THE ENTIRE PUMP AND HOUSING OR DELIVERY UNIT (SUCTION JET ASSEMBLY) DO NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED AS ... Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #B011618

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149557

      For the above-referenced vehicles with driver?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. Read More »

    • TSB #B011718

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149558

      For the above-referenced vehicles with passenger?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. Read More »

    • TSB #120204

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012783

      BREMI IGNITION COIL REPLACEMENT ON S54 ENGINE. THIS SERVICE BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SI120803 DATED MAY 2004. *EH *SC Read More »

    • TSB #610703

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002142

      SERVICE ACTION TO INSTALL PARKING AID WIRE WHEN THE PASSENGER'S EXTERIOR MIRROR WILL NOT TILT DOWN WHEN REVERSE GEAR IS SELECTED. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #SI-B12-22-08

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032574

      BMW: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL 08E-A03; M3 S54-DME REPROGRAMMING FOR CATALYST CONVERSION DIAGNOSIS. Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #SIB-63-02-01

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037025

      BMW: PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING AND REPLACING INCANDESCENT AND HALOGEN LIGHT BULBS UNDER WARRANTY. *RM Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #B013118

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160287

      TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL-RELATED SHORT-TERM ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL REPAIRS This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B01 31 18 dated October 2018. Read More »

    • TSB #B013118

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160244

      TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL-RELATED SHORT-TERM ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL REPAIRS This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B01 31 18 dated October 2018. Read More »

    • TSB #B011618

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153726

      TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES. Read More »

    • TSB #B011618

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149557

      For the above-referenced vehicles with driver?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. Read More »

    • TSB #B011718

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149558

      For the above-referenced vehicles with passenger?s side airbag modules, BMW of North America, LLC (?BMW NA?) will provide a Customer Support Program as outlined in the Takata Settlement Customer Support Program Overview attachment. Read More »

    • TSB #B080119

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154816

      In an effort to improve the completion rate on Takata air bag recall affected vehicles; BMW NA has expanded the BMW Ultimate Rewards platform to include a new Recall Support page. Read More »

    • TSB #651414

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10148100

      Special Technical Campaign. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has urged vehicle manufacturers to conduct an investigation into air bags which may not deploy correctly. BMW is cooperating with this request. Read More »

    AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #B011618

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153726

      TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #120913

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10150160

      State Inspection and Emission (I/M) Test Fails Due To an Invalid VIN Number. The customer of an affected vehicle may fail to pass an I/M test due to a non-compliant 17digit vehicle identification number (VIN) stored in the DME (Digital ... Read More »