Service Action for V8 powered G12 7 Series to prevent premature engine wear

by Tim Jones on March 31, 2017, 5:39 pm
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BMW has issued a service action for the brand new G12 7 Series powered by the V8 N63R engine For reasons that BMW didn't mention there is a concern about premature engine wear, yikes. This covers G12 7 Series produced from January 2015 to August 2016.

Check your drive's door jam sticker to see if your 7 Series was produced in the affected timeframe. If it was then reach out to your service dealership and ask them to check DCSnet for you.

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Situation

Premature engine wear may occur if an interim engine oil service is not performed before the first engine oil service is recommended or due.

Procedure

This applies to vehicles that have a mileage of more than 1,200 miles on the odometer and have more than 2700 miles remaining before first engine oil service is due. Your dealer will have to review the current vehicle status and vehicle maintenance history to identify what scenario matches the vehicle.

Vehicles that have already received the first engine oil service:
No further action required.

Vehicles with less than 1,200 miles on the odometer:
Wait until the vehicle has accrued more than 1200 miles to perform the procedure.

Vehicles with less than 2,700 miles remaining until the first oil service is due:
No further action required. Oil will be changed at first service.

Vehicles with greater than 1,200 miles on the odometer and more than 2,700 miles remaining until the first oil service is due:
Replace the engine oil and engine oil filter as per repair instruction for engine oil service. The dealership should not reset the CBS for the engine oil change.

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15 responses to Service Action for V8 powered G12 7 Series to prevent premature engine wear

dbs600 commented:
April 2, 2017, 11:02 am

So this is strictly an oil quality concern?

Would seem replacing it regardless is best.
Solo118 commented:
April 2, 2017, 11:11 am

Of course I now find out my brand new 750i was built in 8/16
Monaco commented:
April 5, 2017, 12:45 pm

Is this for both the 8 and 6 cylinders? Is my Nov '16 build really exempt from the extra oil change? I'm only at 900 miles at this point and it'd be good to know as I bought this car and plan to keep it a long time. Mine is a 6 cylinder. IS there a link to more details?

Thanks!
tim330i commented:
April 5, 2017, 12:47 pm

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Originally Posted by Monaco View Post
Is this for both the 8 and 6 cylinders? Is my Nov '16 build really exempt from the extra oil change? I'm only at 900 miles at this point and it'd be good to know as I bought this car and plan to keep it a long time. Mine is a 6 cylinder. IS there a link to more details?

Thanks!
You're outside the build date range and currently under milage. This is all the detail I have right now, I'll update it if I get clarification on which engine(s) are included.

Tim
tim330i commented:
April 5, 2017, 2:32 pm

This is for the V8 engine only. I've updated the first post accordingly.

Tim
dadzer commented:
April 5, 2017, 3:30 pm

Thanks for the heads up tim330i. I have a 750i August build with under 1,000 miles. Verified this with my SA yesterday. They said the info was just recently received by them.
tim330i commented:
April 5, 2017, 4:01 pm

I tried to keep the news on Bimmerfest ahead of the curve

Tim
rclementtx commented:
April 5, 2017, 7:49 pm

I have a G12 750 that falls under the advisory conditions. Haven't talked to my SA yet but will do so early next week when I"m back in town. Do we know what the issue is that they are trying to address. My gut tells me that it relates to a change in the engine assembly process related to cleaning.
TXSTYLE commented:
April 7, 2017, 1:46 pm



Wow...
ChrisF01 commented:
April 7, 2017, 3:36 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by TXSTYLE View Post


Wow...
?? It doesn't affect the old 7s, they have enough problems
TXSTYLE commented:
April 7, 2017, 4:26 pm

True. Fortunately... Since my CCP back in 2015, zero issues. I just found this alarming. But hey, at least they are acknowledging it sooner than later.
rclementtx commented:
April 10, 2017, 11:21 am

I contacted my S/A today regarding this service action. He confirmed that my car (3/2016 build 750i) is eligible. He indicates that the Service Action indicates that in the event of "any action", the oil change should also be done. Seems like a pretty low keyed response. Nevertheless, he says that there is a recall on some turbo coolant lines and that's enough to schedule the oil change too. So while I don't know much more as to the why, I can confirm that BMW will take care of this issue, and (at least in my case) they want to do it in combo with some other action.
visualguy commented:
April 16, 2017, 5:16 pm

The saga of the N63 continues... Almost a decade since it was launched, two revisions, and still trouble.
Rusty34 commented:
April 18, 2017, 5:53 pm

This one is for a problem with the factory oil fill, not the actual engine.
vwtobmw commented:
April 19, 2017, 8:33 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by rclementtx View Post
I contacted my S/A today regarding this service action. He confirmed that my car (3/2016 build 750i) is eligible. He indicates that the Service Action indicates that in the event of "any action", the oil change should also be done. Seems like a pretty low keyed response. Nevertheless, he says that there is a recall on some turbo coolant lines and that's enough to schedule the oil change too. So while I don't know much more as to the why, I can confirm that BMW will take care of this issue, and (at least in my case) they want to do it in combo with some other action.


My car was in to replace the head unit as the iDrive had reset itself 3 times, even after a software reload.

While it was in, they did the turbo lines as well as the oil change.

I had not read nor had I seen this service bulletin published but the explanation from the SA was the same as what I had read. That was 3 weeks ago.


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