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The third generation X3 starts production in August of 2017 and will include the new X3 M40i top of the line performance model.

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Old 11-30-2018, 08:12 AM
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Active Grill Error - OBD Code P05A0

With a little over 2k miles on my 2019 X3 30i I got a check engine light and I read the OBD code as P05A0. P05A0 for the BMW appears to be "P05A0 Active Grille Air Shutter A Stuck On". The check engine light subsequently went off after a couple of short drives but the code is saved in the car.

The car is at my dealer here in Denver and they say some of the Active Grill parts need to be replaced, however the parts are on backorder from Germany with no ETA - Ugh!

My dealer told me this morning to come get the car and continue driving normally until the parts come in, explaining that the engine gets plenty of air from below, even if the vents stay closed. That may be true, especially here in Colorado in the Winter, but of course I am concerned.

Anyone else run into this problem?

Charlie in Denver
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:16 AM
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With a little over 2k miles on my 2019 X3 30i I got a check engine light and I read the OBD code as P05A0. P05A0 for the BMW appears to be "P05A0 Active Grille Air Shutter A Stuck On". The check engine light subsequently went off after a couple of short drives but the code is saved in the car.

The car is at my dealer here in Denver and they say some of the Active Grill parts need to be replaced, however the parts are on backorder from Germany with no ETA - Ugh!
You're not the first: https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1560202
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:20 PM
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He already posted there.
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:17 AM
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Didnt get the error but tech found fault codes on the active grill on 12/11. They ordered the part for overnight delivery - the car is supposed to be ready late today.


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Old 12-12-2018, 02:24 PM
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Mine was out of service for just shy of 3 weeks waiting on a new module. Mine fell victim to an impact from a stay Owl. They had to bring it in from Germany.
They may have a stock pile built up by now.
Let us know how it goes.

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Old 12-15-2018, 04:25 PM
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Mine clocked in and out of repair in 3 days. They found fault 13820A Active Air Flap Control - both upper and lower flaps were replaced.


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Old 01-07-2019, 12:36 AM
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:41 AM
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This seems to be a very common issue now. My boss had his X3 M40i in 3 weeks ago for the issue. The service consultant said it's very common and he expects to see almost every 2018 in at one point to have it replaced. Parts had to come from Germany, but at least he got a new X5 50i as a loaner.

Fast forward to today and mine is also having the problem. I purchased my car about 3 weeks after him, last May so the parts last a total of 11 months 1 week for both of us before failing. Hopefully it's just random bad luck.
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:41 AM
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This seems to be a very common issue now. My boss had his X3 M40i in 3 weeks ago for the issue. The service consultant said it's very common and he expects to see almost every 2018 in at one point to have it replaced. Parts had to come from Germany, but at least he got a new X5 50i as a loaner.

Fast forward to today and mine is also having the problem. I purchased my car about 3 weeks after him, last May so the parts last a total of 11 months 1 week for both of us before failing. Hopefully it's just random bad luck.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:14 AM
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Any insights if this has been addressed for 2019 model?
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:34 AM
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When it's stuck open, we can see 2 bright diagonal aluminum bars in front of the radiator .... ugly.... they should have powder coated those bars to black lol
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:19 PM
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When it's stuck open, we can see 2 bright diagonal aluminum bars in front of the radiator .... ugly.... they should have powder coated those bars to black lol
Just recently I watched a review from Malaysia I believe and apparently they don't get the active shutters so the aluminum bars are visible all of the time. The reviewer said it's like looking at someone with two big hairs visible from their nose. I agree, they should be flat black.
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