BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Maintenance and repairs User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Maintenance and repairs User Manual

Maintenance and repairs

Advanced technology, for instance the use of modern materials and high-performance electronics, requires suitable maintenance and repair work.
The manufacturer of the vehicle recommends that you entrust corresponding procedures to a BMW center. If you choose to use another service facility, BMW recommends use of a facility that performs work, e.g., maintenance and repair, according to BMW specifications with properly trained personnel, referred to in the Owner’s Manual as “another qualified service center or repair shop”.
If work is performed improperly, for instance maintenance and repair, there is a risk of subsequent damage and related safety risks.
Improperly performed work on the vehicle paint‐work can lead to a failure or fault of components, e.g., the radar sensors, and thereby result in a safety risk.

Parts and accessories

  1. BMW recommends the use of parts and accessory products approved by BMW.
  2. Approved parts and accessories, and advice on their use and installation are available from a BMW center.
  3. BMW parts and accessories have been tested by BMW for their safety and suitability in BMW vehicles.
  4. BMW warrants genuine BMW parts and accessories.
  5. BMW does not evaluate whether each individual product from another manufacturer can be used with BMW vehicles without presenting a safety hazard, even if a country-specific official approval was issued.
  6. BMW does not evaluate whether these products are suitable for BMW vehicles under all usage conditions.

California Proposition 65

Warning
For vehicles sold in California, the law requires vehicle manufacturers to provide the following warning: electronics requires suitable maintenance and repair work.
The manufacturer of the vehicle recommends that you entrust corresponding procedures to a BMW center. If you choose to use another service facility, BMW recommends use of a facility that performs work, e.g., maintenance and repair, according to BMW specifications with properly trained personnel, referred to in the Owner’s Manual as “another qualified service center or repair shop”.
If work is performed improperly, for instance maintenance and repair, there is a risk of subsequent damage and related safety risks.
Improperly performed work on the vehicle paint‐work can lead to a failure or fault of components, e.g., the radar sensors, and thereby result in a safety risk.

Warning
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of Automobile components and parts, including components found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead com‐pounds. Batteries also contain other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Wash your hands after handling. Used engine oil contains chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always protect your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger-vehicle.

Warning
Operating, servicing and maintaining a passenger vehicle or off-highway motor vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well-ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger-vehicle.

Service and warranty

We recommend that you read this publication thoroughly.

Your vehicle is covered by the following warranties:

  1. New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
  2. Rust Perforation Limited Warranty.
  3. Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty.
  4. Federal Emissions Performance Warranty.
  5. California Emission Control System Limited Warranty.

Detailed information about these warranties is listed in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty Booklet.
Your vehicle has been specifically adapted and designed to meet the particular operating conditions and homologation requirements in your country and continental region in order to deliver the full driving pleasure while the vehicle is operated under those conditions. If you wish to operate your vehicle in another country or region, you may be required to adapt your vehicle to meet different prevailing operating conditions and homologation requirements. You should also be aware of any applicable warranty limitations or exclusions for such country or region. In such case, please contact Customer Relations for further information.

Maintenance
Maintain the vehicle regularly to sustain the road safety, operational reliability and the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Specifications for maintenance measures:

  1. BMW Maintenance system.
  2. Maintenance Booklet, available online and accessible via a QR code in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty Booklet.
  3. Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.

If the vehicle is not maintained or is improperly maintained, this could result in serious damage to the vehicle.
A failure to maintain your vehicle or improper maintenance may affect your warranty coverage. Please consult the New Vehicle Limited Warranty Booklet for further information on warranty matters.

Refer to section on engine oil change regarding recommended service intervals for oil changes.

Data memory

General information

Electronic control devices are installed in the vehicle. Electronic control units process data they receive from vehicle sensors, self-generate or exchange with each other. Some control units are necessary for the vehicle to function safely or provide assistance during driving, for instance driver assistance systems. Furthermore, control units facilitate comfort or infotainment functions.
Information about stored or exchanged data can be requested from the manufacturer of the vehicle, in a separate booklet, for example.

Personal reference
Each vehicle is marked with a unique vehicle identification number. Depending on the country, the vehicle owner can be identified with the vehicle identification number, license plate and corresponding authorities. In addition, there are other options to track data collected in the vehicle to the driver or vehicle owner, for instance, via the Connected Drive account that is used.

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Reference Links

View Full User Guide : BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 User Manual

Download Manuals: https://www.bmwusa.com/owners-manuals.html

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