BMW Stalls Due to Fuse

April 30, 2021

This bulletin applies to 2015 and later BMW 328i vehicles, 2 series, 3 series and 4 series vehicles. 

This bulletin applies to 2015 and later BMW 328i vehicles, 2 series, 3 series and 4 series vehicles. The engine may stall right after starting and/or the engine cannot be restarted. One of the following faults will be stored in the DME: FC 118033 (gasoline engines) or FC 2BAB00 (diesel engines). The power supply fuse for the fuel pump control electronics (EKPS) can fail due to an internal control module problem.

Check the fuse for the EKPS, located in the rear fuse carrier. If the fuse is found open or faulty, then check the part number of the EKPS control module. If P/N 16 14 7 447 895 or 16 14 7 450 992 is installed, then the fuse and the EKPS control module need to be replaced together. If the fuse is not faulty, work through the applicable test plan for the fault stored.

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Mike Mavrigian | Motor Age Editor

Mike Mavrigian has written thousands of automotive technical magazine articles involving a variety of  specialties, from engine building to wheel alignment, and has authored more than a dozen books that crisscross the automotive spectrum. Mike operates Birchwood Automotive, an Ohio shop that builds custom engines and performs vintage vehicle restorations. The shop also features a professional photo studio to document projects and to create images for articles and books.

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