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BMW 318 PROBLEMS | SAFETY RECALLS & DEFECTS

Access the National Highway Traffic Safety database of BMW 318 recalls and defective parts found on BMW 318 automobiles. The National Highway Traffic Safety administration is authorized to order the BMW 318 manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles or parts of motor vehicle equipment when its investigation indicates that they contain serious safety defects in their design, structure, body, or performance.

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    Most Recent Recalls For BMW 318

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    1989-1993 BMW 318 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Recall
    1989-1993 BMW 318FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
    Units affected: 116300
    BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Report Date: 1994-04-11
    Summary: FEED FUEL HOSES CAN HARDEN AND "SET" OVER TIME, ALLOWING A SEEPAGE OF FUEL AT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HOSE AND THE ENGINE FITTING. THE CLAMP USED TO HOLD THE HOSE TO THE FITTING IS UNABLE TO COMPENSATE FOR THE HARDENING OF THE FEED FUEL HOSE.Read More!
    1992-1994 BMW 318 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM Recall
    1992-1994 BMW 318FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
    Units affected: 23500
    BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Report Date: 1994-02-17
    Summary: THE ADHESIVE MATERIAL OF THE TWO PIECE THROTTLE BODY HEATER MIGRATES INTO THE CIRCULATION CHAMBER CAUSING BUILD UP OF IMPURITIES AND RESTRICTION OF FLOW WITHIN THE CHAMBER. THIS CONDITION AND WATER VAPORS FROM THE CRANK THAT FREEZES AT LOW AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURES PREVENTS THE THROTTLE PLATE FROM CLOSING AS THE DRIVER RELEASES THE GAS PEDAL, CAUSING LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL.Read More!
    1984-1992 BMW 318 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE Recall
    1984-1992 BMW 318VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE
    Units affected: 375000
    BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Report Date: 1993-02-01
    Summary: THE MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT RESULTS IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND A RESULTING INCREASE IN SYSTEM PRESSURE.Read More!
    1991-1992 BMW 318 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE Recall
    1991-1992 BMW 318VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE
    Units affected: 375000
    BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Report Date: 1993-02-01
    Summary: THE MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT RESULTS IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND A RESULTING INCREASE IN SYSTEM PRESSURE.Read More!
    1991-1992 BMW 318 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL Recall
    1991-1992 BMW 318VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Units affected: 15200
    BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Report Date: 1991-12-17
    Summary: THE CRANKCASE VENTILATION SYSTEM, VENTED INTO THE INTAKE TRACT OF THE ENGINE AT THE BELLOWS BOOT AHEAD OF THE THROTTLE HOUSING, ALLOWS WARM WATER VAPOR FROM THE CRANKCASE VENT TO CONDENSE AND FREEZE IN THE COLDER BELLOWS BOOT WHEN THE AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURE IS 15 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OR LESS. THE BUILD UP OF ICE CAN DISLODGE AND MOVE INTO THE THROTTLE HOUSING, PREVENTING THE THROTTLE PLATE FROM FULLY CLOSING WHEN THE DRIVER RELEASES THE GAS PEDAL.Read More!
    1985 BMW 318 STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR Recall
    1985 BMW 318STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
    Units affected: 120261
    BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Report Date: 1986-10-20
    Summary: THE TWO PARTS OF THE STEERING COLUMN DISENGAGEMENT ELEMENT COULD COMPLETELY DISCONNECT IF THE CAR CONTACTS AN OBJECT IN THE ROADWAY OR ELSEWHERE OF SUFFICIENT MASS TO APPLY A SIGNIFICANT FORCE DIRECTLY TO THE STEERING GEARBOX. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: STEERING CONTROL WOULD BE LOST.Read More!
    1984 BMW 318 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM Recall
    1984 BMW 318FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM
    Units affected: 11000
    BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Report Date: 1985-05-06
    Summary: THE IDLE CONTROL VALVE WHICH CONTROLS IDLE SPEED BY VARYING THE AMOUNT OF INTAKE AIR THAT BYPASSES THE THROTTLE PLATE IS SUBJECT TO BACKFIRE INTO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD. SUCH BACKFIRE CAN DAMAGE THE VALVE AND CAUSE THE IDLE VALVE PLATE TO REMAIN OPEN. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THIS WILL RESULT IN ABNORMALLY HIGH IDLE SPEED.Read More!
    1984 BMW 318 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING Recall
    1984 BMW 318VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING
    Units affected: 4748
    BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
    Report Date: 1984-09-11
    Summary: WATER CONTROL VALVE IN THE HEATING SYSTEM MAY NOT CLOSE COMPLETELY. EXCESSIVE CURRENT MAY BEGIN TO FLOW THROUGH THE WIRING TO THE CONTROL VALVE RESULTING IN OVERHEATING OF THE WIRING.Read More!

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