1991 BMW 318

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

3 Recalls for 1991 BMW 318

Recall Date Component Summary
April 11, 1994 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

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.

Remedy:

A REDESIGNED FEED FUEL HOSE AND HOSE CLAMP WILL BE INSTALLED TO ALLEVIATE THE FUEL SEEPAGE.

December 17, 1991 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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.

Remedy:

REPLACE THE THROTTLE HOUSING WITH A VERSION CONTAINING A MODIFIED HEATING SYSTEM ALONG WITH REROUTING OF THE CVS HOSE. THIS WILL PREVENT ICE BUILD-UP IN THE INTAKE TRACT.

February 1, 1993 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE

THE MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT RESULTS IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND A RESULTING INCREASE IN SYSTEM PRESSURE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A THERMOSTATIC BYPASS VALVE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT TO CONTROL COOLANT TEMPERATURE IN THE HEATER CORE. ALSO, A NEW DESIGN RADIATOR CAP WILL BE INSTALLED, TO CONTROL PRESSURE AND PROVIDE GREATER COOLANT OVERFLOW IN THE EVENT OF OVERHEATING.

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47 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1991 BMW 318

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Date Component  
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 971281
SEATS
ODI Number: 963039
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 963039
SEATS
ODI Number: 963039
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 960102
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 816844
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 602457
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 526567
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 521199
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 521199
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 521199
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 521199
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS
ODI Number: 521199
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 521199
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
ODI Number: 521199
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 521199
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ODI Number: 521199
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 521332
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 517927
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 515225
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 515225
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 513939
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 513378
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 513374
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 510508
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 510860
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 490676
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 489342
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
ODI Number: 489342
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 489342
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 482464
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ODI Number: 482141
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 482141
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
ODI Number: 482102
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 482102
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP
ODI Number: 482102
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 482102
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:BANJO HOUSING
ODI Number: 482102
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 482102
STEERING:RACK AND PINION:RACK
ODI Number: 482102
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 482102
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
ODI Number: 482102
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 482102
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 482102
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 482102
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 476657
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 506945
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2 Investigations for 1991 BMW 318

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
AIR BAGS
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
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3 Service Alerts for 1991 BMW 318

Date Description
January 1, 1993 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

VARIOUS MALFUNCTIONS OF THE “ONE TOUCH” WINDOW OPERATION. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

October 1, 1996 140000 AIR BAGS

RECALL 96V110 – BMW OF NORTH AMERICA HAS INITIATED A RECALL CAMPAIGN WHICH INVOLVES THE AIRBAG CONTACT RING LOCKING TAB. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

October 1, 1996 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

RECALL 96V111 – THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN INVOLVES THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. *TW

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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