1996 BMW Z3

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2 Recalls for 1996 BMW Z3

Recall Date Component Summary
March 23, 2006 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Remedy:

PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.

August 19, 1997 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPRING STEEL CLIP ON THE OUTER TUBE OF EACH CABLE IN THE AREA OF THE ADJUSTING SCREW AND PLASTIC BUSHING. THE CLIP IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE OUTER TUBE FROM DISLODGING FROM THE BUSHING.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 BMW Z3

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31 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 BMW Z3

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10043236
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
ODI Number: 10980531
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 511802
SEATS
ODI Number: 11098301
AIR BAGS | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | SEATS
ODI Number: 10649974
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10524931
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
ODI Number: 10422490
SEATS
ODI Number: 10244151
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10136997
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10062001
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10060648
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10043236
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10025497
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10014703
STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
ODI Number: 10004506
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10002732
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 8019908
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
ODI Number: 8008828
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
ODI Number: 8001550
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 835884
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 822457
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 818686
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 801463
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 764834
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
ODI Number: 754596
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 748049
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 720864
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 715014
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 606044
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS
ODI Number: 602983
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 522948
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11 Service Alerts for 1996 BMW Z3

Date Description
March 1, 1998 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

INFORMATION ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL AND FUEL FILLER CAP / FILLER DOOR LABELS. *YC

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November 1, 1997 185000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

ROUGH IDLE

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December 1, 1996 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

M44 MISFIRE FAULTS 50, 51, 52 OR 53. *TW

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May 1, 1999 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

INFORMATION REGARDING VOLUNTARY EMISSION RECALL CAMPAIGN NO. 99E-A01. *TT

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July 1, 1997 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

THE DATA SET OF THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (DME) NEEDS TO BE UPDATED. *AK

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December 1, 1996 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

CHILD AIRBAG LETTER, WARNING LABEL AND SAFETY REFERENCE CARD. *TW

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November 1, 1996 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

CREAKS OR RATTLES FROM A-PILLAR AREA. *TW

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November 1, 1996 121200 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

DIMMING FUNCTION OF HEADLIGHT SWITCH INOPERATIVE. *TW

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June 1, 2010 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

BMW: WHEN AT LOWER SPEEDS OR STOPPING THE ENGINE IDLE DIPS TOO LOW BECAUSE OF A SOFTWARE PROBLEM. *RM

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February 1, 1997 071100 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

FUEL TANK FLOURINATION. *TW

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February 1, 1997 220000 SEATS

SEAT BACKREST PADDDING WEARING. *TW

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