Year: 1978 Make: BMW Model: 320i

Number of OPEN Recalls 4


NHTSA Recall Number:  78V074000
Recall Date:  04 April 1978

SUMMARY
THE HEX HEAD BOLT THAT CONNECTS THE MAIN WIRING HARNESS TO TERMINAL #30 MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER TORQUE.

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MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; WIRING HARNESS BOLT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: DUE TO ENGINE VIBRATION AND HIGH ENGINE REVOLUTIONS,THE BOLT MAY BECOME LOOSE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME CAUSING TEMPORARY CURRENTINTERRUPTION AND BREAKDOWN OF THE VEHICLE"S ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. ENGINE MISFIRINGAND TEMPORARY BLACKOUT OF THE LIGHTING SYSTEM MAY OCCUR DURING THE NIGHT TIME.FAILURE OF THE LIGHTING SYSTEM COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

NHTSA Recall Number:  78V061000
Recall Date:  24 March 1978

SUMMARY
DUE TO THE HIGH FUEL FLOW RATE IN THE FUEL SYSTEM, CONDITIONS OF EXTREME ALTITUDE, TEMPERATURES, OR FUEL CONTAMINATION, MAY LEAD TO THE FORMATION OF FUEL VAPOR BUBBLES.

CONSEQUENCE

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MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL INJECTOR.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION MAY RESULTN MAY RESULT IN ROUGH ENGINERUNNING OR STALLING. A VEHICLE STALLED IN TRAFFIC WOULD CREATE A SAFETY HAZARDWHICH COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

NHTSA Recall Number:  78V056000
Recall Date:  13 March 1978

SUMMARY
DUE TO A MATERIAL STUCTURAL DEFECT, THE RUBBER SEAL BETWEEN THE METAL VALVE STEM AND RIM ALLOWS SLOW SEEPAGE OF AIR AROUND THE VALVE BASE.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: TIRES; VALVE STEM.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION WOULD ALLOW THE TIRE TO BE OPERATED INAN UNDERINFLATED CONDITION, POSSIBLY CAUSING THE TIRE TO OVERHEAT AND RESULT INA BLOW-OUT. THIS COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

NHTSA Recall Number:  80V076000
Recall Date:  19 June 1980

SUMMARY
WHEN SUBJECTED TO THE EXTREMELY HIGH TEMPERATURES THAT CAN OCCUR IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, THE DAMPER SLEEVES WHICH COVER THE RETURN SPRINGS OF THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL SYSTEM CAN DEFORM AND PREVENT THEIR RETURNING THE THROTTLE TO IDLE POSITION AFTER RELEASE OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: THROTTLE CONTROL; ACCELERATOR; CONTROL RETURN SPRING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS COULD RESULT IN AN UNUSUALLY EXCESSIVE (HIGH) IDLESPEED WHICH COULD CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: IF VEHICLE MUST BE DRIVEN PRIOR TO REPAIR, MODERATE SPEED AND INCREASETHE FOLLOWING DISTANCES.