Year: 1979 Make: BMW Model: 320i

Number of OPEN Recalls 1


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.

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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.