1991 BMW 318 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Hoses, Lines P Recall

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1991 BMW 318 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Hoses, Lines P Recall

 NHTSA Recall #18653
NHTSA Compaign #94V066000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year1991
 Date of notification25/06/94
 Begin date of manufacuring01/06/88
 End date of manufacturing01/02/93
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received11/04/94
 Report created13/04/94
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units116300
 Defect summaryFeed 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.
 Consequence summaryFuel seepage between the feed fuel hose and the engine fitting can result in free fuel in the engine compartment, which could result in a fire when exposed to a source of ignition.
 Corrective actionA redesigned feed fuel hose and hose clamp will be installed to alleviate the fuel seepage.
 Recall notesSystem: fuel; fuel line fittings; metallic. Vehicle description: passenger vehicles; models 318i, 318si, 318ic, 325i, 325is, 325ix, 325ic, 525i, 535i, 735i and 735il. Note: if your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided within a reasonable time and free of charge, or the remedy does not correct the defect or noncompliance, please contact bmw at 1-800-831-1117. Also, contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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