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BMW 525i Recall 91V029000

Drive Train, July 8, 1991

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 8, 1991
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,644
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
91V029000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary
INSUFFICIENT AXIAL CLEARANCE EXISTS FOR THROTTLE VALVE, SHAFT, AND HOUSING DUE TO THE DIFFERENT THERMAL EXPANSION RATES OF THE SEPARATE PARTS WHEN VEHICLE REACHES NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURES AND AMBIENT TEMPERATURE IS 40 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OR LESS.
Consequence
THE LIMITED AXIAL CLEARANCE CAN CAUSE THE MOVEMENT OF THETHROTTLE VALVE TO BE IMPEDED, THE VALVE IS UNABLE TO CLOSE. THIS IMPEDANCE WOULDKEEP THE VEHICLE FROM DECELERATING AT THE USUAL RATE AFTER THE GAS PEDAL ISRELEASED; THIS COULD CAUSE UNEXPECTED MAINTENANCE OF SPEED AND AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
INSPECT AND REPAIR THE VEHICLE BY REPLACING THROTTLE HOUSING IF INSUFFICIENT AXIAL CLEARANCE IS FOUND.
Notes
SYSTEM: THROTTLE AND THROTTLE HOUSING.DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLES: PASSENGER CARS.
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