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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2004 BMW X3 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 032005

X3 2-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Motorcycle: 2004 BMW R1150R, VIN ending in ZF49715 defective fuel system part: Fuel line quick release "connectors", part no. 13317659119. Plastic fuel line connector spontaneously fractured, spraying fuel on hot engine and exhaust pipe. Had there been a spark the motorcycle would have burned up in the street. BMW technician told me it was a common problem because after a year or so, the material, when exposed to fuel, became brittle. He was surprised there had not been a recall. I suspect there have been hundreds of unreported incidents with this part, some of which may have been tragic. I was stranded for quite a while, because at the time of the spontaneous rupture the engine had to be immediately shut off and the motorcycle pushed out of traffic and off the highway.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 032005

X3 2-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,000 miles
2004 BMW motorcycle 1150R VIN ZF49715 defective fuel system part, fuel line quick release; connector "S",BMW part #13317659119. Plastic fuel line connector spontaneously fractured, spraying fuel on hot engine and exhaust pipe. Had there been a spark the motorcycle would have burned up in the street. A BMW technician said this was a common problem because after a year or so the material when exposed to fuel became brittle. Motorcycle was repaired.

- Austin, TX, USA

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