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Mk1 Rabbit Converible / Cabriolet Recalls & Defects

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1980, 1981, 1982

Mfr's Report Date: OCT 26, 1983 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 83V117000
Component: Gasoline fuel injection system.
# Units Affected: 930000
Summary: The fuel pump may stop functioning without warning. This can occur because an electrical connector in the fuse panel may overheat and interrupt the electrical circuit.
Consequence: If the fuel pump stops functioning, the engine will stall or fail to start.
Remedy: Dealer will inspect the fuse box and it's connectors for corrosion, and correct where necessary. A bypass adapter to the fuel pump electrical circuit will be installed.

1983, 1984

Mfr's Report Date: JUL 23, 1985 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 85V099000
Component: Service brakes, hydraulic; Foundation components; Hoses, lines / piping and fittings. Disc brake hose.
# Units Affected: 105000
Summary: Under adverse weather conditions, outer rubber layer of brake hoses may become brittle and develop cracks.
Consequence: Cracks could lead to loss of brake fluid, resulting in an increase in stopping distance.
Remedy: Replace brake hoses as necessary.

1985

Mfr's Report Date: NOV 16, 1984 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 84V152000
Component: Fuel system, Gasoline: fuel injection system; Fuel rail.
# Units Affected: 4000
Summary: The hose connected to the pump located inside the fuel tank may become disconnected when the vehicle is in use.
Consequence: The fuel supply to the engine will be interrupted, causing the vehicle to stall.
Remedy: The dealer will install a modified fuel hose free of charge.
Notes: *** This recall campaign has been superceded by NHTSA Campaign Number: 85V090000.

Mfr's Report Date: APR 08, 1987 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 87V053000
Component: Fuel system, Gasoline: Delivery; Fuel pump.
# Units Affected: 278520
Summary: Fuel pump, located inside the fuel tank, could seize during high ambient temperatures because of an extreme fine mesh fuel filter restricting the fuel flow.
Consequence: Fuel supply to engine would be partiailly interrupted, resulting in stalling.
Remedy: Install a modified fuel pump and filter.

1986

Mfr's Report Date: APR 08, 1987 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 87V053000
Component: Fuel system, Gasoline: Delivery; Fuel pump.
# Units Affected: 278520
Summary: Fuel pump, located inside the fuel tank, could seize during high ambient temperatures because of an extreme fine mesh fuel filter restricting the fuel flow.
Consequence: Fuel supply to engine would be partiailly interrupted, resulting in stalling.
Remedy: Install a modified fuel pump and filter.

1987

Mfr's Report Date: APR 08, 1987 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 87V053000
Component: Fuel system, Gasoline: Delivery; Fuel pump.
# Units Affected: 278520
Summary: Fuel pump, located inside the fuel tank, could seize during high ambient temperatures because of an extreme fine mesh fuel filter restricting the fuel flow.
Consequence: Fuel supply to engine would be partiailly interrupted, resulting in stalling.
Remedy: Install a modified fuel pump and filter.

Mfr's Report Date: NOV 11, 1991 NHTSA Action Number: EA91016 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V201000
Component: Fuel system storage: Tank Assembly.
# Units Affected: 51000
Summary: A crack can develop in the fuel tank adjacent to a seam weld in the rear of the tank.
Consequence: Fuel can leak from the cracked fuel tank, which could catch fire in the presence of a source of ignition.
Remedy: Check vehicle with a specially designed tool for the presence of a fuel tank crack, and replace fuel tank if defect is found.

Mfr's Report Date: MAR 28, 1994 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 94V065000
Component: Fuel system storage: Tank Assembly.
# Units Affected: 7500
Summary: A crack can develop in the fuel tank adjacent to a seam weld in the rear of the tank.
Consequence: Fuel can leak from the cracked fuel tank, which could catch fire in the presence of a source of ignition.
Remedy: Dealers will check vehicle with a specially designed tool for the presence of a fuel tank crack, and replace fuel tank if defect is found.
Notes: If your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an afreed 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 Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Also, contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

1988

Mfr's Report Date: NOV 11, 1991 NHTSA Action Number: EA91016 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V201000
Component: Fuel system storage: Tank Assembly.
# Units Affected: 51000
Summary: A crack can develop in the fuel tank adjacent to a seam weld in the rear of the tank.
Consequence: Fuel can leak from the cracked fuel tank, which could catch fire in the presence of a source of ignition.
Remedy: Check vehicle with a specially designed tool for the presence of a fuel tank crack, and replace fuel tank if defect is found.

Mfr's Report Date: MAR 28, 1994 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 94V065000
Component: Fuel system storage: Tank Assembly.
# Units Affected: 7500
Summary: A crack can develop in the fuel tank adjacent to a seam weld in the rear of the tank.
Consequence: Fuel can leak from the cracked fuel tank, which could catch fire in the presence of a source of ignition.
Remedy: Dealers will check vehicle with a specially designed tool for the presence of a fuel tank crack, and replace fuel tank if defect is found.
Notes: If your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an afreed 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 Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Also, contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

1989

Mfr's Report Date: NOV 11, 1991 NHTSA Action Number: EA91016 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V201000
Component: Fuel system storage: Tank Assembly.
# Units Affected: 51000
Summary: A crack can develop in the fuel tank adjacent to a seam weld in the rear of the tank.
Consequence: Fuel can leak from the cracked fuel tank, which could catch fire in the presence of a source of ignition.
Remedy: Check vehicle with a specially designed tool for the presence of a fuel tank crack, and replace fuel tank if defect is found.

Mfr's Report Date: MAR 28, 1994 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 94V065000
Component: Fuel system storage: Tank Assembly.
# Units Affected: 7500
Summary: A crack can develop in the fuel tank adjacent to a seam weld in the rear of the tank.
Consequence: Fuel can leak from the cracked fuel tank, which could catch fire in the presence of a source of ignition.
Remedy: Dealers will check vehicle with a specially designed tool for the presence of a fuel tank crack, and replace fuel tank if defect is found.
Notes: If your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an afreed 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 Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Also, contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

1990

Mfr's Report Date: SEP 06, 1991 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V162000
Component: Vehicle Speed Control
# Units Affected: 11300
Summary: The center of the water separator panel located in the engine compartment between the engine and the firewall could bend in the event someone leans on it during engine maintenance, repairs, or checking of fluid levels. A bent panel could interfere with the free movement of the accelerator linkage.
Consequence: Interference with the free movement of the accelerator linkage could result in unwanted acceleration.
Remedy: Install reinforcement bracket to secure separator panel.

Mfr's Report Date: NOV 11, 1991 NHTSA Action Number: EA91016 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V201000
Component: Fuel system storage: Tank Assembly.
# Units Affected: 51000
Summary: A crack can develop in the fuel tank adjacent to a seam weld in the rear of the tank.
Consequence: Fuel can leak from the cracked fuel tank, which could catch fire in the presence of a source of ignition.
Remedy: Check vehicle with a specially designed tool for the presence of a fuel tank crack, and replace fuel tank if defect is found.

Mfr's Report Date: DEC 06, 1991 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V215000
Component: Air Bag passive restraint system.
# Units Affected: 8500
Summary: The airbag harness wire may have been improperly routed through an opening in the dashboard crossmember and could be pinched and chafed between two panels eventually resulting in damage to the wire.
Consequence: If the airbag harness wire is damaged, the passive restraint system will become inoperative. The dashboard warning light will illuminate, but the passive restraint will not function until the wire is repaired.
Remedy: Secure wire to the crossmember with a clip.

Mfr's Report Date: APR 08, 1992 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 92V058000
Component: Fuel delivery system; Hoses, lines / piping and fittings.
# Units Affected: 358000
Summary: The fuel hose attached to the fuel distribution rail on the engine may shrink beyond the clamp force of the fuel hose clamps, allowing fuel to leak.
Consequence: Fuel leakage in the engine compartment can cause an underhood fire if the fuel comes in contact with a source of ignition.
Remedy: Replace the fuel hose attached to the fuel rail, and install a new spring type self-tightening clamp.

1991

Mfr's Report Date: SEP 06, 1991 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V162000
Component: Vehicle Speed Control
# Units Affected: 11300
Summary: The center of the water separator panel located in the engine compartment between the engine and the firewall could bend in the event someone leans on it during engine maintenance, repairs, or checking of fluid levels. A bent panel could interfere with the free movement of the accelerator linkage.
Consequence: Interference with the free movement of the accelerator linkage could result in unwanted acceleration.
Remedy: Install reinforcement bracket to secure separator panel.

Mfr's Report Date: APR 08, 1992 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 92V058000
Component: Fuel delivery system; Hoses, lines / piping and fittings.
# Units Affected: 358000
Summary: The fuel hose attached to the fuel distribution rail on the engine may shrink beyond the clamp force of the fuel hose clamps, allowing fuel to leak.
Consequence: Fuel leakage in the engine compartment can cause an underhood fire if the fuel comes in contact with a source of ignition.
Remedy: Replace the fuel hose attached to the fuel rail, and install a new spring type self-tightening clamp.

Mfr's Report Date: APR 22, 1992 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 92V064000
Component: Suspension: Front - Control Arm
# Units Affected: 890
Summary: The track control arms used to support the front wheels were improperly welded in the area of the flexible bushing mounting hole. This causes a gradual opening of the mounting hole and loosening of the bushing.
Consequence: The enlarged opening of the mounting hole results in front wheel misalignment causing steering pull with the potential for an accident.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect and replace the front suspension control arms where necessary.

1992

Mfr's Report Date: APR 08, 1992 NHTSA Action Number: N/A NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 92V058000
Component: Fuel delivery system; Hoses, lines / piping and fittings.
# Units Affected: 358000
Summary: The fuel hose attached to the fuel distribution rail on the engine may shrink beyond the clamp force of the fuel hose clamps, allowing fuel to leak.
Consequence: Fuel leakage in the engine compartment can cause an underhood fire if the fuel comes in contact with a source of ignition.
Remedy: Replace the fuel hose attached to the fuel rail, and install a new spring type self-tightening clamp.


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