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Mk1 Rabbit Recalls & Defects

Recall Information
1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984


1975
Mfr's Report Date : JAN 30, 2006 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06E018000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
# Of Units Affected : 266
Summary: CERTAIN HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES, P/N 171.611.107B, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 1975-1985 VOLKSWAGEN (VW) RABBIT; 1985-1992 VW GOLF; AND 1980-1992 VW JETTA PASSENGER VEHICLES. POSSIBLE BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD OCCUR WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES."
Consequence: BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy: FOREIGN PARTS DISTRIBUTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE BRAKE HOSES WITH COMPLIANT BRAKE HOSES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 30, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FOREIGN PARTS DISTRIBUTORS AT 305-885-8646 EXT. 11.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Mfr's Report Date : DEC 29, 1977 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V245000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
# Of Units Affected : 219000
Summary: THE ACCELERATOR CABLE ASSEMBLY IN THE INVOLVED VEHICLES COULD FAIL PREMATURELY UNDER CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS. THIS WOULD EITHER PREVENT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL FROM RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION OR CAUSE A LOSS OF ADEQUATE ENGINE POWER.
Consequence:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL A NEW ACCELERATOR CABLE, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: THROTTLE LINKAGE; ACCELERATOR CABLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: EITHER CONDITION WOULD ADVERSELY AFFECT VEHICLEHANDLING AND COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: IF ANY IRREGULAR ACCELERATOR PEDAL OPERATION IS EXPERIENCED, THE DEALERSHOULD BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY.

Mfr's Report Date : DEC 29, 1977 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V246000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
# Of Units Affected : 68000
Summary: ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE ROLLER BEARING INSIDE THE STEERING GEAR BOX COULD BECOME DISLOCATED. THIS COULD CAUSE LOOSENESS AND EXCESSIVE PLAY IN THE STEERING SYSTEM.
Consequence:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSTALL A LOCK PLATE TO ENSURE THAT THE ROLLER BEARING STAYS IN ITS DESIGNED POSITION, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING BEARING LOCK PLATE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION COULD AFFECT STEERING CONTROL, POSSIBLYLEADING TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: IF EXCESSIVE FREE PLAY IS NOTICED IN THE STEERING SYSTEM, THE VEHICLESHOULD NOT BE DRIVEN AND THE DEALER SHOULD BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY.

Mfr's Report Date : MAY 11, 1979 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V120000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY
# Of Units Affected : 540000
Summary: DUE TO AN IMPROPERLY SEALED ANTENNA MOUNTING HOLE, WATER COULD SEAP INTO THE FUSE RELAY BOARD. THE WATER ENTERING THE FUSE RELAY BOARD ACTS AS A CONDUCTOR OF CURRENT, THEREBY CHARGING THE STARTER.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL SEAL ALL RADIO ANTENNA CABLE HOLES. IN ADDITION, ELECTRICAL PARTS OF THE RELAY/FUSE BOARD WILL BE CHECKED AND REPLACED IN THE CASE OF CORROSION.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STANDARD TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; STARTER RELAY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE STARTER COULD BE ACTIVATED AND THE VEHICLE COULDMOVE IF THE TRANSMISSION IS IN GEAR AND THE EMERGENCY BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED.THIS COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PERSONS STANDING IN THE PATH OF THE MOVING VEHICLE.

Mfr's Report Date : MAR 20, 1980 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V035000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
# Of Units Affected : 140000
Summary: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE FENDER OPENING THROUGH WHICH THE ANTENNA CABLE IS ROUTED MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SEALED. AS A RESULT, SPLASHED WATER FROM THE TIRES COULD ENTER PASSENGER COMPARTMENT THROUGH THE OPENING, ENTER THE FUSE RELAY BOARD AND CAUSE CORROSION OF THE TERMINALS. ALSO, BECAUSE WATER IS A GOOD CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRICITY, THE STARTER CAN BE ACTIVATED ACCIDENTALLY; THE HIGH FLOW OF ELECTRICITY MAY EXHAUST THE BATTERY WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THUS RESTARTING THE ENGINE WOULD BECOME IMPOSSIBLE AND PARKING LIGHTS AND EMERGENCY FLASHERS WOULD BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequence:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, SEAL THE RADIO ANTENNA HOLES AND REPLACE CORRODED COMPONENTS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER..
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; ANTENNA CABLE OPENING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: VEHICLE WOULD BECOME DISABLED AND A VEHICLE ACCIDENTCOULD OCCUR IF TRAFFIC IS PRESENT.

Mfr's Report Date : OCT 26, 1983 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V116000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
# Of Units Affected : 661585
Summary: BRAKE LINES INSTALLED UNDERNEATH THE CARPETING IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT MAY RUST DUE TO THE ENTRY OF WATER AND ROAD SALT. IF RUSTING REMAINS UNCHECKED, IT PRODUCES LEAKS IN THE LINES AND BRAKE FLUID MAY BE LOST.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE INTERIOR BRAKE LINES AT NO COST TO OWNER. OWNERS ARE ALSO ADVISED THAT ALL BRAKE LINES SHOULD BE INSPECTED AT TWO-YEAR INTERVALS.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; BRAKE LINES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FAILURE OF ONE BRAKING CIRCUIT OF THE DUAL SYSTEMINCREASES THE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE AND MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.FAILURE OF BOTH MAY CAUSE TOTAL LOSS OF BRAKES.NOTE: OWNERS ARE CAUTIONED TO HAVE VEHICLES WITH FAILED BRAKES TOWED TO THEDEALER. INDICATION OF FAILURE IS EVIDENCED BY SOFT RESISTANCE OF THE PEDAL ORTRAVEL OF THE PEDAL ALMOST TO THE FLOOR.



1976
Mfr's Report Date : JAN 30, 2006 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06E018000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
# Of Units Affected : 266
Summary: CERTAIN HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES, P/N 171.611.107B, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 1975-1985 VOLKSWAGEN (VW) RABBIT; 1985-1992 VW GOLF; AND 1980-1992 VW JETTA PASSENGER VEHICLES. POSSIBLE BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD OCCUR WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES."
Consequence: BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy: FOREIGN PARTS DISTRIBUTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE BRAKE HOSES WITH COMPLIANT BRAKE HOSES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 30, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FOREIGN PARTS DISTRIBUTORS AT 305-885-8646 EXT. 11.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Mfr's Report Date : SEP 09, 1977 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V175000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
# Of Units Affected : 78
Summary: THE INVOLVED VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 105, "HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEMS". THE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE INADVERTENTLY EQUIPPED WITH A BRAKE FLUID CONTAINER CAP ON WHICH THE WARNING TEXT WAS PRINTED IN GERMAN.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A SUPPLEMENT LABEL, PRINTED IN ENGLISH, ON THE BRAKE FLUID CONTAINER, DISPLAYING THE REQUIRED STATEMENT, FREE OF CHARGE.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; CERTIFICATION LABELS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: BECAUSE THE CAPS ON THE VEHICLES HAVE WARNING TEXTSPRINTED IN GERMAN, OWNERS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE GERMAN LANGUAGE MAY USE THEWRONG TYPE BRAKE FLUID. THE WRONG TYPE OF BRAKE FLUID WILL IMPAIR THE VEHICLE"SBRAKE PERFORMANCE THUS INCREASING THE LIKELIHOOD OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Mfr's Report Date : DEC 29, 1977 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V245000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
# Of Units Affected : 219000
Summary: THE ACCELERATOR CABLE ASSEMBLY IN THE INVOLVED VEHICLES COULD FAIL PREMATURELY UNDER CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS. THIS WOULD EITHER PREVENT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL FROM RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION OR CAUSE A LOSS OF ADEQUATE ENGINE POWER.
Consequence:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL A NEW ACCELERATOR CABLE, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: THROTTLE LINKAGE; ACCELERATOR CABLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: EITHER CONDITION WOULD ADVERSELY AFFECT VEHICLEHANDLING AND COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: IF ANY IRREGULAR ACCELERATOR PEDAL OPERATION IS EXPERIENCED, THE DEALERSHOULD BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY.

Mfr's Report Date : MAY 11, 1979 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V120000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY
# Of Units Affected : 540000
Summary: DUE TO AN IMPROPERLY SEALED ANTENNA MOUNTING HOLE, WATER COULD SEAP INTO THE FUSE RELAY BOARD. THE WATER ENTERING THE FUSE RELAY BOARD ACTS AS A CONDUCTOR OF CURRENT, THEREBY CHARGING THE STARTER.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL SEAL ALL RADIO ANTENNA CABLE HOLES. IN ADDITION, ELECTRICAL PARTS OF THE RELAY/FUSE BOARD WILL BE CHECKED AND REPLACED IN THE CASE OF CORROSION.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STANDARD TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; STARTER RELAY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE STARTER COULD BE ACTIVATED AND THE VEHICLE COULDMOVE IF THE TRANSMISSION IS IN GEAR AND THE EMERGENCY BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED.THIS COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PERSONS STANDING IN THE PATH OF THE MOVING VEHICLE.

Mfr's Report Date : MAR 20, 1980 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V035000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
# Of Units Affected : 140000
Summary: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE FENDER OPENING THROUGH WHICH THE ANTENNA CABLE IS ROUTED MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SEALED. AS A RESULT, SPLASHED WATER FROM THE TIRES COULD ENTER PASSENGER COMPARTMENT THROUGH THE OPENING, ENTER THE FUSE RELAY BOARD AND CAUSE CORROSION OF THE TERMINALS. ALSO, BECAUSE WATER IS A GOOD CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRICITY, THE STARTER CAN BE ACTIVATED ACCIDENTALLY; THE HIGH FLOW OF ELECTRICITY MAY EXHAUST THE BATTERY WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THUS RESTARTING THE ENGINE WOULD BECOME IMPOSSIBLE AND PARKING LIGHTS AND EMERGENCY FLASHERS WOULD BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequence:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, SEAL THE RADIO ANTENNA HOLES AND REPLACE CORRODED COMPONENTS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER..
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; ANTENNA CABLE OPENING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: VEHICLE WOULD BECOME DISABLED AND A VEHICLE ACCIDENTCOULD OCCUR IF TRAFFIC IS PRESENT.

Mfr's Report Date : OCT 26, 1983 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V116000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
# Of Units Affected : 661585
Summary: BRAKE LINES INSTALLED UNDERNEATH THE CARPETING IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT MAY RUST DUE TO THE ENTRY OF WATER AND ROAD SALT. IF RUSTING REMAINS UNCHECKED, IT PRODUCES LEAKS IN THE LINES AND BRAKE FLUID MAY BE LOST.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE INTERIOR BRAKE LINES AT NO COST TO OWNER. OWNERS ARE ALSO ADVISED THAT ALL BRAKE LINES SHOULD BE INSPECTED AT TWO-YEAR INTERVALS.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; BRAKE LINES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FAILURE OF ONE BRAKING CIRCUIT OF THE DUAL SYSTEMINCREASES THE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE AND MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.FAILURE OF BOTH MAY CAUSE TOTAL LOSS OF BRAKES.NOTE: OWNERS ARE CAUTIONED TO HAVE VEHICLES WITH FAILED BRAKES TOWED TO THEDEALER. INDICATION OF FAILURE IS EVIDENCED BY SOFT RESISTANCE OF THE PEDAL ORTRAVEL OF THE PEDAL ALMOST TO THE FLOOR.



1977
Mfr's Report Date : JAN 30, 2006 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06E018000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
# Of Units Affected : 266
Summary: CERTAIN HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES, P/N 171.611.107B, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 1975-1985 VOLKSWAGEN (VW) RABBIT; 1985-1992 VW GOLF; AND 1980-1992 VW JETTA PASSENGER VEHICLES. POSSIBLE BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD OCCUR WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES."
Consequence: BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy: FOREIGN PARTS DISTRIBUTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE BRAKE HOSES WITH COMPLIANT BRAKE HOSES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 30, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FOREIGN PARTS DISTRIBUTORS AT 305-885-8646 EXT. 11.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Mfr's Report Date : MAY 11, 1979 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V120000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY
# Of Units Affected : 540000
Summary: DUE TO AN IMPROPERLY SEALED ANTENNA MOUNTING HOLE, WATER COULD SEAP INTO THE FUSE RELAY BOARD. THE WATER ENTERING THE FUSE RELAY BOARD ACTS AS A CONDUCTOR OF CURRENT, THEREBY CHARGING THE STARTER.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL SEAL ALL RADIO ANTENNA CABLE HOLES. IN ADDITION, ELECTRICAL PARTS OF THE RELAY/FUSE BOARD WILL BE CHECKED AND REPLACED IN THE CASE OF CORROSION.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STANDARD TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; STARTER RELAY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE STARTER COULD BE ACTIVATED AND THE VEHICLE COULDMOVE IF THE TRANSMISSION IS IN GEAR AND THE EMERGENCY BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED.THIS COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PERSONS STANDING IN THE PATH OF THE MOVING VEHICLE.

Mfr's Report Date : MAR 20, 1980 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V035000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
# Of Units Affected : 140000
Summary: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE FENDER OPENING THROUGH WHICH THE ANTENNA CABLE IS ROUTED MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SEALED. AS A RESULT, SPLASHED WATER FROM THE TIRES COULD ENTER PASSENGER COMPARTMENT THROUGH THE OPENING, ENTER THE FUSE RELAY BOARD AND CAUSE CORROSION OF THE TERMINALS. ALSO, BECAUSE WATER IS A GOOD CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRICITY, THE STARTER CAN BE ACTIVATED ACCIDENTALLY; THE HIGH FLOW OF ELECTRICITY MAY EXHAUST THE BATTERY WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THUS RESTARTING THE ENGINE WOULD BECOME IMPOSSIBLE AND PARKING LIGHTS AND EMERGENCY FLASHERS WOULD BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequence:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, SEAL THE RADIO ANTENNA HOLES AND REPLACE CORRODED COMPONENTS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER..
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; ANTENNA CABLE OPENING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: VEHICLE WOULD BECOME DISABLED AND A VEHICLE ACCIDENTCOULD OCCUR IF TRAFFIC IS PRESENT.

Mfr's Report Date : JAN 23, 1981 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V012000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
# Of Units Affected : 110000
Summary: THE ACCELERATOR CABLE WHICH LEADS FROM THE TRANSMISSION LEVER TO THE THROTTLE HOUSING MAY MALFUNCTION. ACCELERATOR CABLE MAY HAVE BEEN BENT DURING INSTALLATION OR DURING SERVICING OF ENGINE COMPONENTS. THIS COULD CAUSE THE STEEL BAND CABLE TO BIND AND CAN RESULT IN DELAYED RESPONSE DURING DECELERATION, HIGH ENGINE IDLE AND HESITATION DURING ACCELERATION.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE ACCELERATOR CABLE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED ONE. IN ADDITION, OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE ACCELERATION SYSTEM WILL BE CHECKED, LUBRICATED, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACED. THIS WILL BE DONE WITHOUT CHARGE.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FUEL-INJECTED GASOLINEENGINES AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: FUEL SYSTEM; ACCELERATOR CABLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE ABILITY TO CONTROL ENGINE SPEED COULD BECOMEIMPAIRED WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING. LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT MAYRESULT.NOTE: ANY ABNORMAL THROTTLE CONTROL OPERATION OR IRREGULAR PEDAL OPERATIONSHOULD BE REPORTED TO DEALER.

Mfr's Report Date : SEP 15, 1981 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V113000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
# Of Units Affected : 448167
Summary: CORROSIVE DAMAGE AND INCREASED ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY TO STOP FUNCTIONING. THE FUEL PUMP RELAY IS ONE OF SEVERAL RELAYS ON A RELAY BOARD LOCATED NEAR THE FIREWALL. CORROSION CAUSED BY RAIN ENTERING AN IMPROPERLY SEALED ANTENNA HOLE HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS, BUT ADDITIONAL MEASURES ARE REQUIRED TO ENSURE THAT THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED.
Consequence:
Remedy: VEHICLES WILL BE INSPECTED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE MODIFICATION HAS BEEN PERFORMED. IF NOT, A BYPASS WILL BE INSTALLED TO LOCATE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY AWAY FROM THE RELAY BOARD. ANY CORRODED RELAY BOARDS OR CONNECTORS WILL ALSO BE REPLACED.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; RELAY PANEL; FUEL PUMP BYPASS MODIFICATION.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: CORROSION, ELECTRICAL FAILURE AT THE FUEL PUMP RELAY,AND RESULTING FAILURE OF THE FUEL PUMP WOULD CAUSE ENGINE STALLING. A STALLEDVEHICLE COULD PRESENT A TRAFFIC HAZARD AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

Mfr's Report Date : OCT 26, 1983 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V116000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
# Of Units Affected : 661585
Summary: BRAKE LINES INSTALLED UNDERNEATH THE CARPETING IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT MAY RUST DUE TO THE ENTRY OF WATER AND ROAD SALT. IF RUSTING REMAINS UNCHECKED, IT PRODUCES LEAKS IN THE LINES AND BRAKE FLUID MAY BE LOST.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE INTERIOR BRAKE LINES AT NO COST TO OWNER. OWNERS ARE ALSO ADVISED THAT ALL BRAKE LINES SHOULD BE INSPECTED AT TWO-YEAR INTERVALS.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; BRAKE LINES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FAILURE OF ONE BRAKING CIRCUIT OF THE DUAL SYSTEMINCREASES THE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE AND MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.FAILURE OF BOTH MAY CAUSE TOTAL LOSS OF BRAKES.NOTE: OWNERS ARE CAUTIONED TO HAVE VEHICLES WITH FAILED BRAKES TOWED TO THEDEALER. INDICATION OF FAILURE IS EVIDENCED BY SOFT RESISTANCE OF THE PEDAL ORTRAVEL OF THE PEDAL ALMOST TO THE FLOOR.

Mfr's Report Date : OCT 26, 1983 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V117000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
# Of 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:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSPECT THE FUSE BOX AND ITS CONNECTORS FOR CORROSION, AND CORRECT WHERE NECESSARY. A BYPASS ADAPTER TO THE FUEL PUMP ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT WILL BE INSTALLED.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FUEL INJECTION.SYSTEM: FUEL SYSTEM; ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE FUEL PUMP STOPS FUNCTIONING, THE ENGINE WILLSTALL OR FAIL TO START. A STALLED VEHICLE COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT ON THEHIGHWAY.



1978
Mfr's Report Date : JAN 30, 2006 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06E018000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
# Of Units Affected : 266
Summary: CERTAIN HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES, P/N 171.611.107B, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 1975-1985 VOLKSWAGEN (VW) RABBIT; 1985-1992 VW GOLF; AND 1980-1992 VW JETTA PASSENGER VEHICLES. POSSIBLE BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD OCCUR WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES."
Consequence: BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy: FOREIGN PARTS DISTRIBUTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE BRAKE HOSES WITH COMPLIANT BRAKE HOSES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 30, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FOREIGN PARTS DISTRIBUTORS AT 305-885-8646 EXT. 11.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Mfr's Report Date : OCT 12, 1977 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V182000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
# Of Units Affected : 18500
Summary: ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE TWO RUBBER ELBOWS, LOCATED AT EACH END OF THE PLASTIC PIPE LEADING FROM THE THROTTLE VALVE BODY HOUSING TO THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM PUMP, MAY BE DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF IMPROPER CLAMP INSTALLATION.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE RUBBER ELBOW CONNECTIONS AND INSTALL NEW TYPE CLAMPS, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; BRAKE VACUUM LINE CONNECTION ELBOWS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: AS A RESULT, THE DRIVER MAY EXPERIENCE ENGINE STALLINGAND INSUFFICIENT BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM WHICH MAY LEAD TO A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Mfr's Report Date : DEC 02, 1977 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V214000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM
# Of Units Affected : 3000
Summary: ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE VACUUM LINE CONNECTING THE CARBURETOR AND THE THERMO VALVE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. THIS CONDITION MAY PREVENT THE THROTTLE LINKAGE PLATE FROM RETURNING TO ITS IDLE POSITION.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE VACUUM HOSE WITH A LONGER VERSION HOSE, REROUTING AND SECURING IT, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; VACUUM LINES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: UNDER CONTINUED OPERATION, LOSS OF VEHICLE SPEEDCONTROL COULD RESULT AND MAY CAUSE A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Mfr's Report Date : MAY 26, 1978 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 78V118000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL:LINKAGE AND CABLE
# Of Units Affected : 53
Summary: THE REAR AXLE BRAKE CABLE BRACKET IS ATTACHED TO THE OUTSIDE OF A FLANGE BOLT OF THE REAR AXLE. THIS BRACKET WAS NOT CORRECTLY INSTALLED DURING ASSEMBLY.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL RELOCATE THE BRACKET AND INSTALL A NEW FLANGE, IF NECESSARY, WITHOUT CHARGE.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: EMERGENCY BRAKES; CABLE BRACKET.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS COULD DEFORM THE FLANGE AND ALLOW THE BOLTS TOBECOME LOOSE. LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT MAY OCCUR.

Mfr's Report Date : MAY 11, 1979 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V120000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY
# Of Units Affected : 540000
Summary: DUE TO AN IMPROPERLY SEALED ANTENNA MOUNTING HOLE, WATER COULD SEAP INTO THE FUSE RELAY BOARD. THE WATER ENTERING THE FUSE RELAY BOARD ACTS AS A CONDUCTOR OF CURRENT, THEREBY CHARGING THE STARTER.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL SEAL ALL RADIO ANTENNA CABLE HOLES. IN ADDITION, ELECTRICAL PARTS OF THE RELAY/FUSE BOARD WILL BE CHECKED AND REPLACED IN THE CASE OF CORROSION.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STANDARD TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; STARTER RELAY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE STARTER COULD BE ACTIVATED AND THE VEHICLE COULDMOVE IF THE TRANSMISSION IS IN GEAR AND THE EMERGENCY BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED.THIS COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PERSONS STANDING IN THE PATH OF THE MOVING VEHICLE.

Mfr's Report Date : MAR 20, 1980 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V035000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
# Of Units Affected : 140000
Summary: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE FENDER OPENING THROUGH WHICH THE ANTENNA CABLE IS ROUTED MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SEALED. AS A RESULT, SPLASHED WATER FROM THE TIRES COULD ENTER PASSENGER COMPARTMENT THROUGH THE OPENING, ENTER THE FUSE RELAY BOARD AND CAUSE CORROSION OF THE TERMINALS. ALSO, BECAUSE WATER IS A GOOD CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRICITY, THE STARTER CAN BE ACTIVATED ACCIDENTALLY; THE HIGH FLOW OF ELECTRICITY MAY EXHAUST THE BATTERY WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THUS RESTARTING THE ENGINE WOULD BECOME IMPOSSIBLE AND PARKING LIGHTS AND EMERGENCY FLASHERS WOULD BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequence:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, SEAL THE RADIO ANTENNA HOLES AND REPLACE CORRODED COMPONENTS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER..
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; ANTENNA CABLE OPENING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: VEHICLE WOULD BECOME DISABLED AND A VEHICLE ACCIDENTCOULD OCCUR IF TRAFFIC IS PRESENT.

Mfr's Report Date : JAN 23, 1981 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V012000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
# Of Units Affected : 110000
Summary: THE ACCELERATOR CABLE WHICH LEADS FROM THE TRANSMISSION LEVER TO THE THROTTLE HOUSING MAY MALFUNCTION. ACCELERATOR CABLE MAY HAVE BEEN BENT DURING INSTALLATION OR DURING SERVICING OF ENGINE COMPONENTS. THIS COULD CAUSE THE STEEL BAND CABLE TO BIND AND CAN RESULT IN DELAYED RESPONSE DURING DECELERATION, HIGH ENGINE IDLE AND HESITATION DURING ACCELERATION.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE ACCELERATOR CABLE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED ONE. IN ADDITION, OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE ACCELERATION SYSTEM WILL BE CHECKED, LUBRICATED, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACED. THIS WILL BE DONE WITHOUT CHARGE.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FUEL-INJECTED GASOLINEENGINES AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: FUEL SYSTEM; ACCELERATOR CABLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE ABILITY TO CONTROL ENGINE SPEED COULD BECOMEIMPAIRED WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING. LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT MAYRESULT.NOTE: ANY ABNORMAL THROTTLE CONTROL OPERATION OR IRREGULAR PEDAL OPERATIONSHOULD BE REPORTED TO DEALER.

Mfr's Report Date : SEP 15, 1981 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V113000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
# Of Units Affected : 448167
Summary: CORROSIVE DAMAGE AND INCREASED ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY TO STOP FUNCTIONING. THE FUEL PUMP RELAY IS ONE OF SEVERAL RELAYS ON A RELAY BOARD LOCATED NEAR THE FIREWALL. CORROSION CAUSED BY RAIN ENTERING AN IMPROPERLY SEALED ANTENNA HOLE HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS, BUT ADDITIONAL MEASURES ARE REQUIRED TO ENSURE THAT THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED.
Consequence:
Remedy: VEHICLES WILL BE INSPECTED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE MODIFICATION HAS BEEN PERFORMED. IF NOT, A BYPASS WILL BE INSTALLED TO LOCATE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY AWAY FROM THE RELAY BOARD. ANY CORRODED RELAY BOARDS OR CONNECTORS WILL ALSO BE REPLACED.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; RELAY PANEL; FUEL PUMP BYPASS MODIFICATION.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: CORROSION, ELECTRICAL FAILURE AT THE FUEL PUMP RELAY,AND RESULTING FAILURE OF THE FUEL PUMP WOULD CAUSE ENGINE STALLING. A STALLEDVEHICLE COULD PRESENT A TRAFFIC HAZARD AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

Mfr's Report Date : OCT 26, 1983 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V116000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
# Of Units Affected : 661585
Summary: BRAKE LINES INSTALLED UNDERNEATH THE CARPETING IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT MAY RUST DUE TO THE ENTRY OF WATER AND ROAD SALT. IF RUSTING REMAINS UNCHECKED, IT PRODUCES LEAKS IN THE LINES AND BRAKE FLUID MAY BE LOST.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE INTERIOR BRAKE LINES AT NO COST TO OWNER. OWNERS ARE ALSO ADVISED THAT ALL BRAKE LINES SHOULD BE INSPECTED AT TWO-YEAR INTERVALS.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; BRAKE LINES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FAILURE OF ONE BRAKING CIRCUIT OF THE DUAL SYSTEMINCREASES THE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE AND MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.FAILURE OF BOTH MAY CAUSE TOTAL LOSS OF BRAKES.NOTE: OWNERS ARE CAUTIONED TO HAVE VEHICLES WITH FAILED BRAKES TOWED TO THEDEALER. INDICATION OF FAILURE IS EVIDENCED BY SOFT RESISTANCE OF THE PEDAL ORTRAVEL OF THE PEDAL ALMOST TO THE FLOOR.

Mfr's Report Date : OCT 26, 1983 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V117000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
# Of 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:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSPECT THE FUSE BOX AND ITS CONNECTORS FOR CORROSION, AND CORRECT WHERE NECESSARY. A BYPASS ADAPTER TO THE FUEL PUMP ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT WILL BE INSTALLED.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FUEL INJECTION.SYSTEM: FUEL SYSTEM; ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE FUEL PUMP STOPS FUNCTIONING, THE ENGINE WILLSTALL OR FAIL TO START. A STALLED VEHICLE COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT ON THEHIGHWAY.

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