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Mk1 Rabbit Recalls & Defects

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


1979
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.



1980
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 : 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 : MAY 11, 1981 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V058000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
# Of Units Affected : 133000
Summary: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE PRESSURE COULD INCREASE INSIDE THE FUEL TANK FROM HIGH SURROUNDING TEMPERATURES WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS MORE THAN HALF FULL.
Consequence:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSTALL A RESTRICTOR VALVE INTO THE FUEL FILLER PIPE, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITHCONTINUOUS FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: UNDER THESE CONDITIONS, IF FUEL FILLER CAP IS OPENEDRAPIDLY, FUEL COULD SPURT OUT ONTO NEARBY PERSONS, POSSIBLY CAUSING SKINIRRITATION OR FIRE IN THE PRESENCE OF A SOURCE OF IGNITION.NOTE: FUEL FILLER CAP SHOULD BE OPENED SLOWLY TO REDUCE CHANCES OF FUELSPILLAGE UNTIL THE DEALER HAS MADE THE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS.

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.



1981
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, 1981 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V058000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
# Of Units Affected : 133000
Summary: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE PRESSURE COULD INCREASE INSIDE THE FUEL TANK FROM HIGH SURROUNDING TEMPERATURES WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS MORE THAN HALF FULL.
Consequence:
Remedy: DEALER WILL INSTALL A RESTRICTOR VALVE INTO THE FUEL FILLER PIPE, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITHCONTINUOUS FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: UNDER THESE CONDITIONS, IF FUEL FILLER CAP IS OPENEDRAPIDLY, FUEL COULD SPURT OUT ONTO NEARBY PERSONS, POSSIBLY CAUSING SKINIRRITATION OR FIRE IN THE PRESENCE OF A SOURCE OF IGNITION.NOTE: FUEL FILLER CAP SHOULD BE OPENED SLOWLY TO REDUCE CHANCES OF FUELSPILLAGE UNTIL THE DEALER HAS MADE THE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS.

Mfr's Report Date : AUG 30, 1981 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V106000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
# Of Units Affected : 4800
Summary: THE LEFT AND RIGHT OUTER TIE ROD ENDS OF THE STEERING SYSTEM MAY HAVE CIRCUMFERENTIAL CRACKS DUE TO AN IMPROPER MACHINE SET-UP IN THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS.
Consequence:
Remedy: THE TIE ROD ENDS WILL BE INSPECTED AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACED AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND PICK-UP TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; TIE ROD ENDS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF A VEHICLE HAVING A CRACKED TIE ROD IS DRIVEN OVERROUGH ROADS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, THE TIE ROD COULD LOOSEN ANDEVENTUALLY THE OUTER SHELL WOULD SEPARATE FROM ITS BALL SOCKET. THIS COULDRESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND, POSSIBLY, AN ACCIDENT.

Mfr's Report Date : FEB 16, 1982 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 82V016000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
# Of Units Affected : 5200
Summary: A LOCK NUT WHICH SECURES THE TIE ROD TO THE INNER BALL JOINT OF THE STEERING SYSTEM MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SECURELY FASTENED ON SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES DURING ASSEMBLY. IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS AND THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN ALONG POOR ROADS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, THE TIE ROD COULD SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING ASSEMBLY.
Consequence:
Remedy: DEALER WILL CHECK THE LOCK NUT FOR ADEQUATE TIGHTNESS, CORRECTING WHERE NECESSARY.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND PICK-UP TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; TIE ROD, INNER BALL JOINT, LOCK NUT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL ANDAN ACCIDENT.



1982
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 : FEB 05, 1985 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 85V015000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM
# Of Units Affected : 25000
Summary: THE THROTTLE SHAFT OF THE CARBURETOR MAY CRACK AND EVENTUALLY BREAK AT THE THREADED HOLE FOR THE THROTTLE PLATE CONNECTION DUE TO EXCESSIVE VIBRATION OF THE THROTTLE SHAFT. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF THE THROTTLE SHAFT BREAKS, THE THROTTLE WOULD NOT RETURN TO ITS IDLE POSITION. THIS COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Consequence:
Remedy: INSTALL A REINFORCEMENT PLATE IF THERE IS NO CRACK IN THE THROTTLE SHAFT. INSTALL A NEW CARBURETOR WITH REINFORCED THROTTLE SHAFT IF A HAIRLINE CRACK HAS DEVELOPED IN THE SHAFT.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH CARBURETORS. SYSTEM: CARBURETOR THROTTLE SHAFT.



1983
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 : FEB 05, 1985 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 85V015000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM
# Of Units Affected : 25000
Summary: THE THROTTLE SHAFT OF THE CARBURETOR MAY CRACK AND EVENTUALLY BREAK AT THE THREADED HOLE FOR THE THROTTLE PLATE CONNECTION DUE TO EXCESSIVE VIBRATION OF THE THROTTLE SHAFT. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF THE THROTTLE SHAFT BREAKS, THE THROTTLE WOULD NOT RETURN TO ITS IDLE POSITION. THIS COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Consequence:
Remedy: INSTALL A REINFORCEMENT PLATE IF THERE IS NO CRACK IN THE THROTTLE SHAFT. INSTALL A NEW CARBURETOR WITH REINFORCED THROTTLE SHAFT IF A HAIRLINE CRACK HAS DEVELOPED IN THE SHAFT.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH CARBURETORS. SYSTEM: CARBURETOR THROTTLE SHAFT.



1984
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 : FEB 05, 1985 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 85V015000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM
# Of Units Affected : 25000
Summary: THE THROTTLE SHAFT OF THE CARBURETOR MAY CRACK AND EVENTUALLY BREAK AT THE THREADED HOLE FOR THE THROTTLE PLATE CONNECTION DUE TO EXCESSIVE VIBRATION OF THE THROTTLE SHAFT. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF THE THROTTLE SHAFT BREAKS, THE THROTTLE WOULD NOT RETURN TO ITS IDLE POSITION. THIS COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Consequence:
Remedy: INSTALL A REINFORCEMENT PLATE IF THERE IS NO CRACK IN THE THROTTLE SHAFT. INSTALL A NEW CARBURETOR WITH REINFORCED THROTTLE SHAFT IF A HAIRLINE CRACK HAS DEVELOPED IN THE SHAFT.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH CARBURETORS. SYSTEM: CARBURETOR THROTTLE SHAFT.

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