1986 Golf & GTI Recall Notices

These Recall Notices were issued by The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration

and apply to Volkswagens sold in the United States only.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number :
Make/Model/Year :
Causing Fault :
Resulting Fault :
Component:
Manufacturer:
Year of Recall:
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Summary:


Consequence of Defect:

Corrective Action:
System:
Updated:
86V029000
VOLKSWAGEN/GTI/1986
FLOODS,LEAKS
FIRE, FLUID,ELECTRICAL,GAS(LPG),GASOLINE,OTHER
FUEL:FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
1986
77,000
MORE FUEL THAN PERMITTED BY FMVSS 301 MAY ESCAPE
FROM THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY UNDER THE TEST CONDITIONS
DESCRIBED IN THE STANDARD.
IF THE CAR IS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, THE FUEL 
SPILLAGE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.
REPLACE THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY WITH A MODIFIED UNIT.
FUEL/FMVSS 301
August 24, 1997

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number :
Make/Model/Year :
Causing Fault :
Resulting Fault :
Component:
Manufacturer:
Year of Recall:
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Summary:

Consequence of Defect:
Corrective Action:
System:
Updated:
86V149000
VOLKSWAGEN/GTI/1986
FLOODS,LEAKS
INFORMATION,WARRANTY,REGULATION,STANDARD,FOIA
FUEL:FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY:TANK
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
1986
23,000
MORE FUEL THAN PERMITTED BY FMVSS 301 MAY ESCAPE
FROM THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY.
CARS ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 301.
REPLACE THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY WITH A MODIFIED UNIT.
FUEL TANK/FMVSS 301
August 24, 1997

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number :
Make/Model/Year :
Causing Fault :
Resulting Fault :
Component:
Manufacturer:
Year of Recall:
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Summary:


Consequence of Defect:




Corrective Action:
System:
Updated:
92V050000
VOLKSWAGEN/GTI/1986
BURNED,OVERHEATED,BURNT OUT,MELTED
FOGGED,POOR VISIBILITY
HEATER:WATER:DEFROSTER:DEFOGGER:HEATER CORE:WATER
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
1992
650,000
THE END CAP CONNECTING THE HEAT EXCHANGER'S CORE TO
THE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM COULD RUPTURE AND ALLOW HOT
COOLANT TO ESCAPE INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT.
THE COOLANT ESCAPING INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
COULD CONTACT THE DRIVER'S FEET AND INJURE THE DRIVER.
ALSO, STEAM FROM THE HEATED LIQUID WILL CLOUD ON THE
WINDOW SURFACES AND IMPAIR THE DRIVER'S VISION AND
COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
REPLACE THE HEATER CORE WITH AN IMPROVED HEATER CORE.
WATER HEATER; HEATER CORE
August 24, 1997

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