1987 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: WHEELS:
Manufacturer:
Year of Recall:
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Summary:



Corrective Action: 
System:
Vehicle Description:
Updated:
87V063000
VOLKSWAGEN/GTI/1987
ASSEMBLY,IMPROPERLY INSTALLED,LOCATION,PREPARATION
DISCONNECTED,FELL OFF,APART
WHEELS:LUGS:NUTS:BOLTS
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
1987
10,000
THE FRONT LEFT WHEEL LUG NUTS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY
TORQUED. AN IMPROPERLY TORQUED WHEEL MAY LOOSEN OVER A
PERIOD OF TIME AND COULD EVENTUALLY SEPARATE, CAUSING
AN ACCIDENT.
INSPECT AND RE-TORQUE LEFT FRONT WHEEL LUG NUTS.
WHEELS/LUG NUTS.
PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH ALLOY WHEELS
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/1987
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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