1990 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:
92V050000
VOLKSWAGEN/GTI/1990
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

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:
Vehicle Description:

Updated:
92V131000
VOLKSWAGEN/GTI/1990
DISCONNECTED,FELL OFF,APART
ENGINE RUNAWAY,SUDDEN ACCELERATION(5-83)
FUEL:THROTTLE LINKAGES AND CONTROL
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
1992
12,650
THE VENTURI TUBE LOCATED IN THE THROTTLE VALVE
HOUSING CAN BECOME LOOSE AND FALL AGAINST THE
THROTTLE PLATE.
THE VENTURI TUBE CAN PARTIALLY BLOCK THE THROTTLE
PLATE AND PREVENT IT FROM RETURNING TO ITS FULL
IDLE POSITION, RESULTING IN UNWANTED ENGINE SPEED
WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PLACED IN A FORWARD OR REVERSE
GEAR.
REPLACE THE PRESS-FIT VENTURI TUBE WITH A THREAD
TYPE TUBE.
THROTTLE VALVE HOUSING.
PASSENGER CARS WITH 16 VALVE ENGINES AND
CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS.
August 24, 1997

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