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1985 Volkswagen Golf Recalls

  1. Recall Description

    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.

    Possible Effects

    THE COOLANT ESCAPING INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT COULDCONTACT THE DRIVER''S FEET AND INJURE THE DRIVER. ALSO, STEAM FROM THE HEATEDLIQUID WILL CLOUD ON THE WINDOW SURFACES AND IMPAIR THE DRIVER''S VISION ANDCOULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

    Action

    REPLACE THE HEATER CORE WITH AN IMPROVED HEATER CORE.

    Notes

    SYSTEM: WATER HEATER; HEATER CORE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AUTOMOBILES.

    Recall Manufacture Dates

    1984-08-01 - 1990-01-01

    Vehicles Affected

    650000
  2. Recall Description

    FUEL PUMP, LOCATED INSIDE FUEL TANK, COULD SEIZE DURING HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURES BECAUSE OF AN EXTREME FINE MESH FUEL FILTER RESTRICTING THE FUEL FLOW.

    Possible Effects

    FUEL SUPPLY TO ENGINE WOULD BE PARTIALLY INTERRUPTED,RESULTING IN STALLING.

    Action

    INSTALL A MODIFIED FUEL PUMP AND FILTER.

    Notes

    SYSTEM: FUEL PUMP.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH A DUAL FUEL PUMP SYSTEM.

    Recall Manufacture Dates

    1984-08-01 - 1986-11-01

    Vehicles Affected

    278520
  3. Recall Description

    MORE FUEL THAN PERMITTED BY FMVSS 301 MAY ESCAPE FROM THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY UNDER THE TEST CONDITIONS DESCRIBED IN THE STANDARD. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF THE CAR IS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, THE FUEL SPILLAGE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

    Possible Effects

    Action

    REPLACE THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY WITH A MODIFIED UNIT.

    Notes

    SYSTEM: FUEL/FMVSS 301. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

    Recall Manufacture Dates

    1984-10-01 - 1985-09-01

    Vehicles Affected

    77000
  4. Recall Description

    A DEFECT HAS BEEN FOUND IN THE ASSEMBLY OF SOME MASTER BRAKE CYLINDERS. DURING ASSEMBLY, INTERNAL PARTS OF THE MASTER CYLINDER (PISTON CUPS) MAY HAVE BEEN INTERCHANGED.

    Possible Effects

    Action

    THE MASTER CYLINDER WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE.

    Notes

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: DEPENDING ON HOW THE MASTER CYLINDER WAS ASSEMBLED,BRAKE EFFECTIVENESS CAN BE REDUCED IN ONE BRAKE CIRCUIT. REDUCED BRAKINGABILITY MAY CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

    Recall Manufacture Dates

    1984-08-01 - 1984-10-01

    Vehicles Affected

    575
  5. Recall Description

    FRONT SEAT BELT RETRACTORS MAY NOT PROPERLY LOCK DURING SUDDEN HEAVY BRAKE APPLICATION OR IMPACT DUE TO THE INTERFERENCE OF TWO POSITIONING TABS. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THE SEAT BELT WOULD NOT RETAIN THE DRIVER OR PASSENGER SUBJECTING THEM TO POSSIBLE INJURY IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT.

    Possible Effects

    Action

    REPLACE THE FRONT SEAT BELTS AND MODIFY THE RETRACTOR POSITIONING TABS.

    Notes

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TWO DOOR MODEL PASSENGER CARS. SYSTEM: FRONT SEAT BELT.

    Recall Manufacture Dates

    1984-08-01 - 1985-02-01

    Vehicles Affected

    21000
  6. Recall Description

    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."

    Possible Effects

    BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action

    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.

    Recall Manufacture Dates

    -

    Vehicles Affected

    266