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1986 Volkswagen Gti 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

    MORE FUEL THAN PERMITTED BY FMVSS 301 MAY ESCAPE FROM THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: CARS ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 301.

    Possible Effects

    Action

    REPLACE THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY WITH A MODIFIED UNIT.

    Notes

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

    Recall Manufacture Dates

    1985-10-01 - 1985-12-01

    Vehicles Affected

    23000
  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