1989 Volkswagen CABRIOLET Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Recall

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1989 Volkswagen CABRIOLET Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #18922
NHTSA Compaign #94V065000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year1989
 Date of notification15/08/94
 Begin date of manufacuring01/08/86
 End date of manufacturing01/08/89
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received08/04/94
 Report created13/04/94
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units7500
 Defect summaryA crack can develop in the fuel tank adjacent to a seam weld in the rear of the tank.
 Consequence summaryFuel can leak from the cracked fuel tank which could catch fire in the presence of a source of ignition.
 Corrective actionDealers will check the vehicle with a specially designed tool for the presence of a tank crack, and replace the fuel tank if the defect is present.
 Recall notesSystem: fuel; fuel tank. Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. Note: if your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided within a reasonable time and free of charge, or the remedy does not correct the defect or noncompliance, please contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Also, contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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