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 #21428
NHTSA Compaign #91V201000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year1989
 Date of notification13/12/91
 Begin date of manufacuring01/08/86
 End date of manufacturing01/08/89
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received18/11/91
 Report created20/11/91
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units51000
 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 couldcatch fire in the presence of a source of ignition.
 Corrective actionCheck vehicle with a specially designed tool for the presence of a fuel tank crack, and replace fuel tank if defect is found.
 Recall notesSystem: fuel tank. Vehicle description: passenger cars.
  • 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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