1982 Volkswagen CONVERTIBLE Fuel System, Gasoline Fuel Injection System Recall

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1982 Volkswagen CONVERTIBLE Fuel System, Gasoline Fuel Injection System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #31121
NHTSA Compaign #83V117000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year1982
 Date of notification18/01/84
 Begin date of manufacuring01/09/75
 End date of manufacturing01/08/82
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received09/11/83
 Report created23/11/83
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units930000
 Defect summaryThe fuel pump may stop functioning without warning. This can occur because an electrical connector in the fuse panel may overheat and interrupt the electrical circuit.
 Consequence summary
 Corrective actionDealer will inspect the fuse box and its connectors for corrosion, and correct where necessary. A bypass adapter to the fuel pump electrical circuit will be installed.
 Recall notesVehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with fuel injection. System: fuel system; electric fuel pump. Consequences of defect: if the fuel pump stops functioning, the engine willstall or fail to start. A stalled vehicle could cause an accident on thehighway.
  • 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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