1989 Volkswagen FOX Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Recall

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1989 Volkswagen FOX Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #19354
NHTSA Compaign #95V105000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year1989
 Date of notification22/09/95
 Begin date of manufacuring01/10/86
 End date of manufacturing01/07/93
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received23/05/95
 Report created31/05/95
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units164000
 Defect summaryIn the event of a cooling system component failure while the vehicle is driven, the coolant can overheat causing the cooling system pressure to rise to a level where a leak in the heat exchanger can occur.
 Consequence summaryA leak or failure of the heat exchanger located under the dashboard can allow hot coolant to escape and cause injury to the feet of a passenger. Hot coolant can also steam up the interior of the vehicle temporarily impairing the driver's visibility, increasing the potential for a vehicle accident.
 Corrective actionDealers will install a bypass valve kit which is designed to route excessively hot coolant to the engine without flowing through the heat exchanger. Dealers will also install a plastic cover underneath the dashboard on the passenger side to ensure that the passenger is not exposed to hot coolant in the event of a leak.
 Recall notesSystem: engine cooling system. Vehicle description:passenger cars. Note: if your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided free of charge within a reasonable time,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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