1995 Volkswagen GOLF Latches Locks Linkages Hood Latch Recall

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1995 Volkswagen GOLF Latches Locks Linkages Hood Latch Recall

 NHTSA Recall #12341
NHTSA Compaign #98V160000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelGOLF
 Model Year1995
 ComponentLATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
 Date of notification15/10/98
 Begin date of manufacuring01/08/92
 End date of manufacturing28/02/96
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received16/07/98
 Report created06/08/98
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units238000
 Defect summaryVehicle description: passenger vehicles. The bolts securing the front hood latch can loosen over time. The latch would move causing disengagement of the hood striker from the latch.
 Consequence summaryUnexpected opening of the hood could occur obstructing the driver's view of the road while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect the hood latch and securing bolts and replace them if necessary.
 Recall notesOwner notification began october 15, 1998. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact vwoa at 1-800-822-8987. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • 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.
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    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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