1999 Volkswagen GOLF Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Recall

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1999 Volkswagen GOLF Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Recall

 NHTSA Recall #102240
NHTSA Compaign #14E007000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerThe Gates Corporation
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelGOLF
 Model Year1999
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
 Date of notification01/05/14
 Begin date of manufacuring14/10/19
 End date of manufacturing14/10/19
Type of recallE
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received07/03/14
 Report created12/03/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units50
 Defect summaryThe gates corporation (gates) is recalling certain aftermarket tru-flow water pumps, part number tfw 41127, sold at certain napa auto parts and/or installed by automotive service technicians after november 1, 2013 (and manufactured august 2013 through october 2013) that have a black-colored pulley/sprocket or do not have 'us9377' stamped on the water pump housing. These service replacement parts were sold for use in model year 1999-2005 audi a4, 2000-2006 audi tt, 1998-2005 volkswagen beetle, 1999-2006 golf, 1999-2008 and 2011-2013 volkswagen jetta, and 2000-2005 volkswagen passat. In the affected water pumps, the pulley or sprocket that turns the timing belt may develop microfractures causing the timing belt to fail.
 Consequence summaryA failure of the timing belt may cause the engine to shut down, potentially increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
 Corrective actionGates will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump, free of charge. The recall began during may 2014. Owners may contact the gates corporation at 1-303-744-1911.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • 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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