1999 Volkswagen GOLF Equipment Other Labels Recall

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1999 Volkswagen GOLF Equipment Other Labels Recall

 NHTSA Recall #35421
NHTSA Compaign #03V155000
MFG Compaign #WN
 Model Year1999
 Date of notification29/09/03
 Begin date of manufacuring01/07/97
 End date of manufacturing31/07/98
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received22/04/03
 Report created24/04/03
Regulation part number571
FMV safety standard number110
Estimated number of affected units4243
 Defect summaryCertain passenger vehicles equipped with 2. 8l vr6 engines fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." the recommended cold tire inflation pressure published on the label for tires of the size 205/50 r15 86h is 0. 1 bar (1. 45 psi) too low. It should be 2. 5 bar (36. 3 psi). The label recommends 2. 4 bar (34. 8 psi = 35 psi).
 Consequence summaryUnder inflated tires can affect vehicle handling, and driving with substantially under inflated tires puts the consumer at risk for a crash.
 Corrective actionOwners will be provided with corrected labels, or a dealer can install the label if the owner wishes. Owner notification began september 29, 2003. 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 vw at 1-800-893-5298.
 Recall notesVw recall no. Wn. Customers can 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.
  • 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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