2004 Volkswagen GOLF Fuel System, Diesel Recall

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2004 Volkswagen GOLF Fuel System, Diesel Recall

 NHTSA Recall #41499
NHTSA Compaign #04V586000
MFG Compaign #VY
 Model Year2004
 Date of notification08/02/05
 Begin date of manufacuring01/03/04
 End date of manufacturing29/08/04
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received15/12/04
 Report created16/12/04
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units19284
 Defect summaryOn certain passenger vehicles, the high pressure diesel pumps were produced with an improper fastener, which could allow diesel fuel to escape from the pump.
 Consequence summaryFuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may lead to a fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the diesel pump. The recall began on february 8, 2005. Owners should contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
 Recall notesVw recall no. Vy. 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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