1989 Volkswagen GTI Visibility Defroster Defogger System Windshield Heater Core Recall

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1989 Volkswagen GTI Visibility Defroster Defogger System Windshield Heater Core Recall

 NHTSA Recall #22145
NHTSA Compaign #92V050000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelGTI
 Model Year1989
 ComponentVISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE
 Date of notification29/05/92
 Begin date of manufacuring01/08/84
 End date of manufacturing01/01/90
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received14/04/92
 Report created20/04/92
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units650000
 Defect summaryThe end cap connecting the heat exchanger's core to the engine cooling system could rupture and allow hot coolant to escape into the passenger compartment.
 Consequence summaryThe coolant escaping into the passenger compartment couldcontact the driver's feet and injure the driver. Also, steam from the heatedliquid will cloud on the window surfaces and impair the driver's vision andcould result in a vehicle accident.
 Corrective actionReplace the heater core with an improved heater core.
 Recall notesSystem: water heater; heater core. Vehicle description: passenger automobiles.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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