1982 Volkswagen RABBIT Fuel System, Gasoline Carburetor System Recall

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1982 Volkswagen RABBIT Fuel System, Gasoline Carburetor System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #27914
NHTSA Compaign #85V015000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelRABBIT
 Model Year1982
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM
 Date of notification13/02/85
 Begin date of manufacuring01/09/81
 End date of manufacturing01/06/84
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received12/02/85
 Report created21/02/85
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units25000
 Defect summaryThe throttle shaft of the carburetor may crack and eventually break at the threaded hole for the throttle plate connection due to excessive vibration of the throttle shaft. Consequence of defect: if the throttle shaft breaks, the throttle would not return to its idle position. This could result in loss of control and an accident.
 Consequence summary
 Corrective actionInstall a reinforcement plate if there is no crack in the throttle shaft. Install a new carburetor with reinforced throttle shaft if a hairline crack has developed in the shaft.
 Recall notesVehicle description: passenger cars with carburetors. System: carburetor throttle shaft.
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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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