1990 Volkswagen Passat

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

Recall number: 96V115000
Recall date: 07/01/1996

Problem Summary:

IN THE EVENT THE ENGINE OVERHEATS AND THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED CONTINUOUSLY IN THAT CONDITION, THE COOLANT PRESSURE WILL RISE TO A LEVEL AT WHICH THE HEAT EXCHANGER COULD LEAK.

Consequence:

A LEAKING HEAT EXCHANGER WILL ALLOW HOT COOLANT TO ESCAPE CAUSING INJURY TO THE DRIVER'S FEET OR COULD STEAM UP THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE TEMPORARILY IMPAIRING THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEAT EXCHANGER ON THESE VEHICLES.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/10/1996.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 10/01/1987 and 12/01/1990.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Recall number: 92V131000
Recall date: 09/15/1992

Problem Summary:

THE VENTURI TUBE LOCATED IN THE THROTTLE VALVE HOUSING CAN BECOME LOOSE AND FALL AGAINST THE THROTTLE PLATE.

Consequence:

THE VENTURI TUBE CAN PARTIALLY BLOCK THE THROTTLE PLATEAND PREVENT IT FROM RETURNING TO ITS FULL IDLE POSITION, RESULTING IN UNWANTEDENGINE SPEED WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PLACED IN A FORWARD OR REVERSE GEAR.

Corrective Action:

REPLACE THE PRESS-FIT VENTURI TUBE WITH A THREAD TYPE TUBE.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/11/1993.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 10/01/1989 and 06/01/1992.


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