1990 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT

Report Date:
July 01, 1996
Campaign Number:
96V115000
Component:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

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 Summary:
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 Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEAT EXCHANGER ON THESE VEHICLES.

1990 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT

Report Date:
September 15, 1992
Campaign Number:
92V131000
Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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

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