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Volkswagen recall 90V173000

Volkswagen Recalls 1991 Jettas Due to Brake Hose Issue

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Volkswagen Jetta 1991

Brakes, October 12, 1990

RepairPal Expert Overview

Volkswagen has recalled certain 1991 Jettas because the front brake hoses installed on some vehicles were of insufficient length. These hoses could stretch and develop cracks, which may result in loss of brake fluid, pressure, and braking ability. Dealers will replace both brake hoses.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 90V173000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 465

Summary: FRONT BRAKE HOSES OF INSUFFICIENT LENGTH WERE INSTALLED IN SOME VEHICLES. THESE SHORT HOSES COULD STRETCH AND DEVELOP CRACKS.

Consequence: THIS COULD RESULT IN BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE, WITH LOSS OF FLUID PRESSURE AND BRAKING ABILITY.

Remedy: REPLACE BOTH BRAKE HOSES.

Notes: SYSTEM: FRONT BRAKE HOSES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration