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Recall 90V173000

Volkswagen Recalls 1991 Jettas Due to Brake Hose Issue

Recall Details

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.

Brakes, October 12, 1990

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 12, 1990
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
465
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
90V173000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

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