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Recall 93V118000

Volkswagen Recalls 1993 Passat Models Due to Defective Lock Nuts

Recall Details

The lock nuts used to hold the left and right front axles to the suspension struts may not have been properly manufactured. The lock nuts may break and cause the suspension struts to separate from the axle, which may result in a loss of steering control. In most cases, no noticeable symptoms may be present, but you may hear a clunking type noise from the front of the vehicle or experience a vibration in the floorboard. Contact your dealer for more information about this recall. Dealers will replace the lock nuts.

 

 

 

 

Suspension & Steering, August 26, 1993

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 26, 1993
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,200
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
93V118000
Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT
Summary
LOCK NUTS USED TO HOLD THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT AXLES TO THE SUSPENSION STRUTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THE LOCK NUTS MAY BREAK AND CAUSE SEPARATION OF THE AXLE FROM THE SUSPENSION STRUTS.
Consequence
SEPARATION OF THE AXLE CAN CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO PULL TO THE SIDE OF THE SEPARATION AND RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
REPLACE THE LOCK NUTS.
Notify
SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; FRONT. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.
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