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Volkswagen Golf Recall 93V129000

Brakes, September 24, 1993

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 24, 1993
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
76,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
93V129000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary
AN ENGINE PREHEATING TUBE MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SUPPORTED DUE TO A MISSING SUPPORT BRACKET, CAUSING THE PREHEATING TUBE TO CHAFE AGAINST THE RIGHT FRONT METAL BRAKE LINE. THIS CAN DAMAGE THE HYDRAULIC LINE, CAUSING BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE AND DIMINISHED BRAKING IN ONE BRAKE CIRCUIT.
Consequence
DIMINISHED BRAKING CAN RESULT IN INCREASED STOPPINGDISTANCES AND A POSSIBLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PREHEATING TUBE SUPPORT BRACKET TO ENSURE PROPER POSITIONING RELATIVE TO THE RIGHT FRONT METAL BRAKE LINE.
Notes
SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC LINES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH DIGIFANT ENGINE MANAGEMENTSYSTEMS.
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