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Volkswagen Jetta Recall 90V007000

Volkswagen Recalls 1990 Jettas Due to Defective Power Steering Pump Bracket

Recall Details

Volkswagen has recalled certain 1990 Jettas because the power steering pump bracket may break due to excessive tension caused by a lack of clearance between the pump mounting bracket and sealing flange edge of the oil pan. Bracket breakage may cause the power steering pump to loosen and the drive belt to slip, which can increase the force needed to steer. Dealers will replace the power steering pump bracket.

Suspension & Steering, March 22, 1990

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 22, 1990
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
225
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
90V007000
Component
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Summary
POWER STEERING PUMP BRACKET IS SUBJECT TO BREAKAGE DUE TO EXCESSIVE TENSION CAUSED BY A LACK OF CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE PUMP MOUNTING BRACKET AND SEALING FLANGE EDGE OF THE OIL PAN.
Consequence
BRACKET BREAKAGE COULD ALLOW POWER STEERING PUMP TO LOOSEN AND DRIVE BELT TO SLIP, RESULTING IN THE NEED FOR UNEXPECTED INCREASED STEERING FORCE WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
REPLACE POWER STEERING PUMP BRACKET.
Notes
SYSTEM: STEERING POWER ASSIST.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.
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