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1993 VW JETTA Recall - Campaign #98V160000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1993 VW JETTA RECALL - #98V160000

RECALL FOR LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES : HOOD : LATCH

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BOLTS SECURING THE FRONT HOOD LATCH CAN LOOSEN OVER TIME. THE LATCH WOULD MOVE CAUSING DISENGAGEMENT OF THE HOOD STRIKER FROM THE LATCH.

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Vehicle 1993 VW JETTA
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
Manufactured between 8/1/1992 - 2/28/1996
Recalled on 8/6/1998
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 10/15/1998
# Affected 238,000
Recalled for LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
 
Description VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BOLTS SECURING THE FRONT HOOD LATCH CAN LOOSEN OVER TIME. THE LATCH WOULD MOVE CAUSING DISENGAGEMENT OF THE HOOD STRIKER FROM THE LATCH.
Consequences UNEXPECTED OPENING OF THE HOOD COULD OCCUR OBSTRUCTING THE DRIVER'S VIEW OF THE ROAD WHILE DRIVING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HOOD LATCH AND SECURING BOLTS AND REPLACE THEM IF NECESSARY.
Notes OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 15, 1998.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
See also 1993 VW JETTA Recall for EQUIPMENT, MECHANICAL, JACKS

1993 VW JETTA Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, COOLING SYSTEM, FAN

1993 VW JETTA Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, FOUNDATION COMPONENTS, HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
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