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1978 VW SCIROCCO Recall - Campaign #79V120000

 
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1978 VW SCIROCCO RECALL - #79V120000

RECALL FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : STARTER ASSEMBLY : RELAY

DUE TO AN IMPROPERLY SEALED ANTENNA MOUNTING HOLE, WATER COULD SEAP INTO THE FUSE RELAY BOARD. THE WATER ENTERING THE FUSE RELAY BOARD ACTS AS A CONDUCTOR OF CURRENT, THEREBY CHARGING THE STARTER.

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Vehicle 1978 VW SCIROCCO
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
Manufactured between 1/1/1978
Recalled on 10/12/1979
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 8/20/1979
# Affected 540,000
Recalled for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY
 
Description DUE TO AN IMPROPERLY SEALED ANTENNA MOUNTING HOLE, WATER COULD SEAP INTO THE FUSE RELAY BOARD. THE WATER ENTERING THE FUSE RELAY BOARD ACTS AS A CONDUCTOR OF CURRENT, THEREBY CHARGING THE STARTER.
Consequences
Corrective action THE DEALER WILL SEAL ALL RADIO ANTENNA CABLE HOLES. IN ADDITION, ELECTRICAL PARTS OF THE RELAY/FUSE BOARD WILL BE CHECKED AND REPLACED IN THE CASE OF CORROSION.
Notes VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STANDARD TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; STARTER RELAY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE STARTER COULD BE ACTIVATED AND THE VEHICLE COULDMOVE IF THE TRANSMISSION IS IN GEAR AND THE EMERGENCY BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED.THIS COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PERSONS STANDING IN THE PATH OF THE MOVING VEHICLE.
See also 1978 VW SCIROCCO Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, POWER ASSIST, VACUUM, HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

1978 VW SCIROCCO Recall for PARKING BRAKE, CONVENTIONAL, MECHANICAL, LINKAGE AND CABLE

1978 VW SCIROCCO Recall for STRUCTURE, BODY

1978 VW SCIROCCO Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, CABLES

1978 VW SCIROCCO Recall for STRUCTURE, BODY

1978 VW SCIROCCO Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, FOUNDATION COMPONENTS, HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

1978 VW SCIROCCO Recall for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
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