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 Recall Information

The following list contains all of the NHTSA-issued recalls for 1995-2002 Cabrios.  If your vehicle has a recall, call Volkswagen of America (1-800-822-8987) to see if the recall has been performed on your car (you will need to supply your car's VIN); if it hasn't, your local Volkswagen dealer will perform the corrective action at no charge.

 

Car Years

Recall Information Affected Part Description

1998

Recall number: 02V026000

Recall code:

Issue date: Jan. 23, 2002

Notification began: June 13, 2003

Fuel filler pipe
Defect Description:
ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK FILLER NECK CAN SUFFER ABRASION DAMAGE IF THE REAR TIRE GOES FLAT AND THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN UNTIL THE TIRE DISINTEGRATES.
Consequence of Defect:
FUEL LEAKAGE CAN OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL FIT VEHICLES WITH A NEW WHEEL HOUSE LINER THAT WILL BETTER PROTECT THE CAR'S FILLER NECK, OR VEHICLES WILL BE FITTED WITH A DIFFERENT METAL SHIELD DESIGNED TO ENHANCE ABRASION PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF TIRE DISINTEGRATION. 

2000

2001

Recall number: 02V244000

Recall code:

Issue date: Aug. 19, 2002

Notification began: Sept. 15, 2002

 

*Note: Owners were mailed the necessary equipment; it was up to them to install the fixtures, or to take the car to their dealer for installation.  Those without children could opt not to install the equipment; therefore, your vehicle may not have what's described at right.

Child Seat Anchors
Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." CHILD SEAT ANCHORAGES INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE'S REAR SEATS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY MARKINGS, AND THEIR LOCATION AND USE BE DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL.
Consequence of Defect:
THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT MARKED OR DESCRIBED AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.
Corrective Action:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A SUPPLEMENT FOR THE OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALSO ONE SET OF FOUR GUIDANCE FIXTURES INTENDED TO USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHILD SEATS EQUIPPED WITH RIGID OR SEMI-RIGID LOWER ANCHORAGE ATTACHMENTS. ALSO ENCLOSED WILL BE FOUR DECALS TOGETHER WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS AND A TEMPLATE FOR ATTACHING THE DECALS TO THE LOWER SEAT BACKS.

 

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