1990 VOLKSWAGEN Passat

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2 Recalls for 1990 VOLKSWAGEN Passat

Recall Date Component Summary
July 1, 1996 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

IN THE EVENT THE ENGINE OVERHEATS AND THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED CONTINUOUSLY IN THAT CONDITION, THE COOLANT PRESSURE WILL RISE TO A LEVEL AT WHICH THE HEAT EXCHANGER COULD LEAK.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEAT EXCHANGER ON THESE VEHICLES.

September 15, 1992 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

THE VENTURI TUBE LOCATED IN THE THROTTLE VALVE HOUSING CAN BECOME LOOSE AND FALL AGAINST THE THROTTLE PLATE.

Remedy:

REPLACE THE PRESS-FIT VENTURI TUBE WITH A THREAD TYPE TUBE.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1990 VOLKSWAGEN Passat

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44 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1990 VOLKSWAGEN Passat

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VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
ODI Number: 10145479
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
ODI Number: 10090884
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10044805
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10018332
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10018331
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 978254
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 979062
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 971422
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 966485
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
ODI Number: 884612
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 876465
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 865163
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 849510
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 829246
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 821477
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 813663
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 806930
POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBS
ODI Number: 803988
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 803810
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
ODI Number: 804563
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM | SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 785474
TIRES
ODI Number: 727636
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 725552
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 721370
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 705274
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 551915
SUSPENSION:FRONT:MACPHERSON STRUT
ODI Number: 551915
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
ODI Number: 551915
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 551915
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 551915
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
ODI Number: 551915
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 546774
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 546773
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 527472
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
ODI Number: 517780
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
ODI Number: 515289
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 514337
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 514337
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ODI Number: 514337
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 514337
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
ODI Number: 514337
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 503704
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 504856
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 504856
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0 Investigations for 1990 VOLKSWAGEN Passat

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3 Service Alerts for 1990 VOLKSWAGEN Passat

Date Description
August 28, 2008 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. *PE

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August 28, 2008 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. *PE

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April 10, 1997 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

CONDITIONS WITH ENGINE INTERMITTENTLY WILL NOT START. *YC

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1990 VOLKSWAGEN Passat

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