1996 VOLKSWAGEN Golf

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

1 Recalls for 1996 VOLKSWAGEN Golf

Recall Date Component Summary
July 16, 1998 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.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HOOD LATCH AND SECURING BOLTS AND REPLACE THEM IF NECESSARY.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 VOLKSWAGEN Golf

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56 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 VOLKSWAGEN Golf

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING
ODI Number: 10341796
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 10162989
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 10092439
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 8011305
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 976749
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 976749
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 981134
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 889514
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING | STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
ODI Number: 886797
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
ODI Number: 884033
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 850266
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
ODI Number: 808266
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 806955
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 781613
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH | STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
ODI Number: 744910
STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 742822
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
ODI Number: 737234
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 737017
TIRES
ODI Number: 735504
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 705954
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 706709
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL | EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 704713
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 702089
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 606064
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ODI Number: 606064
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 552533
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 552533
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 552533
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ODI Number: 552533
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 552533
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 543382
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 543382
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ODI Number: 543382
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 541430
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 542446
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 536948
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 536948
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
ODI Number: 536948
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 536948
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
ODI Number: 533862
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM
ODI Number: 533862
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM
ODI Number: 534181
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:HORN
ODI Number: 531388
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 531514
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 531514
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ODI Number: 531514
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 531514
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 521891
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 516451
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
ODI Number: 516451
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 516451
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 516451
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 516451
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 516451
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 508599
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 603100
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1 Investigations for 1996 VOLKSWAGEN Golf

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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

40 Service Alerts for 1996 VOLKSWAGEN Golf

Date Description
April 21, 2020 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Updated to include additional models and model year applicability.

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June 28, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed in the document and order the superseded part numbers going forward.

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February 18, 2019 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. TB updated to include model year 2019 applicability.

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June 22, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

VAS 6154 Replacement Part Setup Guide

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March 27, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

The part number listed in the document is to be returned if it meets the criteria provided.

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February 1, 2017 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This communication is to update our ProFi dealers of the current status of the latest inbound and outbound ProFi requests.

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June 29, 2015 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech tips, campaigns, updates, and suggestions.

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April 10, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

Technical Bulletin (Squeaks, Rattles, Noise, Repair Materials): This doucment contains a list of components and applications developed to repair concerns of squeaks, rattles, noise and trim fit conditions.

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March 6, 2014 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): Exterior light assemblies (headlights, taillights, fog lights, turn signals) are vented and may collect moisture on their inner surfaces, depending on humidity and other climatic

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June 22, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech

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June 22, 2015 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech

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September 23, 2016 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Data Link connector pin assignment chart that is applicable to all models. Update model year applicability.

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July 17, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Golf Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) – Technician and Detailer Inspections: A checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has purch

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June 13, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Golf Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) – Technician and Detailer Inspections: A checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has purcha

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May 8, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. The check must be performed with the engin

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May 8, 2015 132000 VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. The check must be performed with the engin

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May 8, 2015 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. The check must be performed with the engin

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March 27, 2015 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Technical Bulletin: Condensation and or water droplets becomming visible on inside of exterior light lenses issue is discussed in this document

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March 27, 2015 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Technical Bulletin: Condensation and or water droplets becomming visible on inside of exterior light lenses issue is discussed in this document

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January 24, 2014 138200 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW

Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. This document informs of how to diagnose t

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February 11, 2014 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Golf/GTI Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) – Technician and Detailer Inspections:

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June 4, 2014 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): This document informs of the Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. The document also informs how to service the issue.

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June 4, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): This document informs of the Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. The document also informs how to service the issue.

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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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February 3, 2003 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

INSTALLING NEW STYLE SWITCH FOR THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR. *TT

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January 21, 1997 171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

CONDITIONS REGARDING EXTERIOR DOOR LOCKS CANNOT BE LOCKED OR UNLOCKED WITH KEY WHEN AMBIENT TEMPERATURE IS BELOW FREEZING. *YC

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January 21, 1997 171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING DOOR LOCK KEY CODE IF A NEW KEY MUST BE CUT. *AK

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July 31, 1997 100000 POWER TRAIN

CHART IDENTIFIES WHICH TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULES (TMC) ARE AVAILABLE FOR VARIOUS STATES. *AK

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July 31, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

CHART IDENTIFIES WHICH TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULES (TMC) ARE AVAILABLE FOR VARIOUS STATES. *AK

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June 4, 1997 061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

TOOTHED BELT RUNS TOWARDS OUTSIDE, WEARS OUT/ JUMPS OFF, AND CRACKS. *AK

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April 16, 1997 100000 POWER TRAIN

SUBJECT ON THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE CAN ADDITIONALLY RECOGNIZE TWO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) NOT CURRENTLY SHOWN IN THE REPAIR MANUAL. *YC

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April 16, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

SUBJECT ON THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE CAN ADDITIONALLY RECOGNIZE TWO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) NOT CURRENTLY SHOWN IN THE REPAIR MANUAL. *YC

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April 10, 1997 103300 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

DIFFICULTIES WITH SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE GEAR. *YC

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April 10, 1997 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

DIFFICULTIES WITH SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE GEAR. *YC

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April 11, 1997 103300 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

TRANSMISSION POPS OUT OF GEAR/SHIFTER FEELS LIKE IT HAS A DOUBLE DETENT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN SHIFT ADJUSTMENT. *AK

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April 11, 1997 103400 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

TRANSMISSION POPS OUT OF GEAR/SHIFTER FEELS LIKE IT HAS A DOUBLE DETENT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN SHIFT ADJUSTMENT. *AK

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

ENGINE INTERMITTENTLY WILL NOT START, POSSIBLEDTC’S STORED IN TCM DTC MEMORY

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June 12, 2001 220000 SEATS

SUBJECT REGARDING LATCH SYSTEM LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS FOR CHILDREN, INSTALLING / RETROFITTING. *TT

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June 22, 1998 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION ON MAINTENANCE INTERVALS. *YC

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1996 VOLKSWAGEN Golf

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