1996 passat


  1. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Nature of Defect:
1. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Recall Number: 02V256000
Dates Manufactured: AUG 1995 to DEC 1995
Number of Vehicles Affected: 10450
Date Owners Notified On: SEP 2002
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE ELECTRICAL PORTION OF THE IGNITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY CAN FAIL CAUSING THE HEADLIGHTS AND WINDSHIELD WIPERS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.

Consequence of Defect:
IF SUCH FAILURES OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN USE AT NIGHT OR IN RAINY OR SNOWY WEATHER, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ELECTRICAL PART OF THE IGNITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 20, 2002. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.



  1. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
  2. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
  3. STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP
  4. SEATS
  5. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  6. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  7. OTHER
  8. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
  9. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
  10. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
  11. POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
  12. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Component Description:
1. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Bulletin Number: 0328
Bulletin Date: OCT 2003
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
IGNITION SWITCH LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION 1996-1997 VEHICLES. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10004521 )


Component Description:
2. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Bulletin Number: 101703
Bulletin Date: OCT 2003
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
IGNITION SWITCH SPECIAL WARRANTY EXTENSION QUESTION AND ANSWER SHEET TO VOLKSWAGEN OWNERS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10004525 )


Component Description:
3. STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP
Bulletin Number: 092603
Bulletin Date: SEP 2003
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
ZF VH RECALL OF THE ZF STEERING PUMP, SUPPLIED TO WD'S FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE AUDI A4 PASSAT P/N 8D0 145 156FX INSTEAD OF THE CORRECT ZF P/N 7691 955 276ZW. 2004 AUDI A4 ALSO INCLUDED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10006830 )


Component Description:
4. SEATS
Bulletin Number: 0101
Bulletin Date: JUN 2001
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
SUBJECT REGARDING LATCH SYSTEM LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS FOR CHILDREN, INSTALLING / RETROFITTING. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 621613 )


Component Description:
5. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: 9901
Bulletin Date: JUN 1999
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
CONDITIONS WITH VISIBLE SMOKE FROM EXHAUST SYSTEM WHEN ACCELERATING. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 605989 )


Component Description:
6. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Bulletin Number: 9806
Bulletin Date: AUG 1998
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
SUBJECT ON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID ( ATF ), CHECKING 01 TRANSMISSION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 603351 )


Component Description:
7. OTHER
Bulletin Number: 9804
Bulletin Date: JUN 1998
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
SUBJECT ON MAINTENANCE INTERVALS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 601872 )


Component Description:
8. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
Bulletin Number: 15 9701
Bulletin Date: JUN 1997
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
TOOTHED BELT RUNS TOWARDS OUTSIDE, WEARS OUT/ JUMPS OFF, AND CRACKS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 53616 )


Component Description:
9. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Bulletin Number: 34 9703
Bulletin Date: APR 1997
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
TRANSMISSION POPS OUT OF GEAR/SHIFTER FEELS LIKE IT HAS A DOUBLE DETENT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN SHIFT ADJUSTMENT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 53605 )


Component Description:
10. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
Bulletin Number: 34 9703
Bulletin Date: APR 1997
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
TRANSMISSION POPS OUT OF GEAR/SHIFTER FEELS LIKE IT HAS A DOUBLE DETENT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN SHIFT ADJUSTMENT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 53605 )


Component Description:
11. POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
Bulletin Number: 9704109702F
Bulletin Date: APR 1997
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
DIFFICULTIES WITH SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE GEAR. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 53606 )


Component Description:
12. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Bulletin Number: 9704109702F
Bulletin Date: APR 1997
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Passat

Summary:
DIFFICULTIES WITH SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE GEAR. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 53606 )


 

 

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