2000 golf

Nature of Defect:
1. SUSPENSION:INDEPENDENT FRONT CONTROL ARM:UPPER
Recall Number: 00V280000
Dates Manufactured: APR 2000 to AUG 2000
Number of Vehicles Affected: 4218
Date Owners Notified On: SEP 2000
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF TWO BRACKETS USED TO BOLT THE FRONT SUSPENSION CONTROL ARM IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE TO THE BODY STRUCTURE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN WELDED SUFFICIENTLY.

Consequence of Defect:
THE CONTROL ARM COULD GRADUALLY LOOSEN AND ULTIMATELY SEPARATE FROM ITS BRACKET IN NORMAL DRIVING WHICH COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL OR RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL. AS THE BRACKET LOOSENS, LOUD METALLIC KNOCKING SOUNDS IN FROM THE VEHICLE WILL BE HEARD.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRACKET AND IF THE WELDING IS INSUFFICIENT, WILL REPLACE THE CONTROL ARM.


Nature of Defect:
2. EQUIPMENT:CHILD SEAT
Recall Number: 02V244000
Dates Manufactured: SEP 1999 to JAN 2001
Number of Vehicles Affected: 332950
Date Owners Notified On: SEP 2002
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

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. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 15, 2002. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.


Nature of Defect:
3. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:SWITCH
Recall Number: 04V584000
Dates Manufactured: JUN 1999 to SEP 2001
Number of Vehicles Affected: 350000
Date Owners Notified On: FEB 2005
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HAZARD SWITCH AND FLASHER SYSTEM FUNCTION MAY DEGRADE OVER TIME BECAUSE OF DISTORTION AND MATERIAL TRANSFER OF THE CONTACTS OF CERTAIN HAZARD SWITCH RELAYS WHICH OCCURS DUE TO SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED ELECTRICAL CURRENT LOAD FROM HIGHER WATTAGE TURN SIGNAL BULBS.

Consequence of Defect:
THIS MAY RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OR INOPERATIVE TURN SIGNAL AND HAZARD FLASHER FUNCTION.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HAZARD FLASHER SWITCH/RELAY KIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 31, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.


Nature of Defect:
4. FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Recall Number: 05V154000
Dates Manufactured: DEC 1998 to MAY 2000
Number of Vehicles Affected: 35000
Date Owners Notified On: N/A
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH GASOLINE ENGINES AND DOUBLE-LAYER FUEL TANKS, TENSION ON THE FUEL SUPPLY LINE MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP SUPPLY NIPPLE TO CRACK WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LEAK.

Consequence of Defect:
LEAKING FUEL, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY CAUSE A FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL SUPPLY LINE FOR TENSION, AND INSPECT THE FUEL PUMP SUPPLY NIPPLE FOR CRACKING. IF NECESSARY THE FUEL LINE AND THE FUEL PUMP WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 25, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.


Nature of Defect:
5. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Recall Number: 07V063000
Dates Manufactured: FEB 2000 to JUL 2005
Number of Vehicles Affected: 790000
Date Owners Notified On: N/A
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.

Consequence of Defect:
THE BRAKE LIGHTS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE, OR REMAIN ON. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE PROPER SIGNAL WHEN BRAKING COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE NEWLY DESIGNED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 27, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.


Component Description:
1. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Bulletin Number: 010702
Bulletin Date: JAN 2007
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
DTC'S P1297 (17705) OR P1557 (17965) STORED IN DTC MEMORY. THIS MAY BE CAUSED BY INTAKE HOSES LEAKING (DURING BOOST CONDITIONS) DUE TO INCORRECT TORQUE ON CLAMPS OR IMPROPER PLACEMENT, WORN OR TORN INTAKE HOSES. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10021315 )


Component Description:
2. VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Bulletin Number: 0603
Bulletin Date: APR 2006
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
DOOR WINDOWS, MAY SEPERATE FROM WINDOW REGULATOR CLAMPS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10020720 )


Component Description:
3. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Bulletin Number: 11292005
Bulletin Date: NOV 2005
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
ENGINE PRE-HEATER INSTALLATION. CALIX. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10018786 )


Component Description:
4. VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
Bulletin Number: 0501
Bulletin Date: NOV 2005
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
DOOR WINDOW, SEPARATES FROM WINDOW REGULATOR CLAMPS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10018440 )


Component Description:
5. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0501
Bulletin Date: SEP 2005
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
MIL IS ON AND OR CATALYTIC CONVERTER IS RATTLING. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10016900 )


Component Description:
6. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: 0502
Bulletin Date: JAN 2005
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1603 (18011) STORED IN DTC MEMORY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10012457 )


Component Description:
7. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Bulletin Number: 004
Bulletin Date: NOV 2004
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE (ECT) SENSOR. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10011567 )


Component Description:
8. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: VS
Bulletin Date: NOV 2004
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
EMISSIONS SERVICE ACTION VS 2000 MODEL YEAR VOLKSWAGEN GOLF/JETTA/GTI 1.8 AND GOLF 1.9L TDI VEHICLES REPROGRAM INSTRUMENT CLUSTER SWITCHING RELAY SOFTWARE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10011685 )


Component Description:
9. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: 0420
Bulletin Date: OCT 2004
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT IS ON IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10010538 )


Component Description:
10. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0403
Bulletin Date: JUL 2004
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
ENGINE, FLUCTUATING IDLE OR IDLE SPEED TOO LOW. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10008913 )


Component Description:
11. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0402
Bulletin Date: JUN 2004
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
ENGINE, FLUCTUATING IDLE OR IDLE SPEED TOO LOW. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10008086 )


Component Description:
12. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0409
Bulletin Date: MAY 2004
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
EVALUATING FUEL MIXTURE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES- HOW TO PERFORM EFFECTIVE DIAGNOSIS RELATED TO FUEL SYSTEM ADAPTATION - SYSTEM TOO RICH/TOO LEAN. VOLKSWAGEN. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007711 )


Component Description:
13. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0410
Bulletin Date: MAY 2004
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
EVALUATING FUEL MIXTURE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) - HOW TO PERFORM EFFECTIVE DIAGNOSTIC RELATED TO FUEL SYSTEM ADAPTATION SYSTEM TOO RICH/ TOO LEAN. VOLKSWAGEN. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007712 )


Component Description:
14. STRUCTURE
Bulletin Number: 0402
Bulletin Date: MAY 2004
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
DRIVER AND PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW REGULATOR REPAIRING. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007885 )


Component Description:
15. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Bulletin Number: 0401
Bulletin Date: FEB 2004
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
NEW STYLE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH REQUIRES CARE DURING INSTALLATION TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO SWITCH. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10006057 )


Component Description:
16. VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Bulletin Number: 0307
Bulletin Date: APR 2003
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
DRIVER AND PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW REGULATOR REPAIRS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001570 )


Component Description:
17. INTERIOR LIGHTING
Bulletin Number: 0205
Bulletin Date: AUG 2002
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) P0410, P0411, OR P1423 STORED IN DTC MEMORY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000542 )


Component Description:
18. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
Bulletin Number: 0201
Bulletin Date: APR 2002
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
REAR BRAKE PADS THAT APPEAR TO BE WORN PREMATURELY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 633840 )


Component Description:
19. VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:BLOWER
Bulletin Number: 0201
Bulletin Date: MAR 2002
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
FRESH AIR BLOWER MOTOR, INOPERATIVE AT AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURES NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 633842 )


Component Description:
20. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
Bulletin Number: 0103
Bulletin Date: AUG 2001
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER MALFUNCTION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 626970 )


Component Description:
21. VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Bulletin Number: 640101
Bulletin Date: AUG 2001
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE THE DRIVER OR PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW REGULATOR WILL NOT OPERATE DUE TO BROKEN WINDOW CLAMPS. THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN REPLACES BROKEN CLAMPS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 625451 )


Component Description:
22. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
Bulletin Number: 900101
Bulletin Date: JUN 2001
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
SUBJECT REGARDING MALFUNCTIONING INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 621623 )


Component Description:
23. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: 970101
Bulletin Date: APR 2001
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
SUBJECT REGARDING COOLANT LEAKING FROM COOLANT RESERVOIR BOTTLE WIRING CONNECTOR CONTAMINATES THE WIRING HARNESS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 619873 )


Component Description:
24. OTHER
Bulletin Number: 0008
Bulletin Date: DEC 2000
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0411 SECONDARY AIR SYSTEM INCORRECT FLOW DETECTED STORED IN DTC MEMORY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 616808 )


Component Description:
25. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
Bulletin Number: 0001
Bulletin Date: NOV 2000
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES INSPECTING THE REAR BRAKE PADS DUE TO PREMATURE WORN. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 619137 )


Component Description:
26. OTHER
Bulletin Number: 0006
Bulletin Date: OCT 2000
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0411 - SECONDARY AIR SYSTEM INCORRECT FLOW DETECTED - STORED IN MEMORY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 615895 )


Component Description:
27. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Bulletin Number: 170001
Bulletin Date: MAR 2000
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
INFORMATION REGARDING THE CAPACITIES OF THE ENGINE OIL WITH FILTER CHANGE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 612460 )


Component Description:
28. SUSPENSION:FRONT
Bulletin Number: 340001
Bulletin Date: MAR 2000
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A HUMMING NOISE FROM GENERAL AREA OF THE FRONT END DURING CORNERING, ON VEHICLES WITH 02J TRANSMISSIONS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 612470 )


Component Description:
29. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Bulletin Number: 0001
Bulletin Date: JAN 2000
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
CONCERNS WITH TRANSMISSION IN LIMP MODE WITH NO MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 610177 )


Component Description:
30. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Bulletin Number: 9904
Bulletin Date: DEC 1999
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE THE SHIFTER LEVER MAY VIBRATE / KNOCK IN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD OR 4TH GEARS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 610160 )


Component Description:
31. EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
Bulletin Number: 9911
Bulletin Date: DEC 1999
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
CONCERNS WITH POOR OR NO RECEPTION FROM AM RADIO. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 610164 )


Component Description:
32. OTHER
Bulletin Number: 9920
Bulletin Date: NOV 1999
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
CONCERNS WITH THE ARMREST CUPHOLD MISSING AT PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 610173 )


Component Description:
33. VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
Bulletin Number: 9904
Bulletin Date: OCT 1999
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO THE SUNROOF SLIDING HEADLINER, REPLACING SLIDES. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 610161 )


Component Description:
34. EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
Bulletin Number: 9909
Bulletin Date: OCT 1999
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
SUBJECT REGARDING PREMIUM V RADIO, CODING AFTER CD-CHANGER OR CD-PLAYER INSTALLATION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 610162 )


Component Description:
35. EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
Bulletin Number: 9907
Bulletin Date: AUG 1999
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
CONDITIONS WITH POOR AM RECEPTION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 607937 )


Component Description:
36. LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Bulletin Number: 9913
Bulletin Date: JUL 1999
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO THE LUBRICATION OF THE DOOR LOCKS DURING THE PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION. MJS ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 608352 )


Component Description:
37. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Bulletin Number: 9914
Bulletin Date: JUL 1999
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
THIS BULLETIN MENTIONS THAT IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE ELECTRICAL CURRENT DRAW DURING NEW VEHICLE TRANSPORT AND STORAGE, FUSE NO. 42 FOR THE RADIO AND / OR FUSE NO. 14 FOR THE INTERIOR LIGHTS MAY HAVE BEEN REMOVED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 608351 )


Component Description:
38. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER
Bulletin Number: 9911
Bulletin Date: JUN 1999
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf

Summary:
INFORMATION ON THE ANTI-THEFT IMMOBILIZER ON BOARD DIAGNOSTIC (OBD). MJS ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 608349 )

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