Safety Ratings

Frontal crash ratings - Driver
Frontal crash ratings - Passenger
Side crash ratings - Driver
Side crash ratings - Passenger
NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating
Not Rated

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 00V034
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 204,000


Summary:
Sulfur in the fuel interacts with certain additives found in widely available gasoline, causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact points of the fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank. Sulfur deposits could cause the fuel gauge to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty. Running out of fuel without warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the tank could result in a crash.

Remedy:
Dealers will replace all three fuel sending units. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Dates of Manufacture:
August 1999

Manufacturer Recall Number:
866

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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