1976 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT Recall - Recall ID 10611

1976 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V120000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: VOLKSWAGEN 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: RABBIT 
Model Year: 1976 
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Mfg Component Desc: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY 
Mfg Involved in Recall: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC 
Manufacture Dates: 01-01-78 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 540,000 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 08-20-79 
Recall Initiated By: ODI 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC 
Report Recieved Date: 05-17-79 
Record Creation Date: 10-12-79 
Regulation Part Number:  
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Defect Summary: DUE TO AN IMPROPERLY SEALED ANTENNA MOUNTING HOLE, WATER COULD SEAP INTO THE FUSE RELAY BOARD. THE WATER ENTERING THE FUSE RELAY BOARD ACTS AS A CONDUCTOR OF CURRENT, THEREBY CHARGING THE STARTER. 
Consequence Summary:  
Corrective Summary: THE DEALER WILL SEAL ALL RADIO ANTENNA CABLE HOLES. IN ADDITION, ELECTRICAL PARTS OF THE RELAY/FUSE BOARD WILL BE CHECKED AND REPLACED IN THE CASE OF CORROSION. 
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STANDARD TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; STARTER RELAY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE STARTER COULD BE ACTIVATED AND THE VEHICLE COULDMOVE IF THE TRANSMISSION IS IN GEAR AND THE EMERGENCY BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED.THIS COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PERSONS STANDING IN THE PATH OF THE MOVING VEHICLE. 
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1976 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT Recall - Recall ID 10611 for VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY

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