Recall List for the 1996 Volkswagen Golf

Official recalls have been issued for the 1996 Volkswagen Golf by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Volkswagen service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Volkswagen customer service.

  1. 1996 Volkswagen Golf LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH NHTSA Campaign #98V160000

    • Date Announced: JULY 16, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 238,000

    Summary: 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.

    Consequence: Unexpected opening of the hood could occur obstructing the driver's view of the road while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the hood latch and securing bolts and replace them if necessary. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V160000 »

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