NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1995 Volkswagen Passat

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1995 Volkswagen Passat, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: FUEL TANK PUNCTURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA00028

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary:

  2. INVESTIGATION: FUEL TANK PUNCTURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE00033

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 10, 2000
    • Date Closed: December 28, 2000
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: The Office Of Defects Investigation opened this investigation on August 10, 2000 based on 9 reports regarding punctured fuel tanks involving the jetta, Passat, and cabrio models.the reports indicate additional reports in its response to the preliminary evaluation.this investigation has been upgraded for further study.

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