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rebecca roesner

rebecc ... 8/26/2011

2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4 Cyl 1.80L

Preventive Maintenance

how do i find out if my preticular vechile is under recall by the vin number?

it seems fine but have been told to change the drivetrain on the front drivers side

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Spoon Sports

Spoon Sports 8/26/2011

Write down your vehicle's VIN. Contact the nearest dealer for the brand of automobile you have. Ask to speak to the service department. Give the service adviser your VIN and ask if any recalls have been issued on your vehicle. Dealerships have up-to-the-minute data on recalls issued by manufacturers.

Make the arrangements to bring the vehicle into the dealership if a recall has been issued. If no recall has been issued, thank the adviser for their assistance.

Thats what i did, a lot easier dont you think?


yboy82 8/26/2011


yboy82 8/26/2011

Try to check the Recall below for your vehicle.

2001 Volkswagen Golf Suspension Recall 00V280000
NHTSA: Action Number: N/A Service Bulletin Number: 00V280000

Report Date:
Sep 20, 2000Component:
SuspensionPotential Units Affected:
Volkswagen Of America,inc

Summary: 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: 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.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the bracket and if the welding is insufficient, will replace the control arm.

Notes: Owner notification began september 15, 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


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