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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2dr Highline Convertible Manual

 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Volkswagen Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
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Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Volkswagen Golf 33Not
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta 33Not
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1997 Volkswagen Passat 44Not
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Service Bulletins for 1997 Volkswagen Passat 2dr Highline Convertible Manual
1997 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIO:

Bulletin Number: 1-2017 Update
This communication is to update our ProFi dealers of the current status of the latest inbound and outbound ProFi requests.

Bulletin Number: 2015831
VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2015831
VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. *PE

Bulletin Number: 69 9703
A NEW FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG UNIT HAS BEEN INSTALLED. *AK

Bulletin Number: 9703129702F
VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH NEW AIRBAG WARNING LABELS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9705309704A
CONDITIONS WITH TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING INTO REVERSE AND IS DIFFICULT TO SHIFT IN/OUT OF REVERSE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9705309704A
CONDITIONS WITH TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING INTO REVERSE AND IS DIFFICULT TO SHIFT IN/OUT OF REVERSE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9708209701A
CONCERNS WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, SOUND OUTPUT LOW OR DISTORTED, TAPES MAY BE DESTROYED. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9708209701A
CONCERNS WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, SOUND OUTPUT LOW OR DISTORTED, TAPES MAY BE DESTROYED. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9801
INFORMATION ON INSTALLING A CARGO NET. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9802
DISCONNECTING THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG UNIT. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9805
INFORMATION ON MAINTENANCE INTERVALS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9918
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1580 (17988) AND P0103 (16487) STORED IN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE MEMORY. *TT

Bulletin Number: Elsa 6-22-15
This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech

Bulletin Number: Elsa 6-22-15
This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech

Bulletin Number: Elsa 6-29-15
This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech tips, campaigns, updates, and suggestions.

Bulletin Number: SM 33-2019
The part number listed in the document is to be returned if it meets the criteria provided.

Bulletin Number: SM 44-2017 EN
This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed in the document and order the superseded part numbers going forward.

Bulletin Number: TT 271002
Updated to include model year 2014 thru 2018 applicability.

Bulletin Number: TT 271002
Updated to include model year 2014 thru 2018 applicability.

Bulletin Number: TT 64-14-02
Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. The check must be performed with the engin

Bulletin Number: TT 64-14-02
Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. The check must be performed with the engin

Bulletin Number: TT 64-14-02
Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. The check must be performed with the engin

Bulletin Number: TT 64-14-02
Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. This document informs of how to diagnose t

Bulletin Number: TT 91 19 01
Alternative method for radio code retrieval.

Bulletin Number: TT 91 19 01
Alternative method for radio code retrieval.

Bulletin Number: TT 97-12-02
Data Link connector pin assignment chart that is applicable to all models. Update model year applicability.

Bulletin Number: V171701 2012855
17 17 01 July 5, 2017 2012855 Supersedes Technical Bulletin 17-16-02 (V171602) dated April 29, 2016 due to updated oil standards lists to current specifications. Engine Oils Which Meet Volkswagen Oil Quality Standards

Bulletin Number: V171901-2012855
Engine Oils Which Meet Volkswagen Oil Quality Standards

Bulletin Number: V691601 2010479
Update model year applicability to include 2017.

Bulletin Number: VHW-17-11
VAS 6154 Replacement Part Setup Guide

 
Recalls for 1997 Volkswagen Passat 2dr Highline Convertible Manual
No recalls exist.
 


2008 Lotus Exige S 240

  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Crumple Zones
  • Front Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2008 Lotus Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2008 Lotus Exige S 240
2008 LOTUS EXIGE:

Bulletin Number: 2008-13
LOTUS: INSPECTION OF OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE USED ON CARS WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS. TO INSPECT OIL COOLER FEED PORT FOR CORRECT AREA. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-13
LOTUS: INSPECTION OF OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE USED ON CARS WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS. TO INSPECT OIL COOLER FEED PORT FOR CORRECT AREA. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-15
LOTUS: REVISED CLIP TO SECURE DOOR LATCH RELEASE ROD. TO IMPROVE SECURITY OF CONTROL ROD TO INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-15
LOTUS: REVISED CLIP TO SECURE DOOR LATCH RELEASE ROD. TO IMPROVE SECURITY OF CONTROL ROD TO INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2013-17
Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

Bulletin Number: 2013-17
Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

Bulletin Number: 2013-18
To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

Bulletin Number: 2013-18
To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

Bulletin Number: 2013-18
To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-05
To reinforce the importance of checking and clearing stored fault codes at time of PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection). The increased frequency of battery disconnection/reconnection that vehicles are subjected to during transportation from the f

Bulletin Number: 2014-08
Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

Bulletin Number: 2014-08
Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

Bulletin Number: 2014-11
Confirmation of updates to the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) sections of the Technical Service Notes concerning the necessary procedures required to ensure that that the air conditioning compressor is correctly ?run in? aft

Bulletin Number: 2014-11
Confirmation of updates to the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) sections of the Technical Service Notes concerning the necessary procedures required to ensure that that the air conditioning compressor is correctly ?run in? aft

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: SB-2008-13
LOTUS: OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE INSPECTION. SANDWICH PLATES USED ON VEHICLES WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS, POSSIBLY HAVE INCORRECT FETTLING OF OIL COOLER FEED PORT, REDUCING OIL COOLING EFFICIENCY. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2011
LOTUS CARS: THE PROCEDURE TO RETROFIT AN OIL COOLER TRANSFER HOSE IN MODELS ELISE/EXIGE. *RM

Bulletin Number: SB-2013-17
LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE INSPECTION OF ALL BRAKE PIPE/HOSE, ON SOME VEHICLES, BASED ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND THE POSITIONING OF PIPE/HOSE. MODELS ELISE, EXIGE, EVORA, EUROPA. NO YEARS LISTED. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-2013-18
LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED FOR CLARIFICATION OF INSTRUMENT PACK (IP) COMPATIBILITY, FOR SOME VEHICLES, BY PART NUMBERS, PRESENT DATE BY MODEL YEAR AND POWERTRAIN, SO INSTRUMENT DISPLAY AND FUNCTIONALITY OF REPLACEMENT UNIT CAN BE ADAPTED


2008 LOTUS EXIGE S:

Bulletin Number: 2008-13
LOTUS: INSPECTION OF OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE USED ON CARS WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS. TO INSPECT OIL COOLER FEED PORT FOR CORRECT AREA. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-13
LOTUS: INSPECTION OF OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE USED ON CARS WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS. TO INSPECT OIL COOLER FEED PORT FOR CORRECT AREA. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-15
LOTUS: REVISED CLIP TO SECURE DOOR LATCH RELEASE ROD. TO IMPROVE SECURITY OF CONTROL ROD TO INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-15
LOTUS: REVISED CLIP TO SECURE DOOR LATCH RELEASE ROD. TO IMPROVE SECURITY OF CONTROL ROD TO INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-2008-13
LOTUS: OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE INSPECTION. SANDWICH PLATES USED ON VEHICLES WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS, POSSIBLY HAVE INCORRECT FETTLING OF OIL COOLER FEED PORT, REDUCING OIL COOLING EFFICIENCY. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2011
LOTUS CARS: THE PROCEDURE TO RETROFIT AN OIL COOLER TRANSFER HOSE IN MODELS ELISE/EXIGE. *RM

Bulletin Number: SB-2013-17
LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE INSPECTION OF ALL BRAKE PIPE/HOSE, ON SOME VEHICLES, BASED ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND THE POSITIONING OF PIPE/HOSE. MODELS ELISE, EXIGE, EVORA, EUROPA. NO YEARS LISTED. *PE

 
Recalls for 2008 Lotus Exige S 240
2008 LOTUS EXIGE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V280000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 11/01/2007 - 07/30/2011
Potential Units Affected: 860
Defect Description:
Lotus Cars USA, Inc. (Lotus) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from November 2007 to July 2011, and 2011 Evora vehicles manufactured September 2010 through September 2011. The oil cooler hose may detach from its fitting.
Consequence:
A detached oil hose could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings on the Elise and Exige vehicles and will replace the oil cooler hose assemblies on the Evora vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887. Lotus' number for this recall is 201401R (Elise/Exige), and 2014/02R (Evora). Note: This recall is an expansion of recalls 11V-510 and 13V-041.
2008 LOTUS EXIGE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V041000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 10/31/2007
Potential Units Affected: 451
Defect Description:
Lotus is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. The oil cooler line may become detached from its fitting.
Consequence:
A detached oil line could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment increasing the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings and the entire lateral oil cooler hose, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 4, 2013. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
2008 LOTUS EXIGE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V041000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 10/31/2007
Potential Units Affected: 451
Defect Description:
Lotus is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. The oil cooler line may become detached from its fitting.
Consequence:
A detached oil line could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment increasing the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings and the entire lateral oil cooler hose, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 4, 2013. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
 






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