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Safety Features



1998 BMW 3-Series 328ISA 2dr Cpe Auto

  • Front seat side-impact airbags
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • Auto front seatbelt tensioners
  • Hydraulic energy absorbing bumpers (damage control to 9-MPH)
 
Crash Test Results for the 1998 BMW Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 1998 BMW 3-Series 328ISA 2dr Cpe Auto
No service bulletins exist
 
Recalls for 1998 BMW 3-Series 328ISA 2dr Cpe Auto
No recalls exist.
 


2000 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Cpe GLS Turbo Auto

  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver & front passenger side impact airbags
  • 1 front/2 rear passenger assist handles
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Dual note horn
 
Crash Test Results for the 2000 Volkswagen Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2000 Volkswagen Golf 55Not
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 5544Not
Tested
2000 Volkswagen New Beetle 4453Not
Tested
2000 Volkswagen Passat 5544Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 2000 Volkswagen Passat 2dr Cpe GLS Turbo Auto
2000 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE:

Bulletin Number: 0001
THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES INSPECTING THE REAR BRAKE PADS DUE TO PREMATURE WORN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0102
A CONDITION MAY EXIST WITH COOLANT LEAKING FROM THE COOLANT RESERVOIR BOTTLE WIRING CONNECTOR CONTAMINATING THE WIRING HARNESS AND / OR CONTAMINATION RESULTING IN VARIOUS MALFUNCTIONS OF THE INSTRUMENT PLANEL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0103
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER MALFUNCTION. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 0201
FRESH AIR BLOWER MOTOR, INOPERATIVE AT AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURES NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0204
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0410, P0411, P1200, OR P1423 STORED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0205
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) P0410, P0411, OR P1423 STORED IN DTC MEMORY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0307
DRIVER AND PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW REGULATOR REPAIRS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0401
NEW STYLE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH REQUIRES CARE DURING INSTALLATION TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO SWITCH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0402
DRIVER AND PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW REGULATOR REPAIRING. *MJ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING DOOR WINDOW, SEPARATES FROM WINDOW REGULATOR CLAMPS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0409
EVALUATING FUEL MIXTURE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES- HOW TO PERFORM EFFECTIVE DIAGNOSIS RELATED TO FUEL SYSTEM ADAPTATION - SYSTEM TOO RICH/TOO LEAN. VOLKSWAGEN. *MJ

Bulletin Number: 0410
EVALUATING FUEL MIXTURE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) - HOW TO PERFORM EFFECTIVE DIAGNOSTIC RELATED TO FUEL SYSTEM ADAPTATION SYSTEM TOO RICH/ TOO LEAN. VOLKSWAGEN. *MJ

Bulletin Number: 102
SAFETY RECALL - WT - BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 170001
INFORMATION REGARDING THE CAPACITIES OF THE ENGINE OIL WITH FILTER CHANGE. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 200002
INFORMATION REGARDING THE INSTALLATION OF THE GROUNDING STRAP DURING REPLACEMENT OF THE FUEL TANK. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 31703
SAFETY RECALL - WT - NEW BEETLE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 340001
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A HUMMING NOISE FROM GENERAL AREA OF THE FRONT END DURING CORNERING, ON VEHICLES WITH 02J TRANSMISSIONS. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 800001
VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE NO AIR FLOW ADJUSTMENT AT CENTER AIR OUTLET (S). *MJS

Bulletin Number: 900101
SUBJECT REGARDING MALFUNCTIONING INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 940001
INFORMATION REGARDING THE REPAIR OF THE HEADLIGHT ELECTRICAL CONNECTION. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 9901
TECHNICAL BULLETIN REGARDING ENGINE CONTROL MODULE CODES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9903
INFORMATION PERTAINING TO ENGINE CONTROL MODULE CODES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9907
CONDITIONS WITH POOR AM RECEPTION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9911
INFORMATION ON THE ANTI-THEFT IMMOBILIZER ON BOARD DIAGNOSTIC (OBD). MJS

Bulletin Number: 9913
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO THE LUBRICATION OF THE DOOR LOCKS DURING THE PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION. MJS

 
Recalls for 2000 Volkswagen Passat 2dr Cpe GLS Turbo Auto
2000 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 03V265000
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
Manufacture Dates: 04/14/1998 - 11/30/2001
Potential Units Affected: 295136
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION.
Consequence:
IF THIS HAPPENS, THE BRAKE LAMPS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE; OR THE LAMPS COULD COME ON AND STAY ON, EVEN THOUGH THE VEHICLE IS PARKED.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCHES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 26, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.
2000 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V244000
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
Manufacture Dates: 09/01/1999 - 01/04/2001
Potential Units Affected: 332950
Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." CHILD SEAT ANCHORAGES INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE'S REAR SEATS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY MARKINGS, AND THEIR LOCATION AND USE BE DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL.
Consequence:
THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT MARKED OR DESCRIBED AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.
Action to take:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A SUPPLEMENT FOR THE OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALSO ONE SET OF FOUR GUIDANCE FIXTURES INTENDED TO USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHILD SEATS EQUIPPED WITH RIGID OR SEMI-RIGID LOWER ANCHORAGE ATTACHMENTS. ALSO ENCLOSED WILL BE FOUR DECALS TOGETHER WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS AND A TEMPLATE FOR ATTACHING THE DECALS TO THE LOWER SEAT BACKS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 15, 2002. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.
 






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