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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.
 


2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Cpe GLS TDI Manual

  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver & front passenger side impact airbags
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Dual note horn
  • 1 front/2 rear passenger assist handles
 
Crash Test Results for the 2001 Volkswagen Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
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Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2001 Volkswagen Golf 55Not
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 55444
2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 4453Not
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2001 Volkswagen Passat 55Not
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Service Bulletins for 2001 Volkswagen Passat 2dr Cpe GLS TDI Manual
2001 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE:

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

Bulletin Number: 0006
SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD RESTRAINT LATCH GUIDANCE FIXTURES, COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 225. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0007
SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD RESTRAINT LATCH GUIDANCE FIXTURE, INSTALLING AT PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI). *TT

Bulletin Number: 010103
A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1297 OR P1557 ARE STORED IN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE MEMORY. MAY BE CAUSED BY INTAKE HOSES LEAKING DUE TO CLAMPS INCORRECTLY TORQUED OR IMPROPERLY PLACED, WORN / TORN INTAKE HOSES ETC.

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: 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: 260101
A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE THE POWER SURGE ON THE SECONDARY AIR PUMP BLOWS 40 AMP. FUSE. *TT

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

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

Bulletin Number: VLS0112
SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING THE LATCH SYSTEM (LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS FOR CHILDREN). *TT

Bulletin Number: WG
REPLACEMENT OF THE IGNITION COILS. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IF ONE OF THE VEHICLE'S IGNITION COIL FAILS, ROUGH IDLING OR REDUCED DRIVING POWER COULD OCCUR IN ADDITION TO ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP LIGHT. *TT *MJ

 
Recalls for 2001 Volkswagen Passat 2dr Cpe GLS TDI Manual
2001 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.
2001 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V031000
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
Manufacture Dates: 10/01/2000 - 09/30/2001
Potential Units Affected: 55000
Defect Description:
ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, SHORT CIRCUITS CAN OCCUR WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT OF THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS).
Consequence:
THIS CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ABS CONTROL UNIT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 8, 2002. 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.
2001 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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