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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2dr Conv Manual (CA/NY/MA/CT)

  • Roll bar
  • Driver & front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system
  • Anti-intrusion side door beams
  • Dual tone horn
 
Crash Test Results for the 1998 Volkswagen Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Not
Tested
Not
Tested
32Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1998 Volkswagen Jetta 2dr Conv Manual (CA/NY/MA/CT)
1998 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: 9801
SUBJECT ON RADIO REMOTE CONTROL LOCKING SYSTEM. *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This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed in the document and order the superseded part numbers going forward.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: TT001703
Tip for Scan tool concerns that may occur duing a test plan

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: V001404 2010380
Technical Bulletin (Squeaks, Rattles, Noise, Repair Materials): This doucment contains a list of components and applications developed to repair concerns of squeaks, rattles, noise and trim fit conditions.

Bulletin Number: V171404 2012855
Technical Bulletin (Engine Oils Which Meet Volkswagen Oil Quality Standard): This document informs of a sample list of products generally available in the North American market that meet the Volkswagen Oil Quality Standard

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: V271501 2011894
Technical Bulletin: Battery, Testing and Charging Using Midtronics VAS6161, MCR340V, InCharge 940, or GRX3000VAS Charger

Bulletin Number: V271503 2016076
Technical Bulletin: Battery, Discharged, Diagnosis for Excessive Static Current Draw

Bulletin Number: V271901-2011894
Battery Testing and Charging instruction. Updated to include model year 2019 applicability.

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

Bulletin Number: V871409 2019947
Technical Bulletin (Air Conditioning, Cleaning of the Refrigerant Circuit): In cases where an air conditioning system component (such as a compressor or other system component) has failed and debris from the compressor or component is circ

Bulletin Number: V871506 2019947
Technical Bulletin (Air Conditioning, Cleaning of the Refrigerant Circuit (U.S.Only)): In cases where an air conditioning system component (such as a compressor or other system component) has failed and debris from the compressor or compon

Bulletin Number: V871506 2019947
Technical Bulletin (Air Conditioning, Cleaning of the Refrigerant Circuit (U.S.Only)): In cases where an air conditioning system component (such as a compressor or other system component) has failed and debris from the compressor or compon

Bulletin Number: V871622 2019947
Update to model year applicability.

Bulletin Number: V921502 2026253
Technical Bulletin (Windshield Wipers Streak or Smear): Windshield or rear window is streaked, has a snakeskin appearance, or the surface feels rough. To avoid unnecessary replacement of wiper blades, the condition and cleanliness of the w

Bulletin Number: V941402 2011521
Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): Exterior light assemblies (headlights, taillights, fog lights, turn signals) are vented and may collect moisture on their inner surfaces, depending on humidity and other climatic

Bulletin Number: V941403 2011521
Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): This document informs of the Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. The document also informs how to service the issue.

Bulletin Number: V941403 2011521
Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): This document informs of the Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. The document also informs how to service the issue.

Bulletin Number: V941501 2011521
Technical Bulletin: Condensation and or water droplets becomming visible on inside of exterior light lenses issue is discussed in this document

Bulletin Number: V941501 2011521
Technical Bulletin: Condensation and or water droplets becomming visible on inside of exterior light lenses issue is discussed in this document

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

 
Recalls for 1998 Volkswagen Jetta 2dr Conv Manual (CA/NY/MA/CT)
1998 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIO
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V026000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
Manufacture Dates: 09/30/1997 - 05/31/1998
Potential Units Affected: 487284
Defect Description:
ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK FILLER NECK CAN SUFFER ABRASION DAMAGE IF THE REAR TIRE GOES FLAT AND THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN UNTIL THE TIRE DISINTEGRATES.
Consequence:
FUEL LEAKAGE CAN OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL FIT PASSAT VEHICLES WITH A NEW WHEEL HOUSE LINER THAT WILL BETTER PROTECT THE CAR'S FILLER NECK. JETTA VEHICLES WILL BE FITTED WITH A DIFFERENT METAL SHIELD DESIGNED TO ENHANCE ABRASION PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF TIRE DISINTEGRATION. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 13, 2003. 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.
 


1997 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Convertible Trans Am

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Passive lap/shoulder front safety belts
  • Active lap/shoulder rear safety belts
  • Laminated safety-glass windshield
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Pontiac Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Pontiac Bonneville 53Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Firebird 5534Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 5413Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 45Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Sunfire 4412Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Sunfire 43Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 2dr Convertible Trans Am
1997 PONTIAC FIREBIRD:

Bulletin Number: 000730022B
A NO REVERSE, NO SECOND GEAR, OR NO FOURTH GEAR CONDITION. *TT UPDATED *EH

Bulletin Number: 00096
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE A FAILURE OF THE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) VALVE DUE TO CORROSION OF THE INTERNAL DIAPHRAGM PLATE, LEADING TO DRIVEABILITY COMPLAINTS OF A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FOR EGR VALVE (DTC P0400); OR ENGINE STALL AT

Bulletin Number: 00096
VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE FAILURES. *JB

Bulletin Number: 00096
CONCERNS W ITH EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE FAILURES. *JB

Bulletin Number: 00140
A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE THE AIR INJECTION REACTOR (AIR) PUMP EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAY FAIL TO OPERATE AND CAUSE THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010730021
THIS TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN STATES THAT TECHNICIANS MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY IN REMOVING THE CONNECTORS FROM THE PARK / NEUTRAL POSITION SWITCH, USUALLY WHEN TRYING TO REMOVE THE SWITCH DURING TRANSMISSION SERVICE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010730023
SOME OWNERS WITH VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE JANUARY 15,1999 MAY COMMENT ON A HARSH 1-2 UPSHIFT AND MAY ALSO HAVE A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. *ET

Bulletin Number: 010730023A
INFORMATION REGARDING HARSH 1-2 UPSHIFT, SERVICE ENGINE SOON, MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP, OR CEL ILLUMINATED, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1870 SET. (1996-2000 CHEVROLET AND GMC LIGHT DUTY TRUCK MODELS) *YH

Bulletin Number: 010730023B
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A HARSH 1-2 UPSHIFT AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT OR SERVICE ENGINE SOON INDICATOR IS ILLUMINATED AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1870 SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010844005A
INFORMATION ON ERROR CODES ON RADIO DISPLAY THEIR CAUSE AND CORRECTIVE ACTION. *EH

Bulletin Number: 01119A
ROLL-OUT FOR THE GEN III SMALL BLOCK ENGINES WITH IRIDIUM SPARK PLUGS. ALSO INCLUDES 2003/2004 M/L VANS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020730024A
DIAGNOSIS OF CRACKED OR BROKEN TRANSMISSION CASE. *TT 2006 AND PRIOR CARS AND LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020844003
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON A BUZZ OR RATTLE SOUND FROM THE DOOR PANEL OR REAR QUARTER PANEL TRIM SPEAKER LOCATIONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030730056
4L60-E AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PUMP FIRST AND SECOND DESIGN IDENTIFICATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 040601021
NEW REAR MAIN SEAL AND SPECIAL TOOL FOR INSTALLATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 05-06-04-035D
This informational bulletin provides the technician with information on what E85 fuel may due to a non E85 vehicle.

Bulletin Number: 050604058
INTERMITTENT CHUGGLE OR FISHBITE ON LIGHT ACCELERATION OR A HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITH NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS). *TT

Bulletin Number: 052802
SERVICE MANUAL ADVISES INCORRECT USAGE OF CONVERTIBLE TOP FLUID. *TT

Bulletin Number: 17-NA-073
This warranty administration bulletin provides policy information with the field action courtesy transportation policy.

Bulletin Number: 17NA073
This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy.

Bulletin Number: 3020
6SP MANUAL TRANSMISSION STUCK IN FOURTH GEAR WILL NOT SHIFT OUT OF FOURTH. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3060
THE ENGINE DOES NOT STALL WHEN PERFORMING A P1870 DIAGNOSTIC TEST WITH THE TECH 2 SCAN TOOL OR WHEN COMMANDING THE TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH ENABLE SOLENOID ON APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE THE P1870 DIAGNOSTIC TEST LISTED. 4L60E OR 4L65E TR

Bulletin Number: 3144
SLIGHT PULL LEFT OR RIGHT, TIRE WANDER. *TC UPDATED 6/4/10. *PE

Bulletin Number: 3188
DRIVESHAFT PING TING CLANG SNAP OR CLICK NOISE. *EH

Bulletin Number: 3561
REAR SUSPENSION CLUNK NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 549001A
CLN INDICATOR APPEARS ON RADIO DISPLAY AND DOES NOT TURN OFF (RESET CLN INDICATOR WITH THE EJECT BUTTON ON TAPE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 735014
RATTLE/BUZZ NOISE FROM PARK BRAKE HANDLE RELEASE BUTTON (ADD TENSION TO RELEASE BUTTON). *TW

Bulletin Number: 738133
INOPERATIVE POWER DOOR LOCKS/POWER WINDOWS (INSTALL NEW SWITCHES). *TW

Bulletin Number: 831512
ON SOME CONVERTIBLE MODELS, THE CONVERTIBLE TOP MECHANISM BINDS OR STOPS WHEN HALFWAY OPEN OR CLOSED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 876527
SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCE ENGINE MISS/ POOR DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970801735026
COMMENT THAT THE ABS LIGHT IS ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) 46 AND 86 SET AS CURRENT OR HISTORY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970801738134
ANTI-THEFT ALARM MAY SOUND AFTER VEHICLE GETS WET. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9709016116A
COMMENTS OF AN ENGINE OIL LEAK THAT APPEARS TO ORIGINATE TOWARD THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE; REAR OF ENGINE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101631041
COMMENTS ON INOPERATIVE POWER DOOR LOCKS (FRONT AND/OR REAR DOORS).

Bulletin Number: 971101777170
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO A TCC SLIPS AND/OR DTC P1870.

Bulletin Number: 97120177717A
EXPERIENCING A SLIP AND/OR DTC P1870 AT 70-90 KM/H (45-55 MPH) WHEN THE TCC APPLIES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98876518
SUBJECT REGARDING ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC (OBD) SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS (RE-FLASH CALIBRATION). *YC

Bulletin Number: 99057
SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT FOR SPARK PLUG WIRE REPLACEMENT ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.8L ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99057
SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT REGARDING SPARK PLUG WIRE REPLACEMENT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99083
ON SOME VEHICLES THE AIR INJECTION REACTOR (A.I.R.) PUMP EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAY FAIL TO OPERATE AND CAUSE THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99083
VOLUNTARY EMISSION CAMPAIGN INVOLVING THE AIR INJECTION REACTOR (AIR) PUMP EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WHICH MAY FAIL TO OPERATE AND CAUSE THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99083
GENERAL MOTORS HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT A VOLUNTARY EMISSION CAMPAIGN FOR THE AIR INJECTION REACTOR (AIR) PUMP EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WHICH MAY FAIL TO OPERATE AND CAUSE THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP TO ILLUMINATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99083
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE AIR INJECTION REACTOR (A.I.R.) PUMP EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAY FAIL TO OPERATE AND CAUSE THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: PIC4696A
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696A
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696B
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696C
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIP4723B
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

 
Recalls for 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 2dr Convertible Trans Am
1997 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
NHTSA Campaign ID: 96V219000
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/1996 - 09/30/1996
Potential Units Affected: 1573
Defect Description:
THESE VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH SEAT BELT RETRACTORS OUT OF DESIGN POSITION WHICH CAN CAUSE THE RETRACTOR TO LOCK-UP ON SLOPES LESS SEVERE THAN THE FMVSS REQUIREMENT. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE COLLISION, UNBELTED OCCUPANTS ARE MORE AT RISK OF INJURY THAN THOSE USING SEAT BELTS.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SEAT BELTS FOR PROPER FRONT SEAT BELT RETRACTOR POSITION. RETRACTORS FOUND TO BE IMPROPERLY POSITIONED WILL BE REINSTALLED CORRECTLY.
 






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