AUDI 4000 1991: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Make : AUDI Model : 4000 Year : 1991
Build Dates : 1984-10-01 - 1991-01-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 93V006000
Date Owner's Notified: 1993-01-29 Date Received by ODI: 1993-01-11 Date Added to Database: 1993-01-29
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 152000
Summary:
      THE DIFFERENTIAL OIL OF THE TRANSAXLE IS LOST OVER TIME DUE TO EVAPORATION. LOW OIL LEVELS CAUSE PREMATURE BEARING AND GEAR WEAR AND EVENTUAL FAILURE OF THE DIFFERENTIAL.
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE, THE VEHICLE'S DRIVE WHEELS COULDLOSE POWER. IN EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES, THE FRONT WHEELS LOCK, CAUSING RAPIDDECELERATION RESULTING IN POSSIBLE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      DRAIN AND REPLACE THE DIFFERENTIAL GEAR OIL WITH OIL HAVING HIGHER PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH AUTOMATIC 3-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS.