AUDI 5000 1978: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Make : AUDI Model : 5000 Year : 1978
Build Dates : 1977-08-01 - 1983-07-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V095000
Date Owner's Notified: 1983-09-28 Date Received by ODI: 1983-09-22 Date Added to Database: 1983-10-13
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 117000
Summary:
      CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH AN INSUFFICIENT HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN THE ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS.
Consequence:
      CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THE DRIVER COULD INADVERTENTLY DEPRESS BOTH PEDALS AT ONE TIME, LOSE CONTROL, AND HAVE AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSTALL A BRAKE PEDAL PLATE WHICH WILL RAISE THE BRAKE PEDAL TO THE PROPER HEIGHT.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; BRAKE PEDAL.NOTE: IF UNINTENDED ACCELERATION IS EXPERIENCED, THE IGNITION SHOULD BE TURNED OFF AND THE BRAKE PEDAL FIRMLY PRESSED.