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1986 Audi 5000 Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1986 Audi 5000 (3/4/1996)

Campaign Number: 96E006000
Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: THESE BRAKE HOSE ASSEMBLIES HAVE INADEQUATE CRIMPS ATTACHING THE HOSE TO THE HOSE FITTINGS AND COULD CAUSE THE HOSE AND FITTING TO SEPARATE.
Defect: IF THE BRAKE HOSE ASSEMBLY SEPARATES, LOSS OF BRAKING POWER CAN OCCUR INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Corrective Action: THESE BRAKE HOSE ASSEMBLIES WILL BE REPLACED.

1986 Audi 5000 (1/11/1993)

Campaign Number: 93V006000
Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: 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.
Defect: 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.
Corrective Action: DRAIN AND REPLACE THE DIFFERENTIAL GEAR OIL WITH OIL HAVING HIGHER PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS.

1986 Audi 5000 (1/17/1989)

Campaign Number: 89V006000
Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: FUEL INJECTION SEALS MAY HARDEN, DUE TO HIGH TEMPERATURE AND ALCOHOL IN SOME FUELS, AND ALLOW FUEL TO ESCAPE INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Defect: FUEL DRIPPING ONTO HOT ENGINE COMPONENTS COULD CAUSE ANENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.
Corrective Action: REPLACE ENGINES FUEL INJECTOR SEALS WITH IMPROVED SEALS PLUS IMPROVEMENTS DESIGNED TO BETTER INSULATE THE ENGINE AGAINST FIRE RISK.

1986 Audi 5000 (10/6/1987)

Campaign Number: 87V157000
Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: REPEATED TOPPING OFF OF FUEL TANK DURING REFUELING REDUCES THE EXPANSION SPACE WITHIN THE TANK ALLOWING VAPORS TO ESCAPE FROM THE CHARCOAL FILTER TO OUTSIDE RATHER THAN BEING INDUCTED INTO THE ENGINE.
Defect: ESCAPING VAPORS COULD IGNITE BY HEAT EMITTED BY THEEXHAUST SYSTEM.
Corrective Action: INSTALL REDESIGNED FILLER NECK AND A NEW VENT VALVE AND HOSE FOR CHARCOAL FILTER. ALSO, STOP REFUELING WHEN PUMP NOZZLE SHUTS OFF.

1986 Audi 5000 (10/6/1987)

Campaign Number: 87V158000
Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CALIPER
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: CERTAIN REAR BRAKE CALIPERS COULD BIND AND CONSEQUENTLY OVERHEAT.
Defect: OVERHEATED CALIPERS COULD CAUSE BRAKE PEDAL TO FEELSPONGY AND COULD RESULT IN ONE BRAKE CIRCUIT BECOMING INOPERATIVE. BRAKINGABILITY WOULD BE AFFECTED.
Corrective Action: REQUIRES INSPECTION OF BRAKE CALIPERS AND REPLACEMENT OF CALIPERS AS NECESSARY.