The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1985 Volkswagen Jetta, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE MOUNT FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE91031

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 14, 1991
    • Date Closed: April 29, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: HEATER CORE FAILURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA91054

    Component(s): Visibility:Defroster/Defogger System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: HEATER CORE FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE91114

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 26, 1991
    • Date Closed: December 09, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Visibility:Defroster/Defogger System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available