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Volkswagen EuroVan Recall 93V138000

Recall 93V138000

Brakes, February 5, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1993

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 5, 1994

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 93V138000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,400

Summary: THE HANDLE OF THE EMERGENCY BRAKE CONTAINS A TORSION SPRING WHICH IS DESIGNED TO ENSURE THAT THE LOCKING MECHANISM REMAINS FIRMLY ENGAGED UPON APPLICATION OF THE EMERGENCY BRAKE. SOME OF THESE SPRINGS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED.

Consequence: AN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED SPRING CAN CAUSE THE EMERGENCYBRAKE TO RELEASE. IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, IT COULD SET ITSELFIN MOTION AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A LONGER TENSION SPRING TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT TENSION.

Notes: SYSTEM: EMERGENCY BRAKES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VAN.

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