Volkswagen EuroVan Recall 93V138000

Recall 93V138000

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
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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