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Recall 04V233000

Rear Seat Belt Latch Bolt Loose

Recall Details

The rear seat belt buckle may not be attached securely to the body. Dealers will inspect and replace seat belt buckles as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The bolt that secures the rear seat belt latch may not be properly attached. As a result, the belt could fail to secure a passenger in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Volkswagen notified owners of affected vehicles starting in June 2004. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Volkswagen recall number is VN.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 19, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 19, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
24,269
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V233000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE REAR SEAT BELT LATCH ATTACHMENT BOLT MAY HAVE BEEN INSUFFICIENTLY RIVETED.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BELT BUCKLE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 21, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Notify
VWOA RECALL NO. VN. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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