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Volkswagen EuroVan Recall 93V138000

Brakes, February 5, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
February 5, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,400
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
93V138000
Component
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL

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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