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Volkswagen EuroVan Recall 94V058000

Suspension & Steering, May 20, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
May 20, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,350
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
94V058000
Component
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Summary
THESE STEERING WHEELS AND INCLUDE A UNIVERSAL JOINT WHICH IS ATTACHED TO STEERING SHAFTS AND SECURED BY LOCKING BOLTS. THE UNIVERSAL JOINT'S UPPER LOCKING BOLT WAS NOT SUFFICIENTLY TORQUED DURING MANUFACTURE, AND CAN EVENTUALLY LOOSEN.
Consequence
IF THE UPPER LOCKING BOLT HOLDING THE STEERING ASSEMBLY'S UNIVERSAL JOINT LOOSENS, IT CAN RENDER THE STEERING SYSTEM INOPERATIVE AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE PRESENT UNIVERSAL UPPER LOCKING BOLT, INSTALL A NEW ONE, AND TORQUE IT TO SPECIFICATIONS.
Notes
SYSTEM: STEERING; WHEEL AND COLUMN.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VANS EQUIPPED WITH IMPACT COLLAPSIBLE STEERINGWHEEL.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPONSERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OFCHARGE, OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASECONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFICSAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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