1993 VOLKSWAGEN EUROVAN

Report Date:
February 15, 2000
Campaign Number:
00V039000
Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THE CONNECTING ENDS OF THE FUEL FEED AND RETURN HOSES IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT CAN "SETTLE" OVER TIME WHICH COULD CAUSE THE FASTENING CLAMPS TO LOSE THEIR TIGHT FIT AND PERMIT FUEL TO SEEP OUT AT THE HOSE CONNECTION.

Consequence Summary:
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FEED AND RETURN HOSES.

1993 VOLKSWAGEN EUROVAN

Report Date:
April 04, 1994
Campaign 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 Summary:
IF THE UPPER LOCKING BOLT HOLDING THE STEERING ASSEMBLY'S UNIVERSAL JOINT LOOSENS, IT CAN RENDER THE STEERING SYSTEM INOPERATIVE AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE PRESENT UNIVERSAL UPPER LOCKING BOLT, INSTALL A NEW ONE, AND TORQUE IT TO SPECIFICATIONS.

1993 VOLKSWAGEN EUROVAN

Report Date:
September 03, 1993
Campaign 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 Summary:
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.

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