August 2, 2002
Volkswagen of America Has Recalled the 2001 VW
Volkswagen of America Has Recalled
the 2001 VW Eurovan because the ?Safety First? portion of the Owner?s Manual
delivered with these vehicles incorrectly instructs owners.
Number Involved: 2,300
Dates of Manufacture: August 2000 ? July 2001
Defect: On certain minivans equipped with child restraint anchorages (tether
anchorages) for use in conjunction with child restraints installed in the
three rearmost seating positions, the ?Safety First? portion of the Owner?s
Manual delivered with these vehicles incorrectly instructs owners to guide
the tether strap underneath the seat?s head restraint and to raise the head
restraint slightly, if necessary. If the owner follows these instructions,
the head restraint could accidentally separate from the seat in the event of
a crash and cause injury to any child occupant seated in the tethered child
Remedy: Owners will be sent a new ?Safety First? booklet that will contain
corrected use instructions. The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began May 24, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact VWoA at 1-800-822-8987.
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V136/VWoA Recall No.WH].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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