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Recalls - 1997 EUROPA GELAENDEWAGEN

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Recall Number

01V064000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN INCORRECT LABELING ON THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER CONSOLE.

Defect Consequence

THE IMPROPER LABELING COULD CAUSE A DRIVER TO PARK THE VEHICLE WITHOUT APPLYING THE PARKING BRAKE, WHICH COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY AND CAUSE A CRASH OR INJURY.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL RELABEL THE VEHICLE CONSOLE AND PLACE A STICKER ON THE CONSOLE WARNING OF THE NEED TO USE THE PARKING BRAKE. AN OWNER'S MANUAL SUPPLEMENT WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED EXPLAINING THE NEED TO USE THE PARKING BRAKE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 21, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT EUROPA AT 1-888-538-7672.

Notes

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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