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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon (11/19/1985)

Campaign Number: 85V152000
Component Name: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: THE LATCH OF THE PASSENGER SIDE SLIDING DOOR MAY BECOME DAMAGED IF EXCESSIVE FORCE IS USED TO CLOSE THE DOOR. THE DAMAGED DOOR LOCK MECHANISM WILL NOT PROPERLY ENGAGE AND THE DOOR COULD OPEN IF VEHICLE IS DRIVEN OVER BUMPY ROADS. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF THIS OCCURS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A PASSENGER COULD FALL OUT CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH.
Defect:
Corrective Action: MODIFY THE SLIDING DOOR LOCK ASSEMBLY SO DOOR WILL PROPERLY ENGAGE.