2009 Volkswagen Routan

Η Nissan ανακοίνωσε πως ανακαλεί επιπλέον 45.000 Sentra παραγωγής 2004-2006 στις Η.Π.Α, προκειμένου να αντικαταστήσει τον προβληματικό αερόσακο συνοδηγού της Takata.

Η VW από τη μεριά της, ανακοίνωσε πως προχωρά στην ανάκληση επιπλέον 20.676 Routan παραγωγής 2009-2010 ώστε να αντικαταστήσει τους προβληματικούς διακόπτες ανάφλεξης. Το Routan αποτελεί ουσιαστικά ένα Dodge Caravan με σήματα της Volkswagen, με την Chrysler να είχε ανακαλέσει 700.000 οχήματα της για τον ίδιο λόγο τον περασμένο Μάρτιο. Ο λόγος της ανάκλησης είναι πως ότι το κλειδί θα μπορούσε να γυρίσει, με αποτέλεσμα να σβήσει τη μηχανή και κατ’επέκταση να απενεργοποιήσει τους αερόσακους, το υδραυλικό τιμόνι και τα φρένα.

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RECALL Subject : Ignition Switch may Turn Off

Report Receipt Date: APR 01, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V194000 Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Potential Number of Units Affected: 20,676 All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s) VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN 2009-2010 Details

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

SUMMARY: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009 Routan vehicles manufactured June 25, 2008, to June 10, 2009, and 2010 Routan vehicles manufactured October 1, 2009, to August 11, 2010. This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

CONSEQUENCE: If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including, but not limited to, air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

REMEDY: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch and key FOBs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2015 for 2009 Routan vehicles, and in August 2015 for 2010 Routan vehicles. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 28H1. Note: This recall supersedes recalls 11V151 and 14V396. Vehicles that previously received an ignition switch trim ring as a recall remedy must have their vehicles remedied again under this campaign. Vehicles that have already received a new ignition switch are not covered by this campaign.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.