Volkswagen Beetle Recall Information
NEWS: Volkswagen is recalling certain 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles
NOVEMBER 2012 -- Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles, manufactured from February 2012, through August 2012, and equipped with leather sport seats. If the right front passenger seat gets wet, the occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat. If the control module does not detect a child seat installed, the airbag will not turn off. If the airbag does not turn off, in the event of a crash necessitating front airbag deployment, a child secured in the child seat may be at an increased risk for serious injury. Volkswagen will notify owners, and replace the control modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Volkswagen's campaign recall number is 69i9/W6. 12V-540
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NEWS: Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012 Beetle vehicles
JULY 2012 -- Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012 Beetle vehicles. Some vehicles may be equipped with summer tires that fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards 110 "tire selection and rims" and 139 "new pneumatic tires for light vehicles." Improper tires may lead to the tires being over-loaded and/or under-inflated, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Volkswagen will notify owners, and replace the noncompliant tires, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in september 2012. Volkswagen's safety recall number is 44k8/w4. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov. 12V-331
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JANUARY 2011 - Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2010 New Beetle and New Beetle Convertible manufactured from September 1, 2010, through September 22, 2010, for failing to comply with the barrier test requirements of Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standards No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," that went into effect on September 1, 2010. The vehicles do not meet with requirements that went into effect on September 1, 2010, and therefore may not offer the protection attendant to those requirements. Dealers will offer to replace their vehicle with a comparable vehicle that was produced prior to September 1, 2010, and thus compliant with FMVSS 208 requirements in force until August 31, 2010. The safety recall began on January 28, 2011. 11V-031
APRIL 2008 -- Volkswagen is recalling 76,900 MY 2004-2005 New Beetle and MY 2003-2005 New Beetle convertibles equipped with an advanced (dual-stage) air bag system. This system may have air bag frontal crash sensors that contain a solder joint on the circuit board that may crack under certain high temperature conditions. If this occurs, the air bag indicator light will illuminate and the fallback algorithm will ensure that the front air bags always deploy in a frontal crash in which the vehicle's deceleration is high enough to activate the frontal air bags. In low-severity frontal impacts, the front air bags may deploy more forcefully than designed, increasing the possibility of injury to out-of-position front seat occupants. Dealers will inspect each vehicle to determine that the specific defect crash sensor is present on one or both sides of the vehicle. All of the defect crash sensors will be replaced free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before July 31, 2008. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE08-012, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V178
JANUARY 2008 -- Volkswagen is recalling 510 MY 2008 New Beetle Special Edition Triple White Sedan vehicles. An incorrect adhesive may have been used to attach the roof spoiler to the rear glass of the vehicle. If the incorrect adhesive was used, the spoiler could become loose or fall from the vehicle without warning, even though initially the spoiler may feel secure. If this happens, the spoiler could cause injury by striking persons outside the vehicle or could become an obstacle to other drivers, possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will replace the roof spoiler on these vehicles. The recall is expected to begin during February 2008. 08V036
WASHINGTON, D.C.(edmunds.com) -- Feb. 19, 2008— Volkswagen is recalling 510 units of the 2008 Special Edition Triple White New Beetle because an incorrect adhesive may have been used to attach the roof spoiler to the rear glass.
February 26, 2007 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Around 800,000 Volkswagen vehicles have been recalled Monday because of faulty brake lights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
The 790,000 vehicles include Jettas, New Beetles, Golfs, GTIs and R32s...all in the United States.
The specific years and models affected are:
The malfunctioning brake lights and brake light switches could fail to come on or remain stuck on.
This recall expands on one announced by Europe's No. 1 carmaker last year, when 362,000 Jettas and New Beetles were recalled due to the same defective part.
Volkswagen said that dealers will immediately be prepared to accept service appointments to perform the repair at no charge, but the notification process isn't scheduled to begin until April.
NHTSA did not say if any injuries had been reported linked to the defective brake lights.
NEWS: VW recalls 362,000 cars
May 26, 2006, -- DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG is recalling 362,000 cars in the United States because a brake light switch may malfunction, according to U.S. safety regulators.
The models involved include the Jetta sedan from 1999-2002 model years, Jetta III from 1999-2000 model years and the New Beetle from 1998-2002 model years, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its Web site on Friday.
May 26, 2006, -- Volkswagen AG will recall 362,000 Jettas and New Beetles for brake-light failures, the NHTSA said.
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