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Volkswagen Beetle Recall Information


NEWS: Volkswagen is recalling certain 2011-2013 Jetta and 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles; SUSPENSION
Report Receipt Date: OCT 20, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V656000 
Component(s): SUSPENSION 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 442,000 

NOV 2014 -- Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, to November 30, 2012, and 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles manufactured March 1, 2011, to July 31, 2013. The durability of the rear trailing arms may be reduced in vehicles whose rear trailing arms have been previously deformed, such as a result of a rear or side-rear impact crash. The reduced durability of the trailing arm may result in its sudden fracture, possibly causing loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash. Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a sheet metal inlay on the rear axle trailing arms designed to prevent a sudden loss of control in the event of trailing arm sudden fracture, free of charge. Owners will be mailed an interim notification in November 2014 and will be mailed a second letter when remedy parts are available. 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.

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NEWS: Volkswagen is recalling certain 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat vehicles; TRANSMISSION 
Report Receipt Date: APR 15, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V182000 
Component(s):  TRANSMISSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26,452 

APRIL 2014 -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat vehicles equipped with a 1.8T engine and torque converter automatic transmission. In the affected vehicles, the O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid. The leaking transmission fluid could contact a hot surface and result in a vehicle fire. Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 16, 2014. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 38B9/9V. 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.

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NEWS: Volkswagen is recalling certain 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V540000  @  www.Safercar.Gov

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
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V331000  @  www.Safercar.Gov

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


NEWS:   Volkswagen Recalls 2008 Triple White New Beetle

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.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the recall is expected to begin around February 29. "The spoiler could become loose or fall from the vehicle without warning, even though initially the spoiler may feel secure," said the federal agency in its recall summary of the vehicle. "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."

When the Triple White was announced in March 2007, VW was anticipating a limited production of just 3,000 vehicles.


NEWS:   Volkswagen recalls nearly 800,000 cars

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:

  • 1999-2005 Jetta sedans
  • 2001-2005 Jetta wagons
  • 1998-2007 New Beetle
  • 2003-2007 New Beetle Convertibles
  • 1999-2006 Golfs and GTIs
  • 2004 R32

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.


NEWS:   Volkswagen AG will recall 362,000 Jettas and New Beetles

May 26, 2006,  -- Volkswagen AG will recall 362,000 Jettas and New Beetles for brake-light failures, the NHTSA said.

The Volkswagen recall covers 1999 through 2002 Jettas and 1998 through 2002 New Beetles, the agency said. A brake-light switch may not have been properly installed during previous recalls in 2003 and 2004, and the lights either don't work or stay on all the time.

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