July 30, 2003
Volkswagen Has Recalled the New Beetle
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : NEW BEETLE Year : 1998
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : NEW BEETLE Year : 1999
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : NEW BEETLE Year : 2000
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : NEW BEETLE Year : 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V265000
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 269151
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCHES.
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2003. OWNERS SHOULD
CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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