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The engine, lights, and wipers could lose power while driving. This can cause engine stalling and/or the lights or wipers to shut off without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
We at RepairPal have designated this as a high priority recall. The engine, lights, and wipers could turn off without warning. Please contact your Volkswagen dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you as to what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The "converter" box is protected by the same fuse as the horn and anti-theft system alarm. If this fuse were to blow, power would be lost to the "converter" box. As a result, the engine management computer, lights, and wipers would all stop functioning. What all this means is the engine could stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will separate the wiring for the horn and anti-theft system from the power supply to the "converter" box and route the wires to separate fuses. Due to an insufficient quantity of repair kits, this recall is not expected to begin until May, 2011.