Volkswagen has recalled certain 1999-2002 Jetta and 1998-2002 Beetle models because a brake light switch may malfunction if incorrectly installed during a safety recall. This can cause the brake lights to become inoperative or remain on. Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle Recalls
Volkswagen Recalls 1998-2002 Models Due to Malfunctioning Brake Light Switch
Electrical & Lights,November 27, 2006
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Volkswagen Beetle Recall 03V265000
Electrical & Lights,September 26, 2003
Summary:ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION.