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.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Recalls
Volkswagen Beetle Recall 07V063000
Electrical & Lights,April 27, 2007
Summary:ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.
Volkswagen Recalls 1998-2002 Models Due to Malfunctioning Brake Light Switch
Electrical & Lights,November 27, 2006
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Volkswagen Beetle Recall 02V031000
Brakes,March 8, 2002
Summary:ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, SHORT CIRCUITS CAN OCCUR WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT OF THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS).