The electrical portion of the ignition switch assembly can fail and cause the headlights and windshield wipers to stop working. This may increase the risk of a crash, especially in rainy or snowy weather. Dealers will replace the electrical part of the ignition switch assembly.
1996 Volkswagen Passat Recalls
Volkswagen Recalls 1996 Passat Models Due to Failed Ignition Switch Assembly
Electrical & Lights,November 20, 2002
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