If a rear suspension trailing arm becomes bent, its durability may be compromised and it could break unexpectedly. If this were to occur vehicle control would be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. When parts become available, dealers will install a sheet metal inlay on each of the rear axle trailing arms to prevent sudden loss of vehicle control should a rear trailing arm suddenly break.
Volkswagen Beetle Recalls
When driving over a rough road or striking a pothole the sunroof glass can break. This would be a distraction to the driver, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replaced the sunroof in affected vehicles to correct this concern.
Certain 2014 Volkswagen models equipped with the 1.8T engine and an automatic transmission are being recalled. A fluid leak can develop from a defective o-ring on the oil cooler where it mounts to the transmission. In some instances, the leaking transmission fluid could contact a hot surface resulting in a fire. Dealers will replace the oil cooler seals at the transmission to correct this concern.
On 2012 and 2013 VW Beetles equipped with leather sport seats, if the right front seat were to get wet, the airbag system my not properly detect the presence of a child safety seat installed on that seat. In the event of a crash, this could cause the passenger airbag to deploy with a safety seat installed, which it should not do. This would result in an increased risk of injury to a child secured in the child seat. Volkswagen with replace the control module to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 69i9/W6.
Volkswagen is recalling forty-six Beetle models because some may be equipped with summer tires that fail to comply with federal vehicle safety standards. Improper tires may lead to tire overloading and/or under-inflation, increasing the risk of tire failure and a vehicle crash. Dealers will replace the non-compliant tires to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 44K8/W4.
The Federal government continually reviews and updates crash safety standards. The standards were updated on September 1, 2010. Twenty-seven Beetles built between September 1st and 22nd, 2010 do not meet the new standards. These vehicles will be replaced with a comparable vehicle that was produced prior to September 1, 2010. The recall is scheduled to begin prior to February 1, 2011.
Volkswagen is recalling certain 2007–2009 Jetta, Jetta Sportwagon, Golf, and Rabbit, as well as 2006–2010 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles equipped with a 2.5L gasoline engine due to a possibly damaged fuel supply line. Under hood fasteners may chafe against the fuel supply line, resulting in a fuel leak. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will perform vehicle-appropriate inspections and repairs in order to protect the fuel supply line from chafing damage.
On certain vehicles, the incorrect adhesive may have been used to secure the roof spoiler to the rear glass. The spoiler could fall off without warning. This could cause injury to someone outside the vehicle or become an obstacle for other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the spoiler on affected vehicles. This recall is expected to begin on February 29, 2008. The Volkswagen recall number is 66D1.
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.