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Recall 14V790000

High Beam Headlight Power Too Dim

Recall Details

The low beam headlights may shut off when the high beams are activated, resulting in the lighting not being as bright as needed. Dealers will update the headlight control module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The amount of light provided by the high beam function of the headlights may not be bright enough, because the low beam headlights may turn off when the high beams are activated. This could cause reduced visibility and lead to an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Jetta must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Volkswagen recall number is 57F6.

Electrical & Lights, December 15, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 15, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
25,007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V790000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured July 11, 2014, to November 13, 2014. Due to incorrect software within the headlight control module, the low beam headlights may turn off when high beam lights are turned on. As a result, the light output from the headlights may be insufficient. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence
Insufficient headlight output may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the headlight control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 57F6.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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