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Volkswagen Beetle Recall 06V043000

Incorrect Tire Size on Tire Information Label

Recall Details

Vehicles equipped with 17 inch wheels may have the incorrect tire size printed on the tire information label. This could lead to improperly sized replacement tires. Owners will be supplied corrected labels and installation instructions. Dealer will install the updated label upon request. This recall is scheduled to begin on February 27, 2006. The Volkswagen recall number is M8.

Our Quick Take

Vehicle equipped with 17 inch wheels may have the incorrect tire size listed on the tire information label. Owners will be supplied an undated information label and installation instructions.

What Should You Do?

This could be considered a medium priority recall. Dealers will install the revised label upon request. Please contact your Volkswagen dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 27, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
February 27, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
906
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V043000
Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Summary
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 17-INCH WHEELS AND A 2.5L ENGINE FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH A TIRE INFORMATION LABEL THAT LISTS AN INCORRECT FRONT TIRE SIZE. THE CORRECT FRONT TIRE SIZE SHOULD BE LISTED AS 225/45 R17. THE INFLATION PRESSURE IS CORRECT.
Consequence
A MISPRINTED LABEL COULD LEAD TO FITMENT OF IMPROPERLY SIZED REPLACEMENT TIRES.
Remedy
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A NEW TIRE INFORMATION LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. AT THE CUSTOMER'S OPTION, A DEALER CAN PERFORM THE INSTALLATION FOR THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 27, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-893-5298.
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. M8. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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