Design Defect Prompts Volkswagen Recall of 70,000 Jettas
Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 9:36 am
Volkswagen on Monday announced a recall of more than 70,000 Jettas due to concerns that faulty wiring could cause the car to short-circuit.
The recall involves the newest models of the popular Volkswagen sedan built between March 2010 and March 2011. The automaker said many of the 2011 model-year Jettas have an electrical defect in the anti-theft system convertor box. Under the right circumstances, the company says, the vehicles could short-circuit when the horn is used, causing the windshield wipers and alarm system to stop working, increasing the risk of a car accident.
At the time of Volkswagen’s announcement, no injuries or accidents had been reported as a result of the design defect.
Under the recall, dealer service technicians will reconfigure the electrical layout so the horn and converter box do not share the same fuse. Owners of the defective vehicles will be notified by the company with information regarding the repair timeline and corrective measures.
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