Volkswagen Of America, Inc has issued a recall for the Volkswagen Beetle.
Description of Recall
On certain passenger, wagon, and convertible cars equipped with or without cruise control, a brake light switch may malfunction if it was installed incorrectly.
Severity of the Defect
The brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on. Failure to provide the proper signal when braking could lead to a crash without warning.
Volkswagen’s Recommended Action
Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge. The recall began on April 27, 2007, and will be conducted in several staggered mailings through September 21, 2007. Vehicles within the make, model, and model year of this population may be involved in either this recall or 06v-183, but not both. The remedy is the same for each recall. Volkswagen dealers will apply the remedy based on the vin number of the car. Owners may contact VW at 1-800-822-8987.