Volkswagen Of America,inc has issued a recall for the Volkswagen Passat.
Description of Recall
On certain passenger cars, the electrical portion of the ignition switch assembly can fail causing the headlights and windshield wipers to become inoperative.
Severity of the Defect
If such failures occur while the car is in use at night or in rainy or snowy weather, a crash could occur.
Volkswagen’s Recommended Action
Dealers will replace the electrical part of the ignition switch assembly. Owner notification began November 20, 2002. Owners should contact VWOA at 1-800-822-8987.