Monday, February 26, 2007

Previous recall larger than expected

A previous recall Volkswagen issued last year to 362,000 models about defective brake lights now turns out to have been larger than first expected. Volkswagen is now extending the recall to an additional 790,000 vehicles including 1999-2006 Golf and GTI models, 2001-2005 Jettas, 2001-2007 New Beetles and the 2004 R32. The recall concerns a brake light switch that may not be installed properly causing the brake light to stay on or not turn on at all. In extreme cases, some vehicles with automatic transmissions might be immobilized if the brake light switch can't be activated so that the transmission can be shifted out of park.

When the recall begins in April, Volkswagen will install a new brake switch to vehicles affected for free. If you think your vehicle is affected, you can contact your local dealership or Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Source: Autoblog


Anonymous VW Parts Blog said...

VW is recalling 790,000 vehicles that could have improperly installed break light and vw fog lights. Now that's a quality incident. If it costs just $30 per vehicle for the recall, the the cost will be about $24 million dollars. How much proactive root cause analysis and corrective actions could you buy with $24 million? Instead of waiting for problems to solve with reactive analysis, proactive analysis prevents problems.

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