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2012 VW BEETLE Recall - Campaign #12V331000

 
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2012 VW BEETLE RECALL - #12V331000

RECALL FOR TIRES

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 BEETLE VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SUMMER TIRES THAT FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS 110 "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS" AND 139 "NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES."

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Vehicle 2012 VW BEETLE
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 7/16/2012
Influenced by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Owners Notified on 9/12/2012
# Affected 83
Recalled for TIRES
 
Description VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 BEETLE VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SUMMER TIRES THAT FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS 110 "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS" AND 139 "NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES."
Consequences DUE TO AN ERROR AT THE FACTORY, THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH SUMMER TIRES THAT ARE POSSIBLY NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS 110 "TIRE SELECTION & RIMS" AND 139 "NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES." IN ADDITION, CUSTOMERS MAY BE UNAWARE THAT THEIR VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH SUMMER PERFORMANCE TIRES. SUMMER TIRES HAVE DIFFERENT GRIP AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS. THESE ISSUES MAY LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective action VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT TIRES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Notes VOLKSWAGEN'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS 44K8/W4.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.
See also 2012 VW BEETLE Recall for AIR BAGS, FRONTAL, SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

2012 VW BEETLE Recall for SUSPENSION, REAR

2012 VW BEETLE Recall for STEERING, COLUMN LOCKING, ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

2012 VW BEETLE Recall for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, IGNITION, ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

2012 VW BEETLE Recall for UNKNOWN OR OTHER
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