Posted on: June 29, 2011
More than 71,000 Jetta Sedans are being recalled to fix a defective wiring system that could cause the vehicle to stall, according to news reports .
Volkswagen AG’s U.S. unit said it is recalling 2011 year model Jettas built between March 2010 and March 2011. The recall stems from a defect in the wiring system that controls the car horn and could stall the vehicle, according to news reports. The wiring linked to the horn system also controls the converter box, which “governs the engine management system, lighting system and wipers.”
In “very rare” circumstances, the defect could cause an electrical shortage in the horn and make the vehicle stall, according to Volkswagen.
No reports of personal injury or car accidents have been linked to the defect thus far.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney , I’m glad Volkswagen is recalling these vehicles before any reported injuries occurred. I urge Jetta owners to get this defect fixed as soon as possible to avoid accidents or injuries from the recall. Volkswagen will notify owners of the recall and when dealers will be able to make the repairs for free.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled vehicle, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .