We have some very important news to give you now, as we can confirm that a new Volkswagen recall has been issued for 2011, and it affects those of you with a new Jetta model. The recall status is tagged voluntary, but the problem is still a very serious one which you need to be aware of.
The problem is due to a wiring fault, a pretty bizaare one actually, as it has been revealed that using the horn on the new jetta models can cause the motor to turn off suddenly due a short circuit, increasing the risk of a serious accident or injury.
To go into more detail, Volkswagen has stated that the recall affects Jetta models produced between March 2010 and March 2011, and the exact problem lies in the fact that a fuse secures both the anti-theft alarm system and horn that could become faulty – although no injuries or accidents have been reported yet, according to WSJ.
If you own one of the latest 2010 or 2011 Volkswagen Jetta models, you don’t need to do anything as Volkswagen will be notifying you with details on the recall and when they will take your motor in for service. However, if you have any questions right now, you can call Volkswagen on 1-800-822-8987. Let us know your thoughts on this recall – are you surprised that this has been caused by a wiring configuration issue?