Volkswagen Brake Light and Turn Signal Recalls Affect More than 1,000,000 Vehicles In 2006, Volkswagen recalled roughly 362,000 Jettas and New Beetle sedans due to incorrectly installed exterior lights. According to media reports, Volkswagen initiated the recall because of the obvious dangers associated with malfunctioning brake and turn signals, including an increased risk of unanticipated collision due to improper signaling. Reports indicate that the lights may remain on, or may even completely fail while driving. The following year, in 2007, Volkswagen recalled around 790,000 vehicles because of similar problems with the brake lights. The newer recall affects the following vehicles (click here for more detailed information)
Volkswagen / Golf 1999-2006
Volkswagen / GTI 1999-2006
Volkswagen / Jetta 2001-2005
Volkswagen / New Beetle 2001-2007
Volkswagen / Passat 2003-2005
Volkswagen / R32 2004
The latter recall began on April 27, 2007, and was carried out through several mass mailings to consumers around September 2007. Volkswagen dealers announced that they would install the newly designed brake lights free of charge. Due to the high number of vehicles affected by the Volkswagen recalls, some defective Volkswagens may still be on the road, and may still pose significant safety risks to other drivers. The recall report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers more specific information regarding the defective exterior lights surrounding the Volkswagen recalls.
If you or someone you know has been injured or has experienced damage to your vehicle as a result of a faulty Volkswagen brake light or turn signal system, you may be entitled to recover your damages. The automotive recall attorneys at Houssiere, Durant & Houssiere, L.L.P. urge you to contact one of their experienced attorneys for a free consultation. The recall attorneys at HDH have successfully represented injured automobile consumers for decades. Please visit our website, or call 1-888-881-8100 for a free consultation, or for more information regarding the Volkswagen recalls described in this article. Owners may also contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 for more information.