Recalls: Volkswagen calls back 2015 Jetta models for faulty headlight modules

Volkswagen officially announced to have joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to call back around 25,007 units of 2015 Jetta due to faulty headlight control modules.

The problem surrounds the controlling software of the module, which can disable the low-beam headlights when drivers enable the high-beams–both are supposed to be illuminated when drivers use high-beams.

The remedy for the issue surrounds a quick software flash of the module. Owners will be notified if their cars have been affected by dealers and obviously, the fix is to be performed free of charge.

Check out the press release after the jump for full info.

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RECALL Subject : Insufficient Headlight Output

Report Receipt Date: DEC 15, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V790000
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 25,007

All Products Associated with this Recall close

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2015

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured July 11, 2014, to November 13, 2014. Due to incorrect software within the headlight control module, the low beam headlights may turn off when high beam lights are turned on. As a result, the light output from the headlights may be insufficient. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

CONSEQUENCE:
Insufficient headlight output may increase the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the headlight control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 57F6.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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