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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle (7/25/2003)

Campaign Number: 03V265000
Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION.
Defect: IF THIS HAPPENS, THE BRAKE LAMPS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE; OR THE LAMPS COULD COME ON AND STAY ON, EVEN THOUGH THE VEHICLE IS PARKED.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCHES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 26, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.