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2015 Volkswagen Jetta Recalled for Faulty Halogen Headlight Software

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/30/2014 Megan Stewart

Volkswagen of America has announced a voluntary recall on select 2015 Jetta models equipped with halogen headlights. Approximately 50,000 vehicles are affected by this issue.

The Problem: Some 2015 Volkswagen Jetta models featuring halogen headlights may contain faulty software in the control module that will shut off the low-beam headlights when the high beams are engaged. If left untreated, the light output would be too low to meet FMVSS regulations. With reduced lighting, a driver's vision may be impaired, increasing the chances of overlooking hazards in or near the road, and the risk of an accident.

2015 Volkswagen Jetta© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

The Fix: Volkswagen of America will notify all owners of affected 2015 Jetta vehicles and set up appointments with authorized Volkswagen dealers. To fix the issue, dealers will update the software in affected control modules. All work will be completed at no cost to the owners. As of right now, there is no date set for the recall will to begin.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: This voluntary recall may affect up to 50,000 vehicles, all of which are here in the 'States. Currently, there have been no accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Source: Volkswagen


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