Volkswagen is recalling roughly 50,000 units of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta to fix an issue related to the vehicle’s headlights.
Affected vehicles: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta sold in the United States of America.
Number of vehicles affected: roughly 50,000 units.
The problem: certain Jettas with halogen headlights contain software within the control module that will turn off the low-beam headlights when the high beams are activated. This causes the light output from the headlights to be below regulations set out by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
Since reduced lighting at the front of the vehicle can affect the driver’s vision in driving conditions where illumination is beneficial, the condition may increase the risk of overlooking obstacles in the roadway, which could result in a crash.
VW says that no accidents or injuries related to this issue have been reported.
The fix: Volkswagen will notify all known owners of affected vehicles of the recall and instruct them to arrange for an appointment with an authorized Volkswagen dealer. The work will be performed free of charge to the customer.
Contacts: owners may direct questions related to the Jetta recall to Volkswagen customer service at 1-888-822-8987, or to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.