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Volkswagen Announces Voluntary Safety Recall of 71,000 2011 Model Year Jetta Vehicles


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Knowledge Base: Volkswagen Buyer's Guide

HERNDON, VA-- March 28, 2011: Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced a voluntary safety recall of 71,043 2011 model year Jettas in order to reconfigure a wiring layout associated with the anti-theft alarm system and horn.  No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of this condition.

The recall affects sixth generation Jetta sedan vehicles built between March of 2010 and March of 2011.

Affected owners will be notified via first class mail regarding the corrective measures and anticipated repair timeline.  

Customers with questions or concerns should contact Volkswagen Customer Care at 1-800-822-8987.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.  It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.  Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker.  Volkswagen sells the Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers.  All 2011 Volkswagen vehicles come standard-equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC).  This is important because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at Volkswagen to learn more.