2004 Volkswagen GOLF Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Recall

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2004 Volkswagen GOLF Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Recall

 NHTSA Recall #31822
NHTSA Compaign #07V063000
MFG Compaign #N4
 Model Year2004
 Date of notification27/04/07
 Begin date of manufacuring01/02/00
 End date of manufacturing31/07/05
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received20/02/07
 Report created21/02/07
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units1002000
 Defect summaryOn certain passenger, wagon, and convertible vehicles equipped with or without cruise control, a brake light switch may malfunction if it was installed incorrectly.
 Consequence summaryThe brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on. Failure to provide the proper signal when braking could lead to a crash without warning.
 Corrective actionDealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge. The recall began on april 27, 2007, and will be conducted in several staggered mailings through september 21, 2007. Vehicles within the make, model, and model year of this population may be involved in either this recall or 06v-183, but not both. The remedy is the same for each recall. Volkswagen dealers will apply the remedy based on the vin number of the vehicle. Owners may contact vw at 1-800-822-8987.
 Recall notesVolkswagen recall no. N4. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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