2005 Volkswagen JETTA Exterior Lighting Headlights Recall

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2005 Volkswagen JETTA Exterior Lighting Headlights Recall

 NHTSA Recall #72979
NHTSA Compaign #07V442000
MFG Compaign #Q8
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelJETTA
 Model Year2005
 ComponentEXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
 Date of notification31/10/07
 Begin date of manufacuring18/10/04
 End date of manufacturing21/09/07
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorOVSC
 Report received24/09/07
 Report created19/09/07
Regulation part number571
FMV safety standard number108
Estimated number of affected units340000
 Defect summaryCertain vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." some vehicles may not have had a required cap installed which disables the headlight horizontal aim and some vehicles may contain a cap that disables the vertical aiming screw.
 Consequence summaryNoncompliance can inhibit proper headlamp aim adjustment for roadway illumination, improperly aimed headlamps could cause reduced road visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect for the presence of a cap in the socket of the low beam horizontal aiming screw and install one if missing, and inspect for the presence of a cap in the socket of the vertical aiming screw and if present, the cap will be removed. The recall will begin on october 31, 2007. Owners may contact vw at 1-800-822-8987.
 Recall notesVolkswagen recall no. Q8. 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.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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