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Auto Defect Prompts Volkswagen to Recall New Jettas

Volkswagen announced Monday it is recalling certain 2011 Jetta models to fix a potential electrical problem.

Volkswagen of America Inc. said Monday it will recall 71,043 Jettas built between March of 2010 and March 2011. The company says a potential problem with the wiring of the vehicles’ anti-theft system and horn prompted the recall.

The automaker says the problem stems from a fuse that protects the car’s anti-theft alarm and the converter box that operates the windshield wipers and headlights. Under certain circumstances a short circuit in the horn can cause the lights and wipers to stop working, which could increase the risk of an auto accident.

Under the recall, Volkswagen dealer service technicians will reconfigure the layout of the wiring so that the converter box and horn do not share the same fuse. The company will notify owners of affected vehicles via first class mail about the corrective measures and the anticipated repair timeline. Customers with questions are encouraged to contact Volkswagen customer service.

The company says no injuries or auto accidents have been reported as a result of the auto defect.

If you have been injured in a Rhinelander auto accident caused by an auto defect, please contact the Rhinelander auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.®, by calling 800-242-2874.

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