2001 NB

 

Nature of Defect:
1. BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:ANTI-SKID SYSTEM
Recall Number: 02V031000
Dates Manufactured: OCT 2000 to SEP 2001
Number of Vehicles Affected: 55000
Date Owners Notified On: MAR 2002
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Defect Description:
ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, SHORT CIRCUITS CAN OCCUR WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT OF THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS).

Consequence of Defect:
THIS CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ABS CONTROL UNIT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 8, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.


Nature of Defect:
2. EQUIPMENT:CHILD SEAT
Recall Number: 02V244000
Dates Manufactured: SEP 1999 to JAN 2001
Number of Vehicles Affected: 332950
Date Owners Notified On: SEP 2002
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." CHILD SEAT ANCHORAGES INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE'S REAR SEATS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY MARKINGS, AND THEIR LOCATION AND USE BE DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL.

Consequence of Defect:
THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT MARKED OR DESCRIBED AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.

Corrective Action:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A SUPPLEMENT FOR THE OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALSO ONE SET OF FOUR GUIDANCE FIXTURES INTENDED TO USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHILD SEATS EQUIPPED WITH RIGID OR SEMI-RIGID LOWER ANCHORAGE ATTACHMENTS. ALSO ENCLOSED WILL BE FOUR DECALS TOGETHER WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS AND A TEMPLATE FOR ATTACHING THE DECALS TO THE LOWER SEAT BACKS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 15, 2002. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.


Nature of Defect:
3. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Recall Number: 03V265000
Dates Manufactured: APR 1998 to JUN 2001
Number of Vehicles Affected: 269151
Date Owners Notified On: N/A
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION.

Consequence of Defect:
IF THIS HAPPENS, THE BRAKE LAMPS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE; OR THE LAMPS COULD COME ON AND STAY ON, EVEN THOUGH THE VEHICLE IS PARKED.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCHES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 26, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.


Nature of Defect:
4. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Recall Number: 06E026000
Dates Manufactured: N/A to N/A
Number of Vehicles Affected: 61944
Date Owners Notified On: N/A
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Defect Description:
CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Consequence of Defect:
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:
PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.


Nature of Defect:
5. EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Recall Number: 06E049000
Dates Manufactured: N/A to N/A
Number of Vehicles Affected: 27176
Date Owners Notified On: N/A
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Defect Description:
CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Consequence of Defect:
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:
CK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.


Nature of Defect:
6. EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Recall Number: 06E060000
Dates Manufactured: N/A to N/A
Number of Vehicles Affected: 87745
Date Owners Notified On: N/A
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Defect Description:
CERTAIN AAI MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LIST PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, -˘LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.-÷

Consequence of Defect:
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH

Corrective Action:
AAI MOTORSPORTS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AAI MOTORSPORTS AT 909-923-9188.


Nature of Defect:
7. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Recall Number: 06V183000
Dates Manufactured: JAN 1998 to NOV 2001
Number of Vehicles Affected: 362000
Date Owners Notified On: N/A
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND CRUISE CONTROLS, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH ON THESE VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY DURING SAFETY RECALLS 03V-265 OR 04V-096.

Consequence of Defect:
THE BRAKE LIGHTS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE, OR REMAIN ON. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE PROPER SIGNAL WHEN BRAKING COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE NEWLY DESIGNED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 8, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.


Nature of Defect:
8. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Recall Number: 07V063000
Dates Manufactured: JUN 2002 to NOV 2006
Number of Vehicles Affected: 790000
Date Owners Notified On: N/A
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.

Consequence of Defect:
THE BRAKE LIGHTS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE, OR REMAIN ON. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE PROPER SIGNAL WHEN BRAKING COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE NEWLY DESIGNED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 27, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.


Component Description:
1. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Bulletin Number: 010702
Bulletin Date: JAN 2007
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
DTC'S P1297 (17705) OR P1557 (17965) STORED IN DTC MEMORY. THIS MAY BE CAUSED BY INTAKE HOSES LEAKING (DURING BOOST CONDITIONS) DUE TO INCORRECT TORQUE ON CLAMPS OR IMPROPER PLACEMENT, WORN OR TORN INTAKE HOSES. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10021315 )


Component Description:
2. VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Bulletin Number: 0603
Bulletin Date: APR 2006
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
DOOR WINDOWS, MAY SEPERATE FROM WINDOW REGULATOR CLAMPS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10020720 )


Component Description:
3. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: 0603
Bulletin Date: JAN 2006
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1176 IS STORED IN DTC MEMORY (NEW BEETLE 1.8T, ENGINE CODE APH). ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10019085 )


Component Description:
4. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Bulletin Number: 11292005
Bulletin Date: NOV 2005
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
ENGINE PRE-HEATER INSTALLATION. CALIX. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10018786 )


Component Description:
5. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0501
Bulletin Date: SEP 2005
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
MIL IS ON AND OR CATALYTIC CONVERTER IS RATTLING. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10016900 )


Component Description:
6. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: 0502
Bulletin Date: JAN 2005
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1603 (18011) STORED IN DTC MEMORY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10012457 )


Component Description:
7. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0405
Bulletin Date: DEC 2004
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
HYBRID OIL PAN, INSTALLING. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10011901 )


Component Description:
8. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0409
Bulletin Date: MAY 2004
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
EVALUATING FUEL MIXTURE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES- HOW TO PERFORM EFFECTIVE DIAGNOSIS RELATED TO FUEL SYSTEM ADAPTATION - SYSTEM TOO RICH/TOO LEAN. VOLKSWAGEN. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007711 )


Component Description:
9. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0410
Bulletin Date: MAY 2004
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
EVALUATING FUEL MIXTURE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) - HOW TO PERFORM EFFECTIVE DIAGNOSTIC RELATED TO FUEL SYSTEM ADAPTATION SYSTEM TOO RICH/ TOO LEAN. VOLKSWAGEN. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007712 )


Component Description:
10. STRUCTURE
Bulletin Number: 0402
Bulletin Date: MAY 2004
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
DRIVER AND PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW REGULATOR REPAIRING. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007885 )


Component Description:
11. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Bulletin Number: WG
Bulletin Date: APR 2004
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
REPLACEMENT OF THE IGNITION COILS. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IF ONE OF THE VEHICLE'S IGNITION COIL FAILS, ROUGH IDLING OR REDUCED DRIVING POWER COULD OCCUR IN ADDITION TO ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP LIGHT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10005665 )


Component Description:
12. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Bulletin Number: 0401
Bulletin Date: FEB 2004
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
NEW STYLE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH REQUIRES CARE DURING INSTALLATION TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO SWITCH. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10006057 )


Component Description:
13. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Bulletin Number: 102
Bulletin Date: OCT 2003
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
SAFETY RECALL - WT - BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10004523 )


Component Description:
14. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Bulletin Number: 31703
Bulletin Date: OCT 2003
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
SAFETY RECALL - WT - NEW BEETLE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10004522 )


Component Description:
15. VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Bulletin Number: 0307
Bulletin Date: APR 2003
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
DRIVER AND PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW REGULATOR REPAIRS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001570 )


Component Description:
16. INTERIOR LIGHTING
Bulletin Number: 0204
Bulletin Date: AUG 2002
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0410, P0411, P1200, OR P1423 STORED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000544 )


Component Description:
17. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
Bulletin Number: 0201
Bulletin Date: APR 2002
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
REAR BRAKE PADS THAT APPEAR TO BE WORN PREMATURELY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 633840 )


Component Description:
18. VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:BLOWER
Bulletin Number: 0201
Bulletin Date: MAR 2002
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
FRESH AIR BLOWER MOTOR, INOPERATIVE AT AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURES NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 633842 )


Component Description:
19. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
Bulletin Number: 0103
Bulletin Date: AUG 2001
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER MALFUNCTION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 626970 )


Component Description:
20. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: 010103
Bulletin Date: JUN 2001
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1297 OR P1557 ARE STORED IN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE MEMORY. MAY BE CAUSED BY INTAKE HOSES LEAKING DUE TO CLAMPS INCORRECTLY TORQUED OR IMPROPERLY PLACED, WORN / TORN INTAKE HOSES ETC. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 622406 )


Component Description:
21. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: 260101
Bulletin Date: JUN 2001
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE THE POWER SURGE ON THE SECONDARY AIR PUMP BLOWS 40 AMP. FUSE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 621618 )


Component Description:
22. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
Bulletin Number: 900101
Bulletin Date: JUN 2001
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
SUBJECT REGARDING MALFUNCTIONING INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 621623 )


Component Description:
23. SEATS
Bulletin Number: VLS0112
Bulletin Date: JUN 2001
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING THE LATCH SYSTEM (LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS FOR CHILDREN). ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 621616 )


Component Description:
24. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
Bulletin Number: 0102
Bulletin Date: MAY 2001
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
A CONDITION MAY EXIST WITH COOLANT LEAKING FROM THE COOLANT RESERVOIR BOTTLE WIRING CONNECTOR CONTAMINATING THE WIRING HARNESS AND / OR CONTAMINATION RESULTING IN VARIOUS MALFUNCTIONS OF THE INSTRUMENT PLANEL. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 621611 )


Component Description:
25. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
Bulletin Number: 0001
Bulletin Date: NOV 2000
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES INSPECTING THE REAR BRAKE PADS DUE TO PREMATURE WORN. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 619137 )


Component Description:
26. SEAT BELTS
Bulletin Number: 0006
Bulletin Date: SEP 2000
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD RESTRAINT LATCH GUIDANCE FIXTURES, COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 225. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 614924 )


Component Description:
27. SEAT BELTS
Bulletin Number: 0007
Bulletin Date: SEP 2000
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD RESTRAINT LATCH GUIDANCE FIXTURE, INSTALLING AT PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI). ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 614925 )

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