2003 NB

 

Nature of Defect:
1. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Recall Number: 07E023000
Dates Manufactured: N/A to N/A
Number of Vehicles Affected: 13128
Date Owners Notified On: N/A
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Defect Description:
CERTAIN CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS WITH DATE CODES LOWER THAN DCA7078 SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE SEAL ON MASTER CYLINDER CAN FAIL AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID.

Consequence of Defect:
LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN RESULT IN POOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:
CARDONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE ANY DEFECTIVE MASTER CYLINDERS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT CARDONE AT 1-800-777-4780.


Nature of Defect:
2. 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: 2003 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: 2003 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: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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


Component Description:
3. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Bulletin Number: 11292005
Bulletin Date: NOV 2005
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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


Component Description:
4. STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Bulletin Number: 610501
Bulletin Date: FEB 2005
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
HEADLINER, LOOSE AROUND REAR GLASS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10012761 )


Component Description:
5. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: 0502
Bulletin Date: JAN 2005
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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


Component Description:
6. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0405
Bulletin Date: DEC 2004
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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


Component Description:
7. STRUCTURE:BODY
Bulletin Number: VH
Bulletin Date: JUN 2004
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN HAS FOUND THAT THE WINDOW CLAMP BOLTS ON SOME 2003 MODEL YEAR NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MAY BECOME LOOSE. ADDITIONALLY, THE PRESS BUTTON FOR THE CONVERTIBLE TOP AND THE HEADLINING CABLES ON THE CONVERTIBLE TOP OF THESE VEH ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10008405 )


Component Description:
8. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Bulletin Number: 0409
Bulletin Date: MAY 2004
Vehicle: 2003 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. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Bulletin Number: 0412
Bulletin Date: MAY 2004
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) ON, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) STORED IN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) MEMORY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007887 )


Component Description:
10. STRUCTURE:BODY
Bulletin Number: VE
Bulletin Date: APR 2004
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
WINDOW CLAMP BOLTS ON CERTAIN CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MAY BECOME LOOSE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007012 )


Component Description:
11. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Bulletin Number: WG
Bulletin Date: APR 2004
Vehicle: 2003 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. STRUCTURE:BODY
Bulletin Number: VF
Bulletin Date: APR 2004
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
WINDOW CLAMP BOLTS MAY BECOME LOOSE ON CERTAIN CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES. ADDITIONALLY, THE PRESS BUTTON ON THE CONVERTIBLE TOP REQUIRES REPLACEMENT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007011 )


Component Description:
13. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Bulletin Number: 0401
Bulletin Date: FEB 2004
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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


Component Description:
14. POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Bulletin Number: 0401
Bulletin Date: JAN 2004
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
REVERSE GEAR, DIFFICULT TO ENGAGE OR DISENGAGE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10006517 )


Component Description:
15. VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Bulletin Number: 0303
Bulletin Date: DEC 2003
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLY, INSTALLING REPLACEMENT PART. REPLACEMENT ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLY DOES NOT FIT OVER LOWER MOUNTING STUD. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10005663 )


Component Description:
16. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
Bulletin Number: 0305
Bulletin Date: DEC 2003
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
FRONT TURN SIGNAL BLINKS TOO FAST. FRONT TURN SIGNAL, REPLACING BULB SOCKET. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10005664 )


Component Description:
17. STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Bulletin Number: 0303
Bulletin Date: SEP 2003
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
CONVERTIBLE TOP FRAME, MODIFYING TO NEW ROOF LEADING EDGE TRIM. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003931 )


Component Description:
18. STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID
Bulletin Number: 0301
Bulletin Date: JUN 2003
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
TAILGATE/TRUNK LID HARD TO CLOSE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10002061 )


Component Description:
19. STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID
Bulletin Number: 0302
Bulletin Date: JUN 2003
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
TAILGATE/TRUNK LID HARD TO CLOSE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10002062 )


Component Description:
20. STRUCTURE:BODY
Bulletin Number: 0202
Bulletin Date: DEC 2002
Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Summary:
ARMREST, LOOSE, DOES NOT RATCHET CORRECTLY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000811 )

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