Crain News Service report
DETROIT (Dec. 31, 2014) — Volkswagen A.G. is recalling 25,007 Jetta models from the 2015 model year in the U.S. to fix a software glitch that can affect the operation of the low-beam headlights.
Because of incorrect software within the headlight control module, the low-beam headlights may turn off when the high-beam lights are turned on. As a result, light output from the headlights may be insufficient.
Insufficient headlight output may increase the risk of a crash.
The cars were manufactured between July 11 and Nov. 13, VW said.
VW said the recalled models fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 — “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
The car maker said it will notify owners, and dealers will update the headlight control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2015, the company said.
This report appeared on the website of Automotive News, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.