• Oct 1, 2007
Those of you rolling in a Volkswagen Jetta or Rabbit that was hecho en Mexico, take note: VW is recalling 340,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. due to a headlamp defect. The recall stems from rubber caps that could be missing from the horizontal and vertical headlight alignment screws, something that's apparently required by federal safety standards. A V-Dub spokesman said that there was no danger to drivers, and beginning today, owners could have the parts replaced at a local Volkswagen dealer.

[Source: Drive.com.au]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      The Rabbit wasn't "hecho en mexico". It's built in Germany. The Jetta is however.
      • 7 Years Ago
      German engineering, my Fahrfegnugen!!

      They make a handful of different models and recall most of them.

      Effffem
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Rabbit is made in Germany, not Mexico
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not too surprising ... it seems everyday I see a VW with a burnt headlight.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Bob-o,
        learn how to think before you reply!!!

        He was obviously talking about moisture getting into the light assy when the caps are gone, which will compromise the bulbs.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Learn how to read before you post?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I´ve got a friend that... nevermind...
      • 7 Years Ago
      How many of you ran out to look at your own car no matter what make. When did this become a law that a rubber cap had to be over the screw? neither of my cars have a cap.
      • 7 Years Ago
      German engineering!
      • 7 Years Ago
      A VW recall? There's news.

      I learned something new today:

      Why VW owners (it seems) think it's okay to have to take their car in to get it fixed all the time. It's because of Ralph Nader.

      When Toyotas and GM cars are recalled, they're crap. When VW cars are recalled, it's just for trivial things that the man is trying to stick them with. Even though any car company should worth it's salt should know the regs and should be able to make a car that meets them, even the rules that could be considered arbitrary.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Psch, stock headlamps on a jetta, psch. Ball'n with the angle eyes on my jetta and hids on the gti broseph, woo woo.

      Seriously though, the brake switch and this, why is it always minor assembly problems that keeps catching vw off guard... maybe we should reconsider defending the mexico plants whenever the germany/mexico built car debate comes up... not the workers mind you... but the management. Who's overseeing these production lines? Bueler, Bueler?
      • 7 Years Ago
      VW is having a very rough run with recalls lately.

      I can only hope they return to where they were not even ten years ago.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd rather they issue a recall then see consumer backlash against a problem being ignored.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is hardly an indication of quality, but not only has there been several idiots who read "VW recall" and assume the worst, there will be many more who do the same thing.

      I'll be sure to keep Autoblog updated on my car as the days go on without having rubber caps on my screws. When my headlights explode and cause a chain reaction through my entire car, I'll definitely let all of you know so you can point and laugh at my scorched VW.
        • 7 Years Ago
        just for laughs do any of you know what the VW was called after WWII, you do remember WWII don't you or are you a member of Jay Leno's debat crew? FYI; It was called HITLERS REVENGE ON THE WORLD!
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