If you're one of the few people who have laid down cash for the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Triple White Special Edition, you may want to check your roof-mounted spoiler. The automaker has issued a recall for 510 MY 2008 vehicles because an incorrect adhesive may have been used to attach the roof spoiler to the car. If that's the case, the spoiler could become loose and either fall off the car or potentially fly off it while moving and become an airborne projectile on the highway. The recall begins February 29th, and VW dealers will replace the roof spoiler, which should avoid any lawsuits from people assaulted with an aerodynamic aid.
[Source: NHTSA via Carscoop]

VOLKSWAGEN / NEW BEETLE 2008

Recall Number: 08V036000

Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPECIAL EDITION TRIPLE WHITE SEDAN VEHICLES, AN INCORRECT ADHESIVE MAY HAVE BEEN USED TO ATTACH THE ROOF SPOILER TO THE REAR GLASS OF THE VEHICLE. IF THE INCORRECT ADHESIVE WAS USED, THE SPOILER COULD BECOME LOOSE OR FALL FROM THE VEHICLE WITHOUT WARNING, EVEN THOUGH INITIALLY THE SPOILER MAY FEEL SECURE.

Consequence:
IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SPOILER COULD CAUSE INJURY BY STRIKING PERSONS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE OR COULD BECOME AN OBSTACLE TO OTHER DRIVERS, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ROOF SPOILER ON THESE VEHICLES. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 29, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.

Notes:
VWOA RECALL NO. 66D1 (Q9). CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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