Volkswagen is recalling a couple of 2012 Beetles for wearing a wrong tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a summer tires “fail to imitate with sovereign engine car reserve standards.” The out-of-season boots “may lead to a tires being over-loaded and/or under-inflated, augmenting a risk of a car crash,” a NHTSA stop states.
Volkswagen says usually 83 Beetles have been influenced as well as a association will reinstate a offending tires giveaway of charge.
Scroll down to review a central NHTSA report.
VOLKSWAGEN / BEETLE 2012
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Mfr’s Report Date: JUL 13, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V331000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 83
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 BEETLE VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SUMMER TIRES THAT FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS 110 “TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS” AND 139 “NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES.”
IMPROPER TIRES MAY LEAD TO THE TIRES BEING OVER-LOADED AND/OR UNDER-INFLATED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT TIRES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
VOLKSWAGEN’S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS 44K8/W4. 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.