Volkswagen Recalls 17,043 Defective Motor Vehicles

Volkswagen of America Inc. announced Monday it is recalling certain 2011 Jetta models to fix an electrical defect.

According to a Volkswagen press release, the company will fix a potential problem with the wiring of the vehicles’ horns and anti-theft systems. The recall affects 71,043 Jettas built between March 2010 and March of 2011.

Volkswagen says the problem stems from a fuse that protects the Jetta’s anti-theft alarm and the converter box that operates the windshield wipers and headlights. A short circuit in the vehicle’s horn can cause the lights and wipers to stop working, which could increase the risk of a car accident. Volkswagen dealer service technicians will reconfigure the wiring layout so the converter box and horn do not share the same fuse.

The automaker has not received any reports of injuries or accidents caused by the wiring problem, according to the press release.

Owners of the defective vehicles will be notified by the company via first class mail with information on the anticipated repair timeline and corrective measures.

If you have been injured by a defective product, please contact an Iowa product liability lawyer of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600.

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