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Volkswagen Beetle Recall, Tire System Defect

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2012
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INCMfr's Report Date: JUL 13, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V331000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 83
Summary:
 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."
Consequence:
 IMPROPER TIRES MAY LEAD TO THE TIRES BEING OVER-LOADED AND/OR UNDER-INFLATED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT TIRES

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