Incorrect Tire Information Prompts Volkswagen Beetle Recall

Incorrect Tire Information Prompts Volkswagen Beetle Recall
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February 19, 2016

Volkswagen is issuing a recall for vehicles with incorrect tire specifications.

The automaker's announcement applies to certain model year 2016 Beetle convertibles equipped with 18-inch wheels. The affected vehicles may have incorrect sidewall height ratio information on the tire placard. This condition puts these vehicles in violation of the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

If the tires are replaced using a smaller diameter tire, it can cause incorrect readings of the speedometer. Inaccurate speedometer readings may increase the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen is including about 325 vehicles in this recall.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected tire placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298.