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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles

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2012 Volkswagen GTI lights problems

lights problem

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2012 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012016


  • 90,000 miles


Was driving under normal, dry conditions when I began to get mdi notifications about failed lighting. A total of 11 notifications came across. After much research I discovered the problem. The 30A fuse in the engine compartment fuse box had melted. This is not normal wear and tear....the plastic melted without burning out the fuse. This issue affects a wide range of years and models and a recall was issued just on the tiquan"?". it is mind boggling that this is not a recall item on all models as the lack of lighting is most definitely a safety concern.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

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