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Due to an error at the factory, the affected vehicles were produced with summer tires that are possibly not in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 110 "tire selection & rims" and 139 "new pneumatic tires for light vehicles." In addition, customers may be unaware that their vehicle is equipped with summer performance tires. Summer tires have different grip and performance characteristics. These issues may lead to an increased risk of a crash.

Tires

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."
Actions
Volkswagen will notify owners, and replace the noncompliant tires, free of charge. The safety recall began on September 12, 2012. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
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Date Announced
JUL 16, 2012
Vehicles Affected
83
Volkswagen Recall #
44K8/W4
NHTSA Campaign #
12V331000
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