Recall List for the 2001 Volkswagen GTI

Official recalls have been issued for the 2001 Volkswagen GTI by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Volkswagen service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Volkswagen customer service.

  1. 2001 Volkswagen GTI EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #07V063000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 20, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,002,000

    Summary: On certain passenger, wagon, and convertible vehicles equipped with or without cruise control, a brake light switch may malfunction if it was installed incorrectly.

    Consequence: The brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on. Failure to provide the proper signal when braking could lead to a crash without warning.

    Actions: Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge. The recall began on April 27, 2007, and will be conducted in several staggered mailings through September 21, 2007. Vehicles within the make, model, and model year of this population may be involved in either this recall or 06V-183, but not both. The remedy is the same for each recall. Volkswagen dealers will apply the remedy based on the VIN number of the vehicle. Owners may contact VW at 1-800-822-8987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07V063000 »

  2. 2001 Volkswagen GTI EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #04V584000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 16, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 410,000

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the hazard switch and flasher system function may degrade over time because of distortion and material transfer of the contacts of certain hazard switch relays which occurs due to substantially increased electrical current load from higher wattage turn signal bulbs.

    Consequence: This may result in intermittent or inoperative turn signal and hazard flasher function.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the hazard flasher switch/relay kit. The recall began on March 31, 2005. Owners should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V584000 »

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