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2011 Volkswagen Golf lights problems

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2011 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012015


  • miles


Low beam headlight electrical problem one side of vehicle low beam headlight does not work. I noticed passats and jettas have had this recalled and it is due to an electrical wiring issue. This is not a bulb replacement since bulb has been replaced several times and still not working. It is an issue with the hood when it closes knocking the electrical connection out. Same issue as the passats and jettas. Why was this not recalled for the Golf as well?

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 112011


  • miles
Just purchased a vehicle that came with daytime running lamps as a safety feature. There are no defects or failures with the vehicle but this drl feature creates an unsafe condition. My vehicle came equipped with the xenon headlamps. The vehicle does not have an auto on headlights feature. The main thing I'm concerned with is that you could be driving with just your headlights on and the rest of the lights off, which I have done already several times and seen other vehicles on the road doing the same thing and that is very unsafe. I've also been pulled over by the police for not having my lights on. I think that I'm driving with all my lights on just to realize that I'm driving with just the drl. On my vehicle, once you release the parking brake, my regular low beam xenon lights automatically come on and if you are driving into the night, you don't realize that you are driving with your lights off, like I mentioned the normal low beam headlamps comes on once the parking brake is released. I understand that the auto maker is trying to make the vehicle as safe as possible but is also creating an unsafe condition at the same time. The auto maker refuse to allow the drl feature to be turned off even though drl are not mandatory.

- Lexington, SC, USA

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