RECALL Subject : Incorrect Tire Label Information/FMVSS 110
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V049000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT , TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 325
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured June 18, 2015, to November 9, 2015 and equipped with 18-inch wheels. The affected vehicles may have incorrect sidewall height ratio information on the tire placard. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with 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 will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected tire placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 01B3.