Recall roundup: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle image

Volkswagen has just announced a recall for the 2012 Beetle model because of improper tires.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 46 units of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem solved. The NHTSA is saying the some of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle models might be equipped with summer tires which fail to comply with the federal standards and this problem might lead to over-loading or under-inflating, increasing the risk of a crash.

“Some vehicles may be equipped with summer tires that fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards. Improper tires may lead to the tires being over-loaded and/or under-inflated, increasing the risk of a crash”, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.

The German based automaker has told federal safety regulators that this problem is due to an error in the plant and the company isn’t aware of any accident or injury related to this recall. Volkswagen dealers will replace the tires free of charge and the recall is expected to begin in September. Owners can contact the German carmaker at 1-800-822-8987.