Volkswagen Recalls 71,000 2011 Jetta Vehicles

The North American division of Volkswagen announced today it has issued a voluntary safety recall that involves no less than 71,043 2011 model year Jettas. The models in question include the sixth generation Jetta sedan vehicles built between March of 2010 and March of 2011.

Affected vehicles will be brought to authorized dealers in order to reconfigure a wiring layout associated with the anti-theft alarm system and horn. However, the automaker informs that no injuries or accidents have so far been reported as a result of this condition.

Affected owners will be notified via first class mail regarding the corrective measures and anticipated repair timeline. Repairs will of course be conducted free of charge for the owners.

The all-new 2011 Jetta comes at a starting price of around $16,000. Four engine variants are available in the U.S. and Canada, including a 2.0-liter turbodiesel direct injection (TDI) Clean Diesel (140hp) featuring common rail injection with 236 lbs-ft. of torque (320 Nm). Additional engines include the 2.0 (115hp), 2.5 (170hp), and as of 2011, the 2.0 TSI (200hp).

All Jetta engines will be offered with a manual transmission as standard equipment. An automatic transmission will also be available with each engine version as an option. In the U.S., trim levels and build combinations available are the S, SE, SEL, TDI and GLI.

The model includes several features designed to enhance driver and passenger safety including electronic stability control to help prevent drivers from losing control of their cars and tire pressure monitoring. The “Intelligent Crash Response System” (ICRS) is unique in its class. ICRS turns off the fuel pump, activates the hazard lights and unlocks the doors in the case of an airbag deployment.
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