Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2010 new Beetle and new Beetle convertible manufactured from September 1, 2010, through September 22, 2010, for failing to comply with the barrier test requirements of federal motor vehicles safety standards no. 208, "occupant crash protection, " that went into effect on September 1, 2010.
Dealers will offer to replace their vehicle with a comparable vehicle that was produced prior to September 1, 2010, compliant with FMVSS 208 requirements. The safety recall began on January 28, 2011. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.