VW Beetles and Beetle Convertibles Recalled For Software Problems

Volkswagen says 4,000 Beetles may fail to provide warnings about brake system failures.

VW Beetles and Beetle Convertibles Recalled For Software Problems

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—  A 2019 Volkswagen Beetle and Beetle Convertible recall will include more than 4,000 cars with instrument clusters that may not provide visual warnings when failures occur with the brake systems.

The Beetles are not equipped with brake pad wear indicators but were built during specific production periods and with specific software coding.

In other words, your Beetle isn't included if it's equipped with a brake pad wear indicator.

VW says drivers won't see any warnings if the electronic stability control or anti-lock brake system units detect failures in the braking systems, something that can cause the vehicles to lose control when drivers use the brakes.

The automaker didn't release much information about the Beetle and Beetle Convertible recall, but dealers will update the instrument cluster software to allegedly fix the instrument cluster problems.

Owners of 2019 VW Beetles and Beetle Convertibles should have received recall notices with instructions to take the cars to dealerships for software updates.

If you have questions or concerns, call the automaker at 800-893-5298 and refer to recall number 90L8.

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