The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH OPERATION

    NHTSA #PE02084

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  2. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FAILURE

    NHTSA #RQ06004

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  3. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH

    NHTSA #EA03002

    Status:
    RECALLED

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