Volkswagen sued over defectively short design of the wiring harness in 2005-2006 Jetta vehicles

Beginning in 2005 and continuing into 2006 models, Defendant Volkswagen designed, manufactured and sold Volkswagen Jetta model vehicles with defective door wiring harnesses The wiring harness was defectively designed in that it was too short. As a result of the defectively short design of the wiring harness, it is only a matter of time before wiring harnesses in the defective Jetta Models develop a short in the electrical circuit. Indeed, many of the defective Jetta Models have already experienced problems caused by the defectively designed door wiring harness.

The problems that are experienced when the wiring harness in a defective Jetta develops a short in the electrical circuit almost always have the same or similar symptoms and are easily identified. The common experiences include a loss of some or all of the controls located on the door that contains the defective wiring harness, including failure of the power window controls, gas latch release, trunk release and power mirror controls.

As alleged, Defendant knew that the door wiring harnesses were too short at the time that they sold them to the Plaintiff and Class Members. Defendant knew it had made the wiring harnesses 80mm shorter to save costs and that this would lead to premature breaking of the wiring in the door wiring harnesses.

The class consists of all entities and natural persons who purchased a Volkswagen Jetta manufactured between January 1, 2005 to January 1, 2006.