Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012 beetle vehicles. Some vehicles may be equipped with summer tires that fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards 110 “tire selection and rims” and 139 “new pneumatic tires for light vehicles.”
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, improper tires may lead to the tires being over-loaded and/or under-inflated, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Per terms of the recall, Volkswagen will notify owners, and replace the noncompliant tires, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in September 2012. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.