The Volkswagen New Beetle is the target of a bizarre recall which involves 27 vehicles manufactured between September 1st and September 22nd of 2010.

The Volkswagen New Beetle is the target of a bizarre recall which involves 27 vehicles manufactured between September 1st and September 22nd of 2010.

Apparently, the cars fail to comply with the U.S. government's new "barrier test requirements" which went into effect on September 1st. While this is fairly typical recall material, the fix is downright odd as dealers will offer to replace the affected models with cars made prior to September. This, in essence, means owners can have their new car replaced with a slightly older car that also fails to meet the new safety standards.

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Volkswagen New Beetle involved in bizarre recall