Volkswagen Jettas Door Wiring Harness Design Defective, May Cause an Electrical Short
Volkswagen Jetta’s Door Wiring Harness Design Defective, May Cause an Electrical Short
If you own a 2005 or 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, there’s a chance that your vehicle has a door wiring harness defect that could lead to an electrical short circuit. The alleged problem can occur in both doors, but it appears to be more common on the driver’s side since it is used more often. Consumers allege that the wiring was designed too short; eventually these wires break, causing the door controls to malfunction. As a result, the driver may be unable to use the power window controls, gas latch release, trunk release and power mirror controls. These consumers may have to dedicate extra time and money repairing this issue, all because Volkswagen allegedly wanted to cut back on manufacturing costs.
Jetta is Volkswagen’s Best Selling Vehicle
The Jetta has been Volkswagen’s highest selling vehicle since before 2002. From 2005 through 2007, over 200,000 models were sold throughout the United States. Consumers purchased the 2005 and 2006 Jetta under the well-known claim that their vehicles are designed with high quality German engineering. Individuals bought these cars at a higher price, but allegedly they did not get what they paid for. On the contrary, the Volkswagen Jettas manufactured from 2005 to 2006 may actually end up costing you more.
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Over Harness Defect
Our firm, alongside others, has filed a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. over this alleged door wiring harness defect. The case was filed on April 16, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. We are representing individuals who purchased a Volkswagen Jetta that was manufactured between January 1, 2005 and January 1, 2006. The lawsuit alleges that the wiring was designed too short, leading to common experiences amongst Volkswagen Jetta consumers. Allegedly, Volkswagen knew that they designed and manufactured the door wiring harnesses to be too short risking premature breakage and electrical short circuit. In fact, Volkswagen’s sister company in Canada settled a similar case there.
Legal Help for Jetta Volkswagen Consumers Looking to Join a Class Action Lawsuit
If you or someone you know owns a 2005 or 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, you may have valuable legal rights. Please fill out our online form or call 1(800)-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to speak with one of our experienced class action attorneys today.