VW Recalls Jettas for Horn Glitch That Turns Off Car

Glitch could affect 71,000 cars
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2011 2:18 PM CDT
This undated picture provided by Volkswagen shows the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta.   (AP Photo/Volkswagen)

(Newser) – Imagine this scenario: You're on the highway, someone cuts you off, you slam your horn in frustration—and suddenly your car turns off. That scenario is indeed possible if you own a 2011 Jetta; Volkswagen has recalled roughly 71,000 of the cars after finding a glitch that, in rare circumstances, could cause them to short circuit when the driver honks, CNN reports. VW says it's not aware of any accidents resulting from this, but it's recalling all Jettas built since March 2010 just to be safe.

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