Honk If You Want to Stop Your Jetta
This sounds like a bad April Fools joke, but it’s not.
If you have a 2011 Jetta and you honk your horn, there’s a chance your car will just turn off. I assume they didn’t discover this around the Magic Valley. I don’t know if you ever noticed this, but NO ONE ever honks their horns around here!
Any who, ChicagoBreakingBusiness.com is reporting that
Under certain rare circumstances using the horn could cause a short circuit that would, in turn, cause an electronic part called a converter box to disconnect from the car’s power supply, a VW spokeswoman said.
So far, VW is not aware of any accidents this has caused, but if you own one here’s some info for you:
The recall affects Jettas built between March 2010 and March 2011. Customers with questions or concerns should contact Volkswagen Customer Care at 800-822-8987, the automaker said.
This reminds me of the old KEZJ Fun bus. It was a piece, for sure. It would honk (continuously) when you pulled the steering wheel to the left. NOT fun at unprotected intersections.