WASHINGTON—Volkswagen Group of America Inc. has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a finding of inconsequential noncompliance involving mismarked tire placards.
The placards are on approximately 325 Model Year 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertibles manufactured between June 18 and Nov. 9, 2015, VW told NHTSA.
The placards are misprinted with an incorrect tire size, according to VW. The auto maker said the noncompliance is inconsequential because the misprint does not affect the safe operation of the vehicles, and also because the loading and weight information on the placards is correct.
NHTSA will accept comments on the petition until July 14. Notice of the petition appeared in the June 14 Federal Register and can be found here.