Modern cars are packed with electronic stuff, and they sure have their uses. But god forbid if something goes wrong with them! Like what happened for the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta.
They’ve issued a recall for 71,043 2011 model year Jettas in order to reconfigure a wiring layout associated with the anti-theft alarm system and horn. Apparently sometimes when the driver honks the horn, it triggers the anti-theft system for no good reason and that shuts the car down! No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of this condition, but I’m sure it has made a number of Jetta owners really pissed off.
Volkswagen has scheduled free repair for all affected models and will notify the owners via first class mail.