Beetle Owners Pester VW Over Alleged Fuse Box Defect

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Two Florida consumers filed a proposed class action against Volkswagen Group of America Inc. on Wednesday, accusing the company of knowingly selling several models of vehicles with fuse boxes that could burn or melt.

According to the plaintiffs, who own a 2004 New Beetle, the alternator-cable assemblies in several Volkswagen cars — the Cabriolet, the Golf, the Jetta and the New Beetle — have a tendency to overheat, melting or burning the fuse box.

The plaintiffs claim the fuse box problem is a latent defect inherent...
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Case Information

Case Title

Fickes et al v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Motor Vehicle Prod. Liability


Anne C. Conway

Date Filed

October 5, 2011

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