Volkswagen has recalled 150,201 of its 2012 and 2013 Passat midsize sedan for an issue with the headlight low beams.
The problem is that if the hood is closed roughly or dropped from a certain height, the vibration or impact could cause a low-beam headlight bulb to lose electrical contact.
The failing illumination of the low-beam bulb may lead to reduced visibility, increasing the possibility of a crash.
In its recall announcement, VW noted that if the low beam loses electrical contact the driver will be alerted by a warning light in the instrument cluster. VW says it knows of no crashes or injuries related to the problem.
Dealers will install an improved bulb fitting, and inspect and adjust the hood bumpers if necessary to prevent the hood from contacting the headlight assembly if dropped during closing.
VW will notify owners by the timeline was not specified. For more information, owners can contact Volkswagen at 800-893-5298.