Did Volkswagen just have a Freaky Friday moment? According to CarComplaints.com, a pair of 2017 Jettas need to be recalled because their VINs don’t match up.
A VIN, which stands for vehicle identification number, is a unique 17 character code given to each car in the USA. It is used for tracking recalls, registrations, accident reports, theft claims, and insurance coverage. The VIN is displayed on multiple points on each car so they can always be checked against one another.
For two Jettas, however, their VIN markings don’t match the VIN plates near their windshields. Presumably because the two cars mixed up their plates. That is a legal no-no.
There’s no need to freak out, however. To VW’s credit, the automaker has already replaced the affected cars.