Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the recall notice says the software error may cause an inoperative dipped beam, main beam, daytime running light, rear fog light or indicator bulb to not be indicated to the driver.
Operative bulbs may also be shown to be inoperative.
What are the hazards?
This may present a hazard to the occupants of the vehicle or other road users, especially in low light conditions or at night.
Affected Volkswagen Golf/Passat owners will be contacted by direct mail and asked to contact their nearest Volkswagen dealership to arrange an inspection and update of the body control module software.