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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Recalled For Being Too Hot!

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On: Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 9:31AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


2011 Volkswagen Jetta Recalled For Being Too Hot!

It seems that the next time someone says your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is a 'hot' car, be aware they might not be complimenting your ride. In fact, you might have a very angry passerby on your hands. It seems that the stainless steel exhaust tip on these cars extends just a bit too far from the car, and can become just a bit too hot—like skin-scalding hot.

Obviously, this may not seem like a huge problem to some, but if you have one of the 30,000 Jettas in question and little kids running around, this can become a very dangerous combination.

Read on for the full National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report.

Vehicle Make / Model:

Model Year(s):

Volkswagen / Jetta 2011

Manufacturer:

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Mfr's Report Date:

SEP 07, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

11V466000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

Engine and Engine Cooling: Exhaust System

Potential Number of Units Affected:

30,294

Summary:

Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Jetta sedan vehicles manufactured from March 18, 2010, through August 22, 2011. Some vehicles had a stainless steel exhaust tip installed at the port during importation. These exhaust tips may extend beyond the original length of the factory-installed exhaust pipes. It is possible for inadvertent contact to occur with a person's leg.

Consequence:

if the tailpipe extension is hot during inadvertent contact, a burn could occur.

Remedy:

Dealers will inspect and replace the stainless steel exhaust tips as necessary free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2011. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Notes:

Volkswagen's safety recall number is 26G8/U3. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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