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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


Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Mfr's Report Date:

SEP 07, 2011



NHTSA Action Number:



Engine and Engine Cooling: Exhaust System

Potential Number of Units Affected:



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.


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


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.


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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