Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—September 12, 2011.
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 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 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .