Volkswagen GTI Recalls
The control unit that operates the vehicle's anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control may fail to operate when needed while the vehicle is being driven. This could cause loss of vehicle control and an accident.
Fuel may leak from within the fuel tank into the evaporative emissions system, and then eventually externally out of the vehicle through an emissions component called a charcoal canister filter element. This would cause a fuel odor and a fire hazard.
The power assist for the braking system may fail, causing difficulty and extra effort braking. This could result in an accident.
The driver's side air bag may not be powered and as a result may not function as designed in an accident. This can cause increased risk of driver injury.
The fuel pump may fail to function, preventing the vehicle from starting. Also, the vehicle may stall when driving.
The fasteners that secure the stabilizer links to the front suspension may loosen. This could interfere with proper steering of the vehicle, which could result in a crash.
The automatic transmission may shift into neutral without warning. The abrupt shift could lead to a crash.
Caps to disable the headlight aiming screws may be installed at the incorrect locations. Improperly aimed headlights could cause reduced road visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.