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Recall 11E036000

Accessory Exhaust Tip Extends Too Far Past Vehicle Body

Recall Details

The accessory stainless steel exhaust tips protrude past the end of the vehicle too far, and can injure a person walking by. Dealers will replace the stainless steel exhaust tips as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The add on accessory stainless steel exhaust tip as designed sticks out too far past the vehicle, and as a result could injure a person walking by the vehicle inadvertently. 

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen notified owners of affected vehicles in 2011. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Exhaust & Emissions, September 8, 2011

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 8, 2011
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
99,322
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
11E036000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIPS, PART NUMBER 1K0 071 910 U, SOLD AS ACCESSORY EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 JETTA SEDAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 18, 2010, THROUGH AUGUST 22, 2011. 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.
Notify
VOLKSWAGEN'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS 26G9/V4. 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
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