Volkswagen of America Inc. announced last week that it would be recalling 2011-2012 Jetta sedans after receiving several reports of people burning their legs on the exhaust pipes. 30,294 vehicles are affected by the recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that an investigation by Volkswagen in August resulted in the car maker's decision to issue a recall. The investigation found that stainless steel exhaust pipe tips were installed on new Jettas after they were imported into the US. The pipe tips stick out farther than original factory-installed ones, increasing the risk of brushing against them. Volkswagen will begin the recall in November and will replace the exhaust tips free of charge.
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