2012 Volkswagen JETTA Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Recall

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2012 Volkswagen JETTA Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #77225
NHTSA Compaign #11E036000
MFG Compaign #26G8/V4
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelJETTA
 Model Year2012
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
 Date of notification30/11/11
 Begin date of manufacuring18/03/10
 End date of manufacturing22/08/11
Type of recallE
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received08/09/11
 Report created12/09/11
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units99322
 Defect summaryVolkswagen 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 summaryIf the tailpipe extension is hot during inadvertent contact, a burn could occur.
 Corrective actionDealers 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.
 Recall notesVolkswagen'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 http://www. Safercar. Gov .
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