In a race to get more customers while cutting down production costs, Volkswagen has announced a recall involving 30.000 units of its 2011 and 2012 model years because of a tailpipe issue.
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) the 2011 and 2012 VW Jetta’s tailpipes can stick out too far and burn people and after the investigation has ended, owners of the German model on the over-seas automaker will have to make a trip back to the dealerships.
The Volkswagen division of North America decided to announce the recall after receiving several complaints of burns in July and says that dealers will inspect the cars to see if the exhaust pipes are too long and if so they will be replaced free of charge.
The German automaker didn’t say exactly when owners of the 2011 and 2012 model years Jetta will be announced to make a trip back to the dealerships.
This is not the only recall involving the new Jetta and earlier this year more than 70.000 units made from March 2012 to March 2011 were affected by a bizarre issue caused by a fault in the wiring layout and the “electrical gremlin” resided in the anti-theft alarm system and horn, causing a short-circuit to the converter box which supplies power to the engine and other components.