Volkswagen recalling 30,000 new Jettas because tailpipes stick out too far

2011 Volkswagen jetta

Volkswagen said today that it is recalling more than 30,000 Jetta sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years… because the tailpipes can stick out too far and burn people. You read it right.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today on its site that the stainless steel exhaust pipe tips installed at ports of entry and dealerships can stick out farther than the factory-installed tailpipes.

If hot, people could be burned on the legs. So far Volkswagen has received fewer than 10 complaints of burns.

Dealers will replace the tailpipe free of charge. Volkswagen will start notifying its customers shortly.

– By: Omar Rana