Volkswagen announced to have stopped sales of its 2015 GTI and Golf over problems with front stabilizer link fasteners, which could affect steering on the problem-stricken cars.
The stop-sale involves 705 cars at US dealers, according to AutomotiveNews, with an additional 108 in Canada. After a recent follow up with AutoBlog, an additional 2,001 examples in the US and 446 in Canada were already delivered to customers and also recalled.
The fasteners were apparently improperly torqued during assembly and could come loose. No incidents or injuries have been reported however. Customers with affected cars will receive free repairs by replacing the front stabilizer links. Most of the cars are GTIs as the standard Golfs haven’t begun selling yet.
For the quick statement with the NHTSA, check it out after the jump.
Volkswagen is stopping the sale of approximately 700 Golf and Golf GTI vehicles from model year 2015 due to the potential for the front stabilizer link fasteners to work loose. To fix the issue, VW will replace the front stabilizer links, at no charge. No fires, accidents or injuries have been reported. We have asked our dealers to immediately stop the sale of affected vehicles. We will officially notify NHTSA and will be in contact with customers impacted by this issue.