If the tailpipe extension is hot during inadvertent contact, a burn could occur.

Engine And Engine Cooling — Exhaust System

Date Announced
SEP 08, 2011
Vehicles Affected
Volkswagen Recall #
NHTSA Campaign #
Volkswagen 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.
Dealers 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.
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