Busted Knob - 2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI: Busted Knob

August 30, 2010


Attached to the rear hatch of our 2010 Volkswagen GTI are two round hooks, one on each side. From each hook hangs the pictured string. From the string hangs the rear cargo cover. Lift the hatch and the strings pivot the cargo cover to improve access to the rear storage area. It's a simple, thoughtful design. I liked it. Then it broke.


I raised the rear hatch to load in some groceries and it hung up about halfway open. I leaned down to investigate the hang-up, lifting the hatch slightly. Well, that was enough. With a snap the hook shot across the parking lot and the cargo cover fell to the ground.

Now what? This piece doesn't look like an easy, or inexpensive replacement. But we'll check into it and let you now what we learn. Maybe we can call the folks at Dodge for some ideas?

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 12,180 miles

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