2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Burn Hazard Recall

September 14, 2011


Volkswagen is recalling 30,294 2011 Jettas in the U.S. because a port-installed stainless steel exhaust tip may pose a burn hazard according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall is expected to begin in November.

Exhaust tips are hot. Don't touch them unless you want to be burned. We always thought it was common knowledge but it's good to know NHTSA is looking out for us.

A call to our local VW dealership confirms that the recall is known. But they are not yet prepared to remedy the problem. Being that our car does not have stainless exhaust tips, we're going to predict we are in the clear.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 11,098 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta in VA is:

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