Stop-Sale Order Issued on 2015 Volkswagen Golf, Golf GTI for Steering Problem | Edmunds

Stop-Sale Order Issued on 2015 Volkswagen Golf, Golf GTI for Steering Problem


Just the Facts:
  • Volkswagen of America is stopping the sale of approximately 811 2015 Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI vehicles due to the potential for the front stabilizer link fasteners to work loose, the automaker said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • "We have notified NHTSA about a recall for the cars that have already been sold," wrote Mark Gillies, a Volkswagen spokesman, in response to a query from Edmunds.
  • VW expects to recall about 2,001 cars in the U.S.

HERNDON, Virginia Volkswagen of America is stopping the sale of approximately 811 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI hatchbacks due to the potential for the front stabilizer link fasteners to work loose, the automaker said in a statement on Tuesday.

The defect could affect the ability of the driver to turn the steering wheel if the links detach entirely.

"We have asked our dealers to immediately stop the sale of affected vehicles," Volkswagen said in a statement. "We will officially notify NHTSA and will be in contact with customers impacted by this issue."

NHTSA oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Volkswagen dealers will replace the front stabilizer links.

"We have notified NHTSA about a recall for the cars that have already been sold," wrote Mark Gillies, a Volkswagen spokesman, in response to a query from Edmunds.

VW expects to recall about 2,001 cars in the U.S., he added.

Gillies said he could provide no further information at this point. Owners can contact VW at (800) 822-8987.

Edmunds says: We will provide updated information about the 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI recall as soon as it is posted by NHTSA.

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