Volkswagen will recall over 30,000 Volkswagen Jetta sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years. The decorative exhaust-pipe tips have allegedly caused leg burns to people who accidentally touched them.
Burns may be more likely because the part may extend beyond the length of the original factory-installed exhaust pipes. This extra extension increases the risk of inadvertent contact with a person’s leg.
We knock a lot of companies on this blog. Here, Volkswagen is probably going above and beyond the call of duty with this recall. Sure, I realize it sticks out more than most but exhaust pipes are hot and if you touch one, expect to get burned.