Volkswagen Recalls 30,000 Jettas

DETROIT (CBS4) – South Florida drivers tooling around in a late-model Volkswagen Jetta may want to take note – 30,000 of the vehicles have been recalled because their tailpipes can stick out too far and can burn people.

The recall affects 2011 and 2012 model years.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the stainless steel exhaust pipe tips installed at ports of entry and dealerships can stick out farther than the factory-installed tailpipes.

If the tips are hot, people could be burned on the legs. Volkswagen received complaints of burns in July and began investigating. Volkswagen said Monday that fewer than 10 people have complained of burns, but a specific number wasn’t available.

Dealers will inspect the cars to see if the exhaust tips are too long and replace them free of charge if necessary.

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