VW recalls over 4,000 Golf GTIs and Golf Rs for loose engine covers


By 2022 the Volkswagen Golf will disappear, but not all its editions.

By 2022 the Volkswagen Golf will disappear, but not all its editions.

Photo: Martin Katler/Unsplash

the hatchbacks Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R they are pretty hot cars, too hot, in this case. On March 16, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall that applies to certain versions of these vehicles. On affected models, the engine cover can loosen during aggressive driving maneuvers and melt if it comes into contact with certain powertrain components, such as the turbocharger. This obviously increases the chances of having a fire under the hood, which is never a good thing.

Golf GTI
Golf GTI. / Photo: Unsplash.

How many models are being affected by this issue?

This callback potentially applies to 4,269 units of GTI and Golf R from model year 2022, 3,404 of the former and 865 of the latter. A smaller number of cars are also being recalled in Canada. If the engine cover moves, owners may notice a burning smell, a primary indicator that the trim panel has come loose from its lashings.

What solution is VW giving to this problem?

If your VW is affected by this problem, the automaker will remove the engine cover from the vehicle. Once a redesigned part becomes available, it will be installed. Naturally, this work will be done free of charge at Volkswagen dealers.

Volkswagen GTI 2021
Volkswagen GTI 2021. / Photo: Courtesy of Volkswagen US Media.

Withdrawal number for more information

As reference, the NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 22V163000; The Volkswagen is 10H5. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the automaker鈥檚 customer service hotline at 1-800-893-5298. You can also contact NHTSA by calling 1-888-327-4236 or visiting NHTSA.gov. Owners of the affected vehicles should receive an official recall notice from VW beginning May 13, so keep an eye on your mailbox if you have a 2022 Golf GTI or Golf R. In the meantime, try to take it slow so that your car engine cover won鈥檛 come loose.

**********

It may interest you:

Spread the love