July 5, 2022

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Volkswagen recalls more than 4,000 Golf GTIs and Golf Rs for bulk hoods

By 2022, the Volkswagen Golf will be gone, but not all of its versions will.

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hatchback Volkswagen Golf GTI And the golf ar They are very hot cars, very hot, in this case. on March 16 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall that applies to certain versions of these vehicles. In the affected models, The bonnet can sag during aggressive driving maneuvers and melt if it comes into contact with some powertrain components, such as the turbocharger.. This obviously increases the chances of a fire under the hood, which is never a good thing.

Golf GTi
Golf GTI. / Photo: Unsplash.

How many models are affected by this problem?

This callback is likely to apply to 4269 units of the 2022 GTI and Golf R, 3404 of the former and 865 of the latter. Fewer cars are also recalled in Canada. If the bonnet moves, owners may notice a burning smell, which is a primary indication that the trim plate has separated from the laces.

What solution does VW offer to this problem?

If your VW is affected by this problem, The automaker removes the hood from the car. Once the redesigned part is available, it will be installed. Naturally, this work will be carried out free of charge at Volkswagen dealerships.

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

Withdrawal number for more information

for reference, The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 22 volts163000; Volkswagen 10H5. If you have questions or concerns, you may call the auto manufacturer’s 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 affected vehicles should receive an official recall notice from Volkswagen beginning May 13th, so keep an eye on your mailbox if you have a 2022 Golf GTI or Golf R. In the meantime, try to take it slowly so that you cover your engine won’t lose.

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