More than 30,000 2011-2012 Volkswagen Jetta models are being recalled after several people burned their legs on the car's exhaust pipes. The automaker conducted an investigation in August after receiving a bulk of the complaints in July and decided a recall was in order. The investigation found that the protruding exhaust pipes were caused by stainless steel exahust pipe tips that were installed after the Jettas were imported into the United States.
The protruding tips burned unexpecting people's legs when they simply brushed against them. If the car had been on and running for sometime, the pipe could be extremely hot. Volkswagen will begin the recall in November and it plans on replacing the exhaust tips free of charge.
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