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2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI Recalled for Steering Issue

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/29/2014 Karla Sanchez

Volkswagen has voluntarily recalled the 2015 Golf and GTI hatchbacks for a problem that could potentially mess up the steering in certain hatchbacks.

The Problem: The stabilizer link fasteners in certain 2015 Golf and GTI hatchbacks may become loose after some time and affect the steering of the vehicle. Volkswagen says owners may hear a considerably loud noise coming from the vehicle if this happens. Although rare, it's possible for the rod to become detached, requiring the driver put extra effort into controlling the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash. 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Fix: Volkswagen will notify owners this month, instructing them to head to dealers so that they can replace the front stabilizer links for free. Volkswagen customer service can also be reached at 1-800-822-8987, referencing the recall number 40K9/1W.

Number of Potentially Affected Vehicles: 2001 Volkswagen Golf and GTI hatchbacks from the 2015 model year.

Source: NHTSA, Volkswagen

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