Safety Recall Code: 10H5 – Engine Design Cover – 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI & Golf R

March 16, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V163000

Engine Design Cover May Come Loose and Melt

A loose engine design cover may contact hot surfaces in the engine compartment and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V163

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,269

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2022 Golf GTI and Golf R vehicles. Certain driving situations, such as high acceleration driving maneuvers, may loosen the engine design cover.

 

Remedy

Dealers will remove the engine design cover, free of charge. Once parts become available, Volkswagen will provide a free updated engine design cover under a separate Service Action. Owner notification letters were mailed by March 29, 2022. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 10H5.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

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Affected Vehicles

Country Beginning Model Year Ending Model Year Vehicle Vehicle Count
USA 2022 2022 GOLF GTI 3,404
USA 2022 2022 GOLF R 865
CAN 2022 2022 GOLF GTI 540
CAN 2022 2022 GOLF R 508

 

Problem Description

In specific driving maneuvers with extreme high accelerating forces, the engine design cover may come loose. A loose engine design cover may come in contact with hot surfaces in the engine compartment. This may lead to melting of the cover material. Melted material that may come in contact with extremely hot surfaces (such as the exhaust turbo charger) could lead to a fire in the engine compartment.

 

Corrective Action

To address the safety defect, authorized Volkswagen dealers will remove the engine design cover from the vehicle.

At a future date, once updated engine design covers become available, Volkswagen will notify owners under a separate Service Action campaign and provide a replacement cover free of charge.

 

Precautions

If the cover has come loose, owners may notice a burning smell coming from the engine compartment or when opening the hood, or may recognize that the engine design cover has moved out of its position. Customers experiencing this issue should remove the cover themselves if it is safe to do so (engine compartment can be hot), or make an appointment right away with an authorized Volkswagen dealer to have the cover removed. A removed engine design cover should be brought to the dealer for proper disposal.

 

Code Visibility

On or about March 22, 2022, the campaign code will be applied to affected vehicles.

 

Owner Notification

Owner notification will take place in March 2022. Owner letter examples are included in this bulletin for your reference.

 

Repair Procedure

  • Pull the engine cover off the ball pins one after the other. Do not pull sharply on the engine cover or pull it to one Side.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R 2022
VOLKSWAGEN GTI 2022

 


7 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report-Amendment 1-03/21/2022

RCLRPT-22V163-4695.PDF 217.141KB

RCLRPT-22V163-4695

 


Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V163-2759.PDF 217.14KB

RCLRPT-22V163-2759

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V163-7201.pdf 544.198KB

RCRIT-22V163-7201

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V163-8346.pdf 766.229KB

RCAK-22V163-8346

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – VOLKSWAGEN Date: March 21, 2022 Remedy Available – Safety Recall 10H5 / Engine Design Cover

RCMN-22V163-7336.pdf 773.774KB

RCMN-22V163-7336

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – 10H5_VW Customer PRI

RCONL-22V163-9968.pdf 536.753KB

RCONL-22V163-9968

 


Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – 10H5_VW

RCONL-22V163-5850.pdf 273.926KB

RCONL-22V163-5850

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V163&docType=RCL

 


 

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