March 16, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V163000
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.
Potential Number of Units Affected 4,269
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
On or about March 22, 2022, the campaign code will be applied to affected vehicles.
Owner notification will take place in March 2022. Owner letter examples are included in this bulletin for your reference.
- 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
7 Associated Documents
Recall 573 Report-Amendment 1-03/21/2022RCLRPT-22V163-4695
Recall 573 Report
Remedy Instructions and TSBRCRIT-22V163-7201
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – VOLKSWAGEN Date: March 21, 2022 Remedy Available – Safety Recall 10H5 / Engine Design CoverRCMN-22V163-7336
ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – 10H5_VW Customer PRIRCONL-22V163-9968
Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – 10H5_VW
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