Following a stop-sale order earlier this month, Volkswagen has now issued a recall for its Golf and GTI models.
A total of 2,001 units of the Golf and GTI vehicles are being recalled to fix a steering issue where the stabilizer link fasteners may come loose and possibly interfere with with the steering of the vehicle. As a result, the loose stabilizer link could result in additional effort to control the vehicle, increase the risk of a crash.
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According to the recall notice, the affected cars were built from January 27, 2014 to May 12, 2014. The German automaker is not aware of any injuries, crashes or fatalities related to the recall. The problem was discovered in test drives during the launch period and is attributing it to insufficient torque performed at the factory during assembly. Affected vehicles will have their front stabilizer links replaced by dealerships and the recall is expected to begin this month.
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