Volkswagen has issued an official recall on about 2,001 2015 Golf GTI cars for an issue with the front stabilizer rods. VW has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the voluntary recall.
The recall states: “The fasteners that secure the front stabilizer rods can work loose over time. If this happens, there will be considerable noise coming from the front of the vehicle. In rare cases, this can lead to the rod detaching and interfering with the vehicle’s steering, leading to increased steering effort. Potentially, this could lead to a crash.”
Volkswagen will replace the front stabilizer rods on all affected vehicles. They report no accidents or injuries related to this issue at this time. Vehicle owners will be notified.
The Golf GTI was only recently introduced to market, which explains the small number of vehicles affected with this early recall. We were impressed on a short test drive of the 2015 Golf TDI.