Should the bars detach entirely, it would become more difficult to turn the steering wheel, potentially resulting in a crash.
According to a notice sent by Volkswagen to its dealers, the problem affects a total of 2,001 vehicles in the U.S. and 446 vehicles in Canada, including 705 units in U.S. dealer inventories and 108 vehicles in Canadian dealer inventories.
Non-affected Golf and GTI models can still be sold, though.
Volkswagen has notified regulators and will likely issue a recall on units that have already been sold. No incident has been reported yet.
Source : autonews.com