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VOLKSWAGEN ISSUES RECALL

Feb 10, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has notified that it has been informed that certain driver’s side airbags that use non-desiccated SDI and PSDI-5 inflators from Takata, which are also installed in Volkswagen cars, are potentially defective. The recall effects approximately 680,000 Volkswagen vehicles in the United States.

  • Certain 2006-2010 Model Year Volkswagen Passat Sedan and Wagon (German Production)
  • Certain 2012-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Eos
  • Certain 2010-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Golf
  • Certain 2010-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • Certain 2012-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Passat (U.S. Production)
  • Certain 2009-2014 Model Year Volkswagen CC

 

As reported by Takata: In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the air bag cushion material, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants. Volkswagen is not aware of any ruptured SDI or PSDI-5 inflator in any Volkswagen Group vehicle worldwide.

Once affected VINs and the recall remedy have been identified, Volkswagen will notify all owners of affected vehicles and will instruct them to arrange for an appointment with an authorized Volkswagen dealer.

 

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state -of-the- art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, Eos, e-Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan and Touareg vehicles through approximately 652 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

 

CONTACT: 

Jeannine Ginivan
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Jeannine.Ginivan@VW.com