ALERT CENTER: Volkswagen recalls 2016 Golf models, some Audi models due to airbag inflator explosion

Volkswagen Group has issued a recall for some of its vehicles due to an airbag inflator that could explode.

News 12 Staff

Aug 9, 2022, 12:23 PM

Updated 710 days ago

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Volkswagen Group has issued a recall for some of its vehicles due to an airbag inflator that could explode.
Volkswagen Group of America, is recalling certain 2016 Golf Sportwagen, Golf R, Golf GTI, Golf A7, and E Golf vehicles. During air bag deployment, the front passenger air bag may explode or deploy improperly. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking occupants, resulting in serious injury or death. An improper air bag deployment may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing their risk of injury in a crash.
The company says dealers will replace the front-passenger air bag module, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 23, 2022. Audi’s customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69DY and 61C1.
Volkswagen Group of America is also recalling certain 2016 Audi TT Roadster, TT Coupe, S3 Sedan, R8 Coupe, A3 Sedan, A3 Etron, A3 Cabriolet. During air bag deployment, the front passenger air bag may explode or deploy improperly. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking occupants, resulting in serious injury or death. An improper air bag deployment may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing their risk of injury in a crash.


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