2013 Volkswagen CC Air Bags Frontal Recall

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2013 Volkswagen CC Air Bags Frontal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #116383
NHTSA Compaign #15V483000
MFG Compaign #69L2
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelCC
 Model Year2013
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL
 Date of notification15/01/16
 Begin date of manufacuring19/01/12
 End date of manufacturing01/04/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received04/08/15
 Report created04/08/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units415825
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 volkswagen cc, and passat, 2010-2013 eos, 2011-2014 golf, gti, jetta, and tiguan, and 2012-2014 jetta sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.
 Consequence summaryA loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off. If the airbag light is on and the steering wheel clock spring requires replacement, dealers will install a new steering wheel clock spring. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on january 15, 2016. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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