2012 Volkswagen GOLF Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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2012 Volkswagen GOLF Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #153048
NHTSA Compaign #19V862000
MFG Compaign #69R6,69Q8,69Q9,69Y5
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelGOLF
 Model Year2012
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
 Date of notification20/12/19
 Begin date of manufacuring16/06/10
 End date of manufacturing02/10/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received04/12/19
 Report created05/12/19
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units226
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2015 passat, 2011-2014 golf a6, and 2011-2013 audi a3 diesel vehicles, thought to have been previously repaired under one of the takata air bag recalls. The driver's side air bag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.
 Consequence summaryAn inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began december 20, 2019. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 69r6, 69q8, 69q9, and 69y5.
 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.
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  • 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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