2001 Volkswagen JETTA Air Bags Side Window Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2001 Volkswagen JETTA Air Bags Side Window Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID697300
 Internal NHTSA #10245735
 ManufacurerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelJETTA
 Model Year2001
 File date14/10/08
 ComponentAIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI own a 2001 jetta, i am the original owner. On tuesday october 14, 2008 i was driving in california for about 20 minutes when my airbag light started blinking on and off. About every 10-15 seconds it would turn on, then 15 seconds later it would turn off. About 15 minutes later i was on the 91 freeway in rush hour traffic and going about 5-10 mph in the slow lane when all of a sudden i heard a big explosion. It sounded like someone threw a large cement block at my window and i felt a surge up pain rush up my left side of my body towards my fingertips. I immediately started choking due to the powder that was coming from my car when i realized it was my airbag. I pulled over to the side of the freeway and assessed the damage. The side airbag came out from the seat of my car and thrust me to the right of my car. I could not hear in my left ear and the left side of my body (from my shoulder down to my hip, down to my fingers) was throbbing. My left pinky and ring finger became numb and even though i rolled the window down, i could barely breathe and could not stop coughing. After sitting for about 10 minutes, i got back on the road and stayed in the slow lane not proceeding 40 mph.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure134409
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateCORONA, CA
VIN pattern 3VWRK69M81MXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons1
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase14/10/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed10
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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 Dealer's telephone number
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  • 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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