2003 Volkswagen JETTA Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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2003 Volkswagen JETTA Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #139010
NHTSA Compaign #18V406000
MFG Compaign #69X3
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelJETTA
 Model Year2003
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
 Date of notification21/10/19
 Begin date of manufacuring25/07/02
 End date of manufacturing28/09/02
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received13/06/18
 Report created20/06/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units2564
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2003 volkswagen passat sedan, jetta, jetta wagon, golf, eurovan, eurovan camper van and eurovan chassis vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
 Consequence summaryIn the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with 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 frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed august 10, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69x3.
 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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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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