2004 Volkswagen JETTA Air Bags Frontal Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Volkswagen JETTA Air Bags Frontal Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID533068
 Internal NHTSA #10114167
 Model Year2004
 File date19/02/05
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemMy wife was involved in an accident with her 2004 vw jetta. She rear ended the vehicle in front of her at about 15 mph, causing about $7000 of damage to the front of the jetta. There were no injuries.*ak the jetta hit the car in front of her squarely, and partially slid under the car that was hit. As a result of the collision, the passenger airbag deployed, but the driver air bag did not deploy. There was no passenger in the vehicle. The police officer at the scene noted that only the one airbag deployed, and suggested that that situation needed to be looked at. The car was repaired by a vw body shop, and i requested that the air bag system be checked out completely, since only the passenger bag deployed in the accident. I was told that the drivers seat belt tensioner was activated and needed to be replaced, but that it was "normal" for only one airbag to be activated. I found this explanation questionable, and would like to know if this is correct, since i'm concerned that only one airbag deployed, which would have been a potential serious defect should the accident have been more severe. The local vw dealer has said that the entire system has been checked out, and that with all the various sensors utilized, only one airbag can deploy in an accident such as this. Is this correct? Thank you.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure6700
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateNEW BERLIN, WI
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?Y
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase20/07/04
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders4
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed15
 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
Type of restraint
 Dealer's nameHALL IMPORTS
 Dealer's telephone number262-782-5300
 Dealer's cityBROOKFIELD
 Dealer's state codeWI
 Dealer's ZIP code53045
  • 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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