2006 Volkswagen PASSAT WAGON Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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2006 Volkswagen PASSAT WAGON Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #135964
NHTSA Compaign #18V247000
MFG Compaign #69Q8
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT WAGON
 Model Year2006
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
 Date of notification30/04/18
 Begin date of manufacuring05/07/05
 End date of manufacturing17/11/06
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received18/04/18
 Report created20/04/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units71335
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2006-2007 volkswagen passat sedan and wagon 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 front driver air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began on april 30, 2018. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69q8. Note: this recall partially supersedes recall 16v-079.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
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