2020 Volkswagen PASSAT Air Bags Passenger Side Frontal Cushion Recall

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2020 Volkswagen PASSAT Air Bags Passenger Side Frontal Cushion Recall

 NHTSA Recall #143141
NHTSA Compaign #20V533000
MFG Compaign #69AY
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2020
 Date of notification14/10/20
 Begin date of manufacuring03/03/24
 End date of manufacturing03/03/24
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received02/09/20
 Report created02/09/20
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number208
Estimated number of affected units1829
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2020 passat vehicles. The passenger frontal air bag may have been folded incorrectly affecting its deployment force. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 208, "occupant crash protection."
 Consequence summaryAn incorrectly folded air bag can deploy with too much force, increasing the risk of injury.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag, free of charge. The recall began october 14, 2020. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-888-241-2289. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69ay.
 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.
  • 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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