Volkswagen Issues Recall for Several Vehicles Due to Defective Airbags
Apparently Takata doesn't have a monopoly on defective airbags.
The Volkswagen Group of America (VW) has announced a recall of several of its models due to faulty airbags.
In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the airbag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the airbag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal airbag.
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the airbag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
About 420,000 vehicles are being recalled. The vehicles involved are the 2010-2014 CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the remedy for the recall has not yet been determined. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners with questions can contact VW at (800) 822-8987.