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VW recalls 420,000 vehicles for driver’s airbag failure

Volkswagen is issuing a recall for 420,000 vehicles in the US because of a potential failure of the driver’s side airbag. The campaign affects German-made examples of the 2010 Passat; the 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta; the 2010-2014 CC, Tiguan, and US-produced units of the Passat; the 2011-2013 Jetta SportWagen; and the 2011-2014 Golf and GTI. There are no reports of accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Specifically, this problem comes because the steering wheel clock spring can be contaminated by debris, which moves the part’s guide loops out of position. This can cause a tear in the electrical cable that controls the driver’s airbag. If this happens, a warning light would illuminate, but the safety device would not deploy in a crash. VW is still identifying all of the affected VINs and developing a fix. The company plans to notify owners once everything is known.

Click here to read the press release and see models affected.  

Source – Autoblog.com