The German manufacturer reports that the passenger side airbag may not deploy correctly in an accident, due to having been incorrectly folded during assembly.
As a result, the front-left side airbag’s effectiveness could be compromised and may increase the risk of injury to the front passenger in the event of a collision.
This recall is the sixth for Volkswagen Australia this year, following the Touareg recall a just over a fortnight ago, the Jetta and Tiguan recalls last month along with the Touareg and Passat recalls that were issued in late-March.
Owners of the affected Volkswagen vans will be contacted via mail. Customers who want more information can contact Volkswagen customer care on 1800 504 076.