106,804 vehicles currently impacted by the campaign

Volkswagen has announced a multi-stage recall for 106,804 vehicles, after the Australian Federal Government yesterday announced a mandatory recall of vehicles fitted with Takata airbags.

The company is at pains to mention none of these vehicles are fitted with the more dangerous 'alpha' inflators, and points out no current-generation cars are impacted.

The list of included cars and the number of vehicles included is below:

  • 2009-2013 (Mk6) Golf - 35,817
  • 2012-2015 (Mk6) Golf Cabrio - 2256
  • 2010 (B6) Passat - 2509
  • 2011-2015 (B7) Passat - 17,741
  • 2007-2009 (A4) Polo - 3952
  • 2010-2014 (A5) Polo - 5730
  • 2009-2016 CC - 4461
  • 2010-2014 Eos - 3112
  • 2013-2014 Up! - 2296

Along with passenger cars listed above, the 2006-2017 Crafter (10,685) and 2008-2015 Transporter Multivan (18,245) are being recalled.

Volkswagen will contact owners of affected vehicles when they should visit a dealer for a (free) replacement airbag.

The full campaign needs to be carried out by December 31, 2020, or Volkswagen faces severe penalties.


Yesterday saw the announcement of a mandatory recall for vehicles fitted with faulty – and potentially fatal – Takata airbag inflators.

Here's our first story about the announcement from yesterday.

Here's everything you need to know about the global recall, which affects more than 100 million vehicles in total.

Here's a breakdown of what the mandatory recall means for manufacturers, who now face strict penalties for non-compliance.