It's not around anymore, but the little Volkswagen has joined the ever-expanding Takata recall. There aren't too many cars caught up, given it never sold in huge numbers.
The 2013/14 Volkswagen Up! has joined the long (and ever-growing) list of cars caught in the mandatory Takata airbag recall, with 2295 micro cars called back for fresh inflators.
As with all Takata recalls, affected vehicles are fitted with airbag inflator propellant that can degrade when exposed to heat and humidity. If a car with a faulty inflator is involved in an accident, there's a chance the metal inflator housing could explode under too much internal pressure, sending metal fragments flying into the cabin.
This puts the driver and other occupants at risk of serious injury or death.
A total of 2295 cars are included in the recall, sold between June 20, 2012 and January 1, 2015. A VIN list is attached here.
Volkswagen will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to get in touch with their nearest dealer for a free replacement.
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