Volkswagen Australia has initiated its recall for the older-generation Eos, Golf and Passat model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign.
This particular notice involves vehicles with potentially faulty driver's side inflators, which like other Takata airbags can have degraded propellant if exposed to high temperatures and humidity over time.
Should the vehicle be involved in a collision that triggers the airbag, the metal inflator housing could rupture when deployed, sending metal fragments into the cabin.
If the condition occurs, it poses a serious risk of injury, even death, to the vehicle's occupants.
Affected model lines are as follows:
- MY2010-14 Volkswagen Eos, 1 January 2009-1 January 2015, 572 units (QLD, NT and WA)
- MY2009-13 Volkswagen Golf, 1 December 2009-1January 2014, 16,714 units
- MY2011-15 Volkswagen Passat, 1 January 2010-1 January 2016, 8633 units
Owners of the recalled Volkswagen models will be contacted by the company's local division to arrange the inspection and replacement of their airbag, free of charge.
For more information, contact 1800 504 076, or use Volkswagen's VIN look-up tool.
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