Volkswagen announced that it will recall 420,000 vehicles in the United States, due to a recently discovered issue with the airbag deployment.
The recall, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers more models produced under the automaker’s brand.
These are Volkswagen CC, Volkswagen Passat and Volkswagen Tiguan, all produced between 2010 and 2014. In addition, Volkswagen Eos and Volkswagen Jetta produced between 2010 and 2013 are part of the same recall. Volkswagen Golf and GTI produced between 2011 and 2014 add to the list, as well as Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen produced between 2011 and 2013.
The recall is prompted after nine reports were filed with the automaker regarding a cable failure that does not allow the airbags on the driver’s side to spring out in case of a crash.
The investigation is ongoing and no timeline for the recall has been set. However, no deaths or injuries were reported due to this fault.
The recall would extend to 41,000 Volkswagen vehicles in Canada as well. The cause of the recall, according to Volkswagen is that the spring inside the steering wheel assembly may rip the cable controlling the electrical connection that enable the airbags to spring out in case of a crash.
More details can be found on the website of Volkswagen, as well as on the website or by contacting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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