Doubtlessly harmful airbags are as soon as once more being recalled, although this time, they do not seem like associated to the notorious Takata airbags. The recall is for a wide range of 2016 model yr VW and Audi merchandise. They embody all variations of the 2016 VW Golf, in addition to 2016 Audi A3, TT and R8 fashions. Simply over 1,200 vehicles are included on this recall.
Whereas the airbags are not Takata models, they’re being recalled for the same challenge. When activated, the airbag inflators could activate in such a means as to blast aside the airbag’s housing, sending shards of metallic and plastic towards the occupant. This might trigger accidents slightly than defending passengers.
One particular person has been injured from a defective airbag, and that incident is what triggered the recall. VW hasn’t decided the precise challenge, however has tracked down the airbags which might be probably at fault. The recall can also be just for passenger-side frontal airbags. Documentation for the recall appears to indicate the affected components got here from Joyson Security Methods and ARC, the latter of which has had a lot bigger and wider airbag recollects for related points.
The restore is solely an airbag substitute. A VW or Audi seller will exchange the recalled airbag with a more moderen, revised unit. The substitute is totally free. Homeowners can contact VW and Audi customer support departments at 1-800-893-5298 and 1-800-253-2834, respectively, for info. The VW recall quantity is 69DY, and the Audi quantity is 61C1. The manufacturers might be sending out letters to affected homeowners in September, and homeowners can even examine their automobile to see if its affected by placing within the VIN at nhtsa.gov/recollects.