Volkswagen Recalls 420000 Vehicles Due To Faulty Airbags

Posted: Aug 15 2015, 4:04am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Volkswagen Recalls 420000 Vehicles due to Faulty Airbags
  • Volkswagen launches massive recall of 420,000 vehicles due to faulty airbags!

The recall was announced in a filing by Volkswagen to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Volkswagen is recalling its cars. The vehicular giant is recalling more than 420,000 cars. apparently the airbags in the cars were faulty. The news was announced when Volkswagen filed the request with the authorities.

Due to air bag problems in Volkswagen cars authorities were contacted. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was contacted. It was found there is a problem in the steering wheel which affects air bags.

The spring in the steering folds leading to the ripping of a cable. The cable controls the electrical connection t the air bags. If the cable is distorted the airbags don’t deploy during a crash.

Previously 11 major automakers had to recall their cars in the US. The recall was similarly caused due to faulty Takata air bags. But Volkswagen was not using Takata airbags. Still the automaker faced air bag problems of their own.

According to Volkswagen they are working on a solution. A warning light will be seen if there is a chance of problem in the air bags. A total of eight Volkswagen car model are a part of the recall.

The models include. Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, Eos and Jetta, Golf, GTI, Jetta and Sportwagen. The list was included in the filing. According to the filing there have been no accidents or casualties as of yet.

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