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VW adds 2015-2016 Beetle models to ongoing Takata airbag recall

VW notified US regulators last month that they had added nearly 38,000 examples to 2015-2016 beetles and beetles convertibles to the seemingly ever-growing list of defectively equipped cars takata air bag. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration allows OEMs to recall vehicles equipped with Takata’s notoriously deadly, moisture-sensitive parts air bag Inflates in batches, starting with older vehicles in warm and humid climates, then progressing to drier states and newer models.

This expansion follows the inclusion of the 2012-2014 Beetles, which were first added to the list in December 2020. VW says the inflatable unit does not pose an immediate threat, but the possibility The possibility of failure increases with time and exposure to moisture.

“The Takata SDI-D driver front airbag inflator is installed in recall VW’s recall report says. NHTSA, volkswagen understands that the Agency is concerned that after additional time, the airbag inflator may not function properly in the event of a collision. Out of an abundance of caution, Volkswagen has agreed to recall certain vehicles specified here that contain the SDI-D phase-stable ammonium nitrate (“PSAN”) airbag inflators, which are 2004 propellant dry inflators. “

Automakers continue to urge owners of vehicles with open Takata recalls to Avoid driving their cars and fix them (for free) as soon as possible.

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