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VW and Audi recall 1,216 vehicles with airbags

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If you’re one of the few geeks who bought a 2016 e-Golf, you may be subject to an airbag recall in the near future.
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Volkswagen and Audi are recalling 1,216 models from 2016 over concerns that the airbags could explode, sending shrapnel into the cabin and injuring occupants.

This recall specifically affects the Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 E-Tron, A3 Sedan, R8, S3 Sedan, TT Coupe, TT Roadster, Volkswagen E-Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R and Golf Sportwagen models. Although similar to giant Takata airbag recalls has plagued the industry for over a decade, this recall is irrelevant.

The fix for this recall involves a complete replacement of the front passenger airbag module. Like all recalls, this work will be done at no cost to the vehicle owner. VW and Audi are expected to begin notifying owners of affected vehicles on or around September 23, 2022.

If you think your vehicle may be one of the vehicles covered by this recall and you have questions, you can contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893- 5298 or Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834 and reference callback numbers 69DY and 61C1.

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