VOLKSWAGEN E-GOLF 2018: SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : E-GOLF Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2018-05-22 - 2018-05-28
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V803000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-12-28 Date Received by ODI: 2018-11-14 Date Added to Database: 2018-11-19
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: VW 72H8 / Audi 72H9
Component: SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 169
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf and Golf R vehicles, and Audi A3 Sedan and RS3 vehicles. The rear seat frame head restraint guide sleeves may be incorrectly welded to the seat frame.
Consequence:
      If the guide sleeves are incorrectly welded, in the event of a crash, the rear seat head restraints may have reduced stability, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen and Audi will notify their owners, and dealers will inspect the guide sleeves for incorrect welds, replacing the rear seat frame, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began December 28, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 72H8 "VW" and 72H9"Audi".
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.