VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2003: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : PASSAT Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2002-06-27 - 2002-09-05
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V406000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2018-06-13 Date Added to Database: 2018-06-20
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 69X3
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2564
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain 2003 Volkswagen Passat sedan, Jetta, Jetta wagon, Golf, EuroVan, EuroVan Camper Van and EuroVan Chassis vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
Consequence:
      In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed August 10, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69X3.
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.