VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2006: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : PASSAT Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2005-02-15 - 2006-11-03
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V247000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-04-30 Date Received by ODI: 2018-04-18 Date Added to Database: 2018-04-20
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 69Q8
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 71335
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain 2006-2007 Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon 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 front driver air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began on April 30, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q8. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V-079.
Report Initiator: ODI 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.