VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2015: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : PASSAT Year : 2015
Build Dates : 2013-11-14 - 2015-10-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V014000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-03-04 Date Received by ODI: 2019-01-11 Date Added to Database: 2019-01-31
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 69S8/69Y5
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 119394
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain 2015 Passat, 2015-2016 Eos, 2015-2017 CC, 2016-2017 TT Roadster, TT Coupe, 2017 Audi R8 Coupe, and R8 Spyder 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 vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 4, 2019. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298; Audi owners may contact Audi at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69S8 "Audi" and 69Y5 "Volkswagen".
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.