2013 Volkswagen Beetle

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle
Available in 15 styles:  2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatchback shown
Starting MSRP
$19,995–$32,395
Estimated MPG

21–28 city / 27–41 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Beetle

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Recall number: 12V540000
Recall date: 11/15/2012

Problem Summary:

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 BEETLE VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 2012, THROUGH AUGUST 2012, AND EQUIPPED WITH LEATHER SPORT SEATS. IF THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT GETS WET, THE OCCUPANT CONTROL MODULE MAY NOT PROPERLY DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLED IN THE SEAT.

Consequence:

IF THE CONTROL MODULE DOES NOT DETECT A CHILD SEAT INSTALLED, THE AIRBAG WILL NOT TURN OFF. IF THE AIRBAG DOES NOT TURN OFF, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH NECESSITATING FRONT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT, A CHILD SECURED IN THE CHILD SEAT MAY BE AT AN INCREASED RISK FOR SERIOUS INJURY.

Corrective Action:

VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND REPLACE THE CONTROL MODULES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.


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