Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,000 model-year 2009 Volkswagen Routan minivans manufactured between Feb. 7 and Aug. 28, 2008
The Problem: The airbag control units may corrode and fail, causing the airbags to not fully deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury. Also, the airbags may inadvertently deploy, increasing the risk of a crash. Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled approximately 112,000 vehicles – including an unspecified number of Routan vans it had manufactured for Volkswagen – for the same airbag-deployment problem; FCA said it was aware of seven minor injuries related to the issue, but no accidents.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the airbag control unit for free.
What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen has not yet announced an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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