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From Products Liability Law Daily, August 14, 2015

Volkswagen recalls 420,000 vehicles over contamination of air bag clock spring

By John Dumoulin

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., has recalled an estimated 420,000 model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles because in the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver’s frontal air bag. A loss of electrical connection to the driver’s frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury, according to Volkswagen (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 15V483, Report receipt date: August 4, 2015).

Remedy. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Contact information. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. 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.

Companies: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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