2015 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2015 Passat, 2011-2014 Golf A6, and 2011-2013 Audi A3 diesel vehicles, thought to have been previously repaired under one of the Takata air bag recalls. The driver's side air bag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.
HazardAn inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Consumer ActionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 69R6, 69Q8, 69Q9, and 69Y5.