Volkswagen in Malaysia issues Takata airbag recall for some 6,700 cars

KUALA LUMPUR: Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today announced a recall on 6,671 cars produced between 2010 and 2014.

The affected models are the sixth generation Golf GTI, Eos, Passat CC, Polo, Beetle and Vento, which are equipped with a specific driver front airbag gas generator housing.

The front driver airbag housing generator propellant is suspected of deterioration due to high air humidity and temperature fluctuations over a long period of time.

This could lead to potential injury on the driver and passenger.

VPCM has taken the necessary steps with its dealer partners to ensure parts availability and that the recall is conducted smoothly and efficiently, and the nationwide recall will be carried out in phases to manage the number of cases.

All notifications to identified owners, based on the Volkswagen database will be conducted by email and WhatsApp, and customers who purchased the vehicle from a previous owner or a used car dealership are advised to urgently contact the nearest Volkswagen authorised dealer for verification.

All labour and replacement parts for this service will be at no cost to owners.

Owners may visit and key in their 17-digit VIN number which can be found at the bottom left of their vehicle’s windscreen. 
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