Volkswagen is recalling its Beetle due to a fault with the airbag inflator.
“If the vehicle has been exposed to high temperatures and humidity fluctuations over a long period the airbag inflator propellant may degrade,” the company says in its recall notice.
“If the vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the driver’s airbag, the airbag inflator may explode/rupture.
“Metal fragments from the airbag inflator may propel out through the airbag cushion towards vehicle occupants, causing serious injury or death.”
This recall is separate to the ongoing Takata recall campaign that has affected a wide variety of brands, including Volkswagen.
- A total of 1705 vehicles are affected
- The VIN list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
Volkswagen is contacting affected owners to organise a free inspection and repair.
The company will replace the inflator of the driver’s side airbag.
If you have any further questions, you can contact the Volkswagen Recall Campaign Hotline on 1800 504 076 on weekdays from 8am to 6pm.