Volkswagen Australia has recalled 1870 examples of its Caddy van to fix a problem with its airbag deactivation switch.

    “An airbag deactivation switch may have been incorrectly fitted instead of a blanking plug. This could cause the driver to assume that the front passenger airbag has been deactivated when it is always operational,” the recall notice says.

    “If the driver believes the passenger front airbag has been deactivated, it may lead to an unsafe situation if something such as a child seat was used in the front passenger seat.”

    • A total of 1870 vehicles are included in the recall
    • A VIN list of the affected vehicles is attached here
    • The original recall notice is attached here

    If you own an affected vehicle, you’ll need to contact a Volkswagen dealership to have the vehicle inspected and the issue rectified, free of charge.

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    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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