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2013 VW BEETLE Recall - Campaign #12V540000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2013 VW BEETLE RECALL - #12V540000

RECALL FOR AIR BAGS : FRONTAL : SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles, manufactured from February 2012, through August 2012, and equipped with leather sport seats. If the right front passenger seat gets wet, the occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2013 VW BEETLE
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 11/15/2012
Influenced by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Owners Notified on 1/9/2013
# Affected 2,471
Recalled for AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
 
Description Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles, manufactured from February 2012, through August 2012, and equipped with leather sport seats. If the right front passenger seat gets wet, the occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat.
Consequences If the control module does not detect a child seat installed, the airbag will not turn off. If the airbag does not turn off, in the event of a crash necessitating front airbag deployment, a child secured in the child seat may be at an increased risk for serious injury.
Corrective action Volkswagen will notify owners, and replace the control modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
Notes Volkswagen's campaign recall number is 69i9/W6.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.
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