What’s the Problem?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:
- 2012-2015 Passat
- 2011-2014 Golf A6
- 2011-2013 Audi A3 diesel
The driver’s side airbag inflator in these cars may explode from propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling. An airbag explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the vehicle’s occupants, resulting in severe injury or even death.
Volkswagen is notifying owners of affected vehicles, and dealers will replace the driver’s side airbag inflators, free of charge. The recall began on Dec. 20, 2019.
Volkswagen Atlas Recalled for Defective Airbags
Volkswagen is recalling Atlas SUVs from model year 2018 over concerns the vehicles may be equipped with incorrectly manufactured airbag sensors which could cause the airbags to fail during a crash, increasing the risk of severe bodily injury including death, according to Consumer Affairs. Volkswagen is notifying customers, and dealers will fix the problem free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 31, 2020.
Do I Have a Volkswagen Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Volkswagen Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Volkswagen, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.