Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2016 Audi TT, S3, R8, A3; 2016 Volkswagen Golf
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 1,216
Report Date: July 27, 2022
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2016 Audi TT Roadster, TT Coupe, S3 Sedan, R8 Coupe, A3 Sedan, A3 Etron, A3 Cabriolet, 2016 Golf Sportwagen, Golf R, Golf GTI, Golf A7, and E Golf vehicles. During air bag deployment, the front passenger air bag may explode or deploy improperly. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking occupants, resulting in serious injury or death. An improper air bag deployment may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing their risk of injury in a crash.
Solution: Dealers will replace the front-passenger air bag module, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 23, 2022.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen’s customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi’s customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69DY and 61C1.

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