Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2015-16 Volkswagen Beetle
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 37,558
Report Date: December 22, 2022
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Beetle and Beetle Convertibles vehicles. The driver’s side air bag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Dealers will replace the driver’s side air bag, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 17, 2023.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen’s customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69EM.

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