A recall notice for Volkswagen Beetle 2012 - 2016 supplied by Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd as if the vehicle has been exposed to high temperatures and humidity fluctuations over a long period the airbag inflator propellant may degrade. If the vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the driver’s airbag, the airbag inflator may explode/rupture.
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD - VOLKSWAGEN Beetle 2012 - 2016
Date last published
21 July 2021
2012 - 2016
VIN (Vehicle identification number)
REC-001676-VIN-List-1.csv (31.66 KB)
What are the defects?
If the vehicle has been exposed to high temperatures and humidity fluctuations over a long period the airbag inflator propellant may degrade. If the vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the driver’s airbag, the airbag inflator may explode/rupture.
What are the hazards?
Metal fragments from the airbag inflator may propel out through the airbag cushion towards vehicle occupants, causing serious injury or death.
What should consumers do?
Affected consumers will be contacted directly by Volkswagen to organise an inspection and repair, free of charge. Volkswagen will replace the inflator of the front airbag on the driver’s side. Volkswagen expects that replacement inflators to be available from around July 2021.
For further information, owners of affected vehicles can also contact the Volkswagen Recall Campaign Hotline on 1800 504 076 (Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm AEST) or visit https://www.volkswagen.com.au/app/locals/find-dealer to find their nearest Volkswagen dealership.
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Who should owners/operators contact for more information?
Volkswagen Recall Campaign Hotline
1800 504 076
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.