Volkswagen Group Australia - Volkswagen Polo A5 MY2010-2014 Recall

A recall notice for Volkswagen Polo A5 MY2010-2014 vehicles supplied by Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd due to an airbag inflator defect,

Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd — Volkswagen Polo A5 MY2010-2014



Date published

19 Jul 2019

Campaign number


Product description

Volkswagen Polo A5
Model Years 2010-2014
Supplied between 1 December 2010 and 1 January 2015

Front driver side airbag inflators
2 759 affected vehicles

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN list

VIN list.xlsx (44.3 KB)

What are the defects?

Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.

What are the hazards?

In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

What should consumers do?

Volkswagen will be contacting affected consumers. Owners of affected vehicles can also contact the Volkswagen Recall Campaign Hotline on 1800 504 076 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-8pm AEST) or visit to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.

Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use the Volkswagen VIN look-up/FAQ tool at

Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by visiting:

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Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Volkswagen dealers

Where the product was sold


Dates available for sale

  • 1 December 2010 - 1 January 2015

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.


Another Takata Airbag issue. Why do they hide that it is a Takata airbag issue?

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Perhaps in view of Volkswagen’s disgraceful global emissions cheating scandal, the ACCC does not want to give Takata a bad name by associating them with Volkswagen.

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:smile: Probably very true @Fred123

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