Volkswagen Malaysia Issues Recall To Solve Takata Airbag Issue

Today, 6,671 Volkswagen Cars in Malaysia (Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia = VPCM) built between 2010 and 2014 are the subject of a product recall because they may have defective Takata airbags.

Models impacted by the most recent recall include the sixth-generation Golf GTI, Eos, Passat CC, Polo, Beetle, and Vento.

A press release states that the recall is related to a “specific driver front airbag gas generator housing” and that the generator’s propellant may have deteriorated over time as a result of excessive air humidity and temperature variations.

The manufacturer claims that if the airbag gas generator is not fixed, there could be a risk of harm to both the driver and the passenger.

To guarantee that the recall procedure is carried out effectively and without hiccups, VW Malaysia reassures customers that it has taken the appropriate measures in coordination with its dealer partners. The nationwide recall will be processed in phases to manage the number of cases.

In order to handle the recall, affected customers will be alerted by email and WhatsApp, according to the Volkswagen database. Consumers can also use the 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the VPCM website (click here), to determine whether their car is included in the recall.

It is also recommended that customers who bought their cars through a used car dealership or from a prior owner get in touch with their local Volkswagen approved dealer right away to get their vehicles verified.

In the event that any parts need to be replaced, the owners will not be charged for any labour or replacement parts used in this service.

PHS Automotive, VPCM’s sibling company, also issued an Audi vehicle recall earlier this year over Takata airbag replacements.

OUR THOUGHTS

No one likes seeing their car being caught up in a massive recall. But as we have seen in recent days with the Daihatsu safety issue, and now this Takata airbag problem, owners just have to grin and bear it and wait for their vehicle to be fixed—for free of course by the manufacturer.

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