Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd — Volkswagen Golf, Passat and Transporter MY2003

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN lists

What are the defects?

The propellant in the drivers' side frontal TRW airbag inflator may degrade when exposed to long periods of high air humidity and temperature fluctuations.

What are the hazards?

If exposed to long periods of high air humidity and temperature fluctuations, the airbag may deploy with too much force in a collision. This may result in metal shrapnel entering the vehicle cabin at high speed, striking vehicle occupants and potentially causing severe injury or death.

What should consumers do?

Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd is contacting all known owners of affected vehicles. Consumers should contact their nearest Volkswagen Dealer to arrange for inspection and repair.

For further information, consumers can contact the toll-free Volkswagen Recall Campaign Hotline on 1800 504 076 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 8 pm AEST) or email recalls@myvw.com.au

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Volkswagen Dealers

Where the product was sold
Nationally

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Product category