Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd — MK 6 Golf MY2009-2013, MK 6 Golf Cabriolet MY2012-2015, B6 Passat MY2010 and Passat CC MY2009-2016 (extended recall)

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Recall extended 8 May 2019 to add Volkswagen MK6 Golf Cabriolet

Volkswagen B6 Passat MY2010
Supplied between 19 August 2009 - 30 August 2011
2,349 vehicles affected

Volkswagen Passat CC MY2009-2016
Supplied between 30 December 2008 - 22 June 2016
4,121 vehicles affected

Volkswagen MK 6 Golf MY2009-2013
Supplied between 6 February 2009 - 30 August 2013
8,277 vehicles affected in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory

Volkswagen MK 6 Golf Cabriolet MY2012-2015
Supplied between 1 January 2012 - 1 January 2016
553 vehicles affected in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory

Driver and passenger front airbags
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Reasons the product is recalled

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.

The hazards to consumers

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 consumers should 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-8:00pm 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…

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Responsible regulator

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

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