Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 420,000 2010-2013 model-year Jetta and Eos cars; 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat and Tiguan vehicles; 2011-2014 Golf and GTI vehicles and 2011-2013 MY Jetta Sportwagens.
The recall will allow Volkswagen dealers to fix an electrical problem that might cause the driver’s front air bag to malfunction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring – a spiral-wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned.
“This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver’s frontal air bag,” NHTSA said. “A loss of electrical connection to the driver’s frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.”
Vehicle owners affected by the recall can reach Volkswagen customer service at (800) 822-8987.