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- Apr 18, 2009
- Fairfax county VA
- 2009 Jetta wagon DSG 08/08 205k buyback 1/8/18; replaced with 2017 Golf Wagon 4mo 1.8l CXBB
NHTSA’s Office of Defect Investigation opened the probe [PDF] into the vehicles after receiving nine consumer complaints alleging airbag failures.
The consumer reports indicated that failures occurred during normal driving conditions and were sometimes accompanied by an audible noise from the steering column. In some cases, the airbag error light on the dash was activated.
“Upon pulling out of my driveway and turning the steering wheel there was a cracking noise and then the airbag light went off with an airbag warning,” one complaint from January 2015 reads. “At which point all mechanisms within the steering wheel stopped working.”
According to a chronology [PDF] filed with NHTSA, Volkswagen knew about the issue several years before NHTSA initiated its investigation.
The company received its first report of issues with the airbags back in December 2011. An initial evaluation in May 2012 found a low failure rate and no impact on vehicle safety.
Not sure on your VIN, but there is a separate recall for clock springs on certain models and there are parts available for them.Has an actual recall been issued? I ask because my 2010 golf is not on that list, but I'm having clock spring issues.
Well, to state the obvious - you posted this. But I assume you mean create a new thread to ask this question?being a newbe, I dont know how to post.
I have aq 2001 Golf mk4 and the passenger airbag suddenly deployed while starting the car stationary(obviously). Advise please on where to post and what to do? VW want the car taken to them and "checked over", at my expense !
Worried they will cover up an issue they alredy know about.