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RECALL Subject : Air Bag Control Unit Power Supply Corrosion

Report Receipt Date: FEB 11, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V083000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,037


Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VW) is recalling certain model year 2009 Volkswagen Routan vehicles manufactured February 7, 2008, to August 28, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the air bag control units may corrode and fail.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the air bag control unit fails, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury. Additionally, the air bags may inadvertently deploy, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
VW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
 
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