Volkswagen is recalling 37,558 model-year 2015-2016 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles due to an air bag issue. The driver’s side air bag inflator may explode upon deployment due to exposure to high humidity and temperatures. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on February 17, 2023. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 800-893-5298 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To remedy the issue, dealers will replace the driver’s side air bag.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.