Volkswagen is recalling certain model-year 2016 Golf SportWagen, Golf R, Golf GTI, Golf A7, and E Golf vehicles due to malfunctioning air bags. During air bag deployment, the front passenger air bag may explode or deploy improperly. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking occupants, causing serious injury or death. An improper air bag deployment may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on September 23, 2022. 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 resolve the issue, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag module.
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.