Approximately 230 model-year 2012-15 Volkswagen Passat sedans, model-year 2011-14 Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks, and model-year 2011-13 Audi A3 sedans and hatchbacks thought to have been previously repaired under one of the Takata airbag recalls,  are being recalled again for airbag issues. The driver’s side airbag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high humidity and high temperatures. The explosion could result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.

Audi manufacturer Volkswagen began notifying owners at the end of December. Owners can call Volkswagen at 800-893-5298, Audi at 800-253-2834 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the issue, dealers will replace the driver’s side airbag inflators.

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.