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Recall 09V097000

Volkswagen Recalls 2009 CC Vehicles Due Possible Deactivation of Air Bags

Recall Details

Volkswagen is recalling 2009 CC models because an improperly routed right front passenger seat belt buckle wiring harness may cause wire damage when the seat is adjusted. If this wiring damage occurs, the air bag control module may deactivate the passenger's frontal air bag, increasing the risk of injury during a crash. Dealers will inspect and adjust/replace the wiring harness free of charge.

Body, Interior & Misc., April 8, 2009

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 8, 2009
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
09V097000
Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING APPROXIMATELY 5,000 MY 2009 CC VEHICLES. SOME AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY HAVE AN INCORRECTLY ROUTED RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT BELT BUCKLE WIRING HARNESS, CREATING THE POTENTIAL FOR WIRES TO BECOME DAMAGED WHEN THE SEAT IS MOVED FULLY UP OR DOWN OR BACK AND FORTH. IF THIS WIRING DAMAGE OCCURS, THE AIRBAG CONTROL MODULE WILL SWITCH TO A FALLBACK ALGORITHM AND DEACTIVATE THE PASSENGER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE PASSENGER'S FRONTAL AIRBAG WILL NOT DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ADJUST THE ROUTING OF THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT BELT WIRING HARNESS. IF A DAMAGED WIRING HARNESS IS FOUND, THE HARNESS WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
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VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. 69H3/S3.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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