2.3.47.2, 2017-10-10 18:26:25

Takata airbag recall.

Volkswagen Airbag Safety Recall.

The Australian Government requires a mandatory recall of certain vehicles with frontal Takata airbag inflators to be carried out by 31 December 2020.

This will entail a staged recall of affected Volkswagen vehicles over the next three years.

Owners can be assured that no Volkswagen vehicle is fitted with an airbag from the alpha population.

For vehicles fitted with a frontal Takata airbag which are less than 6 years old, the ACCC and the Australian Government have stated that there is no immediate known risk with the airbag, but there will be in the future.

For vehicles fitted with a frontal Takata airbag more than 6 years old, the ACCC and the Australian Government have stated that there is a risk of injury or death in the event of rupture of the airbag inflator.

No new or current model Volkswagen variant is affected.

Volkswagen will contact owners to let them know when they should visit a dealer to have their Takata airbag inflator replaced.

At this time the recall applies to the following Volkswagen vehicles: 

Model
Airbag affected
No. of vehicles affected
MK 6 Golf (MY 2009-2013)
Driver
35,817
MK 6 Golf  Cabriolet (MY 2012-2015)
Driver
2,256
B7 Passat (MY 2011-2015)
Driver
17,741
B6 Passat (MY 2010)
Driver
2,509
A4 Polo (MY 2007-2009)
Driver
3,952
A5 Polo (MY 2010-2014)
Driver
5,730
CC (MY 2009-2016)
Driver
4,461
Eos (MY 2010-2014)
Driver
3,112
Up (MY 2013-2014)
Driver
2,296
Transporter and Multivan (MY 2008-2015)
Driver
18,245
Crafter (MY 2006-2016)
Crafter (MY 2006-2016)
Driver
Passenger
6,234 (6,234 driver side and 4,451 passenger side)

Volkswagen will provide a tool for customers to check if their vehicle is affected to be published on this site shortly.

Please feel free to download the Q&A below.

Should you require any further information, please contact Volkswagen Customer Experience Contact Centre on 1800 504 076, between 8.30am and 7:00pm Monday to Friday (AEST).

Last Updated: 2 March 2018.