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Model year 2003 Volkswagens with airbag inflator issue recalled

The driver's front airbag inflator may explode

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Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 2,564 model year 2003 Volkswagen Passat sedan, Jetta, Jetta wagon, Golf, EuroVan, EuroVan Camper Van and EuroVan Chassis vehicles.

Upon deployment of the driver's front airbag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's front airbag inflator, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin August 12, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69X3.

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