PhotoVolkswagen Group of America is recalling 71,335 model year 2006-2007 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons.

Upon deployment of the driver side front airbag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.

Metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants could result in serious injury or death.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver side airbag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge.

The recall was expected to begin April 30, 2018.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q8.


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