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Volkswagen recalls model year 2012-2014 Beetles and Beetle Convertibles

The driver-side airbag inflator may explode

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Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 105,652 model year 2012-2014 Beetles and Beetle Convertibles.

The driver's-side airbag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures and high temperature cycling.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp 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 front airbag free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 12, 2021.

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

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