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Volkswagen recalls various vehicles with driver's front airbag inflator issue

The inflator may explode, causing injury or death

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Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 119,394 model year 2015 Passats, model year 2015-2016 Eos vehicles, model year 2015-2017 CCs, model year 2016-2017 TT Roadsters and TT Coupes, model year 2017 Audi R8 Coupes & R8 Spyders.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's front airbag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially causing 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 in March 2019.

Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298; Audi owners may contact Audi at (800) 253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69S8 (Audi) and 69Y5 (Volkswagen).

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