Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 420,000 model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan; 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta; 2011-2014 Golf and GTI; and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles.
Debris may contaminate the vehicles' air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's front air bag. This would prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.