Recall roundup: Volkswagen Beetle image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced a recall for the 2012-2013 Beetle model because of a problem with the front passenger seat occupant control module.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 2, 471 units of the 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetle will have to be taken back to the dealers because of a problem with the front passenger seat occupant control module The NHTSA says that the control module may not detect a child seat and turn off the airbag, which will increase the risk of injury in a crash.

“If the right front passenger seat gets wet, the occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat. If the control module does not detect a child seat installed, the airbag will not turn off. If the airbag does not turn off, in the event of a crash necessitating front airbag deployment, a child secured in the child seat may be at increased risk for serious injury”, as the NHTSA is saying in its official press release.

The recall is expected to begin soon but an exact date hasn’t been announced by the car manufacturer just yet. The affected 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetle vehicles have been produced between February 2012 and August 2012 at the company’s Mexico assembly plant. Owners of the above mentioned model are being advised to contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.