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Recall Alert: 420,000 Volkswagen Sedans, SUVs, Convertibles, Hatchbacks and Wagons

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles, including model-year 2010-14 CC and Passat sedans, and Tiguan SUVs; model-year 2010-13 Eos convertibles and Jetta sedans; model-year 2011-14 Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks; and model-year 2011-13 Jetta SportWagen wagons

The Problem: Debris may contaminate the airbag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the airbag powered while the steering wheel is being turned; contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver’s frontal airbag. This could prevent the airbag from deploying in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.

The Fix: Dealers will fix the problem for free once the automaker has determined a remedy.

What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen has not yet announced an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-822-8987, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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