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2012-13 VW Beetle bugged by airbag issue

By SYF77 on 22 Nov 2012

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Volkswagen is issuing a recall for 2,471 units of the 2012/2013 model year beetle due to an incorrectly-coded Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) control module. The affected cars are fitted with the leather sport seats and were built between February 2012 and August 2012.

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The problem may cause the front passenger airbag to deploy even if a child is secured in a passenger restraint, causing potentially serious injury. Specifically, if the leather seat gets wet, the PODS may not properly detect a child restraint that is secured on the front passenger seat and thus the airbag will not be deactivated.

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The problem was discovered during routine factory inspections. Fortunately, according to Volkswagen, no injuries have been reported as a result of this issue. VW will replace the control modules free of charge. Anyway, as a precaution, children in child restraints are always recommended to be secured in the back seat.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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