Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2006 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons, 2005-2013 Audi A3, and 2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
2.0L DOHC DI 16-valve I4 turbocharged engine w/exhaust turbocharger intercooler
6-speed manual transmission-inc: synchronized reverse gear, dual mass flywheel
Anti-slip regulation (ASR) full-time traction control
Electronic stability program (ESP)
Front wheel drive
Front electronic differential lock (EDL)
MacPherson strut front suspension-inc: lower wishbones, aluminum subframe, track-stabilizing steering roll radius
Independent 4-link rear suspension-inc: separate spring/shock absorber arrangement, subframe
Front/rear stabilizer bars
P225/45R17 all-season tires
17" x 7.5" 5-spoke star cast alloy wheels
Pwr electromechanical speed-sensitive steering
Pwr vented front/solid rear disc brakes
4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
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