Dacia recalls New Sandero, while Volkswagen old Golfs and Passats (week 42/21)

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This week recalls:
– Dacia Sandero – fuel leakage, fire risk
– Volkswagen Golf, Passat – airbag Takata

Two recalls for three models of two manufacturers were announced via Rapex in the 42nd week of 2021.

Dacia and Volkswagen have one recall each – see table at the end of the article.

With more than 20,000 Dacia Sandero hatchbacks with B4D*419 engines, the high-pressure fuel system may be defective. Vehicles manufactured between February 2020 and September 2021 may leak fuel, increasing the risk of fire.

Dacia last recalled the Sandero in May this year because of a faulty bonnet latch. With nearly 25,000 cars produced between 2 September 2020 and 13 January 2021, the bonnet could open while driving, possibly leading to an accident.
More recalls of the Dacia Sandero

Volkswagen renews recall for older Golf and Passat models due to Takata airbags. Driver airbag gas generators manufactured between 1997 and 1999 may be defective. However, VW says it used these inflators exclusively in vehicles with a wooden steering wheel rim (at that time, an equipment option). The original 2020 recall, coded 69AR, covered 4,127 1997-1999 cars; the newly announced 69CO adds 768 more vehicles built in 2000 to the list.

More VW recalls sorted by model

Volkswagen is also planning a recall that has not yet appeared in the Rapex system, but which we write about in the article: The VW Touareg may have a problem with the tailgate. We also write about another (old) new problem here: Volkswagen has problems with brake pedals again, while Hyundai with airbags (week 39/21).

Details on this week’s recalls can be found in the table below.

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Recalls announced in the 42nd week of 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
Dacia Sandero (2020 – 2021) The high-pressure fuel system may be defective.
Volkswagen Golf (1997 – 2000) In the event of an accident the restraining effect of the deployed NADI driver airbag might not always be fully guaranteed.
Volkswagen Passat (1997 – 2000) In the event of an accident the restraining effect of the deployed NADI driver airbag might not always be fully guaranteed.


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