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Volkswagen Golf (1997 – 2000)

Published on 25. 10. 2021

Problem description:

Volkswagen has been informed by its current supplier that driver-airbag gas generators from the original manufacturer Takata (‘NADI’ (non-azide driver inflator) generators) produced during 1997-1999 may be faulty.

VW used these gas generators exclusively in vehicles with a wooden steering wheel rim (at that time an equipment option). Internal investigations have shown that in the event of an accident the restraining effect of the deployed NADI driver airbag might not always be fully guaranteed. Compliance with the statutory requirements in force for protection by an airbag in the event of an accident is thus not ensured.

The Volkswagen Golf vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 November 1997 and 20 August 2000.

VW recall code: 69AR, 69CO
Affected models: Passat, Golf
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 4,127 (69AR) + 768 (69CO)

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2021 A12/00851/20

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Type of alert Serious
Make Volkswagen
Model Golf
Production period 5. 11. 1997 - 20. 8. 2000
Risk Injury
Type/number of model 5. 11. 1997 - 20. 8. 2000
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20211022

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Volkswagen dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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