Volkswagen recalls 420,000 Golf, Passat, Jetta, Tiguan in U.S. over faulty airbag

Another automobile recall has been made of 420,000 in the United States by Volkswagen over the faulty air bags in some its models manufactured in between the year 2011 to 2014. According to the spokesperson, the airbags in the Golf, Passat, Jetta and Tiguan models have been found faulty and the company is now recalling the cars to fix them.

As per the reports, no incidents have been registered due to such issues, however, due to the presence of debris inside the air bags fail to open even if they are continuously being powered by the car’s mechanism. An average delay in which airbag fully inflates is about two or three milliseconds, but due to the presence of debris, it could be delayed or complete malfunction of the mechanism.

German automobile manufacturer said that the clock spring of air bags that keeps it active is performing not as desired whenever there is a presence of debris or dust or hairs. If, in case, the cable that connects to the steering wheel is damaged then the airbags won’t open in the event of accidents.

Apart from this, it isn’t only the U.S. where the company sells these models, but also around the globe in Europe and few other Asian and African countries. The company is currently estimating the loss it will endure to make this recall and also how much time it would take to fix all of the cars around the world. Its time for telling all your relatives and friends who must be having the cars from this automobile giant.

Apart from that, Volkswagen has lost a majority of its sales figures and has fall down by a significant percentage within a year. Probably, that is why the company is now targeting to acquire sales from countries such as India by launching the vehicles that falls under an average good-to-buy price category.

It has been reported that the sales of Volkswagen dropped from 521,600 autos to a catastrophic downfall of 507,100. The company is one of the biggest automakers in the world and the fall also impacted the share it has in the U.S. market. Stock market was also rolling down for the months.

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