The head restraint guide that keeps it attached to the seat frame may not have been properly welded in 169 VW vehicles.
About the Recall ∞
- Recalled are 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf, Golf R, Audi A3 Sedan and RS3 vehicles that need the rear seat frames replaced._
- In the last couple months a petition was handed to safety regulators because of weld concerns in the Jeep Wrangler, Subaru had to recall the brand new Ascent for missing welds, and even Maserati’s sub-frames are breaking because of welding mistakes.
For the love of everything, is there an airbag out there that's not trying to kill us these days?
We all know about Takata, the airbag supplier which made moisture-sensitive, death traps that are responsible for worldwide panic. Well, not to be outdone we're now looking at more airbag recalls but this time from a supplier named Autoliv. From CarComplaints.com:
"About 5,900 vehicles are affected by front passenger and side head airbags that may not deploy during a crash. In addition, the seat belt pre-tensioners may not activate during a crash if you're driving a 2017 Audi Q7, A4, A4 allroad or 2018 Audi Q5."
The saddest part? Airbags that don't deploy may actually be safer than those that do deploy these days.keep reading article "First Takata, Now Autoliv. More Airbag Recalls for VW."
Volkswagen just can't seem to catch a break. Well, unless you count their child door locks. Those are breaking all over the place.
Simple vibrations are disengaging the rear door child locks in many 2016 VWs, prompting a recall.
"A molding problem caused the locking mechanism to be improperly manufactured causing the position retaining mechanism inside the door lock to break"
That's a problem, especially for my toddler where her seat-kicking-snack-throwing-booster-seat-bouncing routine creates much more than a simple vibration.
The 2016 CC, Golf R, Tiguan, and eGolf are all involved. For specific build dates, visit CarComplaints.com.keep reading article "Vibrations Opening Child Door Locks in 2016 Volkswagens"
VW says about 5,500 e-Golf cars can suddenly shut down while driving. How e-Xciting.
The automaker says the diagnostics for the high-voltage battery management system is too sensitive and can falsely detect an electrical surge. The electric drive motor for the e-Golf will shut down unexpectedly if the system detects an electrical surge.
VW says they've already begun mailing out notices for the recall.keep reading article "e-Golf Sudden Shutdowns. How e-Xciting."