It seems that vehicle recalls seem to be getting more and more common these days, and Japanese car manufacturers are not the only ones who are affected, as the recently revealed 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetles are not exempt. They are the latest batch of cars to be recalled no thanks to issues surrounding the front passenger airbag’s sensor which potentially are unable to detect a child’s car seat. The repercussions of that? Assuming you get into a collision and your child is strapped in his or her child car seat in front, the airbag would still deploy, thinking that an adult is seated in front instead, and this could result in suffocation.
Volkswagen will notify those who are affected, and will replace the faulty control modules for free. Of course, owners who prefer to take the more proactive approach can also call up Volkswagen themselves and make an enquiry. Only 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetles that were manufactured between February 2012 and August 2012 and equipped with leather sport seats were affected, meaning there are less than 2,500 of such models plying our roads.