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Volkswagen Recalls Certain 2012 and 2013 Beetle Coupes

Volkswagen Recalls Certain 2012 and 2013 Beetle Coupes

Nov 21 2012, 12:34pm CST | by

All cars covered in recall have leather seats

Volkswagen has issued a recall covering about 2471 2012 and 2013 year model Beetle coupes. The recall was issued after a problem was discovered that could potentially damage the airbag sensor that...

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Volkswagen Recalls Certain 2012 and 2013 Beetle Coupes

Nov 21 2012, 12:34pm CST | by

All cars covered in recall have leather seats

Volkswagen has issued a recall covering about 2471 2012 and 2013 year model Beetle coupes. The recall was issued after a problem was discovered that could potentially damage the airbag sensor that determines whether or not a child is present in the front passenger seat.

This particular sensor is designed to turn off the airbag if a child is sensed in the front seat, but it has been determined that if the seat gets wet the sensor could be damaged. Volkswagen fears that if the sensor is damaged, the airbag might go off inadvertently and injure a child.

Volkswagen will be replacing the sensor on affected cars at no cost. All of the affected vehicles feature leather seats and were built between February 2012 and August 2012. All Volkswagen Beetle coupes have a sticker on the driver side doorjamb that details the build date.

 
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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Hits 246 MPH On Public Road: Video

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