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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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This Lego Corvette Is Way Better Than What You Think

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When it comes to making Lego model cars, the more curvy the car, the more difficult it is. Just look at the difference between how the Lego Beetle and the Lego Mini had to be made. That's why before I clicked the link for this Lego 1969 Corvette, I wasn't expecting much. I was v ...
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Summer came to a close, and car shoppers continued to snap up utility vehicles of every stripe in August. Fifteen of the top 19 fastest-selling cars last month were SUVs, wagons or minivans compared to 15 out of 22 in July. Related Deferred Payments: Read the Fine Print The 2015 BMW X5 (which is virtually unchanged from the revamped 2014 pictured above) unseated the smaller 2015 Porsche Macan from the top perch — tied with the 2015 Toyota Tacoma — but shoppers still covet the Macan; ...
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Volkswagen launches limited Caddy Black Edition in UK

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Cheap Wheels: The 11 most affordable cars in Canada

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Need an affordable way to get around town but don’t want to chance your money on a used vehicle? Well, you’re in luck. The segment of sub-$15,000 compact cars is heating up fast, thanks in no small part to the newest king of cheap, the $9,998 Nissan Micra. The following 11 cars are the cheapest new cars you can buy right now in Canada. Many come with small, frugal engines, and lack even basic creature comforts like power windows and an automatic ...
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Volkswagen Lamando, Buick Envision, Labor Day Traffic: Today’s Car News

Sep 1 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Volkswagen unveiled what is essentially a Jetta CC at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show. The new vehicle is called the Lamando and at present it’s only been confirmed for the Chinese market. Another vehicle unveiled in Chengdu is the Buick Envision crossover. This vehicle is expected in the U.S. and should arrive in time for the 2016 model y ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority


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Production Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Is The Lamando

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At the 2014 Beijing Auto Show back in April, Volkswagen took the covers off a striking four-door coupe concept called the New Midsize Coupe. At the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show that took place last week, the German automaker introduced the production version, which dons the Lamando nameplate ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority


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Lamando is Chinese for VW Jetta CC [w/video]

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Filed under: Sedan, China, Videos, Volkswagen, Misc. Auto Shows Volkswagen is not messing around when it characterizes its new MQB architecture as modular. It's already underpinning the VW Golf, Audi A3, Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia, and will soon form the basis for many more. And here is the latest. Unveiled at the Chengdu Motor Show in China this weekend is the new Volkswagen Lamando, a four-door coupe similar in size to a Jett ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog


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Bentley to Unveil New Design Language on its Future SUV

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Source: Top Speed   Full article at: Top Speed


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Subaru and Volvo Aim for Modular Model Lineups

Aug 30 2014 10:50pm CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Subaru and Volvo are both developing an efficient modular base for their vehicles, lowering production costs by putting different models on the same basic platform. Expect within the next several years to see new generations of cars built from a sole platform, following the trend set by Volkswagen's MQB platform. By around 2017, Subaru and Volvo will have rolled out their newest vehicles, which will be built on modular bases. Everything from small sedans to large crossovers will feature ...
Source: autoMedia.com   Full article at: autoMedia.com


3 days ago

Anti-UAW VW workers move to form own union

Aug 30 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Volkswagen, UAW/Unions The struggle over unionization at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, continues to get more complicated. There's now a second union fighting to organize at the plant; although this one is staunchly against the actions of the United Auto Workers. At the same time, the UAW is still signing up voluntary members to its recently created Local 42 at the facility and is reportedly near having a majority of the hourly employees ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog


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