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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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1969 Corvette Lego model needs some support to make production

Sep 14 2014 4:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Chevrolet, Toys/Games Spend just a few minutes looking around online, and you quickly find that people have figured out how to make just about anything out of Lego, including some very cool model cars. The Danish company has taken this fact to heart and has released some fantastic automotive kits recently. In August, its vintage Mini Cooper came out, and a few years ago, it unveiled its 1962 Volkswagen Bus. But maybe it ...
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Volkswagen Golf R by ABT Sportsline

Sep 14 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

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Volkswagen Tiguan CC rendered, could arrive in 2016

Sep 14 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

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Audi Will Preview its New Design Language and the A9 Sedan in LA

Sep 14 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

A number of automakers may be gearing up for the Paris Motor Show next month, but Audi’s looking ahead to the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2014 to preview its new design language through what’s being described as a large saloon-coupe concept.Sources close to Autocar indicates that the new concept will be used as a springboard for a potential flagship, four-door model that will replace the A8 as the company’s top-of-t ...
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2014 Rally Australia - Press Conference

Sep 14 2014 6:28am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

2014 Rally Australia - Press Conference Transcript of the post event press conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 Coates Hire Rally Australia Sun 14.09.14, 1:01PM Present: 1st - Sébastien Ogier, Volkswagen Motorsport 1st - Julien Ingrass ...
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One-two-three secures World title for Volkswagen

Sep 14 2014 6:06am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

One-two-three secures World title for Volkswagen Volkswagen Motorsport secured its first-ever clean sweep of an FIA World Rally Championship podium on Coates Hire Rally Australia Sun 14.09.14, 1:01PM Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia claimed their sixth win of the ...
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LeMons Northern California Day One: 222 Cars Start, 200 Blow Up, Billy Beer Fairmont Leading Class C

Sep 14 2014 1:44am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

After we inspected the biggest group of teams in 24 Hours of LeMons history on Friday, we knew that this swarm of wild-eyed racers would be very eager to try out the new, improved five-mile course at Thunderhill Raceway Park. So eager, in fact, that many could be counted upon to spin their long-suffering engines well into the “here there be monsters” portion of the tachometer, and to stuff their cars into concrete barriers, and to coo ...
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Volkswagen crews top the leaderboard

Sep 13 2014 5:14am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Volkswagen crews top the leaderboard The Volkswagen Motorsport trio have maintained their one-two-three formation at the head of the Rally Australia leaderboard today, but all three have changed positions during a day of hard-fought competition. Sat 13.09.14, 12:12PM Sébastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen hea ...
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata design walkaround

Sep 12 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Videos, Design/Style By now, you've likely read what we think of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata's new looks both inside and out, and you've probably poured over the available photos and started to make up your own mind about the roadster's radically more aggressive new appearance. More than likely, however, you haven't heard much from Mazda itself about its new design, and we're ...
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Why Drive A Classic Beetle When The 4CV Is Slower And Cooler?

Sep 12 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The Renault 4CV (quatre chevaux) was a small rear-engined economy car designed as a French equivalent to the VW Beetle and sold around the world from 1947-1961. Emerging from the ravages of the second world war, Renault presented the 4CV at the 1946 Paris Auto Show. Read ...
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