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VW Beetle Recall, Airbag System Danger

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     VOLKSWAGEN / BEETLE   2012-2013
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INCReport Receipt Date: NOV 15, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V540000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,471
Summary: 
  Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles, manufactured from February 2012, through August 2012, and equipped with leather sport seats. If the right front passenger seat gets wet, the occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat.
Consequence: 
  If the control module does not detect a child seat installed, the airbag will not turn off. If the airbag does not turn off, in the event of a crash necessitating front airbag deployment, a child secured in the child seat may be at an increased risk for serious injury.

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