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VW Recalls Vehicles for Inadvertent Air Bag Deployment

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Aug. 2, 2019—Volkswagen has issued a recall for 27,822 units of the 2015-16 Tiguan and 2015-16 CC, according to CNET.

The issue stems from the air bag control module. A fault capacitor in this module can cause the air bag system to act incorrectly. It might cause the air bags to deactivate, but it could also deploy the air bags, the seat belt pretensioners or both at an improper time. 

Upon receiving recalled vehicles at the dealership, technicians will flash the cars with a software update that is able to detect an increase in resistance within the module, which is what happens when the faulty capacitor in the module fails. If that increased resistance is found, technicians will replace the air bag control module. 

 

 

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