Volkswagen will make a recall in November of 8,548 units of Fox, CrossFox, SpaceFox, Gol, Voyage, Polo and Polo Sedan model year 2006 to 2010 because of the "deadly airbags".
That is how defective equipment from supplier Takata became known, which, when opened, throws shrapnel at occupants and is linked to dozens of deaths abroad. They equipped cars of different brands worldwide.
Volkswagen says that it will only have spare parts in November to replace vehicles where the defect is found. And that, following the determination of the Ministry of Justice, previously released a warning for risk, on the 19th.
The automaker also states that "it is not aware of the occurrence of injuries caused by eventual failure of the system" in cars of the brand in the world.
See the chassis of the vehicles involved:
chassis: 64207152 to 94118584 (non-sequential)
chassis: 64207647 to 94118967 (non-sequential)
chassis: 6A300180 to AA015813 (non-sequential)
chassis 8T000003 to 9T219572 (non-sequential)
chassis: 9P000097 to 9P056802 (non-sequential)
chassis: 9T040416 to 9T219703 (non-sequential)
chassis: 7P017781 to 8P026659 (non-sequential)
chassis: 7P007372 to 8P033262 (non-sequential)
More information can be obtained by the Customer Relations Center by calling 0800 019 8866 or by visiting www.vw.com.br
Takata revealed the defect in 2013. Since then, in Brazil alone, more than 2 million cars, from at least 15 different brands, have been called in to replace the defective part of these airbags, called an inflator.
The insufflator is a kind of metallic box that houses the gas that makes the air bag inflate. The defect in this part causes an opening that is too strong when the airbag is deployed.
In addition, the failure generates cracks in the inflator and, with the explosion of the airbag, it shatters, throwing pieces of metal at the occupants, causing injuries that can be fatal and have already been compared to stab wounds.
Understand the case of Takata's 'deadly airbags'; Brazil has recalls