More than 1800 Volkswagen Caddy vans may have been incorrectly fitted with a passenger-side airbag deactivation switch rather than a blanking plug.
Volkswagen Australia has recalled 1870 examples of its 2021-2023 Volkswagen Caddy, after it was discovered a blanking plug for the van’s passenger-side airbag may not have been fitted.
The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “An airbag deactivation switch may have been incorrectly fitted instead of a blanking plug.
“This could cause the driver to assume that the front passenger airbag has been deactivated when it is always operational.
“If the driver believes the passenger front airbag has been deactivated, it may lead to an unsafe situation if something such as a child seat was used in the front passenger seat.”
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 1870 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.
Volkswagen Australia advises owners of affected vehicles to contact their preferred Volkswagen dealership to schedule an appointment to have the vehicle inspected and rectified, free of charge.
Owners can also contact Volkswagen Australia by phone on 1800 504 076 or via email at [email protected] for more information.