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Volkswagen Canada recalls 250,000 vehicles from 2010-2014

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Volkswagen Canada has announced a recall on 250,000 vehicles from the 2010-2014 model years because the steering wheel clock spring could become contaminated with long hair or long fibres, which may cause a displacement of the internal guide loops. 

When the guide loops are dragged out of position, they may apply tension to the internal flat cable and cause it to tear. Should the cable tear, the electrical connection to the driver's front airbag may be lost, and the latter may not deploy during a crash.

Affected models include:

  • CC (2010-2014);
  • Eos (2011-2013);
  • Golf (2011-2014);
  • Jetta (2010-2013);
  • Passat (2010-2014);
  • Tiguan (2010-2014).

VW dealers will inspect and repair the vehicles at no cost.