New vehicle recalls to bring you this Wednesday from Daimler, Volkswagen and Audi – and yes they involve faulty Takata airbags linked to at least 10 deaths worldwide. All but one of those in a Honda vehicle.
The automakers are collectively recalling roughly 1.7 million vehicles in the U.S. equipped with the defective inflators. The recalls are part of the NHTSA’s announcement in late January that another 5 million vehicles on the road may have the deadly inflators. The expanded recall was partially prompted by the death of a 2006 Ford Ranger driver killed by an inflator in a crash, as well as new tests conducted on suspected faulty airbags.
The government’s recall website is a little behind on updates, so we are listing the newly recalled vehicles below as outlined by each automaker.
- Certain 2006-2010 Model Year Volkswagen Passat Sedan and Wagon (German Production)
- Certain 2012-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Eos
- Certain 2010-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Golf
- Certain 2010-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
- Certain 2012-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Passat (U.S. Production)
- Certain 2009-2014 Model Year Volkswagen CC
- 2005-2013 A3
- 2006-2009 A4 Cabrio
- 2009-2012 Q5
- 2010-2011 A5 Cabrio
- 2005-2014 SLK-Class
- 2005-2014 C-Class
- 2005-2014 E-Class
- 2005-2014 M-Class,
- 2005-2014 GL-Class
- 2005-2014 R-Class
- 2005-2014 SLS-Class
- 2007-2014 Dodge, Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter