VW Passat Airbags InvestigatedMay 29, 2003 | www.caranddriver.com
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reviewing reports of air bag failures that could affect 350,000 Volkswagen AG Passat sedans. The probe is directed at model years 1998 to 2002. NHTSA received two reports that air bags did not deploy properly on the passenger side. A summary report indicated that studs and bolts failed to keep the equipment properly in place. The reviews are the first steps in a possible recall. Only two out of 10 initial reviews prompt further action.