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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,600 miles

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2012 Volkswagen GTI seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 242015


  • 12,600 miles


Today, while buying a new car I was informed of an open pending recall on the steering wheel clock spring. I have had no notification on this and, as a result I lost about $2000 on my trade-in. Aren't companies required to resolve issues quickly? I understand that the part affects release of the air bag and therefore could be serious. I believe VW should compensate me for at least part of the lost value.

- Cedar City, UT, USA

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