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2012 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012015

Passat 4-cyl

  • miles


All steering wheel functions have stopped working including the horn. The airbag icon shows an "error" message. The steering wheel makes a cracking sound when it turns. Identical problem as in the NHTSA investigation #PE15010. I am concerned that the airbag will not deploy in the event of an accident. Problem appears to be: Steering wheel clock spring/steering column control module (sccm). Dealer wants over $ 500 to replace it. The car has less than 58,000 miles and was purchased brand new in 2012. Updated 9/15/15 updated 09/17/15

- Hayden Lake, ID, USA

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