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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2013 Volkswagen Passat

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2013 Volkswagen Passat, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Air Bag Clockspring Failure

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE15010

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal
    Electrical System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Air Bag Clockspring Failure

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA18003

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: April 18, 2018
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags: Clockspring
    Air Bags:Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Air Bag Clockspring Failure

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ17009

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 13, 2017
    • Date Closed: May 04, 2018
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags: Clockspring
    Air Bags:Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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