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Volkswagen's Mark 6 Golf will be part of the Takata recall. Photo: Supplied

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David McCowen | Feb, 28 2018 | 0 Comments

Volkswagen is set to recall 106,804 cars to address mandatory Takata airbag replacements triggered by the ACCC.

The popular brand has named 11 models on a list of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags at the core of Australia's largest safety recall.

At least 23 people have died and more than 230 have been injured around the world as a result of shrapnel propelled by faulty airbags supplied to carmakers by Japan's Takata corportation.

Volkswagen models do not feature the deadliest "alpha"-designated airbags used by some BMW, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota vehicles. Models affected by the issue include popular previous-generation Golf, Passat and Multivan.

A statement issued by the brand says it will conduct a staged recall over three years, and that all models will be repaired by December 31, 2020.

"Volkswagen will contact owners to let them know when they should visit a dealer to have their Takata airbag inflator replaced," it says.

"No Volkswagen vehicle is fitted with an airbag from the alpha population.

"No new or current model Volkswagen variant is affected."

Australian Volkswagen cars with Takata airbags:
2009-13 Mark 6 Golf (35,817 cars)
2012-15 Mark 6 Golf Cabrio (2,256)
2011-15 B7 Passat (17,741)
2010 B6 Passat (2,509)
2010-14 A5 Polo (5730)
2007-09 A4 Polo (3952)
2009-16 CC (4461)
2010-14 Eos (3112)
2013-14 Up (2296)

Australian Volkswagen vans with Takata airbags:
2006-17 Crafter (10,685 vans)
2008-15 Transporter Multivans (18,245).

More information: Productsafety.gov.au

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