VW Passat, CC sedans get U.S. scrutiny for possible electrical flaw
(Reuters) -- U.S. security regulators have started an investigation into approximately 30,000 Volkswagen sedans for a possible electric flaw that could impact the operation of the driver's-side air-bag and other components.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has started a preliminary investigation to the afflicted VW Passat and CC sedans in the 2012 model-year after getting nine customer complaints alleging failure of the steering column control module, changing the air bag as well as other steering-wheel-mounted parts, NHTSA said in files posted online.
In case a vehicle having a unsuccessful control module is in a collision, the driver's-side air-bag may not deploy correctly, the records said.
A VW spokesman said on now in a e-mail the automaker was working with all the NHTSA investigation.
A preliminary investigation is step one in an activity which often leads to some recall if regulators decide that a manufacturing company must address a security problem.
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