24 May 2018

VOLKSWAGEN POLO, Model year 2018

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European Motor Distributors Ltd

Responsible Agency

NZTA

The Hazard!

Volkswagen AG has detected that in vehicles manufactured within a specific period, it is possible for the rear left seat belt double buckle to open involuntary with a specific passenger combination in the rear seats and a specific driving situation. This situation can arise when the rear centre and left seat are occupied at the same time. In the event of failure, the passenger seated in the rear left side is no longer protected by the retention system in the event of an accident or hard braking, therefore there is a risk of injury.

What to do...

For safety reasons, your vehicle must be checked. Volkswagen New Zealand will be contacting affected customers directly.

Supplier Contact

European Motor Distributors Ltd

Responsible Agency

NZTA