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VW Passat Electrical Issue Prompts NHTSA Investigation

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About 30,000 Volkswagen sedans are under federal investigation over an electrical issue. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into the VW Passat and CC Sedan from the 2012 model year after receiving numerous complaints about the steering column control module.

If the module malfunctions, the car’s steering-wheel mounted controls can fail, but more importantly, the driver’s airbag might fail to function in a collision.

Volkswagen is fully cooperating with NHTSA’s preliminary investigation which may result in a recall if a widespread issue is found.

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