Sunday, June 24, 2018

In 2018 a Finnish magazine revealed that they had found that seat belts were unbuckled in a sharp driving move in cars manufactured by Volkswagen Audi Group.


VAG since admitted the issue and issued a recall of 400,000 cars, but the company decided to handle the issue on the cheap, compromising passenger safety.

The remedy is not a valid one, a recall repaired car was tested and found that the zip ties snap apart during a strong braking. This means after such an event the fatal flaw in Volkswagen seat belts remains in place, rendering the recall useless.

The zip tie fix connects together the two rear seat belt buckles to prevent them being squeezed together and leading the bottom one to be unbuckled by itself while driving.

https://metropolitan.fi/entry/volkswagen-fixes-seat-belt-flaw-with-zip-ties-that-snap-apart-when-braking

1 comment:

  1. Damn, that's .. I don't have a word for it.

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