Volkswagen recalling 105K Beetles to replace Takata airbags

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Volkswagen is recalling 105,000 2012-2013 Beetles to repair their driver’s side Takata airbags.

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The safety devices are among the over 100 million that have been recalled across the auto industry because they could potentially rupture and send shrapnel at the driver.

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At least 27 fatalities have been linked to the issue worldwide and 18 in the U.S., but none involved a Beetle.

Affected owners will be contacted and VW dealers will begin repairs on Feb. 12.

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According to the Associated Press, 11.1 million of the 63 million vehicles that were recalled in the U.S. have yet to have their original airbags replaced.

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