The emblematic model of the Volkswagen range, the Multivan has always been the passenger transport variant of the Transporter utility vehicle. However, things have changed with the arrival of the 7th generation. Indeed, the current Multivan is based on the same platform as the Golf, Tiguan and Passat, which allows it to offer a plug-in hybrid variant. A base that the next generation of the Transporter will not use.
It is therefore on the one that aficionados baptize T7 that a defect in the assembly of the head airbags has just been discovered. This error may, in the event of an impact, prevent them from deploying correctly and, therefore, from effectively protecting the occupants.
At the same time, the manufacturer’s engineers also spotted that a wiring harness could have been incorrectly installed at the factory. One of the wires may be poorly insulated and, if it comes into contact with the bodywork, this could produce a short circuit and lead to a fire.
In order to correct these two defects, Volkswagen is launching a single operation, referenced 69DP, which concerns all Multivans assembled between July 15, 2020 and May 11, 2022. This operation, which will cause the vehicle to be immobilized for several hours, is currently specified to owners directly through the brand.