Volkswagen recalls vehicles with Takata airbag inflators in the U.S.

• Up to 680,000 units in Volkswagen models could be affected

• Recalling U.S.-vehicles of model years 2006 to 2014

Volkswagen of America has notified the US-American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of an upcoming recall affecting approximately 680.000 Volkswagen vehicles of model years 2006 to 2014 in the United States. Volkswagen has been notified by the agency that certain driver side frontal airbag inflators in Volkswagen vehicles could be defective.

Products of the japanese company are also used in Volkswagen vehicles. Once affected vehicle identification numbers have been identified, Volkswagen will notify all owners of affected vehicles in the U.S.

W's recalls include its main Volkswagen brand with 680,000 recalled vehicles and its luxury Audi brand with 170,000 vehicles recalled.

VW announced its U.S. recalls include 2006 to 2010 model year Passats made in Germany; 2012-2014 Eos as well as Passats made in the United States; 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta; and 2009-2014 Volkswagen CC.

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BMW and Daimler also have outstanding re-calls

Volkswagen said it would recall 850,000 vehicles and BMW said it would recall 840,000 vehicles. That followed Tuesday's announcement by Daimler AG that it was recalling 840,000 vehicles.

The vehicles to be recalled have Takata-made air bag inflators that the Japanese supplier declared defective last month, affecting 5.1 million vehicles in the United States. The recalls by the German car-makers bring the announced vehicle recalls to the total outlined by Takata.