Slug Bug Recall Warns No One Should Sit In Front Seat
If you own a Volkswagen that was purchased between 2018 and 2021 there is a recall but first, you are warned about having anyone sit in the front seat.
How did the Volkswagen Get the Name Slug Bug?
The Volkswagen Beetle came to America back in 1949 and since it resembled a bug it is easy to see where the name Beetle came from.
Volkswagen Beetles pretty much looked the same from 1949 to 1979 when they stopped selling in America but a newly designed version came out in 1998 and they began to show up everywhere again. But when did people start calling them Slug Bugs?
When And Why Do People Call Volkswagen Beetles Slug Bugs?
There is no exact date when people started calling Volkswagen Beetle Slug Bugs but the heat of their popularity was in the 1960s so many speculate that is when the name and game were created.
My son and I play "Slug Bug Game" all the time just his brother and I did when he was little.
Slug Bug Recall
According to MLive, if you own a Volkswagen Atlas or Atlas Sport between 2018 and 2021 the company is asking that you don't have anyone sit in the front passenger seat. Over 140K have been recalled but the company doesn't have a fix for the problem yet.
The problem comes from the passenger occupant detection systems' wiring. If a passenger is in the front seat and there is an accident the airbag may deactivate and not deploy.
In the meantime, if you own one, no passengers in the front passenger seat. VW will reach out when the figure out how to fix it so stay safe.