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Not an ‘80s movie quote, but a faulty switch on Volkswagen’s latest Beetle that could literally have heads rolling in America.

According to the NHTSA road safety bureaucrats, if the right front seat somehow becomes, ahem, wet in certain 2012-built Bugs fitted with leather upholstery, the airbag-off sensor that normally detects a child seat may fail, deploying an airbag in an accident and potentially seriously harming your pride ‘n joy.

Some 2471 cars are affected, but Oz-bound cars won’t. Our advice for American readers is to fit snuggier nappies. This is our community service announcement. It’s how we roll. So baby’s head won’t.

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