2015 Audi A3 Air Bags Side Window Recall

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2015 Audi A3 Air Bags Side Window Recall

 NHTSA Recall #112808
NHTSA Compaign #15V824000
MFG Compaign #74C9
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2015
 Date of notification29/02/16
 Begin date of manufacuring05/06/14
 End date of manufacturing01/04/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received08/12/15
 Report created08/12/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units904
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, llc (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 audi a3 cabriolet vehicles manufactured june 5, 2014, to april 1, 2015. The affected vehicles have a driver or front passenger seat whose cover may be incorrectly stitched, preventing the side air bag from properly deploying in the event of a crash.
 Consequence summaryImproper side air bag deployment may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's and/or front passenger's seatback cover, free of charge. Owners were mailed interim notices on february 4, 2016. The recall began on february 29, 2016 . Owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 74c9.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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