2012 Audi A5 CABRIOLET Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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2012 Audi A5 CABRIOLET Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #128251
NHTSA Compaign #18V082000
MFG Compaign #69R6
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA5 CABRIOLET
 Model Year2012
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
 Date of notification23/02/18
 Begin date of manufacuring04/06/09
 End date of manufacturing06/03/12
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received30/01/18
 Report created02/02/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units162782
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2006-2013 audi a3, 2007-2009 a4 cabriolet and s4 cabriolet, 2008 rs4 cabriolet, 2009-2012 q5, and 2010-2012 audi a5 cabriolet and s5 cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
 Consequence summaryIn the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
 Corrective actionAudi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge. The recall began february 23, 2018. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69r6. Note: this recall partially supersedes recall 16v-078.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
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