1998 Audi A6 Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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1998 Audi A6 Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #142548
NHTSA Compaign #20V056000
MFG Compaign #69AE
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year1998
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
 Date of notification02/12/21
 Begin date of manufacuring02/12/21
 End date of manufacturing02/12/21
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received31/01/20
 Report created31/01/20
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units106857
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (vw) is recalling certain 2000-2001 tt roadster, 2000 tt coupe, 1999 audi a8, 1998-2000 audi a6, and 1999-2000 audi a4 vehicles equipped with non-azide driver air bag inflators (nadi) that do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (psan) propellant. Due to a manufacturing issue, the nadi inflators may absorb moisture, possibly causing the air bag to deploy improperly in the event of a crash.
 Consequence summaryIn the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the air bag may not properly protect the occupant, increasing the risk of serious injury or death.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator when the parts become available, free of charge. Interim owner notifications are expected to began march 26, 2020. Owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69ae.
 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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