2002 Audi A6 Electrical System Recall

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2002 Audi A6 Electrical System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #42468
NHTSA Compaign #04V133000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2002
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM
 Date of notification26/07/04
 Begin date of manufacuring14/08/97
 End date of manufacturing12/02/04
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received18/03/04
 Report created22/03/04
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units172866
 Defect summaryOn certain passenger vehicles, if a driver's knees push against the knee bolster (crash element) located under the dashboard, it can contact the headlight switch wiring harness, and an electrical short could occur.
 Consequence summaryA fire could originate in the left dashboard area.
 Corrective actionDealers will install a protective covering on the knee bolster (crash element). In addition, the wiring harness as well as the felt protector on the left side of the dashboard carrier will be checked, and replaced if necessary. The recall began on july 26, 2004. Owners should contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.
 Recall notesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • 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.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • 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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