2004 Audi A6 Seats Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Audi A6 Seats Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID785856
 Internal NHTSA #10326935
 ManufacurerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2004
 File date05/12/09
 ComponentSEATS
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI filed a complaint about my 2004 audi a6 in dec of 2009. I reported that my back passenger seat had almost caught fire, and was burnt. Both my seat cushion and upper back cushion were burned. At the time i had not contacted audi, yet filed a complaint, because i felt and still do that this was a major safety hazard. Since my last complaint i did contact both my dealership (roth audi in erie, pa) and audi headquarters aka: audi customer relations. They were very willing to work with me, seemed extremely concerned and said not to worry because i still had a warranty left on my car. Well after the car returned home from the dealership they only fixed half of the problem! The dealership said audi told them to replace the bottom cushion only. The dealership painted over the top cushion and i found this out after i began wiping my seat, because i thought i had smudge marks on it... Nope paint was coming off and could see the burned seat underneath the paint. I called audi back, and they had me take it back to the dealer to be assessed again. After 6 days or so the person i had been dealing with from audi customer relations called to say we cant replace that part of the seat because they found no defect in the heating element. So in essence, they only did half of their job since the seat burned from one incident! I have since contacted the ftc, and the attorney general re: this issue. I will not stop there if i do not get this resolved. The entire seat should have been covered under the warranty. Considering vw recalled many of their cars for the same reason, and audi is owned by vw i would think they would be a bit more concerned about their customers. I have viewed many forums, and found there were a lot of complaints similar to mine with regards to the heated seating either catching on fire of burning the seat. I'd like to know if nhtsa is honestly looking into this? Thank you.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure44500
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateWARREN, PA
VIN pattern WAULT64B84NXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase22/07/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed45
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 Location of tire code
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 Was defective tire repaired?
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  • 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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