2007 Audi A6 Air Bags Passenger Side Frontal Recall

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2007 Audi A6 Air Bags Passenger Side Frontal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #107977
NHTSA Compaign #16V382000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2007
 ComponentAIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
 Date of notification28/04/17
 Begin date of manufacuring02/07/20
 End date of manufacturing02/07/20
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received31/05/16
 Report created31/05/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units194453
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 audi a4, and 2005-2011 audi a6 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u. S. Virgin islands, or "zone a." additionally, unless included in "zone a" above, volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 audi a4, and 2005-2008 audi a6 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." lastly, unless included in "zone a" or "zone b" above, volkswagen is recalling model year 2004 audi a4 vehicles originally sold, or registered, in alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin, and wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
 Consequence summaryAn inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
 Corrective actionAudi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The interim owner letters were sent to owners in july 2016, and will be sent a second letter once parts are available. Owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834.
 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.
  • 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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