2008 Audi A6 Air Bags Passenger Side Frontal Recall

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2008 Audi A6 Air Bags Passenger Side Frontal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #122124
NHTSA Compaign #17V032000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2008
 ComponentAIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
 Date of notification30/03/18
 Begin date of manufacuring04/07/04
 End date of manufacturing25/05/09
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received11/01/17
 Report created13/01/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units33421
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009 audi a4 cabriolet, s4 cabriolet, a6 avant, a6 sedan and s6 sedan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, the 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." additionally, unless included in "zone b" above, volkswagen is recalling certain 2005-2008 audi a4 avant, a4 sedan, a6 sedan, s4 avant and s4 sedan vehicles, 2007-2008 a4 cabriolet, rs4 sedan, s4 cabriolet and s6 sedan vehicles, and 2006-2008 a6 avant and 2008 rs4 cabriolet vehicles originally sold, or ever 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 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 recall began march 30, 2018. Owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
 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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