2008 Audi A6 Structure Body Trunk Lid Recall

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2008 Audi A6 Structure Body Trunk Lid Recall

 NHTSA Recall #88426
NHTSA Compaign #07V334000
MFG Compaign #JV
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2008
 ComponentSTRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID
 Date of notification14/09/07
 Begin date of manufacuring01/01/06
 End date of manufacturing31/07/07
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received01/08/07
 Report created01/08/07
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units23898
 Defect summaryOn certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, the automatic rear lid includes an electric motor and clutch that work in conjunction with two gas struts to open and close the rear lid, including a manual close function. If one of the struts has a total loss of pressure, the resultant slow movement of the rear lid is interpreted by the software as an intended manual close and the motor clutch releases to close the rear lid immediately.
 Consequence summaryThis can result in an unintended rapid closing of the rear lid with a risk of personal injury.
 Corrective actionDealers will install new software free of charge. The recall began on september 14, 2007. Owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.
 Recall notesVolkswagen recall no. Jv. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.
  • 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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