2009 Audi A6 Air Bags Passenger Side Frontal Recall

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2009 Audi A6 Air Bags Passenger Side Frontal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #128196
NHTSA Compaign #18V004000
MFG Compaign #69U1
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2009
 Date of notification21/10/20
 Begin date of manufacuring10/10/08
 End date of manufacturing06/05/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received04/01/18
 Report created04/01/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units10166
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2010-2011 audi a6 avant, a6 sedan and s6 sedan vehicles, ever registered in the states of 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." additionally, unless included in "zone b" above, volkswagen is recalling certain 2009 audi a4 cabriolet and s4 cabriolet vehicles, and 2009-2011 audi a6 avant, a6 sedan and s6 sedan vehicles registered in the states of 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 or "zone c." 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 passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
 Consequence summaryAn inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other 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. Audi mailed an interim owner notification march 02, 2018. When parts to perform the recall repair become available, audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in june 2018. Owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69u1.
 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.
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  • 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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