2012 Audi A6 Air Bags Occupant Classification System - Ocs (front Passenger) Recall

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2012 Audi A6 Air Bags Occupant Classification System - Ocs (front Passenger) Recall

 NHTSA Recall #107693
NHTSA Compaign #15V823000
MFG Compaign #74D1
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2012
 ComponentAIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
 Date of notification05/02/16
 Begin date of manufacuring28/03/11
 End date of manufacturing25/03/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received08/12/15
 Report created08/12/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units21074
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 audi a6 vehicles manufactured march 28, 2011, to march 25, 2013, and 2012-2013 audi a7 vehicles manufactured january 25, 2011, to march 19, 2013. In vehicles with heated and cooled seats, the passenger occupant detection system (pods), used to enable the front passenger air bags, may malfunction and prevent the passenger-side air bags from deploying in a crash.
 Consequence summaryAn air bag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of occupant injury in a crash.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and audi dealers will install a pods system repair kit, free of charge. The recall began on february 5, 2016. Owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 74d1.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
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