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 #136533
NHTSA Compaign #18V370000
MFG Compaign #74D5
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2012
 ComponentAIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
 Date of notification29/11/18
 Begin date of manufacuring04/04/11
 End date of manufacturing23/12/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received04/06/18
 Report created07/06/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units139249
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2018 audi s6 and s7, 2012-2018 a7 and a6 sedan, and 2014-2018 rs7 vehicles equipped with basic seats (with or without heating). Stress or wear of the body-sensing mat within the front passenger seat may cause the passenger occupant detection system (pods) control module to malfunction.
 Consequence summaryIf the pods module malfunctions, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a pods system repair kit, free of charge. The recall began november 29, 2018. Owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 74d5.
 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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