2012 Audi A6 Air Bags Side Window Recall

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2012 Audi A6 Air Bags Side Window Recall

 NHTSA Recall #93517
NHTSA Compaign #11V580000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2012
 ComponentAIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
 Date of notification16/12/11
 Begin date of manufacuring08/04/11
 End date of manufacturing26/05/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received06/12/11
 Report created12/12/11
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units317
 Defect summaryVolkswagen is recalling certain model 2012 audi a6 vehicles manufactured from april 8, 2011, through may 26, 2011. Due to a problem in the stitching process of the curtain air bag, the seam of the air bag may not be stitched properly.
 Consequence summaryIn the event of a crash, the head curtain air bag may not deploy and will not be able to properly protect an occupant, increasing the risk of an injury.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify all owners and dealers will replace the left and/or right curtain air bag free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during january 2012. Owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
 Recall notesOwners 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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