2012 Audi A6 Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Audi A6 Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1437545
 Internal NHTSA #11060999
 ManufacurerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2012
 File date05/10/17
 ComponentAIR BAGS
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemAir bag fault light is on with front seat passengers in the seat and when not in the seat while vehicle is in operation. Audi service states, "verified airbag light on, ran gff, found passenger seat weight sensor has an intermittent open circuit fault. Inspected wiring, all wiring ok. Seat weight pods sensor has an internal open circuit and will need to be replaced." audi also states, "a defective pods sensor can cause a failure of the airbag during impact due to a crash and therefore may not deploy." there is a current recall (74d1), for the same pods defect/failure related to 2012-13 audi a6 and a7 with 'heated' and 'cooled' seats. This vehicle has 'heated' seats only. Upon online research, there are hundreds+ 2012/2013 audi a6 vehicle owners with a vin# not included in the recall and experiencing the same pods defect and is being asked by audi to repair at consumer expense. Additionally, audi service livermore, ca informed that parts may take months for ordering out of germany due to back-order and may take a week or more to repair, which includes using a 3rd party repair shop. Audi states they are not equipped to complete a repair of this major safety issue leaving this vehicle non-operational due to high risk of death should an accident occur.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure52000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSAN RAMON, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase03/07/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed0
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  • 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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