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2008 AUDI A6 Safety Recalls

  • Recall NHTS Number: 18V427000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 69R7
    Recall Date: 06-29-2018
    Affected Vehicles: 237,947
    Component:
    Air bags:passenger side frontal
    Summary:
    Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2005-2008 audi a4 sedan, a4 avant, s4 avant and s4 sedan, 2007-2008 rs4 sedan, 2004 rs4 cabriolet, 2007-2009 a4 cabriolet and s4 cabriolet, 2005-2011 a6 sedan, 2006-2011 a6 avant, and 2007-2011 s6 sedan vehicles. 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:
    An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
    How to Fix:
    Audi has notified owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag with an alternate remedy part, free of charge. the recall began june 29, 2018. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 69r7. note: this recall supersedes recalls 16v382, 17v032 and 18v004 and includes vehicles that may have had their air bag previously replaced under one of those campaigns.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 17V032000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 03-30-2018
    Affected Vehicles: 33,421
    Component:
    Air bags:passenger side frontal
    Summary:
    "volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009 audi a4 cabriolet, s4 cabriolet, a6 avant, a6 sedan and s6 sedan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, the 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 2005-2008 audi a4 avant, a4 sedan, a6 sedan, s4 avant and s4 sedan vehicles, 2007-2008 a4 cabriolet, rs4 sedan, s4 cabriolet and s6 sedan vehicles, and 2006-2008 a6 avant and 2008 rs4 cabriolet vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in 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. 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 front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling."
    Consequence:
    An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
    How to Fix:
    Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began march 30, 2018. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 16V382000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 04-28-2017
    Affected Vehicles: 194,453
    Component:
    Air bags:passenger side frontal
    Summary:
    "volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 audi a4, and 2005-2011 audi a6 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or ""zone a."" additionally, unless included in ""zone a"" above, volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 audi a4, and 2005-2008 audi a6 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in 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."" lastly, unless included in ""zone a"" or ""zone b"" above, volkswagen is recalling model year 2004 audi a4 vehicles originally sold, or registered, in 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. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling."
    Consequence:
    An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
    How to Fix:
    Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. the interim owner letters were sent to owners in july 2016, and will be sent a second letter once parts are available. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 07V334000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: JV
    Recall Date: 09-14-2007
    Affected Vehicles: 23,898
    Component:
    Structure:body:trunk lid
    Summary:
    On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, the automatic rear lid includes an electric motor and clutch that work in conjunction with two gas struts to open and close the rear lid, including a manual close function. if one of the struts has a total loss of pressure, the resultant slow movement of the rear lid is interpreted by the software as an intended manual close and the motor clutch releases to close the rear lid immediately.
    Consequence:
    This can result in an unintended rapid closing of the rear lid with a risk of personal injury.
    How to Fix:
    Dealers will install new software free of charge. the recall began on september 14, 2007. owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.
    NHTS Notes:
    Volkswagen recall no. jv.customers 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.