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2012 AUDI A6 Safety Recalls

  • Recall NHTS Number: 18V229000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 19N3/19N4
    Recall Date: 09-14-2018
    Affected Vehicles: 342,867
    Component:
    Engine and engine cooling:cooling system
    Summary:
    Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 audi a5 cabriolet, a5 sedan and audi q5 vehicles, 2012-2015 audi a6 vehicles and 2013-2016 audi a4 sedan and a4 allroad vehicles. these vehicles, equipped with 2.0l turbo fsi engines, have an electric coolant pump that can either become blocked with debris from the cooling system causing it to overheat or can short-circuit from moisture within the pump.
    Consequence:
    A blocked pump or a short-circuited pump can increase the risk of a fire.
    How to Fix:
    Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pumps, free of charge. parts are not currently available. the recall began september 14, 2018. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. audi's number's for this recall is 19n3/19n4. note: this recall is in additional to the coolant pump software update applied as a remedy under recall 17v002.
    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: 17V781000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 20AR
    Recall Date: 02-05-2018
    Affected Vehicles: 48,693
    Component:
    Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
    Summary:
    Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 audi a6 and a7 vehicles. the fuel line has a compression point that can weaken, potentially resulting in a fuel leak.
    Consequence:
    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.
    How to Fix:
    Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line, free of charge. the recall began february 5, 2018. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-888-237-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 20ar.
    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: 17V002000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 19M1
    Recall Date: 03-03-2017
    Affected Vehicles: 342,867
    Component:
    Engine and engine cooling:cooling system
    Summary:
    Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 audi a5, a5 cabriolet and q5 vehicles, 2013-2016 audi allroad and audi a4 vehicles and 2012-2015 audi a6 vehicles. these vehicles, equipped with 2.0l turbo fsi engines, have an electric coolant pump that can be blocked with debris from the cooling system, resulting in the pump overheating.
    Consequence:
    If the coolant pump overheats, it can increase the risk of a fire.
    How to Fix:
    Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the software so that the power supply to the coolant pump is deactivated if the pump becomes blocked with debris, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin february 20, 2017. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 19m1.
    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: 16V646000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 24BZ
    Recall Date: 11-02-2016
    Affected Vehicles: 28,249
    Component:
    Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
    Summary:
    Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 audi a6 and audi a7 vehicles. the affected vehicles have a fuel hose in the engine compartment that may degrade and leak fuel.
    Consequence:
    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
    How to Fix:
    Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the under hood fuel pump and fuel hose, free of charge. the recall began november 2016. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 24bz.
    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: 15V823000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 74D1
    Recall Date: 02-05-2016
    Affected Vehicles: 21,074
    Component:
    Air bags: occupant classification system - ocs (front passenger)
    Summary:
    Volkswagen 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:
    An air bag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of occupant injury in a crash.
    How to Fix:
    Volkswagen 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.
    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: 15V019000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: Audi: 24AP/VW: 24BK
    Recall Date: 03-17-2015
    Affected Vehicles: 26,008
    Component:
    Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system:fuel rail
    Summary:
    Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 audi s4, s5, q7, 2012 audi a6, volkswagen touareg hybrid, and 2012-2013 audi a7 vehicles. in the affected vehicles the fuel injection system may experience a fuel leak.
    Consequence:
    A fuel leak in the injection system in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.
    How to Fix:
    Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails and corresponding seals, free of charge. the recall began on march 17, 2015. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834 or volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 24ap for audi customers and 24bk for volkswagen customers.
    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: 11V580000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 12-16-2011
    Affected Vehicles: 317
    Component:
    Air bags:side/window
    Summary:
    Volkswagen 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:
    In 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.
    How to Fix:
    Volkswagen 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.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners 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 .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 18V370000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 74D5
    Recall Date: 11-30--0001
    Affected Vehicles: 139,249
    Component:
    Air bags: occupant classification system - ocs (front passenger)
    Summary:
    Volkswagen 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:
    If the pods module malfunctions, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
    How to Fix:
    Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a pods system repair kit, free of charge. interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed july 31, 2018. owners will be sent a second notice when the remedy becomes available. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 74d5.
    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.