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2018 AUDI A6 Safety Recalls

  • 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.