Volkswagen Recalls Nearly 100,000 Audi Models To Replace Takata Airbags
Car Pro | February 16, 2018
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V082000
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 97,440
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Audi Q5 and 2010-2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode. You can read the NHTSA safety report here.
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 13, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69R6. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V-078.
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.
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