Volkswagen Recalls Nearly 100,000 Audi Models To Replace Takata Airbags


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NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V082000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 97,440


Summary

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.

Remedy


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.

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.


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