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Audi A6 Recall 11V580000

Side Curtain Air Bag May Not Deploy As Designed

Body, Interior & Misc., December 5, 2011

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

On 317 vehicles, the seam of the side curtain air bag may not have been stitched correctly. As a result, the side curtain air bag may not deploy as designed.

What Should You Do?

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles during January, 2012. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Summary:

317 vehicles are being recalled because the seam in the side curtain air bag may not have been stitched correctly. As a result, the side curtain air bag may not deploy as expected. Failure of the air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the left and/or right curtain air bag to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2012

Manufacturer's Report Date: December 5, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V580000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number of Units Affected: 317

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.

Remedy: 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.

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 .

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