Audi A8 Quattro Recall 06V324000
The Drivers Airbag May Not Deploy as Designed
Body, Interior & Misc., October 6, 2006
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The driver's airbag may not deploy as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a frontal crash.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your Audi dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
In the event of a frontal crash, the driver's airbag may may not inflate as designed, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the driver side airbag to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on October 6, 2006. The Audi recall number is JQ.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2004, 2005
Manufacturer's Report Date: October 6, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V324000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,674
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING PRODUCTION OF THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG, THE AIR BAG MAY NOT UNFOLD PROPERLY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH AND THEREFORE MAY NOT INFLATE AS DESIGNED.
Consequence: LOSS OF FRONTAL AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT COULD OCCUR WHICH CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY IN A FRONTAL CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 6, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
Notes: VW RECALL NO. JQ.CUSTOMERS 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 data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration