Audi TT Quattro Recall 08V064000
Interior Side Trim Panels May Become Detached
Body, Interior & Misc., March 7, 2008
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
On the inside of the vehicle, many trim panels are secured by metal clips that fasten the panels to the body. Some clips on the "C-pillar" trim covers (the trim behind the doors) may not work properly, which may cause the panels to detach from the body. In an accident, this detached trim could injure an occupant.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any interior trim panels fit loosely. 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.
The retainers clips for the C-pillar trim panels may not retain the panels sufficiently. In a collision, the trim panel may become a projectile and injure an occupant. Dealers will install an improved retainer clip. The Audi recall number is 70D1/JX. This recall began on March 7, 2008.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2008
Manufacturer's Report Date: March 7, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V064000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 720
Summary: VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 720 MY 2008 AUDI TT COUPE VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH C-PILLAR TRIM COVER CLIPS THAT DO NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE RETENTION. IN THE EVENT OF A DEPLOYMENT OF THE REAR PYROTECHNIC SAFETY BELT, THE C-PILLAR TRIM COVER MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE SHEET METAL DUE TO LOW RETENTION FORCE OF THE TRIM CLIP.
Consequence: THE DETACHED TRIM COVER COULD POSE A RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY FOR VEHICLE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED CLIP ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 7, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW/AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
Notes: VW/AUDI RECALL NO. 70D1/JX. 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