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The side head air bag may allow moisture to get inside of it, which could result in the internal components corroding. If this occurs, the inflator for the air bag could fracture without air bag deployment, and spray metal fragments at occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.
The side head air bag assembly may corrode due to moisture or water intrusion from the foam surrounding it. This would allow the canister inside to weaken. The inflator could fracture and spray metal fragments onto passengers. Dealers will inspect the inflator and either coat it or replace it as necessary after removing the surrounding foam free of charge to resolve the concern.