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Audi A3 Recall 06V293000

Side Curtain Airbag May Not Deploy as Designed

Recall Details

Faulty side curtain airbag inflator modules may have been installed in 48 vehicles. In the event of a crash, these airbags may not deploy as designed, increasing the risk of injury to seat occupants. Dealers will replace the side curtain airbags to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on August 31, 2006. The Audi recall number is JP.

Our Quick Take

48 vehicles may have faulty side curtain airbags. In the event of a crash, the side curtain airbag may not deploy as designed.

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., August 31, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 31, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
48
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V293000
Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING PRODUCTION OF THE AIR BAG, EITHER THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG INFLATION MODULE MAY LEAK.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE AIR BAG MAY NOT INFLATE AS DESIGNED INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO A SEAT OCCUPANT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. JP.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.
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