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Audi A8 Quattro Recall 05V522000

The Airbag Warning Light May Illuminate

Recall Details

A problem with the wiring harness may deactivate the front passenger air bag. The air bag warning light and the "passenger air bag off" message would appear, causing the air bag not to deploy in a frontal crash. Dealers will repair the wiring harness free of charge. The recall began November 30, 2005. The Volkswagen recall number is JJ.

Our Quick Take

The front passenger air bag may not deploy. The air bag warning light and the "passenger air bag off" message would appear, causing the air bag not to deploy in a frontal crash.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the air bag may not deploy as designed. 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., November 30, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 30, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,530
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V522000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A WIRING HARNESS CONDITION EXISTS THAT MAY DEACTIVATE THE PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG EVEN UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN IT SHOULD REMAIN ACTIVATED.
Consequence
IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, BOTH THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER AND THE "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" TELLTALE IN THE CENTER OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL PROPERLY ILLUMINATE. CONSEQUENTLY, THE PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG WOULD NOT DEPLOY IN THE CASE OF A FRONTAL CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE WIRING HARNESS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 30, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. JJ. 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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