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Recall 14V667000

Front Air Bags May Not Deploy In A Crash

Recall Details

In a crash where the first impact deploys the side air bags and a second impact occurs in the front of the vehicle, the front air bags may not deploy. Dealers will update the air bag control unit software free of charge to correct the concern.

Our Quick Take

In a crash where the first impact deploys the side air bags and a second impact occurs in the front of the vehicle, the front air bags may not deploy.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November, 2014 If you did 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 uncompleted 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 Audi recall number is 69K5.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 24, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 24, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
101,938
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V667000
Component
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Audi A4 and S4 vehicles manufactured February 16, 2012, to October 21, 2014, and 2013-2015 Audi Allroad vehicles manufactured March 12, 2012, to October 21, 2014. Due to an improper algorithm in the air bag control module, if a crash necessitates deployment of the side air bags, a second impact to the front of the vehicle may not command the front air bags to also deploy.
Consequence
If the front air bags do not deploy in the event of a secondary impact to the front of the vehicle, there is an increased risk of occupant injury.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and Audi dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 11, 2014. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69K5.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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