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Recall 16V376000

Air Bag Control Unit Fails

Recall Details

The air bag control unit may corrode and fail. Dealers will replace the air bag control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The air bag control unit may corrode and fail to operate properly, resulting in air bags not deploying as needed in a crash. This would increase the risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). 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 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 27, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
0
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V376000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VW) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Audi A4, A5, and Q5 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the air bag control units may corrode and fail.
Consequence
If the air bag control unit fails, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69O1.
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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