Recall 18V836000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Not Deploy Properly In A Crash

Recall Details

A mounting screw for the passenger frontal air bag module may not be tightened properly, resulting in the passenger frontal air bag not deploying properly in an accident. Dealers will inspect the mounting screw and tighten it or replace it as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag may not properly deploy in a crash due to the mounting screw for the air bag module not being sufficiently tightened. This increases risk of occupant injury in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2019. 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 Audi recall number is 69Y4.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., November 27, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 27, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Audi A5 Sportback and 2017-2018 Audi A4 Allroad vehicles. A passenger air bag module mounting screw may not have been sufficiently tightened, possibly affecting the deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.
If the air bag does not deploy correctly in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of an injury.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air bag mounting screw, tightening or replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 26, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Y4.
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
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