Volkswagen is Recalling certain 2015-2017 Audi A7 vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 18, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Audi A7 Head Curtain Air Bag Improper Deployment/FMVSS 226

If the head curtain airbag does not deploy properly in the event of a crash, an unbelted passenger has an increased risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V293000

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 17,694

Make Model Model Year(s)
AUDI A7 2015 – 2017

Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Audi A7 vehicles. The affected vehicles have head curtain air bags that may not deploy properly in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, “Ejection Mitigation.”

Remedy: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected head curtain air bags, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 29, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for the recall is 69R2.

Notes: 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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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