WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 1, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the head curtain air bag, if the air bag does not deploy properly, the vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V822000
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,037
Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Audi A5 Coupe vehicles. The affected vehicles were built with head curtain air bag assemblies that may not unfold properly. As such, these vehicle 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 modify the head curtain air bags so that they deploy properly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 31, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 11-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69T7.
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