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2014 AUDI Q5 Recall - Campaign #17V001000

 
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2014 AUDI Q5 RECALL - #17V001000

RECALL FOR AIR BAGS : SIDE/WINDOW

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Audi Q5 vehicles. The sunroof drainage system may allow water to soak into the foam surrounding the side head air bag inflator canister resulting in the corrosion of the canister. If this happens, the corrosion can weaken the canister and the inflator could fracture without air bag deployment, propelling fragments into the passenger compartment, striking and causing serious injury to vehicle occupants.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2014 AUDI Q5
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufactured between 5/28/2010 - 8/13/2016
Recalled on 1/6/2017
Influenced by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Owners Notified on 3/3/2017
# Affected 234,057
Recalled for AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
 
Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Audi Q5 vehicles. The sunroof drainage system may allow water to soak into the foam surrounding the side head air bag inflator canister resulting in the corrosion of the canister. If this happens, the corrosion can weaken the canister and the inflator could fracture without air bag deployment, propelling fragments into the passenger compartment, striking and causing serious injury to vehicle occupants.
Consequences An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Corrective action Audi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator and either coat it or replace it, as necessary, after removing the surrounding foam, free of charge. The recall is expected to began March 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69P1.
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.
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