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Volkswagen recalls over 106,000 vehicles because Air Bag Inflators May Underinflate Bag

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 10:30 pm In News | No Comments

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VW) is recalling certain 2000-2001 TT Roadster, 2000 TT Coupe, 1999 Audi A8, 1998-2000 Audi A6, and 1999-2000 Audi A4 vehicles equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators (NADI) that do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant.

2000 Audi A4 is one of the models being recalled.

2000 Audi A4 is one of the models being recalled.

Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, possibly causing the air bag to deploy improperly in the event of a crash.

 

 

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V056000
Components: Air Bags
Potential Number of Units Affected: 106,857

Make Model Year
Audi A4 1999-2000
Audi A6 1998-2000
Audi A8 1999
Audi TT 2000-2001

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VW) is recalling certain 2000-2001 TT Roadster, 2000 TT Coupe, 1999 Audi A8, 1998-2000 Audi A6, and 1999-2000 Audi A4 vehicles equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators (NADI) that do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant.

Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, possibly causing the air bag to deploy improperly in the event of a crash.

Remedy

Dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator when the parts become available, free of charge. Interim owner notifications are expected to begin March 27th, 2020. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1.800.253.2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69AE.

 

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 [2]


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