AUDI A3 2005: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Make : AUDI Model : A3 Year : 2005
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V079000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-03-10 Date Received by ODI: 2016-02-10 Date Added to Database: 2016-02-10
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
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Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 151767
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain model year 2006 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons, 2005-2013 Audi A3, and 2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
      In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began March 2017. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.