AUDI A6 2002: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Make : AUDI Model : A6 Year : 2002
Build Dates : 1997-08-14 - 2004-02-12
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V133000
Date Owner's Notified: 2004-07-26 Date Received by ODI: 2004-03-18 Date Added to Database: 2004-03-22
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 172866
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF A DRIVER'S KNEES PUSH AGAINST THE KNEE BOLSTER "CRASH ELEMENT" LOCATED UNDER THE DASHBOARD, IT CAN CONTACT THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH WIRING HARNESS, AND AN ELECTRICAL SHORT COULD OCCUR.
Consequence:
      A FIRE COULD ORIGINATE IN THE LEFT DASHBOARD AREA.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVERING ON THE KNEE BOLSTER "CRASH ELEMENT". IN ADDITION, THE WIRING HARNESS AS WELL AS THE FELT PROTECTOR ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE DASHBOARD CARRIER WILL BE CHECKED, AND REPLACED IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 26, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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